Friday, July 2, 2010

My new hobby....

During the month of May, I took a cake decorating class. It was so much fun and I learned that I might have a talent for this kind of thing. Maybe one day I will open my own bakery or something. I think that would be fun! I am planning on taking the next course in August with a friend, so I will learn how to work with fondant. I am super excited about that!! Icing is great, but you open up a whole other world of creativity once you learn to use fondant. Here are some pictures of my cakes.

My friend Kristy was getting I decorated this one for her.

This was the cake we decorated in the second class, so I used it at Michael's birthday party too....there was too much cake though, so it went to work with Mike.

This was Michael's actual birthday cake. There was only 1 piece left....I ate it and it was good! :)

This was my last cake and probably one of my favorites! I was very pleased with how it turned out!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I just looked at the date of the last post and it was APRIL 27TH!! I hadn't realized it had been so long since I blogged. What a crazy couple of months it has been. Michael had his 1st birthday, Mike is about to have surgery to have his gallbladder removed, we are still trucking through school, trying to be business owners, and live life to the fullest with Christ at the helm (I guess that is the right term....I am not a boater, so if I said it wrong, I apologize) :) It's been a busy but exciting and fun couple of months. My little man is walking and we are in swimming lessons! He is a handful, but he is a good boy and usually listens. He loves exploring and walking everywhere! He is a cutie pie. I also have been trying out some new recipes, so I will be posting those soon! We have cut out preservatives and are trying to buy organic fruits and's a little more expensive, so we have had to limit it to that and milk for Michael. We want to give him the best foundation for health when he is older. Anyway, here are some pics of Michael the past couple of months. :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Three Cheers for Home Depot!!

In the Christian household, we love gardening and being outdoors. So, we do a lot of looking around at nursery's and places we can find plants for our flowerbeds and our garden. Well, this weekend, Mike and I were on the hunt for a good deal and decided to pay a visit to our old friend Home Depot. I had wanted to check out the rose bushes...the cheap ones in the little bag container...and couldn't find them, so we stopped a worker and asked about it. Well, first of all, props to this guy. He was so friendly!! And guess what we found out?! Home Depot has a 1 year warranty on all of their plants. So, if you buy one and it dies, you take your receipt and the plant (ground up) and they will replace it or give you credit. Who knew!?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New button

Along the side of my blog I have added a new button for Shop4freebies!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this site! They email you an updated list of freebies every 24 hours, and I have gotten so much free stuff off of this site! So, sign up! :) The button is on the side, or you can click on the icon below!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I heart Wal-Mart...

Mike and I shop at Walmart. I don't always love going there because it's usually crowded and sometimes the store employees are rude, but we still go. While we can probably find better deals elsewhere, I'd have to go to 4 different stores to do my shopping and would probably use up the amount I'd save in gas, so out of convenience, we head to Walmart once a week. Well, something I learned not too long ago was that Walmart has a great website and there are 2 reasons why I love visiting their site.

1. Site to store shipping is FREE! That's right. You can order something online that they don't carry in the store and have it shipped to your nearest store and you don't have to pay extra for it because of the shipping. I almost wish they had groceries online because I'd order them and then go pick them up, so I wouldn't have to worry about crowds :)

2. This one is my FAVORITE! Walmart gives away free samples on their website!!! I have gotten TONS of stuff from them and I also just found that they give free music and have other online tools to use, such as, a tire selector and an over the counter medicine finder.

So, visit Walmart online to get your free samples!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

What a week....and on into the weekend

So, last week started off as a normal week. Sunday we went to church and Michael enjoyed his time in the nursery. Then Sunday afternoon, we went and had lunch with some friends and then had dinner with our sunday school class. On both occasions, we had fantastic food and had a wonderful time of fellowship. Then, monday night rolled around, and at about 9:00 Michael woke up sick. This is probably the 5th or 6th week in a row that we have gone to church and Michael ended up sick. Poor baby. Thankfully it was only a few hours and then he went back to sleep for the rest of the night.

All was fine and we went about our week. We had some friends over for dinner on Thursday night and then Friday morning, I woke up with the same sickness Michael had. I thought I was in the clear because it had been more than 2 days, but not a chance....but thankfully, as in Michael's case, it only lasted a few hours and I was much better.

If you have been following Mike's blog and his weight loss journey, you will know that he and I have been using advocare products. Well, we have decided to become Advocare Advisors (distributors), and Friday night, we took the plunge. Advocare products are wonderful products and while you can see the biggest difference in Mike, I have had success as well. I have not done the 24 day challenge as he has (which I am considering), but I have been drinking the spark drinks. Some days I feel like I am gonna pass out, I am so exhausted, then I drink a spark and I don't need a nap. It's mostly vitamins (some caffeine) and it's great because it gives me energy without the jitters. I love it! All you mom's out mom told me once that I would be tired for the rest of my life once I had I don't have to be :)

So, on Saturday, Mike, Michael and I were running around and on the way back we got rear-ended. Yep. In our new car. The guy behind us was turned around talking or something to someone in the back seat and we were in traffic (because of road construction) and the car in front of us stopped, we stopped, and they didn't. Praise the Lord we were all ok. Michael got a little scared and cried, but other than that, you wouldn't have known anything happened....well, that and our crunched up back end of the car. Grrr. So, we called their insurance and filed the claim. They called back today so that we could take the car to get it fixed and you won't believe what they told us. The guy driving said that Mike was turned around messing with Michael and stopped for no apparent reason. WHAT?! Some people. Mike told our side of the story and the insurance girl said that it didn't matter anyway what that guy said because we were hit from behind and that it was automatically their fault. I don't get why people lie. It irritates me.

Well, today is Monday and we did go to church yesterday and so far, Michael and all the rest of us are still healthy. I am praying he stays that way :) He's too cute to be sick....and here's a pic of him being just My little guy loves to smile with his mouth open. haha.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A couple of free things

Hi there!

I got notified of some free stuff this morning and thought I'd share it with you! If you were on Facebook yesterday and saw my status about the mail (I had said the mail and I have a love/hate relationship), this is the "love" part of it. I love to go out to the mail and see what exciting new things that little box has inside. So, because of that fact, I thought I'd share it with you guys! So here we go.....

1. Get a free sample of Everlast Energy Bars in your choice of either Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Nut, or Oatmeal Raisin Walnut. You should receive your free sample within about 6 to 8 weeks. Thanks goes out to Freebies 4 Moms for this one!

2. Ben and Jerry's now has a free cone day!! AND IT'S TODAY!! I love ice cream and FREE ice cream is even better! So, if you have a Ben and Jerry's around, be sure and go get your free cone! You can get more information on their Facebook Page. Thank you Shop4freebies for this one!! Enjoy!!

Also, be sure and check out Mike's blog. He has been using some Advocare products and is posting about his weightloss journey!