Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gingerbread House

I almost forgot about this gingerbread house we made at the holidays. We used Wegman's pre-baked gingerbread pieces which made it super easy.

Lots of royal icing holding that sucker together!

More pictures on my project gallery.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ooooh wheee!!!! What is a good present for a two year old?

A mini pink baby grand piano of course.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today was Lauren's second birthday so Aaron and I made her two cupcake caterpillars.

She was pretty excited.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Aaron got me this calendar for my office after Christmas. Domo calendar. Pretty funny right?

Now take a closer look. Anything look out of order? Look at today's date. Today is supposed to be the 28th. This caused some confusion for me last week before I realized what was going on.

I am nervous to see what the coming months may have.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

We got Stewie a cat condo and the third level has a hole cut out for the kitties to bat at the toys through. But what does our cat do? He lays across the hole and lets his belly pokes through.

Kitty belly.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

This is something I learned from my grandma.

She puts twinkle lights inside of vintage blue mason jars and let them sparkle up the kitchen counter.

I was sad to take down the Christmas decorations, so this helps ease the transition a little.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Someone asked what I use to carry my cupcakes. This is a very good question, because the transportation of cupcakes is a very serious matter.

I use a 24 count Pink Bialetti Cupcake Carrier.

I haven't lost a cupcake yet.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

So on Monday we found out that the bug was totaled. *sniff* We weren't too surprised because the airbags deployed and those are pretty pricey to replace. The worst was when we went to the lot to get the plates and it had already been towed to a scrap auction and all there was left in the parking space was shards of green plastic.

Tuesday we were at the VW lot looking at bugs and I spotted a little "previously loved" (used) grey Mini Cooper amongst the VW's.

I took it for a test drive and then this evening I took it home. It is about as cute as a bug and handles really well.

I still love bugs and will probably get another one someday, but I wanted to try something new for awhile.

Aaron is excited because it has six speeds. I like the sunroof.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I was really torn today. Today is both National Pie Day and National Soup Swap Day. Being on my pie kick, that is what I went with. I made four mini cherry pies and took two to work to share.

Here are some of my pie plates. I love ones that have the recipe on the bottom. My mom told me she just found me a pecan one too!

I think I am still going to do another soup swap this winter... it just won't be on the "official" day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Last night I made red velvet cupcakes from a Sprinkles mix I got on sale at Williams Sonoma.

Wow, does that red stain everything.

I made a cream cheese frosting to go on top.

Note the silicone cupcake cups. Cute but tough to get off.



Monday, January 21, 2008

This weekend, when we were at our favorite breakfast spot... I noticed this on the table. Wednesday is National Pie Day! Pies are starting to edge in a little on cupcakes popularity for me.

We just watched Waitress and she made pies like Mermaid Marshmallow Pie and Falling in Love Chocolate Mousse Pie. Boy was I hungry for pie after that.

And of course, my favorite show Pushing Daisies always had lots of pies at the Pie Hole.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Have you seen the Valentine Day stuff at Target? There is a cupcake theme.

Cupcake handtowel and cupcake dish scrubber.

Cupcake dish cloth and dish towels.

Cupcake picture frame and photo holders.

Cupcake bowl and dish.

and cupcake pillow! Yum, yum, yum!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


I have never made poached eggs, but I bet I would like them. I have read that it is hard to make poached eggs. NotMartha has written extensively on the subject.

I spotted these PoachPods at Wegmans and I am wondering how they would do. Anyone out there tried them? They sure are cute.

Friday, January 18, 2008

There were some amazing Martha products at Michaels for Halloween and Christmas, so I was looking forward to seeing what they had for Valentines Day.

Not a whole lot is the answer. Usually there is an entire freestanding display of holiday craft goodness, but this holiday only got an endcap.

I am hoping it's just because they are busily working away on Easter stuff!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

We went to a party this evening for the airing of The Celebrity Apprentice episode featuring Kodak.

Check out Aaron and I in Donald masks.

And get a load of this! I was standing around munching on chicken wings and next thing I know I am in front of a TV camera. I was on the 11 o'clock news chattering away! Crazy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Everyone at the office is very excited about tomorrow night's episode of The Celebrity Apprentice.

The task is going to feature the Kodak All-in-One Inkjet printers and it is going to be awesome.

You can read more about it at the Kodak Celebrity Apprentice website. There is also a downloadable printable Apprentice CD calendar and Donald Trump mask.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I was in an accident this morning. I am fine, but the bug might not make it.

I have heard of bad things happening in threes. Is there any scientific reasoning to this? Last week my good friend Aprille had to have surgery... add to that Ernie and this morning's incident and I am wondering.

Monday, January 14, 2008


We went to see Juno and Enchanted. They couldn't have been more different. Loved the pop-up book scenes in Enchanted.


I just downloaded "Anyone Else But You" from the Juno soundtrack. I wanted the Moldy Peaches version but you had to buy the whole album so I just got the version where Michael Cera and Ellen Page sing it.


Williams Sonoma marshmallows I got at their after Christmas sale.


Trying to get back to normal after a week in Vegas

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Last of CES

I liked these cute little crocheted cell phone charms.

These little piggys were iPod speakers.

If you like Guitar Hero, you will love Air Guitar.

There were flat screen tv's aplenty at CES. There were tv's so big, I don't think I have a wall in my house big enough to hang them on.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Encounters at CES

I ran into DMC from Run DMC at a booth.

Natasha Bedingfield was performing at the Sony Booth.

And I got to meet DisneyMike!

Friday, January 11, 2008

One last product from CES

How cute is this? It's a Gelaskin on my MacBook.

They have so many designs online. And skins for your iPod too.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fourth Day at CES

I have a Golla camera bag I got at Target, so when I saw their booth I popped in.

I think they have some of the cutest bags out there.

And they are making backpacks and computer bags too.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

CES: Day 3

Third Day at CES

I made sure to stop by the Skullcandy booth. Their headphones not only sound amazing but they are so cute.

Pink or green... pink or green?


They had graffiti artists, rappers and breakdancers at their booth.

And the best giveaways... like this skull necklace.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Second day at CES

Tina and I got to meet heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis at the Kodak booth today. He is a formidable figure, but so friendly and nice. We look like munchkins next to him.