Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fall Pictures

Today was an absolutely beautiful day in Dallas! 75 degrees, overcast and windy.

Since we never took Luke to the Pumpkin patch, we decided to create our own using the pumpkins off our front porch. We hauled them to an empty field in our neighborhood, and here are the pictures.

DISCLAIMER: Mr Luke was grumpy, hungry, and tired.. so we didn't get as many shots as we'd hoped for :( oh well, lesson learned.

Channeling his inner Elvis...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Crafting Fun!

Baby Shower Fun!

My friend, Marcie, is having a baby soon, a baby girl, Isabel.

We threw her a shower this past Saturday, and I had a blast putting some things together for the event.

Of course I offered to do the floral arrangements and cupcakes :) Two of my favorite things to do, arrange flowers and bake.

The colors were pink, blue, and green.
I used willow balls and just tucked in some flowers for easy, but elegant arrangements.

I also made some burp cloths for her baby girl. As a new mom, I have learned that one can never have enough burp cloths!

The fabric options for girls are so much cuter than what they have for boys! I had a blast making these! Let me know if you'd like some! I have alot of leftover fabric :) (my favorite is the argyle pattern :)

And then there were the cupcakes!
The grand idea was to make everything from scratch; cake batter, frosting, and decor.
Well, 2 out of 3 is not bad. The cake batter was a disaster. I think i overfilled the cups and the all ended up touching each other, and the tops were sunken in. So I had to resort to a box of Duncan Hines, hey! it was an emergency.
However, the fondant was made from scratch, and the frosting too! The best homemade frosting I have come across to date! YUM!!!
Here is the final product! I still need alot of practice with my frosting piping and my fondant was a little cracked... but I had so much fun doing it! and i plan on doing some more! Anyone need a free wedding cake??!!! I'm feeling up to a challenge ;-)