Author: Robin

Teacher’s Gift: Pencil Bouquet

Still unbelievable after all these years in Arizona, but school starts here around the first week in August. I found inpiration from The Happy Scrap’s blog on Pinterest for this year’s teacher’s gift.  Check out Pinterest if you haven’t already.  Such a fun site!

Petal Cupcake liners

When you make enough cupcakes the liners take on a whole new meaning.  I’ve seen these Wilton liners before but wasn’t quite sure I was ready to move that far out on a limb.  So silly.  Look how great they are just in the baking tins alone. Even though I’m not a pink kind of girl, …

Back-up Plan

Sadly my first attempt at Bakerella’s cupcake bites didn’t pan out.  So I had to go with my old standby, cream filled full sized cupcakes. So yummy, particularly cold!  One 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme and 1 stick of room temp butter, that’s all it takes.  I cut a hole in the top of the …

Baby Shower: Decorations

Totally biased because this baby shower was for my niece but if you need a good sized decoration that screams ‘baby’, these blown up pictures of the mom & dad will be sure to fill up wall space. Finding similar aged pictures of the parents to be might be the most difficult part.  I used sepia …

Suggested Sites: Bakerella

If you love cupcakes for their small in size, big in taste stature, you need to check out Bakerella.  I love this site, not only for the great idea of cake pops but for the step by step pictures.  Her site is well followed and even spurred a book.  Blogger to Author, not bad. Here’s my …

Basil Seasoning

I grew one basil plant this year in an effort to just see if I could.  Well, I CAN!  However, I have a LOT of it.   So much so I’ve been harvesting for weeks, huge handfuls at a time.  I even kept a basil bouquet on my kitchen counter for awhile (how very TV chef-like of me, …

Suggested Sites: Hostess with the Mostess

A couple of years ago, I came across the Hostess With the Mostess blog.  I was instantly thrilled to find a site all about planning events (of any kind, for any occasion).  After reading for many months, I got up the courage to send in some pictures of a Wii Bowling Tournament I held as a fundraiser for …

Thank you!

My first post must be a thank you to my husband.  Not only for helping me with this blog but for all the times I’ve pulled out every ingredient in the pantry, covered all the kitchen counter tops with what seems like every pan we own, made him try a new creation and certainly questioned him with …