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Saturday, July 27, 2013

A little of this and a bunch of Hodgepodge

EGADS!!  Where has this summer gone?  I can't believe that I have to go back to work so soon. I think I could easily become a professional bum (professional meaning I would have to get paid to be a bum!) ;)

I think a lot of my summer, as many of you may know, has been spent in the kitchen.  I don't have a "bakery" but I do take orders from my home.  Speaking of which..see this cupcake?
My son had been asking for a coca-cola cake.  I thought I'd try to make it into a Coke Float Cupcake.  He enjoyed it.  It was a nice treat, but a little time consuming if you have "help" ;)
You can click the image below to get the recipe for yourself.

Now the funny thing is when I make cupcakes, I feel like the little red hen.  
EVERYONE wants to eat them...no one wants to help clean up. 
Mind you, my SON wanted these...but here's our conversation when I asked him if he'd help clean up
Me: Connor, will you help me clean up?
Connor: Madison (his sister) will.
Me: She is, but everyone needs a part in helping clean up. We all get a job.
Connor:  I'm the Health Inspector! 
OY! ;)

Apparently I have MAJOR cupcake brain.  Here's my new clip chart for my classroom.
 You can click the image below to find it on TpT.  

Now the bad thing is...there are not a lot of cupcake decorations out there for a classroom
I need an alphabet and a calendar and I'd be set.  I can find lots of border to match.
I could probably make something, but my printer really likes ink.  I need to check into getting a new one that's a little less happy with the amount of ink cartridges it eats.  

I have to admit, I do love themes, but I don't go all out.  Like I said, a calendar and border and I'm a happy camper.   I do ADMIRE all those beautiful classrooms. As a matter of fact, I posted about this last year here.. I am in the same boat again.  GEESH, what pinterest and blogs do to a girl!! lol  

HOWEVER, I am a sucker for books, smelly stickers and the Target $1 spot
.  Maybe hoarder is more the word? (Is this why I'm broke?)
Moving on... ;)

I'm also now on Instagram.
I don't have a separate personal/blog account--so it's a hodgepodge of my life.
Kids, school, cupcakes, etc....
You're more than welcome to follow me.
(click the pic)


  1. We need to do a little studying to find out how to go about being professional bums. lol I'd love to get paid for staying home! :)
    I feel your pain about the ink. I just went through a colored cartridge in less than 2 weeks. :( Those babies cost almost $40. I have found a place to order some that have been refilled for about 1/2 price, but I needed one quickly.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. Ohhh yum! Those look delish :) We have total summer brain as well and are quickly realizing the end is near... Enjoy every last morsel!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  3. Yum!!! I always want to lick my computer screen when you post cupcake pics!!! I wish I had the baking gene!!! I'm sure my family wishes I had the cooking gene too!!! LOL :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  4. I like making my own decorations as well, but I'm with you in wishing for a printer that's a little less happy in using up ink. These days, I just use colored paper or those pretty scrapbook papers to print on so I can save on the colored ink. The cupcakes look delicious, by the way. :) - Shelley @ Rapid Refill


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