My girls are going to be in for a surprise when they open their lunchboxes at school today. Candy for lunch! Yeah, right! I’ve emptied candy packaging and filled it with their regular lunch items. I carefully opened each box, emptied out the candy, added the real food, then used double sided tape to secure the packaging back together from the inside. I hope you
I had a great time today teaching my first cake decorating class with this fun group. I pre-made fourteen 6″ cakes with a crumb coat and 22 pounds of frosting! This was the perfect amount of frosting for 14 mini rosette cakes. For most of the group, it was their first attempt at the rosette cake design. They all did a fabulous job. Here’s the
My brother (the girls’ Uncle Will) recently received shocking news that he he has Osteosarcoma bone cancer. At 24 years old, Will had just graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Forestry Management and had started working as an arborist at the Denver Zoo. Life was good – first full time job, new apartment – that is, until doctors mentioned the C word.
It was my oldest daughter’s first year of soccer. We were anticipating the phone call from the coach, but instead it was the city league director asking if I wanted to be the coach for her team. EEEK! It had been a while since I coached soccer (coached a team my senior year of high school). While I did have lots of experience playing, I
Sniff… sniff… this summer marks the start of a new chapter for our family. Our oldest little girly is off to kindergarten in the fall. To celebrate her last day of preschool, I created this design and printed it on a paper bag. I surprised her with her favorite lunch foods for a special last day. She loved it – although she did mention it
Taylor (5 yrs) and I just finished reading the Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall. We highly recommend it! The silly adventures of 2 best friends makes for an exciting read. The content was perfect for a 5 year old, and I’m sure she will enjoy them all over again in a few years when she can read them on her
Every day I’m designing websites and blogs for clients (more about that here). My own site is usually last on the list, but recently I decided it was time for an update to Pigskins&Pigtails. So, here you have it…. drum roll please….the new and improved blog design: I am a huge WordPress fan. It is such a powerful platform and can be extended to include
Strep throat struck our house this week. We are all on medicine. I’m usually good with giving medicine for the first few days. Then, as everyone is feeling better, it gets harder to remember who’s had their daily dose. I’m determined to stay on track this time and give them the full 10 days of meds, twice a day. I created a little chart to