Monday, March 29, 2010

My newest Soap scented with Aspen Forest

Howdy everyone.  Just finished sending my taxes to my dad to take care of for me...thanks Dad!  I hate tax time!  I'm hanging in there, STILL looking for work.  I really didn't think it would take me this long.  I just hope it comes real soon or we're in some deep poop.  I'll remain optimistic though and hopefully some good vibes will make it happen.  I made a new batch of soap a week ago and rather than let it gel I popped it in the fridge.  I am sick and tired of all my soaps ashing on me so I decided to stick it in the fridge right after making it and guess what.....NO ash!!!  Yippeee, hooray!  From now on that's how I'm going to do it.  Here's a pic:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring is almost here!!

Hello everyone!  Well, the snow is almost gone and Spring is almost upon us.  Thanks goodness, I am tired of the snow and overcast days, I want some sunshine!

I'm still searching for work and hoping that something comes up real soon.  In the meantime I am trying to lose some weight and cutting back on my smoking.  I also made a batch of soap a couple of days ago and wanted to post a pic.  Not to happy with the way it turned out but let's see what happens once it's cured for a bit.  The colors are actually quite pretty. Here it is:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowed in

We were snowed in yet again.  After getting 25 inches dumped last weekend, we got another 5-10 inches today.  And what is worse are the blowing 60mph winds which are causing huge snowdrifts everywhere.  Unless you have a 4 wheel drive there is no use in even venturing out there cause you WILL get stuck. So I spent my day making my son's b-day cake.  He is 14....a teenager...yikes!  I hope our battles will be few and far between, otherwise I may lose my mind.  One day at a time.....

So here's a pic of the cake.  It did not turn out very well but I'm not a baker so he knows I put in the effort and that's all that counts. There's a little boy on top of the cake which you can't see too well but it's there.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland Feb 2010

We are currently at Mother Nature's mercy...snow is coming down hard and we currently have at least 24 inches, and mother nature is not done yet.  Because of the wind we have large snow drifts all over.  This of course is a child's wish come true!  And an adults worse nightmare,why?  Because the driveways have to be shovelled and cleared.  In all honesty though, it sure is pretty and magical looking.  Our dog Scully absolutely loves the snow but I think this blizzard will prove differently since he can literally get lost in it...poor baby.

I've always been fascinated with cakes that are decorated with fondant.  I think they look so crisp, clean and lovely.  I love watching the new TLC show "cake boss".  I'm NOT a baker by any stretch of the imagination, don't get me wrong.  BUT I do like a challenge and since my son's b-day is approaching I thought I would make him a homemade cake this year...a fancy one.  So I did a "tester" first to see if I was even capable.  The colors did not come out to my liking so the cake turned out very pastel and girly. BUT,  I did it!  It was not too hard but very time consuming.  I need to buy some better "guy" colors for my son's cake but I'm ready to make him a nice one.  And when that's done....I won't make another one for a long while.

I'm attaching some snow pics and a pic of my fondant "tester" cake...enjoy

Pic of the back yard

Front Yard with a large snow drift

Neighbor's car is not going anywhere

View from my garage

My son & his friend shoveling snow

My son and his playmate Scully

Here it is, my first fondant cake

Well that's it for now folks.  I may post more snow pics later or tomorrow when it ends. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

More bread dough projects and some Christmas pics

Howdy everyone. I know, I know, I'm a little late in posting Christmas pics, so what's new. I always wait until the last minute for everything, it's the story of my life. The procrastinator....that's me.

A few days ago I participated in a forum where a small group of members would make a craft and post the pic on the appointed day. As usual, the procrastinator (that's me!!) waited until the day before the pic needed to be posted before doing SOMETHING. But it had to be quick. Soooo, I made a wall plaque out of bread dough which I think came out pretty well considering it was done in such a short time. I'm also posting a pic of a bread dough project my son made for my x-mas is way cute! Here are the bread dough pics:

Sibi's smiling sun:

Jan 15, 2009

My son's x-mas gift:

Dec 2009

Christmas pics: