Cake Pop Tips + a Party Pretzel Tutorial

August 8, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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This past weekend I made Cake Pops for the 2nd time and did a couple of things differently, which I think made them even better.  In case you missed it, you can read my Cake Pops Tutorial here. Cake Pop Tips: I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake this time to make my cake pops and I honestly think they were better. Add vegetable shortening to the almond bark as you are melting it. ...

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5 Photos Friday

August 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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1.  Growing watermelons has been the most fun part of our garden this year and they are so good! 2.  This is my friend Kyle Walker.  Not only is he a really nice guy, he is kind...

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We found a Tiny Kitten.

August 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Last night while on my way to Old Venice, a tiny kitten ran in front of my car on Main Street.  She looked too tiny to be by herself and I was worried she would get run over, not to mention it was 100 degrees outside.  I tried for about 15 minutes to catch her but didn't have any luck, so I enlisted the help of my friend and neighbor Anna.  We tried for another 15 minutes with no luck.  We decided to go inside and eat...

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5 Photos Friday

July 29, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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1.  This morning I had to take Zoe to the vet because her little heart has been racing...

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The Wood Paneling Debate

July 27, 2011 by · 10 Comments
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Since moving into our 1940's cottage style home, Ben and I have always disagreed about our living room's wood paneling.  We have that "real" wood paneling that I believe is knotty pine, that a previous owner thought was really fancy and had it installed in both the living room and one of our bedrooms.  Ben loves it and thinks it is really fun and vintage.  I hate it and how dark it makes our living room.  I seriously want to paint over it and Ben hates that...

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Hair Dilemma

July 26, 2011 by · 21 Comments
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I am having a hair dilemma.  For a while, I really wanted to let my hair grow long.  But now just like every other time I try to let it grow out,  I realize that my hair isn't really made to be long.  It is fine and straight and pretty boring at it's current length.   I made an appointment for tomorrow and I want to take the plunge and get it cut really short but of course I have really no idea what I want. Anyways, I have narrowed it down to a couple of photos of haircuts I like...

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5 Photos Friday

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1.  Ben had a gig last night at The State Theater (which is actually named something else now) in Starkville, Mississippi. ...

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Cake Pops Tutorial

July 19, 2011 by · 6 Comments
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For my friend Nikki's recent birthday,  I decided to make cake pops for the first time and I am hooked.

Cake Pops Tutorial

*You bake and you learn, Read my Cake Pop Tips here.

Supplies Needed:

About 1/2 of a 12 oz. container of Butter Cream icing 1-Devil's Food Cake mix + ingredients required for the cake (which may vary) Almond Bark or Chocolate Candy Melts Lollipop sticks Sprinkles or whatever you want to use to decorate the cake pops Cake decorating bag...

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5 Photo Fridays

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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1.  On our recent trip to Atlanta, we drove through Tuscaloosa and saw these beautiful fields of sunflowers.  I made Ben pull over immediately.

2.  My friends...

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Tree and Bird Identification iPhone Apps!

July 12, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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I spend more time than I should searching Google  images, trying to identify either a plant or a bird that I have seen in my yard.   For the past two weeks, I have been picking leaves off this tree I hate and bringing them inside to try and figure out what the hell it is.  I kind of want to pull it up because it cast a small shadow on a corner of our garden and harbors Poison Ivy but I...

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