Sunday, October 28, 2012

Oreos & Baby Boys....

I was asked to make some treats for a friend's gender reveal party.   And she and her husband are Oreo fans so they asked me to make some homemade Oreos with a special hint in the middle.   

My friend even found me the perfect recipe from My Kitchen Addiction.  I followed her recipe for these homemade Oreos.

And inside each cookie was a "pop pf color".   It was amazing to be there at the party and to see everyone's faces and especially K & LA's faces when they bit into their cookies.

And I had to make some extra Oreo treats for the party as well.    Oreo cupcakes with Oreos on the bottom.   So simple and yummy.

I had a lot of fun baking up this surprise.   Although, when I received the envelope with the baby's gender it was a tad surreal.  I knew what the gender was before the parents even knew.   But, the party was very special.   Do you know anyone who had a gender reveal party?

Smiles and have a great weekend.   I have been busy "Car shopping".   I hate to admit it- but it is the one kind of shopping that I HATE.   Wish me luck!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012


As the holidays are approaching one cannot help but checking out goodies online.   And of course, I manage to find things that I adore.   Here are a few of recent favorites.  

Look at these beautiful measuring cups.   They make me want to mix butter and sugar together.  forever.  I imagine that cookies made with these taste so much better than ones made with my plastic measuring cups.   They are from Anthropologie.  Of course.  Who doesn't love that place?  

Oh and these beauties.   Anthrolopologie again.   I think that they sneak into my subconscious and create things from the ideas I have there.   So, Anthropologie owes me for all of their great ideas.  Or they at last owe me some cute measuring cups.

Check out this cute cookie stamp Sophie showed me.   Adorable.   Perhaps not the most practical but very cute.  Source: The Spoon Sisters.

And now onto the measuring spoons.  I love gingerbread men.   I can almost smell them.  Okay that sounded weird.   Let's just forget I said that.
source: Pier 1

Check out these cute owl measuring spoons.  I adore owls.   They are my favorite.  
Source: Pier 1

Speaking of owls.  These owls are a set? from World Market.   The largest owl is a cookie holder and the medium sized owl is a measuring cup set and the mini's are measuring spoons.   I LOVE this set.   LoVe!!

But this is what I am asking Santa for this Christmas.   I would like the porch and this swing.   Minus the sleeping lady.   Yeah, that would be kinda creepy if Santa included the sleeping lady.   But, I have no doubt that Santa can wrap up a wrap-around porch and swing for me.   I am sure it will fit just dandy under the tree.

What items are on your list this holiday?
I am sure I will find more goodies to share as we get closer to Christmas.  So prepare yourself.   I might get a little carried away.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

A sweet Little Punkin.....

I went back to Lynd's a couple of weeks ago.  My Mom and I took Doodles pumpkin picking.   There were oodles of pumpkins to choose from.  

But Doodles wanted nothing to do with big pumpkins.  He only liked the lil pumpkins.

He's a cute lil punkin too.  Isn't he?

The perfect size pumpkin.

Yep- we went pumpkin picking.

And we had a great time.  


Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's never too late for a giveaway is it??



I have sent you an email!!!   

I know that I have missing for a bit.   And I promise I have a good excuse.   I am hopefully on the road to recovery.   I had a few bumps in my health and am glad to be home now.   But, being out of commission for a while means that I have not baking.   And based on how I feel now, I probably will need a few more days till I jump back into the kitchen. 

So, in order to make it up to you all (all five of you!) I am offering a fun giveaway.   I was at Tar-jay a couple of weeks ago and picked up some fun Halloween goodies.   Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I am just sad that it is approaching so quickly.  

So if you would like to have some fun baking up some Halloween goodies with your kids or friends- just drop me a comment below on my blog.  Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you.

And if you would like to have one more chance to win this giveaway- just head over to Suzy Social Worker's facebook page and "like" it.  Then leave me a comment letting me know that you liked my page.

That is it folks.   Easy Peasy right?

This giveaway will close on Saturday October 20th.   I will announce the giveaway winner on Sunday.  So be sure to pop back on Sunday to find out if the winner is you.

Unfortunately, I can only open this giveaway to US residents as my social work budget does not quite accommodate overseas shipping costs yet.  :(

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fun Times are coming

Been having some health issues and they have put me out of cooking and baking commission for a bit.  This has been so sudden for me.   But, I promise I have not forgotten about this blog.  I do have something fun coming up and as soon as I am feeling up to it- I will share the fun.  So stay tuned!!