Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Thanksgiving edition

I have never been regular at posting "Thankful Thursday" posts like a lot of my blogging friends. But today seems like a good time to start since it's Thanksgiving! I, like you, have so much to be thankful for but I'll limit it to 10 things today.
1) My husband who puts up with me day in and day out...I'm really not sure how he does it.
2) A seriously incredible family. I am very blessed to have them!
3) Yummy of the simple joys in life.
4) A stable job. I feel blessed to be able to go to work everyday and work with wonderful people that I consider good friends.
5) A place to call home. I know there are countless people in this world who don't have that.
6) A love of running. Honestly, what would I do without my stress relief?
7) Books. There's nothing like getting lost in a good book.
8) Friends that I can just simply be myself with, that's the best.
9) Being able to take an adult "time-out". Sometimes it's just oh so necessary. Thanks Chris for being understanding.
10) Last but not least (in fact, it's the most important)- the Lord's grace, forgiveness, and salvation. Everything else in life is meaningless without!
What are you thankful for this year?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Babies and baby showers!

If you follow my blog (all like 5 of you...), you will remember this post where I blogged about a baby shower I threw for my good friend Christie. Well, baby Fain is finally here! Savannah Grace Fain made her dramatic entrance on November 13th at 7:10am. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few days later. I have been praying for this little bundle for 9 months and it was a special moment to get to finally hold her! She sure is one beautiful baby! But, you can see that for yourself :)

Following in the "baby" theme, I made a cake for a baby shower this weekend. The couple is in my Life Group at church and is expecting a baby boy in January. Here's the finished product, congrats Baxter and Maggie!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pinterest fun!

So, I have found Pinterest! I have heard people talk about it for a while but really didn't know what it was all about. But, I have learned that there are so many fun DIY projects on it to try! I really enjoy to be crafty even if I might not be too talented at it. So, here's the first project I tried. It's a cookie sheet magnet board. It's not perfect but I sure had fun making it!

After this project, I checked out the food section of Pinterest thanks to a recommendation from my friend Andrea! I found the simplest recipe ever for pumpkin muffins. Here are the ingredients:

No joke...there are only 2 ingredients. This recipe is fool proof! It was sort of strange not to add anything liquid but the muffins turned out good! I think I'm going to try them again and use a spice cake mix instead of plain yellow because it will give it more of a "fall" flavor. Here are the muffins just before going into the oven!

Well, I already have several other Pinterest projects in mind that I'm going to try stay tuned! And if you haven't checked out Pinterest, you should!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Go Deacs!

A friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her hubby's 30th birthday this weekend. They are both Wake grads and, of course, Wake sports fans. So, it only seemed fitting to make a Wake Forest football cake! It was caramel cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant decorations. The footballs on the sides of the cake were handmade- melted chocolate poured into a mold. This cake was one of my favorites to make to date! Here are a few pics for you to enjoy: