Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Painting Gold

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ready for a video??!!

At long last!!  I finally made a video!!

Don't get too excited isn't the best quality...I had to film it with my ipad....

BUT CONTENT is awesome!

Wanna know how I get such a metallic gold????

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Very Special Baby Shower

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Don't hav too much time to type unfortunately.  Have a child who woke up late for school and a baby that wants and eating...weird huh?

Anyway, it's been the month of babies!!  My dear dear friend Callye at Sweet Sugar Belle and my friend Georganne at Lila Lola both had beautiful baby girls this month!  So I am participating with a number of other extremely talented cookie decorators to celebrate the birth of these new "Cookie Princesses".


Get it?


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tube Up My Nose.....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Speaking of miserable medical procedures.... Anything that involves putting tubes up your nose and down your throat is on that list. 

Sorry no cookies last couple weeks. There was Cookie Con and THIS week there's THIS:


I'm having a robot voice box transplanted. Now when I sing in the car I can self auto tune....

No. Had to have a manometry (AGAIN) and now this 24 hour PH test. It's not pampering....

Anyway. I'll be back next week with a video and a recipe. 

In the mean time. Be glad you aren't gagging on a wire. 


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Creamy Stovetop Mac And Cheese

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I love Macaroni and Cheese...but don't hand me a blue box.  My kids love it but me....I like a Mac and Cheese that's a little more grown up.  More flavor.

I LOVE cheese.  Like REALLY LOVE it.  I have three food vices.  Red Wine, Cheese and Chocolate.  All I would need to be happy.

I have other vices yarn....and make up....and jewlry....and shoes.....

Those are entirely different posts....and have nothing to do with mac and cheese....because I can still buy them all after I eat so much of this I get fat.  Haha!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Oh La La! Paris!!

Monday, March 10, 2014
Every year the Lafayette House here in Joplin hosts a charity auction and fashion show and every year (except last year....I was 2 weeks late and expecting labor any minute) I have donated art cookies for it.

The last time I donated cookies there was a project runway contestant that was a guest speaker.  So I made designer dresses that were super fun.  I mean serious cuteness.

Well this year the theme was Paris.....and I didn't exactly feel like doing fashion again (not that I don't love doing fashion cookies...I would do them all day long!!)  Something about Paris was speaking to me.... the romance of it.  The history, decadence and beauty of old Europe....and ya know...all the girly stuff I could get away with.

So this years auction had these:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Just A Thought For The Day

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
So working on a set of cookies for the yearly La Fayette Charity auction here in Joplin today.  Should be a fabulous set....if I haven't lost my touch in my absence.

Anyway, I've had a song stuck in my head all day.

It kind of describes everything I'm feeling lately and I just wanted to share it with you.

Just staying strong even though I'm only human.

I can do it.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's Wednesday!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
OK!  I know it's been a while but I just wanted to give you all an update.

I can't even begin to tell you how many doctors I've seen in the last year but we think we may have it figured out.

All said and done the general consensus is that I'm suffering from a combination of Fibromayalsia (which can be brought on by extreme stress and emotional trauma....check) and some sort of mild post traumatic stress syndrome.  Neither one are definite that it't the cause of my chest pain but both are treated the same way.

So I started a regimen of healthy eating, increased fluid consumption, Vitamin D supplements, an antidepressant and an exercise routine...specifically cardiovascular focused.

I've been Zumba-ing y'all.  And its fun.

And at this moment in time I'm feeling ok.  A lot less pain for sure.  I'm getting more sleep and taking care of myself.  Christmas was probably the peak of the pain and stress and just plain fatigue.  I was going on meds that made me nuts, being taken off meds that were making me a lot of pain.  And no wonder...the most stressful time of year.   All the pressure to remember everything, to get it all done, to be as perfect as possible, and then the first Christmas without my Dad.

My mom and sister didn't even really celebrate.  Just a lot of pain.  A lot of sadness.  The wake of an unexpected loss.

Along with this my mom sold the house that my family has shared for the last 17 years.  Not by choice.  By necessity.  And she is now in a new home.  A new life.  At the moment a little less joyful.  And that adds to the sadness because I can't fix that for her.  I can't bring him back.

And I tried.  I was the one who called 911.  I was the one who gave him chest compression...begging for him to come back. Comforted my family when he didn't.  Planned the funeral because no one else could.....

And basically.....I have been grieving so slowly they believe that my body may be manifesting it's own physical pain to make up for the suppressed emotional pain.  You see, I keep busy.  I have 2 kids and it's easy to do.  And the theory is that maybe I've been keeping too busy.

So I continue to learn how to grieve for the loss of a parent, which I wasn't ready to do at 30.  Still not knowing how to do at 31.

The exercise keeps the pain away ironically.  Or at least lessens it...and truth be told, it's nice to go shake my booty for an hour and feel exhilarated...because my heart is ok.

So, I'm getting back to work.  I need my creative outlet.  I need to work.  Not to keep busy, but because I enjoy work.  It's a little part of me this blog.  It's like a diary and a child and me all rolled into one.  Anyone who blogs can probably attest to that.  SO.....

Clean workspace, cup of tea, pile of cookies.....We're back in business folks!!

So expect some new content coming your way next week!  I'm going to be spending the week playing catch up and integrating work into my new lifestyle routine.  :)

And thank you to everyone for their prayers and stories and concerns after my Sunday post.  It means a lot to me that so many people care about little me.  Love.


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