Monday, June 28, 2010

I have a 25 year old?

Today is my oldest son's 25th birthday. Wow 25! It seems unreal to me. The truth is a lot of things are hard to believe. He was married on June 12. Just a couple of weeks ago. That still hasn't sunk in yet. It all happened so fast. He was born, he smiled, he giggled, he rolled over, sat up, crawled, talked, walked, started school, graduated from high school, graduated from college, graduated from grad school & got married. There are thousands of other wonderful things he did in between all of that. He has brought me so much joy and very little trouble. He was a happy baby. He was an easy child to raise. He is so smart. He has a good heart. He has achieved so much in his 25 years. He is just getting started. I know he has so many more amazing things to do. I am a proud mom. I am so lucky and I know it. I appreciate all I have. Happy Birthday Chris! You will always be my baby.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I am sure it takes awhile to get followers. It is funny sitting here typing to.... nobody! I feel like this is more like a diary. Private. I don't even have to lock this one. I don't have any followers anyway. I could do the obvious and have my husband, mom, friends and family sign up to follow me. I will do that eventually but I just want to wait and get that first person who just happens upon my little blog and wants to follow it. After that, family and friends beware, I will be begging them all to be followers. If, the blog book for idiots, tells me it is okay to beg for followers. I have to do the right thing after all. I don't want to make any "blogger trouble" or anything. I kind of like having my own little private place right now. It gives me time to figure out how this works. I have decided I will try to post at least one helpful hint each week. That way, if I do get a follower or many, (but I would settle for one just for now) I would at least have something they may be interested in reading, learning, etc... Until next time......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I have made a lot of cupcakes lately. I thought I would post some of my favorites. I made these when my son graduated from the fire academy.
Wow, I am really having a hard time figuring out this blog business. It seems easy enough until you actually start doing it. I just need to know more about computers, internet, etc... I have only had a facebook for about a month if that tells you anything. I am ordering a book to help me. You know what I am talking about. A blog book for idiots. That would be me. I am determined to do this and I am not ready to give up. I get frustrated to quick but I am going to work through it and do whatever I need to do to succeed. I follow several blogs and they have beautiful and creative backgrounds and layouts. Mine is green and I am lucky I could figure out how to do that. I want mine to be beautiful too. I am guessing the others didn't start out that way. I am sure they had to work at it too. For now, I am going to be happy with green.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Here is a great giveaway from Michelle Philippi. If you haven't tried Bake It Pretty yet, you should. They have the greatest products.

Michelle Philippi is giving away a $15 e-gift card to the Bake It Pretty shop! Also included in the giveaway is a really great set of Calphalon utensils! Hurry over and enter by tomorrow, and good luck!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Learning to blog.

Well I finally have time to devote to learning everything about blogging. If you happen to read this blog and you say "she doesn't know what she is doing", well you are right. I don't. With that said I do believe I can learn and as they say (whoever "they" are) you have to start somewhere. I am starting here. I do my best learning by just jumping in and figuring it out. I do know what I want to blog about. Parties! I love parties and seeing what others have done for their parties. My belief is that you can have a great party without breaking the bank. You can have an inexpensive party but still make it special. Believe me, I don't have a lot of money but I find ways to make my parties special in a way I can afford. You would be so surprised by the things you can make with tulle and tissue paper. You can even find branches in your yard and make something special out of it. You just have to use your imagination. I have found so many good ideas on the internet. Just take some time and do a little research and before you know it you will be able to add some special touches to your parties too.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Welcome to my blog. This is all new to me but I am ready to be a blogger. I guess that is what I am now...right??