Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Break.

I'm still here. I'm sorry for the absence. I won't be around for much this summer (LOTS of new things happening) so if you could bear with me while a take a break, I would love that. For those of you who decide to stick around...thank you so much! Not blogging for the summer doesn't mean I won't be popping in occasionaly to update you guys.

This is the kind of face you get when playing Catch Phrase...nice Andrew.
Katherine I love your earrings. I love how they match your shirt. The tongue thing, yes I love that too.

Fish lips are the latest thing...that is what I heard friend Joss and me at Disneyland.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Lemon Poppy Seed & White Cupcakes.

Good Friday everyone! Whew, feels good to be back to creating recipes.
California was a total blast....we got to go to Disneyland for the first time. I love that place! We were planning on going to Raging Waters in San Dimas Friday but they weren't open yet during the week. So we hopped on over to Knotts Soak City instead. How I missed going to Raging Waters again. Saturday was my friends graduation - pretty emotional time. We celebrated afterwards at Pat & Oscars. I thought Olive Garden had the best breadsticks....Pat & Oscars beats them by a longshot! California is pretty amazing.

I love simple recipes. I was at Wallyworld the other day and thought about why not mix a white cake mix with a muffin mix? Mmm, the results are delicious. You can use whatever muffin mix, not just Lemon Poppy Seed. I'd try the Blueberry one for sure. I bet you can even change the cake mix to your liking!

Swirled Lemon Poppy Seed White Cupcakes
1 white cake mix, prepared according to box directions
2 (7.6 oz) Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mix, prepared according to package directions
Grease 2 muffin tins. Fill 2/3 full with white cake mix batter. Pour 1 tbsp. over white cake mix batter and swirl. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until ready. Cool.

We left for California early Wednesday morning. Thursday was my friend's graduation beach party. Early Thursday we packed up food, boogie boards, chairs, wood for a fire, and headed to Oceanside. It was 64 degrees there. But that didn't stop us crazy girls from going in the water. And since I only get to go to the beach once a year...I wasn't going to pass this up.
I did swallow too much salt water though and felt like puking...the waves were pretty big and kept going over my head.
We had a blast at the beach party....I still can't believe we are both done with High School Joss! So glad I was able to be there with you!
The mature graduate...right JR?

Tonight is my brothers and mine second softball game...can't wait for it! Off to enjoy some sunny weather and a run...have a great Friday and weekend everyone!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Staying.

Thank you. Wow. For all your sweet comments. I've decided that I will continue to blog. I know I would miss it and after your comments I don't think I can stop blogging!

Look for a new food post tomorrow....we finally got to go to Disneyland when we were in California. AH-mazing. The Indiana Jones ride is my absolute favorite. Here is my sisters and I (L to R: Anna, Lisa, Me) in front of the castle. Have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thinking Of Closing My Blog.

Hi everyone! I'm back. I had a blast in California.

Upon arriving back from Cali, I was thinking about possibly no longer blogging. Closing my blog down. While I love blogging, sometimes it gets a bit much....and this season of life has me busier than ever.
So, I am either thinking of shutting it down for good, taking another month off, or continuing to blog 3 times a week.

Before I make my decision, what do my readers think? Sometimes from the lack of comments, I think not many people read my blog. And, for those of you who comment often...thank you!