Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year, Happy 2016!

Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What a Difference a Year Makes

Last year on my birthday we were in Albion, near Mendocino, California. This year we live in Portland, Oregon! Back then I had no idea that we would be making such a drastic change in our lives. I'm thankful to be open to new adventures at this stage of my life. Happy Birthday to me!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

All I asked the Universe for on my 60th birthday (Sept 23rd) was rain. It began raining at 2:30am and all the next day. Here we are standing on our wet private deck at the Albion River Inn, in Albion, CA. It's nice when the Universe listens.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Space Jam Cupcakes

I promise not to make a practice of sharing photos of ALL the cakes and cupcakes I bake so just indulge me on this one. I received a request from a little guy turning 11 for chocolate cupcakes. His favorite color was red and he wanted a "Space Jam" movie decoration theme. After giving up trying to find ANYTHING Space Jam-related in the stores or online, I decided to make my own cupcake picks (I also realized why no one else volunteered to take this order.) I found a Warner Bros website that allowed you to copy small posters from the movie --- they retain the copyright of course --- and I found the perfect logo picture. So I copied 24 of them in color, glued a long toothpick to the back of each and inserted one into each cupcake.

I guess I should be happy the younger generation even remembers this classic 1996 movie and I hope he was pleased with the result.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Plotting Kittens

Like Blogger friend Randy said "When they're close enough to whisper, you know they're plotting something."
This picture was too cute not to share again. They are certainly getting bigger.
Happy Labor Day everyone!

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Frozen" Cupcake Dress

As you may or may not know, I am a volunteer baker for an organization called "Birthday Cakes 4 Free." We bake cakes, cupcakes, etc., for financially and socially disadvantaged kids and seniors. I always seem to get assigned the "girlie-girl" Princess requests. Never having been a girlie-girl myself, it's been hard to relate to this mindset (I even hated the color pink for most of my life).

Anyway, here is my latest "cake," made entirely of cupcakes. Happy Friday my friends!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Coffee Owls

Kinda how I started my day...guess which one was me.
(yes, I know Espresso is spelled wrong)