I’m a daring baker!

A couple of months ago I decided to sign up for The Daring Baker, and this month I finally got around to taking a challenge. (Last month was Tres Leches cake which I just don’t like, at all). This month, Hannah of Rise and Shine was our October 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to … Continue reading

Building a house is stressful.

We’re in the countdown to breaking ground on our house (pre-construction meeting next week), and let’s just say shit is getting real. I had no clue how stressful the design process would be. I did my research, I had my general outline of what I wanted in my head and I set my budget limit. … Continue reading

I’m building a house!

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. After dragging the poor kids around open house after open house every weekend since we’ve been here, we realised we wanted to build our own place. We found a community we like, a builder and a floorplan. We got a price for what we wanted. We signed the … Continue reading

I’ve moved!

It was all very sudden, and somehow all the stars seemed to align as they needed to. About 6 weeks ago John was forwarded an email about a job in Houston, and applied for it just out of curiosity. At the same time, we decided we were finally going to pull the plug and move … Continue reading

I don’t know it all.

Tonight I was reading a post on a favorite education site about preschool, and some of the comments that followed the article just blew me away. “Why have kids if you’re going to have them in preschool/daycare from 7.30am to 5.30om?” “Parents can educate their kids themselves if they just make the effort” “Gifted is … Continue reading

I made my first big cake

My friend Tiffany was having an UNO themed birthday party for her son, who turned 1 last week, and I offered to make the cake. It was definitely the biggest cake I’ve ever made! It’s 3 tiers, vanilla, chocolate and lemon, all covered and filled with buttercream and then finished with fondant. Here’s the cake … Continue reading

I’m a baker!

Most people who know me know I love to bake, but recently I’ve stepped up my game a little with classes, and a few new tools, and I think I actually really might have a future in it. Real estate is still something I’m considering once Kyle is really in school, but in the meantime … Continue reading

I’m trying to lose weight

Well it’s January, isn’t that what we’re all supposed to be doing?! Seriously though, after having my annual physical last month my doctor advised me that my weight, and cholesterol level were too high. Initially she suggested that I simply cut out carbs, but that wasn’t doing too much so my husband and I decided … Continue reading

My son is talking!

It’s happening. It’s really happening. It started a few weeks ago, when Kyle suddenly said ‘wanna eat’ and pointed to Trader Joes (we often pick up a salad there for lunch while out doing errands). Then came Mommy, Daddy, Kiki and Kyle. Now he’s all ‘wanna cookie’, ‘wanna bubbles’, ‘bye bye Kiki’ and please, thank … Continue reading

I added a Flickr stream

I decided to put together a little gallery of my cakes, since they’re all hidden away in my Facebook photos. Enjoy! (It’s over there, on the right). You can also follow me on Pinterest if you’re (p)interested…sorry.