Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cupcakes anyone?

Oh, this yummy eggnog cupcake recipe was fun to make. In fact, I made 2 dozen and did the icing from scratch. I am in love with the 1M tip because with a fairly stiff icing, the cupcakes look like fancy boutique ones.

Housewarming and entertaining friends

Christening the house with friends, drinks and laughter.


In my guest bathroom, there is a little surprise waiting for visitors. When I was sorting and packing I found a small collection of Starbucks ornaments that were gifts from friends and students over the years. Did you know that each year there is a new ornament that matches the special red cups?

New roots

Here is my new view.

Here is my new master bath
A new kitchen

Yes, I have been absent.

I have been busy.

I have a new home.

I am sorry that this blog was empty since early November.

That will change.

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's up, it's online.....hurray! The Quickutz Holiday release Gift set. Santa's Workshop


Did you catch that there are enough dies in this set to make 3 different mini albums and some pages even interchange? A full alphabet, windows, nesting shapes and more. I predict this set will be sold out due to it's value and endless possibilies. I am going to add some items to my wishlist not waiting for Santa to send this to me for Christmas. I think a housewarming gift is in order Can't sleep, I am signing papers on my first house. Pays to be up late and live on the west coast, as to catch the midnight release on the QK website.What do you like best about the release?

Tomorrow is a big day

....I sign papers with the lawyer on my FIRST home. I bought a 2 bedroom condo and am pretty darned excited. It has been tough packing up this place on my own.....emotional too. I am lucky enough to have spent the last 3 1/2 years with a woman who has been like a second Mom and a roomie.

Thank goodness for Dad, who not only helped me make the deal in September but has answered the phone almost everyday when I had to call with a question, numbers relating to fixed or variable mortgage rates and tips on what to look at when doing a walk though looking for defiencies. My mom helped get this whole ball rolling on making a purchase sooner than later by helping me get some accounts in order. I have a real estate agent who has been patient and kind to me, a new friend.

I feel grown up!