First Day of School

Well Summer is officially over as I say farewell to my oldest daughter who entered 5th grade today. I can barely believe how fast the time went! Next year I’ll bring my second to the bus for Kindergarten and then before I know it all three of the kiddos will board buses and leave me for the day.

I have to admit I do like being back on school schedule. It helps to keep structure around the house and the calendar seems a bit less overwhelming now.  I do hope Miss Hunter (far left) and her fellow musketeers have a phenomenal year! They all still adore playing on the playground, reading books all night and creating endless dance routines. What more does a girl need in life? I encourage them NOT to grow up too fast and strive to be the best kind of people they can be.

In honor of school back in session I’m trying to get some cupcakes made for when she comes home… now if only I could pick what flavor!?

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Boldly Venturing Out

Wow what a crazy week has flown by! Here we are in the month of August and I can just feel 2013 knocking on my shoulders and about to arrive. So much seems to be on my mind and wandering through my thoughts that I can’t seem to keep everything in order. I’m usually someone who needs to write things down and make a ton of lists to keep the chaos at bay but I’m losing my momentum with such. So this week is all about getting down to business and finding some peace with myself regarding those things I thought important but did not accomplish… with the piles of laundry that always seem to be stacked somewhere throughout the house… the fact that I still haven’t secured a trumpet for my daughter and the school year is almost upon me and so SO much more! There has been family illness and concern, my oldest is now 10 and seems well on her way to 16 and add to that I’m trying to find a consistent amount of work from home despite having 2 toddlers constantly at my elbows.

As you can see I’m a bit overwhelmed but that isn’t going to slow me down. Recently I was asked to consider starting a small cupcake biz in my area. I’ve always laughed at the thought but if you live within a 2hr radius of me then you have already been blessed with cupcakes by my kitchen. I find baking to be soothing and a way to destress. The act of mixing and decorating and then sharing that sweet goodness with someone more than willing to take a bite? Priceless 🙂 So I figured why not? I’ve created a few cards and will pass out to some local establishments and already have a couple orders in despite advertising myself! A couple young friends along with my oldest daughter are more than eager to help out so I think this might be fun. (am I fooling myself here? only time with will tell I suppose)

Next up? Etsy love… apparently my daughter and some older friends of hers and mine are obsessed with the fun things they can find on there. So much so they want to start there own little place in hopes of learning to create trendy goods and sell such in hopes of raising money to one day fly to Paris. Cute right? Well I will give you one guess who they want to help them get started and run the show 😉 but again why not? This can be a wonderful way to engage young ones on the art of DIY creations and making $$ as well as all the work involved with such.

A number of fellow Mom friends have commented… ‘I don’t know how you have the energy for all that you do!’ but at the end of the day you are only as old as you feel. The more busy I am and the more fun I’m sharing in with my kids and family and friends, well the more young I feel. At 33yrs I guess I shouldn’t be crying a river over my already greying hair but there are days where I find that I’m dragging to keep up with my 3 kiddos! They can either wipe me out or keep me going and I prefer the latter. 🙂

So with that I look forward to seeing how some bold new ventures work out and ask that you cross your fingers on my behalf in my quest to find a solid work from home gig that allows me to enjoy the next 2yrs of still being a SAHM. Good Night!

Wordless Wednesday: ScottCakes

Hmm I’m really not good at the ‘wordless’ part but my girls just LOVED the pink cupcakes… I mean ‘scottcakes’ they had while in Provincetown last week. They tried the iced mini cakes and then went back for seconds to enjoy a soft and dreamy regular one. YUM! 🙂 If you visit the town and you find yourself on Commercial street and you wonder how dare they put up a poster touting THE BEST cupcake… so much so that they find no need to offer any additional flavors? Well try one and then you too will be in the know. lol

 

Tantalizing Tuesday

Thanks to Pinterest I’ve discovered some wonderful foodie bloggers and rather enjoy trying new creations from my visual recipe box. Today I’m featuring a wonderful cupcake from Annie’s Eats that is perfect for Spring. How do you go wrong with the combination of blueberry & lemon? Personally I find cupcakes to be perfect all year round… breakfast/lunch and dinner. 😉

So whip up a batch for you and a friend.  And if you really want to impress them you should grab some edible hummingbirds from SugarRobot to top em off… how sweet would that be?