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!