Friday, December 31, 2010

10 awesome things that happened in 2010!

  1. I stood up for myself (probably the first time ever), and made a life changing decision.
  2. I grew as a person, I feel…more adult now!
  3. I got engaged =) 
  4. I got married <3
  5. I got hired on at my current job fulltime!
  6. We moved into a house!
  7. We celebrated our first Christmas together!
  8. Though I had some hard times this year, I found out who my true friends are!
  9. I was able to see family I haven’t seen in a long time!
  10. I’m alive, happy, and well!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I have the BEST husband EVER!

My Christmas present!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Christmas break GOAL!

Since I work for a Catholic school, I'm lucky enough to have time off during the Christmas holiday. I decided instead of wasting away in front of the TV or going shopping with money we don’t have, I want to set a goal to accomplish during the break.

GOAL: Cook 5 NEW recipes!

Where you come in? I need ideas.

I have a TON a recipes in my recipe binder that I haven't tried. But deciding on 5 is a challenge. What are some tried and true recipes that you cook? Pass them along! =)

Oh my, 2010 is almost over!

Over the last almost six months, I've learned a few things.

  • I'm HORRIBLE at blogging. I really enjoy the idea of it, but every time I sat down and typed something, all I kept thinking was how bad it sounded. I've decided not to care (as much)!
  • I do not like the Martha Stewart cupcake book. Enough said.
  • I LOVE being married. I know this is going to sound bad, but I'm really enjoying becoming more "domestic". I LOVE cooking and trying new recipes. I'm trying to learn to be more crafty. If anyone has any ideas for easy craft ideas, they would be greatly appreciated (ahem….Amber & Ashley)! My hubby and I just moved into a house. I'm overwhelmed with the things I can do. I don't know where to start!
The holiday season really has me pondering my faith. I’ve realized how important it is to me. I’m so excited to go to midnight mass on Christmas eve. Being prayerful and in the Lord’s house of the eve of his Son’s birth brings me so much joy.

So, Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all. I wish you all the happiness in the world!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

And so it begins...

It hasn’t even been a week since I decided to start this blogging adventure, and I’ve become slightly obsessed (it’s my personality I suppose)! Originally I wanted to bake only out of the Martha Stewart book, but since they I’ve bought 2 more books AND signed up for a cake decorating class. Yesterday my hubby and I went to Michaels so I could pick up a few supplies to make my first batch of cupcakes. I was like a kid in a candy store. I picked out the cutest paper liners that actually match my blog background (at least for the time being), and pastry bags and tips! I didn’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I could have spent a LOT of money on cake decorating supplies.

Today I will be baking my first batch of cupcakes. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve baked cupcakes before, mostly from a blue box with a doughboy on it! But on this adventure, I will make everything from starch. This afternoon I will be making yellow cupcakes with white frosting. This recipe is from the Martha Stewart book, you can find more at Yellow Cupcakes and more delicious recipes, smart cooking tips, and video demonstrations on

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Attempting to enter the blogging world!

It seems that everyone I know has a blog, I feel left out not having one! However, at the same time, I feel my life isn't exciting enough, or that I don't have talents awesome enough to blog about. Nevertheless, here I go! I'm setting a goal to bake through a recipe book, Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treats. I LOVE to bake and cook. My best friend of 5 years and husband of one month can vouch for my love of baking and cooking. I recently thumbed through this book while visiting family in Sacramento. There we so many recipes I wanted to try, leading me to the decision to try them ALL! I have also purchased A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes by Dede Wilson. I can't wait to start baking! Along with blogging about baking and cooking, I'm a newlywed, so I'm sure there are going to be plenty of things to blog about!