Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Randoms

Since I've been a useless blogger lately, I thought a nice randoms post would go further toward catching me up than anything else, even though it's not Friday.

1- Craft show is over. And boy am I glad. It didn't go as well as I had hoped. I figured a 5 day show would yield twice as many sales as a 2 day show. Alas, that was not the case. So I baked twice as much as I needed. Really wish I hadn't.

2- Candy Cane Kisses. Seriously. Delicious. Don't even get me started on how much I love them. Wait, am I repeating myself? That's probably a sign that you should run out and get some, pronto.

3- I have 11 more days of vacation to use before the end of the year. Not as impressive as last year's total at this point, but it should offer a nice long Christmas vacation on top of several shopping days. And I can't argue about that. I might even see a movie or two in December!

4- I have a confession to make. For years, I thought I hated pumpkin. Like, seriously BELIEVED in my soul that I hated pumpkin. But 2 weeks ago at work, we had a taste test/contest involving pumpkin. I made pumpkin spice cupcakes. I didn't taste them before hand. But in order to participate, I had to taste the other competitor's work. . .

And it turns out. . .

I don't hate pumpkin.

I hate the slimy version of pumpkin that makes up pumpkin pie. I don't like the texture. But the flavor of pumpkin? Not so bad!

I admit that I didn't give pumpkin a fair shake.

judgy judgy me.

5- I have a request. If anyone sees a screaming deal on a portable DVD player in the next few weeks, will you yell in my general direction? I feel that we MUST have one for our drive to AZ for Christmas, but all of our business expenses of late mean that we need one that won't break the bank. I'm ALMOST tempted to go out on Black Friday to find one. . .

but then I remember how I'd pretty much do ANYTHING not to go out on Black Friday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

We're official!

Forgive my lack of Friday Randoms. I could give you a list of my busy week's events, but it would just bore you.

Instead, take a look at our fabulous new website! We are so so so happy it's finally up and ready for the world to see. This is our new business:

If you know any photographers, in UT or otherwise, send them our way!
We're doing everything we can to make their lives easier.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Friday Randoms

1- I have eaten my weight in Kit-Kats this week. Stupid Halloween.

2- I'm doing cupcakes for the Oh Sweet Sadie! show again. It's a 5 day long show (Nov 18-21, with a special preview night on the 17th) out at Daybreak. It's going to be exhausting, I'm betting, but it's also going to be AWESOME. If anyone needs some cupcakes. . . come on over. I'm doing some holiday flavors, I think. . . Do you like how well I've planned for it so far?

3- We are SOOOO close to launching the website for the new business. I am SOOOO tired of tweaking it. . . but I need it to be just right. . .

Launching a business is not for the faint of heart. It's exhausting. I'm ready to have it all sorted out and get to work on other people's work!

4- I meant to talk about this earlier, but I've been a slacker. A couple of weeks ago, we met Peter & Carrie for brunch in Salt Lake. We went to the Wild Grape. I have to admit, I wasn't sure what to think, going in. . . but holy COW it was yummy. Their concept? "The extensive use of fresh, sustainable, locally produced often organic, products." Man does it work for them.

Go. Get the waffles. They were heavenly.

5- And a little Nolan note. . . his two favorite movies right now. . .


and Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland
(which Tamera got him for his birthday)

He is constantly asking to watch them. And while it's a break from Word World and other 22 minute TV shows. . . the movies get old fast. Ah, to parent a toddler.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Phone Dump

A few recent captures from my phone, of the cuteness that is my kid.

He turned 2 on Sunday! How crazy is that?
I can't even begin to wrap my brain around it.

One of the times we managed to get Nolan into his Mickey costume, happened to be when we were opening the mail. . .
This is him loving on the birthday blanket that aunt Hilary sent him It matched him perfectly!

Post trick or treating at Wyview, Nolan spied the playground, so we took his Mickey stuff off and let him go nuts.
This kid is not afraid to climb and brave the slide alone.

He chose chocolate cupcakes for his birthday, with fudgy frosting.

This is the sweet moustache that followed that cupcake.

We went to Toys R Us to let him pick out birthday gifts. We spent some time in the bike section, even though we had no intention of buying him a bike. He's never had one, but somehow, he knew just what to do with the helmet. . .

And of course he chose the bright pink one.

What of it?

OK, what he actually chose. . . with a little help from his dad. . .

His own vacuum!

He loves to help us vacuum, but this one is a little more his size. . . And it actually picks stuff up! (it's not great, but it gets bigger things) How could I turn down that kind of help?

And finally, a couple of clips of the little man "driving" my car. He has a panic attack every time I put him in his seat and don't let him "drive". . . so I gave in after he'd been a particularly good boy one day and let him have some time in the drivers seat.