Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cake Baking and Decorating

OK, lately I have been posting many of my creations and talents.

Well cake decorating is not one of them. I can bake a cake.
Of course they do not even come close to looking like the ones from the bakery.

Unlike Kim over at Piece of Cake Decorating.
Check out her blog she has many great tips, recipes and designs for baking cakes.
My favorite is her tips on baking a level cake found here.
My cakes are never level. So, I am going to try her tips and see how they work for me.
But in the mean time pop over to her blog Piece of Cake Decorating and enjoy the wealth or information and her wonderful designs.
You never know with her helpful tips and recipes may have you baking and decorating a cake.
Enjoy this wonderful Blog.

PS.. now I want cake..Kim it's your fault.
Do you have any weight conscious recipes? LOL

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Diaper Cake and Sock Roses

Here is a diaper Cake that I made for my Cousin's baby shower.
I also made sock roses to decorate the top and to put on top of the gift box.
Sorry the pictures are not that great. I am working on my photography skills..LOL

I hope you enjoy my crafts and the things I make.

PS My cousin loved it and did not want to take it apart to use the diapers...LOL

Friday, August 21, 2009


I am a crafter of many talents and a master of none.
I dabble in many areas.
Here are pictures of my soaps. I need to get back into making some soap I am out.
These were made three years ago...I think I have the itch to do this again..Shhhh...
Do not tell the hubby...LOL
I hope you enjoy.

Here is a pic of four different scents

Here are some individual pics of each bar.

This one was scented with a Victoria Secret dupe fragrance I forgot which one.

This one smelled like the Dreamscycles.
Very yummy.

Fruit slices

Coffee crunch is what I named it..coffee and chocolate smell.

Huggs, Robin

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Recycled and Updated Bed

This is suppose to be a crafting blog so today I am going to post some of my projects.
Today is my recycled and updated bed that I painted for my Daughter.
This Bed frame was going in the trash..until I got the bright Idea that I needed a bed for my growing Daughter.
So Hubby sanded it down and I painted it. Wish I had before...but all I have is after pics.
This was a dark brown stained bed.
Now is it fit for a princess.

The head board.
You can see we painted the base boards the same purple as the bed.

The Foot Board.
We also placed corner peices in the base boards and painted them pink.
You can barely see it in the back ground.

Hubby placing the Fleece blanket I made for her bed on the bed to surprise her.
We even painted the rails to match and then the trim around the window and doors are white.
We had new carpet placed and it has a purple tint that goes with the light heather color of the walls.
We had fun doing this project. I still have a dresser that I want to re do to match but not that she is getting bigger I am holding off..The pre-teens are starting early.
Not sure where my baby went.
They grow up so fast.
I hope you enjoy,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back and still trying to catch up

This weekend, I went to Emerald Isle with a friend and her three kids. Together we had 4 kids and a dog to care for, Aimee 8 yrs old, her 8yr old son, her 6 yr old son and her 4 yr old daughter. I have not had a house full of kids like that in a few years it was fun and I enjoyed the interaction of the kids.. She kept apologizing for her kids but she forgets I have two that are older and have been through these stages and now working on my last one....
So with all the activities, the laughter, tears, smiles, hugs and then the sound of sleeping children after a busy day, I come back to my Creative Bloggers group to see whose turn it is for me to share something about.
This week it is Carol over at Shwanda.
Well Carol creates seaweed art...Well sorry Carol I never made it that far I got caught up in reading about her family, taking her survey on blended families (I have one), and doing the whole, "Hey I know that one!" and WOW! wish I had thought of that in many of her posts.
Our weekend with the kids was similar to having a blended family for only a weekend...though....It did make me homesick for my other children.
Then reading Carol's blog and her stories reminds me of a few things:

1. I need to share our story
2. I Love my blended family
3. I am blessed my family blended so nicely
4. The blending never stops
5. I would never change any of it

If you have a blended Family or know of someone who does send them to Carols blog Shwanda and check out some of her posts.
These will make you feel right at home. I can not relate to all that Carol went through but many of her feelings with her blended family, I do know and can relate to.
This is a challenge for many growing and changing families and the support is needed to help with these transitions. If we can not do it for ourselves then we need to do it for the kids.

This was our first Christmas together.
Our Blended family lives as one big happy functionally dysfunctional family!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Behind on things

This week went some where not sure where but it has blown by.....
So my posts are behind and today is catch up.

So while I'm doing catch up and running around like chicken with it's head cut off...

Check out this awesome website..
Sylvia of Silver Rose Blogs has a wonderful collection of jewelry..
I really enjoy her blog. Each month she gives detail information on birth stones for that month..
Any August born readers? if so check out this information on August Birth stones.
Also while you are reading make sure you pop over to
Silver Rose Beads
Sylvia has some very beautiful jewelry for sale.
She also has beads and other findings for sale on her site.
So if you need some items to make some jewelry for Christmas here is a place to go.
She also has video instructions on how to make some of the pieces she shows on her blog. This is always nice to see techniques of others.
Just remember.....
Handmade with love is always better.
I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Simple but Classy

Fairy Wings

Simple but classy is what I saw when I visited Kandio of Kandi-o Designs blog today.
Her jewlery is very simple with a very classical appeal and quality to each piece.
As I browsed through her blog and her Etsy shop, I was amazed at the elegant pieces she has for sale..
Check her sites out...


there are some lovely pieces that would make lovely Christmas gifts.

You know not too many more days to go before Christmas.....

143 exactly (whose counting).....

Plus you would be supporting the handmade pledge!!



Need to clean out

Ok today I need to clean up my email..check out my Family Happenings blog to see some of my organizational goals for today and tomorrow...
I will be posting later about my blog group I belong to.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Ok I was going to be Ohh so productive and make sure I had all my Ducks in a row for my Creative Bloggers group...Well this Technorati is driving me bonkers...not sure what I am doing wrong..plus I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and had a bad dream so add all those together equals a grumpy mommy...So I am choosing my attitude so that no one else is affected by my grumpiness....My attitude today is Happy and no worries! Today is going to be a fun day!!
Then maybe I can get the Technorati to work...LOL

But on the very good note I won the Sew Fierce give away from Buy Mom...So I have sent in my information to claim that prize!!! I'm excited!! Always fun to win something!!
Ok so now off to breakfast and figure out this Technorati stuff at a later time!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Doing a test post.. Trying the posting in the future option and seeing if it works!! Bare with me as I play.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It has been a week since I posted but I have some cool crafts I will be posting tomorrow..
I have been surfing and found tons of ides so now I am putting my own spin on these..If it ends up copying someone then I will post the link so you can see where my idea came from..

Monday, July 20, 2009

Today is about a giveaway over at Buy By Mom. The giveaway is

"For the Americana Bash, Sew Fierce is offering up one Custom Made to Order Infant Gift Set which includes:
  • (1) Monogrammed Embroidered Huggies Natural Care Wipes Travel Cases with Wipes Included
  • (1) Embroidered Bib with snap closure
  • (2) Matching Burp Cloths

Winner will get to select their choice of fabric, and Stephanie with Sew Fierce will go over all the details with the winner to ensure they get the perfect gift set."

Yes this is a direct quote from Buy By Mom.. I was not sure how to mention the contest in a way that would do it justice. But all the links are in the appropriate places to make sure you make your way over to check out the giveaway.

I found this by accident because Stephanie of Sew Fierce happened to spot the USMC uniform on my wonderful husband in my pic (Amazing how the military wives pick up on those...) and posted a comment so I went to her blog to show the love and in my snooping around found this.

So I wanted to do my job and spread the word!!!
I will be duplicating this and posting it on my other blog too!
Best of luck!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Posting some things I have done

My question for the day is
What was your favorite summer activity when you were young?

Today I added some things I did for my Aunt for Relay for Life and their survivor dinner. I really enjoyed doing these I did some other things to add to their goody bags. Once I get pictures of these items I will post them.
I made magnets and lapel pins.
The graphics I used were from Printables 2 Go
These were donated for the cause.
Lapel pin


I hope everyone has a blessed day!
Enjoy! Huggs,

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So this morning I'm feeling a little more rested after my busy weekend with friends.
I decided to try out my goodies that I had received before my friends arrived.
I actually made them some bracelets before they left no pics of them... but here are some I made this morning.
I found the idea on another site...(sorry I forgot where it was but the lady does have an etsy shop)
These are stretch bracelets....I got the idea from wanting to do some chainmail designs.
These are Oh rings and jumprings from Fire Mountain Gems.
The teal circles are the Oh rings that stretch and they are connected with jumprings.

So here is my take on these...

I really like this one with the silver and teal.
Turned out better than I thought.

Now I want to do some washer necklaces that I had seen on two other blogs...So I may go raid my Hubby's toolbox and see what I can find.

Here are the blogs I saw the washer jewlery on
The Creative Itch Boutique
The Creative Crate

Have a fun day crafting!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tons of ideas

Ok I have tons of ideas to craft just not the time..So I hope that once my house is under control I can craft some things before my best friend gets here for her visit and send some neat treats home with her and her friend..We will see so it is off to spend time organizing my house!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Crafting with the 8 yr old

Today is a craft with the 8 year old day. She is bored since school got out. So today we are going to recycle some old magizines and make some paper beads. I will post later our designs. It will be interesting to see what she comes up with. She marches to the beat of her own drum that is for sure.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


So I posted a second post on my Family Happenings Blog. Which really had nothing to do with what the family was up to but a lot to do with my ramblings.
So here I thought I would post something crafty.
Yesterday in my web searching I stumbled across Digi-Stamps. I had no idea what these were. Well, being the graphic collector that I am I had to check them out and find out more about digi-stamps.

Digi-stamps are graphics that you print out on card stock ( or other paper choices) and then can color. These can be used in many ways i.e. scrapbooking, card making and other crafts. Your imagination is the only limit. These are the inexpensive solution to buying stamps. In addition saves space because you store them on your computer! So I did some more exploring and I am sure my description is not doing them justice.

In my search I came across an artist who I have always admired and he NOW has Digi-Stamps of his creations! Dustin Pike has been around for a few years. I first discovered his art work back in 2003 (I think, maybe 2004) that was around the time I was starting my candywrapper business. So it was interesting to see where he has taken his art work.
So I spent most of my day searching and following links off Dustin’s blog. (I get lost with all my searching and lose a good portion of my day if not careful)
This is where I found something I want to try. (My Hubby will not be happy about this)
Card-making with Digi-Stamps.

Michelle over at Designing With Michelle did a coloring tutorial. She makes it sound so easy and fun! Go check it out. She did a great job of explaining how she colors in these Digi-Stamps. Looks like coloring in a coloring book but with a few twist. I have always enjoyed coloring in coloring books. Makes me feel like a kid again! So this will be my next project. I will post pics here once I get my card done.
In addition surf around Michelle’s blog and see all the other things she has done. Her cards are beautiful!

Now off to do some crafting!

Monday, June 29, 2009

This is going to be my crafting and fun blog...So stay tune for fun crafts ideas and designs.