Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Cake

It's Thanksgiving time, and I am attempting yet again, baking a spice cake in my William Sonoma pumpkin bundt cake pan. Yes I tried this 2 years ago, and let's just say it didn't turn out the star centerpiece of the table.
This cake looks so lovely sitting in the Williams Sonoma window display and I want mine to look just like it...even with the powder sugar sprinkled on top. Maybe if I actually take my time, and with a positive attitude, I can get it just right...I have till Thursday to practice :) Happy Baking!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Florida Christmas Photoshoot

This past Saturday, I put on my white coat with the fur hood, along with my black bow high heels and many other items for my wardrobe changes, while I stood in 78 degree weather trying to act like I was having fun shopping in the middle of Kate's back porch. This winter wonderland photoshoot was planned for my christmas cards, and turned out pretty cute if you ask me!
Here is a sneak peak at one of the pictures...but you will have to wait until December to see the finished product :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Seussical the Musical

I always wanted to get into acting, and I even almost made it a major in college. Being as shy as I was then, I couldn't imagine it even working out for me, even though I really loved the thought of it! Today I got the chance to see our middle school Fine Arts Department at The First Academy do their full dress rehearsal for Seussical the Musical. What a great show! The singing, dancing and acting were great and the students really enjoyed themselves. It looked like a fun production, and made me miss that time in my life where acting and dancing was a dream of mine : )

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Cause for the Kids

I can finally breathe...seems like I've been going non stop since the beginning of October, and thats probably because I have. I always feel the first week of November is both relaxing and a little bit of a let down. Getting ready for the CKF Mask Care Aid Bash and Halloween Spooktacular takes time, energy, organizing, and lots and lots of running around gathering all the goodies you need to put on a great event for both the adults and kids. And we did just that...and then BOOM, it's over.
I have to say we had tons of fun at the MaskCareAid this year, with our crazy dancing group, the "football man", awesome candy bar, a silent auction that took up half the venue, yummy food and some really cool masks! And then to see the kids smiling faces on Halloween night makes it all worth it in the end.

After hours of putting on temporary tattoos to over 200 kids, the most precious little girl told me it was the best day of her life...that's all that matters.