Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Little Monkey Is Eight!

Eight years ago this week, my precious little monkey, Ty, was born. 

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Wow!  I can’t believe it’s been eight years.  The Tool Man and I agree that we can’t fathom what our lives were like before becoming parents.  Children are game-changers, that’s for sure!

Here’s a picture we took the night before Ty was born.  We had no idea what was about to hit us! Ha ha.

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And here’s a pic of the proud new dad introducing Ty to his family.

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Kids look forward to their birthdays so much.  I really wanted to make sure that Ty had a day that was worthy of all the anticipation, especially since we won’t be having his official birthday party for a couple of weeks.

The first thing I did was blow up dozens of balloons and spread them out on his bedroom floor after he went to sleep the night before his birthday.  That way he would awaken to a sea of colorful fun on his birthday morning!  Little did I know that Ty would find the balloons in the middle of the night.  He came into our bedroom at 4:30 in the morning asking, “Why are there balloons all over my floor?”  Even though it was 4:30 in the morning, I couldn’t help but be tickled that he got a kick out of his little surprise.  (Thankfully, he returned to his bed to finish out the rest of the night.)

Ty’s next treat came at breakfast.

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Birthday Pancakes!

I did something similar to this for his seventh birthday, and Ty requested that I do it again this year.

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Not wanting anyone to feel left out, I cooked up a little girl pancake for my little girl. (I have to say that this is quite possibly the cutest little face I’ve ever seen…I’m speaking of Lucy, not the pancake, of course.)

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I mentioned earlier that Ty’s official party won’t be for a couple of weeks. (I simply had too many cakes on the books to work a party in this week.)  Ty was kind of bummed when I told him this, so I decided to have a mini surprise party for him at Fox’s for lunch.  A couple of friends, a pizza, a cookie cake, and a present or two, and voila! Instant party.

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For all of you who might freak out over this next picture, it’s just a glorified pellet gun.

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Ty also received a pogo stick for his birthday!  It didn’t take him long at all to get the hang of it.  He’s had the best time bouncing on that thing.

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You know I have an awesome cake planned for Ty’s big party, so I took the easy way out on this day and made him a pretty generic cookie cake.

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If you can’t tell from this picture, Lucy really enjoyed her piece of cookie cake…or at least she really enjoyed the icing.

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I think our little get-together satisfied Ty’s party itch for the time being.

Meanwhile, Ty and I are planning his big birthday party.  After going back and forth on several ideas, he finally settled on a Wall-E theme.  I’ve got some cute ideas for his party, and I can’t wait to share them with y’all.

Last but not least, here’s Ty’s picture at his exact birthday time, 2:11 p.m.

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Love my little monkey!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pretty Princess Party

Hey y’all!  Remember me?  I’m the lady who used to blog here.  Ha ha.  I’m glad to be back with y’all today with a post about a fun party Lucy and I attended this weekend.

Little Miss Meri Hobbs turned the big 5 and celebrated with a pretty princess party.  All the little princesses in attendance had so much fun getting manicures, playing dress-up, and having their hair fixed.

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Cassie T. and Abigail were proud of their pretty nails.  And how ‘bout those dresses?!  Several of the girls brought bags of dress-up clothes, so there must have been close to 50 dresses for the girls to choose from.

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Some of these girls changed outfits at least a half a dozen times during the course of the party.  My favorite outfit of the day, though, was worn by Miss Kassidee.  Gotta love that hair!

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This was one of the few times I actually got to see my cake handiwork being enjoyed.  I think Meri Hobbs loved her cake.

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Mrs. Stacy worked hard to have everything looking cute for the party.  She’s a cookie making machine!  Check out these adorable little crown cookies.

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All the little princesses enjoyed the delicious party treats.

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There’s my favorite little princess in her Cinderella dress.  She loved getting all dressed up and partying with the big girls.

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Mmm.  Nothing beats Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla!

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Lucy really enjoyed getting pampered at the hair and makeup table.  She chose a glittery, sparkly nail polish.

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And she couldn’t wait to have her make up done.  Lucy picked out a pretty shade of purple for her eyes.  (Gotta love it, Car Car.)

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All done!  Time for a peek in the mirror.  Gorgeous!

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Thanks, Meri Hobbs for hosting such a fun party.  What a fun day!


Monday, May 7, 2012

HOT Rock Blog

Finally, finally!  My wonderful assistant, the Tool Man, was able to help me get the HOT Rock blog up and running.

Hopefully, from now on, I’ll be able to publish all cake related posts over there.  And this blog will be reserved for, well, everything else.  Ha ha!

So don’t forget to head on over and take a look-see.  I’ve only got a small fraction of my cakes uploaded so far, but I’ll be adding more all the time.  And, of course, I’d be honored if you’d follow!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

What’s New in the Bakery

I’ve got a little pop quiz for y’all today.

Don’t worry.  It’s an easy one.

Q:  What could possibly be better than moist, delicious cake?

A:  Moist, delicious portable cake!

I’m excited to introduce y’all to the newest member of my bakery menu.

Drumroll, please………

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Cake Push Ups!

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Aren’t these the cutest?!

How much fun could I have with these?  Imagine the possibilities.  The flavor combinations, the color combinations.  These could be tailored for any occasion: baby, birthday, graduation, holidays, etc. etc. etc.

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Who needs a fork?  All you have to do is inhale the goodness!

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So, if you’d like to serve some of these little cuties at your next party, just give me a shout.  They are $30 per dozen.