Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bridal Shower Cupcakes and no Martha Stewart Challenge...yet.

To my fellow Martha Stewart Challenge Bakers:  I'm going to be a little late on my Tres Leches post.  Saturdays at our store are super busy and I just didn't have the time.  I do plan on making them, though!

Last week I made these cupcakes for a Bridal Shower that a friend was hosting.  The hostess requested Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream frosting and Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting.  The super cute liners were from Bake It Pretty. Being a cooking enthusiast,  I absolutely love Bake It Pretty, and I would spend my entire tax return there if I could!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Personal and Difficult Time

Hello fellow bloggers and readers!  I've been noticably absent from my blogging lately, and it is for a few different reasons.  I haven't really been doing too much baking lately, and I think part of that is because I went through a lay off about two weeks ago.  My beloved job as a graphics operator for a local television studio was taken from me. 

Now, I consider myself someone lucky in the job department.  I've never had a job that I've absolutely hated.  I've done fast food, worked in a music store (I LOVED that one!), waited tables, dealt with angry (oh so angry!) people with parking tickets, been a pyrotechnician, answered 911 calls, and most recently worked in television production.  But this last one was so special to me because not only was the work enjoyable, but the people I worked with were absolutely amazing.  We were like a little family, a little dysfunctional, but still a family.  :)

So now I'm on the hunt for a new job.  I've always been a coupon clipper, but now I am even more so.  When I was planning out wedding, I would spend so much time online trying to find wedding coupons.  There are so many blogs and websites out there that tell you exactly how to save a lot of money, even make money on some things.  I'm now stepping up my coupon clipping, and I think it will help a lot while I try to find my new direction in my career life.

Everything happens for a reason, right?