Thursday, October 28, 2010

Boo Bakeoff: Link Up!

Welcome to the Boo Bakeoff!

Don't know what this is? Shame on you! But, you can find out here.

Basically, you make and post pictures of adorable halloween cupcakes. You love cupcakes, right? 'Cause I do.

And then, of course, you win something! This lovely book:



Which is officially ready for me to pickup and send to one of you!

Making a post is 3 points. Tweeting about it is another point. And blogging about it without participating is another point. Each point=1 entry into the drawing for the book!

The linky should be at the bottom of this post for you to link up and win! You have through Monday to link up, and I'll be drawing a winner on Tuesday!

And, of course, I made some cupcakes as well!

Scarecrow Cupcakes (recipe from The Pondering Princess)


I think they turned out okay, but were pretty expensive to make...and kind of look like they have a turd on their head. BUT. At least it's a tasty turd :)






So, what did you make?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Foto Contest (week 4!)

Don't Forget to Enter the Boo Bakeoff!
Sarah over at G.I. Joe's Wife is hosting a Fall Foto Contest!

Click the button to check it out and vote!

Fall Foto Contest


Here is my 'foto' for the week!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Foto Contest (week 3!)

Don't Forget to Enter the Boo Bakeoff!
Sarah over at G.I. Joe's Wife is hosting a Fall Foto Contest!

Click the button to check it out and vote!

Fall Foto Contest


Here is my 'foto' for the week!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Boo Bakeoff!

It's no secret that I LOVE cupcakes. I make them for every semi-important, and sometimes imaginary, holiday every year. I don't get concerned with the taste of the cupcake, for mine are typically the storebought box of funfetti (really, is there anything better than funfetti?). But, I adore the design of the cupcake!

So, I've decided to hold a cupcake bake-off for halloween! And yes, you do win something. So...here are the specifics and the rules...



First, pick a fun halloween design to do on your cupcakes. It doesn't have to be a design you come up with, it can be one you find online. Just something awesome! However, no fondant is allowed. Deal? :)

Then, between Thursday, October 28th and Monday, November 1st, create a post with your cupcake, add a link back to my blog, and link up here with your post!

For participating (linking up on that weekend), you will get 3 entries into the drawing at the end.
For tweeting about the contest beforehand, you'll earn another entry. Just leave me a comment here on this post with your twitter handle.
For blogging about the contest beforehand, you'll earn yet another entry. Again, just leave me a comment here on this post with a link to your blog post!

That's a possible total of 5 entries.

For what, you ask?

For this awesome sister-book to Hello, Cupcake:

What's New, Cupcake?



It's full of adorable cupcake design ideas and directions! I'm actually jealous, because I don't have this yet...but I ordered it for one of you guys! The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, November 2nd. Because Halloween is over a weekend this year, I left the entries open for several days to make it easier for you guys.


So, you in?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Foto Contest (week 2!)

Sarah over at G.I. Joe's Wife is hosting a Fall Foto Contest!

Click the button to check it out and vote!

Fall Foto Contest


Here is my 'foto' for the week!




Will you enter?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Engagements, New Babies, and Famous Relatives

Also known as: three posts in one. :)

My fourth niece was born saturday! She makes me an aunt x7 now. I have my fourth nephew due in December, and that's all on the horizon at this point.



Also, one of my cousins was in How I Met Your Mother tonight! He'll be on it again next week, and his brother will be on Law & Order this month as well. You see what moving to hollywood does to you?! ;D

AND lastly, I had my first engagement shoot this week! What do you think?







Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Foto Contest!

Sarah over at G.I. Joe's Wife is hosting a Fall Foto Contest!

Click the button to check it out and vote!

Fall Foto Contest


Here is my 'foto' for the week!



What will yours be?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My First Photo Shoot

Today I roped my best friend into being my model for my first individual photoshoot. I love pictures, and my hubs and I have a great camera, and I'm seeing other people get paid $300 for an hour of photography. So, I decided that I was going to learn how to take great photojournalistic photos (um, only because I love them) so we never have to pay people to take our kids pictures.

What do you think?

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Should I ever create a company and actually charge people for pictures, I think it will be called Life Via Pics. Hehe.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Posting Failure (+Pics)

I know I haven't posted in...well, weeks. I actually wrote a post last week, mostly, but never posted it. I'm just out of the swing of blogging. But, eventually I'll be back. I swear.

We went to an Old West Festival a couple weeks ago here. It was cute, but pricey for the events within it. I think they are trying to get it going as a yearly event, this being the first year.




And on the way home we met this cow. He's not special. We just liked him. And we named him EmoCow.


Little Man started playing football. He's really enjoyed it so far! He ought too, he's the biggest kid on the team. He's #48 catching the ball below.


And we got a Cricut...for my mom...that I love. More on this later.