Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mothers Day Giveaway

In honor of my dear mother who taught me to love life, adventure, and to not steal gum from Alpha Beta (grocery store). But, most of all, she taught me that it is better to think about others than to think about oneself.

I sure do miss her. I wish I could tell her one more time how much I loved her.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Busy Week

This week I found myself running around like a crazy woman. Actually, I'm finding that most weeks I'm running around like a crazy woman. Hmmmm. Maybe it's just me?

I'm no party planner extraordinaire, nevertheless, I found myself doing just that- trying to pull off a party, for the women in my church.

When I'm not making jewelry, I love to bake and decorate cakes. Here's my never fail, go to chocolate cake recipe, courtesy of my dear friend Sharon:

Chocolate Cake Recipe

1 pkg (2 layer size) chocolate cake mix (I used devils food)
1 pkg (4 serving size) Instant Jello Chocolate Pudding
4 eggs
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup veg. oil
1/2 cup water
chocolate chunks (I used semi sweet chocolate chips and it turned out great)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease pans. Beat ingredients until well blended, stir in choc. chunks. Bake 50 mins to 1 hr. (If you are making the cupcakes, cut the cooking time in half. Be sure to watch them so they don't burn.)

It was a wonderful evening.

It's nice to have something nice every once in a while.

It's even nicer if someone else is the crazy woman doing all the running around. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

post baby

It's finally time to get going again. Which is always the hardest thing for me to do.

I put on the running shoes and the exercise clothing this morning. Something about just putting them on makes me feel healthier. Though I'm really not.

It was drizzling a bit when I headed out. I love running in the drizzle. I don't love running in a heavy rain, though.

I shouldn't even say the word run. Because I don't really run. More like fast walk/slow jog. But, whatever. It makes me breathe hard. It makes my lungs hurt. It makes my knees ache. So, I guess that's good right? It's good for the body to be exerted. Good for the mind too. Good for this mom.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Crazy Eggs

What Easter looks like at our house.

Happy Easter
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