Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I had just come from Melinda's blog
where she posted two recipe cards. Yum, yum, yummm!!! I was able to join the nightowls chat yesterday at RAKScraps
since it was a holiday here, and Melinda and I agreed to share our recipes of scrumptuous homemade goodies! I am going to have to try that banana choco chip cookie recipe she shared. Gosh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. LOL! If you're already as hungry as I am, head on over to her blog to grab the recipe cards.
And as promised, I'm sharing mine as well. I have two recipes to share. The first one is for lemon poppyseed loaf. I remember finding the recipe on the net maybe 5 years ago, and loved it when I baked it. Can't remember where I found it though, and I can't even find it when I Google'd it. Anyhoo, I did make some modifications to it because I didn't want it too sweet. And I also took out the glaze. And I cut down a little on the vegetable oil. During the holiday season, I sell baked goodies and this is one of my bestsellers!
everything from Mo Jackson's Dorothy's Kitchen
Font: VT Portable Remington
Then this next one is a coffee choco chip cookie recipe a dear friend of mine shared with me. I did put a teeny tiny bit more coffee, and it just gives off that perfect aroma when it's baking. We had a few more leftover from the weekend since Chloe wasn't allowed to eat the cookies with coffee. She did manage to practically finish the entire jar of oatmeal choco chip! LOL! Anyhoo, I took these photos today, and I used a more graphic style to the layout to complement the photo.
And yes, I took that bite on the cookie. LOL!
Fonts are Century Gothic and 2peas Rubber Ducky
I uploaded the full 300dpi layouts (and credits) in yousendit in case you guys want a copy. Here's the link
. And enjoy the deeeeliciousness!!!
By the way, I'm now going to have to revamp the blog. I guess a lot more of you are getting the fuzzy weirdo fonts. Oh well. I'll set up a mirror blog where I'll fiddle with the template so that when it's all set, I just have to transfer it so there's none of that awkward phase where my blog looks like a real
bucket of crap - no "S" there! LOL!!!
Ok, so I guess that's it for tonight. Ciao, bellas!
mrs. schmuck | 10:45 PM |
breathing freely now
Monday, June 12, 2006
I am so pleased with myself I could chortle like a babe. LOL!!! I have been extremely busy the past few days, like I told you, but I finished all that I had to do and I met all my deadlines. Woot! Woot!
I managed to finish 3 layouts for the RAKScraps sponsors which will go in the June newsletter. I managed to finish the layout for the Your Photo 5 Ways winner this month. I managed to finish my June mega kit contribution. I managed to write up my article for the newsletter. AND AND AND!!! I even managed to scrap 2 pages today for a secret little project that I have no business telling you about. LOL!
The frustrating thing about it is that I can't even show anyone what I've done. Thank goodness the RAKScraps newsletter is coming out in a few days, so at least I get to share the layouts I've done that will appear there. Whew. But then I also still have a few things I need to do, but I have at least until the end of the month to finish them.
Oh, I have a question for ya. I got comments from Mrs.Miles and t-wan that the font on my blog is hard to read. How many of you have this problem? Yikes! The strange thing is that it looks ok on my puter, and it looks ok on Mr. S's laptop and puter, and it also looks ok on my puter in the office. But then I tried it last night on my brother's laptop and the fonts do look wierd. Ack!!! I'm probably going to have to change my blog template if that's the case. Although I know a teeny bit about html (I did fix up this blog and my 2 previous blogs), it's just such a pain to go through it again. Crap. Anyhoo, maybe a makeover is what I need eh?
My grandfolks wedding is in less than 2 weeks. I haven't even fitted my dress yet, and I really hope it looks ok. I hope the dressmaker was able to put in the magic b00bs I requested. LOL!!! My mom has been convincing me to sing a song for my grandfolks during the reception. Hellooooo?!?! Is she crazy?! I gotta admit that I like to sing, but any singing I do is pretty much confined within the four walls of our bathroom. Or within the confines of my car. In front of about 200 people?! Insane, I tell ya.
The day after the wedding, Mr. S leaves for the US. He'll be gone for almost 2 weeks, and I'm bummed out. I really don't like it when he leaves. The other night, I asked Mr. S if he was excited about leaving. He said he was, and I was teasing him about being happy that I would be thousands of miles apart. Actually, he's just happy because he gets to live the hotel life and he gets to go shopping. LOL! He'll be there until the 4th of July, and I know that there are good sales then. Woohoo! I'm already thinking of stuff he can buy for me. Oh, and he also brings home my brand spanking new laptop!!! YAY!!! I'm trying to find a really purrrty and girly laptop bag to go with it too. Gotta look snazzy carrying it around, ya know? LOL!
Alright, that's it for tonight, bellas. It's back to work tomorrow for me, and gotta be there early. I hope y'all had a fab weekend! Ciao!
mrs. schmuck | 10:04 PM |
wanted: breathing space
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Just popping in for a quick hello. And to at least let you guys know that I'm alive. Too much to do and so little time. Been there, done that eh? Yeah, well as it turns out, you may have been there and have done that, but you will often find yourself there again and doing it all over again too.
Work's been busy (like, when did that change?!), but life outside of work's been just as busy too. I have quite a number of things due for RAKScraps
, and so I've been trying to make a dent on that. So far, I've made a very teeny tiny dent. LOL!!! And I haven't even started on my June mega kit contribution which is supposed to be due by the 11th. Yikes! I hope Kim
, the whip-cracker, isn't reading this...LOL!!! I swear, I'm going to tie myself to my puter chair this weekend and work on it. And I still have to do my article for June's newsletter. Ack!!!
I did manage to make a page just for the sake of fun (and sanity...)! I spent quite a bit of time on this layout. I think I went through so many color schemes before finally being happy with the one I chose. But now that it's done, I'm happy. LOL!!!
all papers from Jen Wilson's Sweet Candy (Worn Comfort collection) at SBB; vintage stamp, metal plate, gingham ribbons/bows, tie fasteners and catalogue alphas - all by Katie Pertiet at DesignerDigitals; tie and key by Jackie Eckles at DesignerDigitals; flower from Bears Blossom N Beads by Christy Lyle at SSD; screw by Ashley Olson; dragonfly from Bellissima kit by Carrie Stephens; pin and tag by Gina Cabrera from DWD cd
Ok, my popping's done. I'm gonna catch some Zzzzs now. I hope your week is going great, bellas. Smile!!!
mrs. schmuck | 11:32 PM |