Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stroller Walks

Happy Thursday Friends!

Just had to share a recent picture of my little one. Lately one of her favorite things to do is to go for a walk ......with her stroller for her baby. It usually only last about a block because she is pushing the stroller and every couple of feet the baby doll (which is totally "naked") either has to be checked on by her faithful mommy or she has to be re-adjusted because she is about to fall onto the ground ("Oh NO!", says Jolie). Yup, Jolie's maternal instincts are coming out early! - just like her mamma! ;-)

The picture taken here is at the end of our walk as she is holding one of her other favorite "babies" called Henry the Cat. On our way back from our walks Jolie thinks it is the BEST fun EVER to ride in her baby stroller. Lucky for her, she actually fits into it! Although every couple of feet I do have to make sure the stroller isn't folding up on her weight. Oh such joy!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Oh Yeah! - "YUM-O" doesn't even begin to describe how incredible delicious these cupcakes were!!!!! I made these Boston Cream Pie cupcakes for my beloved Daddy on his BDay - he loves Boston Cream Pie! - so why not make them into cupcakes?!? So much fun AND did I mention how absolutely, so incredibly scrumptious these cupcakes were?! Okay, I'll relax.....I am sure many of you are drooling over them by now. :-)

No worries....super easy to make and I'm even going to share the recipe with all of you!

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

*Yellow Cake Mix (prepared according to directions on box)

*Instant Vanilla Pudding

*1 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk

*1 TBSP vanilla

*8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

*1 cup HEAVY cream

Prepare and bake yellow cake mix as regular (or jumbo) size cupcakes. Liners are great but not necessary.

Mix vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined and then add vanilla extract. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare chocolate ganache by heating up HEAVY cream over med. heat until small bubbles start to form and roll on the edges of pan. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined and all chocolate chips are melted. Set aside and cool.

Now comes the fun part! Once the cupcakes are fully cooled take a frosting bag or plastic baggie with a frosting tip poked through one corner and fill with prepared vanilla pudding. Gently poke the frosting tip about a 1/2" into the cupcake and squeeze a little bit (just about a TBSP or so) of the pudding into the cupcake. It's like magic I tell ya!

Frost or drizzle the cupcakes with the delicious chocolate ganche and serve! If you have any left over (yah right!) refrigerate them to keep them fresh.


~avril~ :-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Finally another post! - take #2

Hello There!
Gosh, it's been such a long time since I last "posted" that you'd think I had no clue how to make a post! The first time I attempted this post I only gave a title to the post and then hit return by accident and suddenly my BLANK post was visable to the WHOLE world of blogging. Anyway....moving forward now!
Above you will see a little photo album that I created for a fabulous Customer Appreciation/New Catalog Kick-Off event that I held with 3 other (wonderful) demos last week. This project along with an adorable Pun Fun stationary kit (which can be viewed on my dear friend and fellow SU! demo's site - Kylah M. ) were the two make-n-takes that all of our customers made and took home that night. We also had yummy finger desserts, TONS of door prizes, presents for everyone, a fun game (which got everyone movin' and groovin') created by my very own upline - Tammy Whorfe and oh-yes, a silent auction on all of our retired stamp sets and accessories. It was a load of fun!
If you'd like to know my recipe for the Dreams Du Jour photo album check out the recipe below.....
Stamp Set - Dreams Du Jour
CS - Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink - Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss (to dye the ribbon)
Accessories - jumbo pewter brads, Crop-A-Dile, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, sponge dauber, glue dots, dimensionals, Scallop Edge punch, white gel and blender pen, clear envies (to hold the pic's inside) and Bella Rose DSP.
A quick, easy peasy project!
Hoping to make more posts real more of this weeks in between each post!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Catalogue Happiness

Oh Happiness!

I received all my boxes of the NEW Fall/Winter '08 SU! catalogue yesterday!!!!

And I LUV it! What a beautiful catalog...full of amazing projects, gorgeous new stamp sets and fun new accessories. And yes, can you see all my post-it notes? I guess my "wish list" is a little long at the moment. :-)

Off to enjoy my cattie some more!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hoo! Hoo!

Hello There!

I just had to share this adorable card made by my dear and blessed Marliyn B. I received this card last week at a fabulous swap held at a downline meeting I attended at Tammy W's house. I CAN NOT WAIT to get my hot little hands on this NEW set available next week in SU!'s brandy new Fall/Winter '08 Catalogue (which I have yet to see!!!!!) For some reason ever since Jolie was born I have had this "thing" for owls.....maybe because Jolie loves to hear me say, "hoo-hoo-hoo". Hey, as a mommy I will do whatever it takes to make my little girl happy! :-)

Dinner is calling out to to cook something up!

Have a great evening everyone!