Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cupcakes n' Stuff

Happy Tuesday! The long weekend quickly came and went,
and although we had semi crappy weather, I have definitely
seen worse! Thankfully no snow :)
I didn't get up to much over the weekend. The morning was a little
brisk, so no market for me. But we did set out to do a little baking!
Rainy days + Cupcakes = Awesome :)
I tried out some Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, with a Peanut Butter
type Buttercream (a mouthful in itself).. yum! If you like Reece's
Pieces.. you will LOVE these! Once I get the recipe down pat,
since I added a bit of this,and a tad of that,
I will be sure to post for you to try it out!
We did lots of snuggling with these little cuties too! I will be
sad when they are off to their new homes in a weeks time :(
Sooo super cute. Dinnon.. he stayed home, although the
kitties LOVE him, the feeling is so not mutual.

And I spent most of my evenings vegging out with the fam,
watching some tv, and crocheting.

Circles.. in all colors and sizes.

A lovely little rainbow of color. The plan is to have this all
come together in a polk a dot type blanket,
I am hoping 2 weeks tops and it should be done :)
Have a great week!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy May Long!


I am counting down the last hour of work, getting ready
for 3 wonderful days off. Rainy & possibly snowy,
"thank-you mother nature",
but still a long weekend none the less :)
The Red Deer Market starts tomorrow, from 8 to 1 pm
at the downtown arena. Brrrrr!
I'll post tomorrow if I plan on attending :)
Have a great weekend! Stay warm!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bakerella

Hello! Quick post today to introduce any of you that haven't already come across Bakerella's fabulous blog. I somehow fell upon it a couple of weeks back, and so far I have made her cake pops, congo bars, and cannot wait to make the pudding cups!

I have read about cake pops, they seem to be all the rage lately. And Bakerella has soooo many different awesome ones! We set out to make these Cupcake Cake Pops..so cute!

They turned out awesome, and yummy too! These are super super sweet! Cake mixed with icing, chilled and then dipped in chocolate.. could there be anything better??

Yes.. the Congo Bars! ----> It's a cookie/brownie combo!
If you haven't done so, check out her awesome, yummy site!
So, so many Cool Ideas! Tips! Tricks!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday! Yay!

I am packed up and ready to go! I do like setting up the day before. I won't have to be up at the crack of dawn, and probably can sneak in a pancake :) Dinnon is coming... he's heard about the syrup,& hopefully we can take a little tour of Markerville :)
Have a great weekend!
Enjoy the sunshine!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday!

Hello! This week is flying by! As you may have read a couple of days ago, we will be attending the Season Opening of Markerville this Saturday from 9 to 3. You can read more about it here. So of course I am not quite ready. I had hopes of making another blanket, a few more chickens, and even possibly a new pillow. I haven't had one on my table in FOREVER. Hopefully soon.
I have a bucket of monsters yet to be tagged, but they are ready to go! This big guy though, he is missing something, I can't decide what really, maybe some eyebrows?
And I have 3 little ones to finish, and that is it for sewing ( I hope). I say that.. then I get started on something else. I plan to finish these up tonight, tag them, & pack up. It would be nice to be ready a whole day in advance rather that 10 or so minutes :) I always look at this though and think, just ONE more! A quick trip through my flowerbeds this morning, and I am seeing ALOT of green . My hostas are popping up, my day lillies, and my tiger lillies are well on there way too! Yay! I did buy a few pots, everday I lug them outside, and every eve back in again.
I have tonnes more things to share with you. We made Cake Pops, YUM, a Strawberry Shortcake Cake.. for a super cute 3 year old, with really cool rainbow cupcakes, an awesome new website discovery with all thing sugary, some crochet.. and more flowery goodness.
Hopefully very soon!

Have a great Friday, and if you love pancakes (monsters do) come out to Markerville for a $4 Pancake Breakfast & check out the Spring Market!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Season Opening of the Markerville Creamery

Happy Tuesday!
This Saturday is the Season Opening of the Markerville Creamery!
Come out from 9 to 11 for a $4 Pancake Breakfast
&
Check out their first ever Spring Market from 10 to 3!
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I've had a lovely mother's day :)
Pretty flowers from my hubby :)
An awesome, awesome breakfast with the kids! More like brunch I suppose. This is partially because they don't get out of bed before 10, at times later, but they rose a little earlier to the smell of hashbrowns and bacon :)
Then we went and checked out a few garden centers. Here is Dinnon at Home Depot checking out the shade plants. We have ALOT of shade in the back yard, and alot of flower beds too :)

Then we did a little shopping at Walmart :)

We had to stop by and say Hi to Mr. Potato Head.
We can't wait for Toy Story 3!!

Then a little rest on the patio furniture. I have my eye on a set...
I just need a patio!! Mr. Slager... are you reading this? :)

Now it's rainy, I am attempting my first ever cinnamon buns,
and think it's a perfect night for ordering in,
and a movie with the fam. A perfect kind of sunday.

Happy Mother's Day to my Wonderful mama.
I love you Dearly :)

And Happy Mother's Day to all of you too!
I hope you had a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cake, Flowers, & SNOW!!

Hiya :) A quick peek outside this morning, and yes, it's quite white here. According to the forecast it's supposed to stop this morning, but then wind will continue :( This is the 2nd snow storm now in a week..and it's MAY! Maybe that will mean mother nature is getting it all out of her system now, and we can have a bright, sunny, planting fest on May Long? MAYBE!
Like everyone else..Dinnon can't believe it. He decided he is for surely having a snow day, this is "inside day" weather. I was hoping to have the same thing, but unfortunately my boss didn't agree ;) Dinnon was hoping to have a "Lilly Reveal" really soon. We found them early this week, sprouting up like crazy! Here they are this morning.... the moisture will be good for them, right?
The kids have been saying, April showers bring May flowers, but I am not sure what May snow brings.
Even though the weather is yucky. It's May 4th, and our dear friend Kylee Marie is celebrating a milestone birthday day! So we whipped up a Mocha Cake last night, Dinnon added the sprinkles, he loves that part, and now we patiently await until after dinner to have a piece. That is a long long wait in his monstery little world, but I assured him that it would be BEST to wait :)
I am still working away at my monsters, and hoping to get a few more things sewn up for the Markerville Spring Craft Sale, more on that in the days to come. Currently I have been working away at these little crochet slippers as well. A couple little flowers added to the fronts and they should be complete :)
Have a lovely day! If at all possible.. stay in.. snuggle up, and for surely watch Glee! It's so Awesome!!