Passed Out

This was going to be my big reveal weekend. I was going to uber clean the house and totally get my craft room set up out in the garage. Well life grabbed hold of me and had different plans. I had a root canal on friday and have been in a good amount of pain since. I'm going back on Monday to see if an infection has set in. The entire right side of my face has been hot and swollen for 2 days and I didn't have that the last time I had a root canal.

Onward to happier things. I went outside to move and water my plants and this is what I found. I normally only have to have a finger on the lock of the back door for my pups to spring up from their naps. Today I walked outside and they were all 3 still passed out. I walked up on Stonewall intending to spook him but instead had to quitely muffle my laughter and take a picture with my phone. He had his nose stuck inside this pot and was just snoozing away. I guess it had smelled really good. I just can't imagine him actually putting it in their intentionally to sleep. I love my bassets, they are such characters.



The party was really fantastic! All-in-all we had about 9 people over. Everyone was really suprised about the cake! I was really excited with how well it went over and the taste was awesome. So not only was my cake all sorts of fun colors, but so was the table setting:

We had smoked brisket, baked beans, potatoe salad, jalapeno poppers and of course, cake!
Most people have candles on their birthday cake. I get a house fire. :) (controlled burned of course, not a "real fire.")

It was a most wonderful birthday.


Party Time - Birthday Cake!

Tomorrow we are celebrating my birthday with our friends and some family. Trey and I are smoking a brisket and I'm making potato salad, deviled eggs, and baked beans. YUM!
I also made myself a cake! I'm so excited because as of lately it seems all my friends have a cake decorating bug. I decided to take the leap and go for it. I bought some wilton gel food coloring and rather than color the icing. I colored the cake! I love it! It'll be a huge suprise when we cut into it tomorrow - so long as husband doesn't give it away. :)
Just your typical looking white cake.

And then, BAM!
There is a turquoise, hot pink, lime green, and orange layers. I went with 4 layers just for kicks. Between each layer is a fudge frosting. The outside and tops are all done with vanilla frosting. I then used a bag and tip for around the edge of the cake. I'm pretty proud - hopefully this sucker doesn't just fall apart tomorrow.
Pictures of it cut, tomorrow! Excited!


It's (almost) my birthday!

So in about a half hour it's my birthday. My wonderful family got me a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet! I'm sooooo stoked about it. I can write, draw, and sign my own signature on my photos now! This thing is crazy and I've only played with it for a few hours. LOVE IT!

Thanks family!


The very start

Part of my garage is complete. Tryin to blog with the iPhone. Hope
this works!!


I'm an awful blogger!

I know, I know, I'm an AWFUL blogger. I'm so sorry! I've worked somewhere around 45 hours just this week and I just haven't had ANY time for crafting, much less blogging!

But I do have a pretty picture of my (technically my mother-in-law's) amazing roses that are blooming.
This weekend the hubby and I have a few projects in store that I'm planning on documenting. One is a smoker that'll eventually have axles so we can pull it. We are kinda huge into bar-b-ques and smoking meat now. The other is a garage renovation. My garage space has been significantly increased due to the selling of our four wheeler. I went from stepping around all sorts of things to actually being able to move in our garage. So now it's time to set up a space just for crafting. I even got the husband approval for painting it all sorts of fun colors and making it into my space. WOW! Right?!
So I promise I'll try not to leave you in the dark for quite as long next time. :)

Yay now I can post from my phone! So fun!