Sunday, June 28, 2009

My bump named Rump

Just to clarify; I am not a crazy cat owner. But, I couldn't stand to pass this up. :)

So, it's Sunday. Michael is taking his traditional Sunday nap and I decided it would be a good time for me to check my email and waste my life on the computer. As I was waiting for the computer to start up I noticed it was really quiet in the house and I was wondering where my cat was. This is how I found her....
The sound of the camera must have woken her for the picture but it did not take her long to fall back asleep in the same position. Notice the red material? That's her kitty crack (better known as cat nip). Ever since I made her that bag she has made sure not to stray to far from it. Well, unless she is watching the iguana move; for some reason that is much more interesting to her.
I know I'm risking sounding crazy by posting this picture but like I said I could not pass it up.
Oh, by the way, a shout out to Chris Ellsworth for making me and giving me that awesome cat tree you see in the picture.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Look and love!

For those that don't know, you need to read my blog more, but I went to a wedding last week and made the wedding cake. I also made some food and it was delicious but not picture worthy. Just imagine chicken salad on a small croissant and bowtie pasta salad.
Now for the good stuff...
Tier 1: Heidi plays the piano. This cake was the most stressful for me. Luckily, Michael was really into this cake and helped me out so much.
Tier 2: Trevor is really into and apparently is a really good golfer. It's hard to tell in the picture but there is a little slope on the cake. The white glare on the bottom right is a sand trap. I'm not a photographer...Tier 3: If you get your nose really close to the screen you can see that those dots are flowers. This cake was really cute. I like the cake topper they picked.

And here it is. The sealing was indescribably amazing and the reception was just beautiful. I'm excited for my friends and the fact that they found each other because they are just so great together.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anxious to leave

Michael's best friend is getting married to a wonderful girl on Saturday. We are so excited for his wedding and especially ready to take a break from stresses at home.
Michael and I are going to be spending the weekend with friends that we haven't seen in a long time and family that we miss so much!
We leave early tomorrow morning and the hours can't seem to go fast enough. Keep posted for some awesome pics!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Make this. Eat this. It's delicious.

Oatmeal Spice Cake

1 C. Oats
3/4 C. water
3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 T. butter
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In one bowl soak oats in water for about five minutes. Make sure the water is at room temperature. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a third bowl mix together melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. After the oats have soaked up all the water mix all three bowls together. Pour batter into an eight inch to nine inch pan. (easy clean up hint: line pan with foil) DON'T FORGET TO SPRAY PAN!! Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool for about ten minutes. Turn oven to broil.

1/2 C. brown sugar
3T. butter (softened)
3T. milk
3/4 C. coconut
1/2 C. pecans (opt.)

While cake is cooling mix ingredients together. After ten minutes spread frosting on cake. Broil cake for about 5-10 minutes. Or until the frosting is bubbling.

I made this last night and Michael ate 1/4 of it by the time I got home this morning. I know the oatmeal seems gross but you don't even know it's just tastes like a spice cake. Let me know how you like it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Friends with STUFF!!!

The guy that I work with most, Neil, has become a really good friend of mine. We work together 24 hours a week...that gives a lot of time for chit chat. Just a little bit about Neil:
He's about 10 years from retiring. He has been a baker ever since the age of 15 and is an amazing one. He sincerely cares about people and is constantly looking out for those he loves. Another great part about him is that he has finally met his PERFECT match and is getting married in October. Since Neil and his fiance are not moving from their parents house to their own, they have two sets of furniture for each room. So, the set of furniture that they do not love the most is getting booted and Luanne and Michael get to reap the benefits.
When Michael and I moved to Cali we had to give up our entertainment center. I loved the piece because it was really big and had a lot of space for all of our crap. But, we were moving on a budget and some things were left behind. So, we were dealing with....(look to the left side of the picture)This is when we first moved in so it was nice and organized but still looked messy. Now imagine more DVDs, another game system, and a year of ware and tare. Basically, it looked like crap. But, Neil had an entertainment center to give us and it made quite a difference.
So as you can see it is a much better set up and there is room to grow!