Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My little sister is sooo talented!

She is so talented, because she actually got some pictures even though my boys were acting like this.......

and this....

and this!
Here are just a few of my favorites.....

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Well, here it is!

My big break on the KSL Studio 5 show! It's was really quite fun! It is interesting to see how a show works behind the scenes. Everything is so much smaller than it looks on TV. Everyone is plastered in make-up, even the boys!
Talk about having nerves...GOOD GRIEF! Although I loved it, I am so glad it is over! 
Grow business Grow!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Today is .....

National Cupcake Day!

Celebrate & treat yourself to a cupcake!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Oh my gosh! Today I got a phone call from Darin, the co-host on KSL's Studio 5 morning show. He has asked me to be a guest on the show. I guess they are looking for "peppermint treats" in Utah and someone referred my peppermint cupcake to him. CRAZY!!!! Me......... be on TV? I am freaking out! I think I had the shakes for an hour after I got off the phone. All these thoughts were going through my head...who's going to do my hair? Who's going to do my makeup? What am I going to wear? What will my whinny voice sound like on TV......whinnier? Well, this will be interesting. Let's see what craziness it will bring to my cupcake business! 

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Something to think about

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New Cupcake Blog!

There is  a really fun new blog all you Utah girls must follow! It's called Utah Loves Cupcakes. It's a blog about cupcakes in Utah and all the people who love them. It has recipes, meet-ups, lists of all local cupcake bakeries and just lots of stuff about cupcakes! If you don't love cupcakes, you will!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well, if no one else loves them, my kids sure do.

My boys love cupcakes and I wonder why?
They go for the frosting first and then devour the cake, leaving crumbs everywhere. As much as I despise the mess, I love the smiles. It's really true what they say...
Cupcakes Make You Happy!

I have been trying to get Finn to say cupcake for months. The other day I had cupcakes cooling in the kitchen and he pointed and said, "cupcake"! I was so excited, I got that choked up feeling in my throat. I can't get that kid to eat anything else, hence the chubby cheeks!
Ethan doesn't just call them cupcakes, he refers to them as "cupcake chic's". That's my boy! Keep on selling for me kiddo!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Well, today is the day we have all been anticipating...
These are my candidates! 
Go McCain and Palin!
Did you vote?

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Trick Or Treat

It was really fun taking the boys trick or treating this year. The weather couldn't have been more perfect! 

I took Ethan to the ward trunk or treat and he got a bucket full of candy. We went home, dumped it out and headed out for REAL trick or treating! Finn pooped out early, but Ethan on the other hand was a die hard! He was running door to door getting lots of treats. We were having a hard time getting him to say "Trick-r-treat", so we threatened that we would have to go home if he didn't say it. Poor shy Ethan was trying so hard, but he couldn't get it out until after they shut the door. He's hilarious!

After a while, Ethan was starting to get tired, but Matt & I were not satisfied with the amount of candy he had in his bucket........we needed more! So we kept going. Ethan was lagging behind now, saying things like, "my hands and legs are hurt" and "just one more?" as in, is this the last one? Finally after " mommy, my legs can't walk anymore" we let him give up.  Yep! Ethan was a trooper and I know he is enjoying all that candy he worked so hard for!

Mommies little monkey
The Incredible Hulk

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sponge Bob cupcakes by Cupcake Chic

I had an order this last weekend that requested Sponge Bob cupcakes for a birthday party. I normally don't do theme cupcakes, but I thought these turned out kind of cute.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ethan wanted donuts this morning.....

So we made some!

Ethan suggested wearing an apron. What a cute little baker.

Ethan mixing in the eggs and butter.

Taste test! 

Getting every last bit
The final product, chocolate donuts with strawberry frosting. Ethan picked out the sprinkles, can you tell? Such beautiful colors!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Another girls trip! My mom, my sisters and I went to Chicago to visit my cousin Jill and my Aunt Karen. Can I just say that I had the time of my life! I can't believe the damage we can do in just 2 days! We ate and shopped our legs off. We had Chicago style pizza, the best steak in the city and some Gumbo, New Orleans style. Of coarse, we had to stop at all three of the local cupcakeries! When we got home we all sat around the table and tasted each and every flavor. I have to say they were a bit disappointing!

If you know any of us very well, you know that we are absolutely psycho crazy about H&M. We are in there for hours when we shop, as you can see in the pictures. Love it, love it, love it!

Saturday night, we were trying to decide what to do. If you didn't know already, New Kids On The Block are back! Saturday night they happened to be in concert in Chicago! We scrambled to get tickets and found some on ebay! It was crazy! All girls or woman MY age everywhere plastered in NKOTB paraphernalia! I felt like I was 8 years old again. I loved it. It is by far the best concert I have ever been to. As soon as I got home, I down loaded all of there new and old songs. That's right girls........ Hangin' Tough, You've Got The Right Stuff, Step By Step....I know you are singing it right now! I have to admit, I still have a crush on Donnie!

Thank you Jill for letting me visit and taking me to see everything!   I LOVE CHICAGO!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I have the craziest kids in the world!

Matt and I decided we needed to get the boys a sand box for the back yard. It's an awfully small backyard and they needed something fun to do back there. I thought to myself, "this is perfect, something they could do together". I was so excited to just boot them out the back door and have the house quiet and calm for a few minutes.

Well, there is a reason Ethan looks a little worried........
There was screaming and crying and this is what I found.........Yeah Finn, Uh-Oh is right!
Water and sand EVERYWHERE! I should have known better. If they fight constantly inside, why wouldn't they outside. 
I think Ethan was trying to exfoliate Finn's face with the sand and water.

Ethan smiling in relief after seeing me laugh instead of get mad. 
I had to strip both of them down before I could bring them back in the house. 

Matt and I went to see Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D. These are the glasses that we brought home. My boys will play with anything but toys!

Ethan came down stairs the other day dressed like this. He was claiming to be a monkey. He's nuts!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Frozen Hot Chocolate

If you haven't been over to Art City Coffee to try a frozen hot chocolate, you must do it. They are so good. I think about them on a daily basis! I know, I have a addiction to sweets maybe! When I went to New York back in 2005, we went to Serendipity and had frozen hot chocolate for the first time and fell in love. (Oh, and did I mention we sat an ate them next to Cindy Crawford and her family!) We ordered the mixes online from New York so we could have more when we got home. It just wasn't the same as having it made for you. When I saw that Art City Coffee was making them, I had to have one. I have to say they are just as good as Serendipity. On your way to Walmart, stop in. I promise you won't regret it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

I love my mom so much. She is not only a great mom, but she is one of my best friends. We spend lots of time together doing girl things like shopping, going to the movies, eating and making cupcakes! She is spiritual, loving, happy, smart and full of energy. She has always been such a good example to me. Thanks mom for all that you do! Have a Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma Judy!

I have the best Mother-in-law in the world! She is so lovable. She is such a happy, fun, loving, sensitive person. I love being around her and am so sad that she lives so far. She really lives up to her "Grandma" title too. She loves my kids unconditionally and there isn't anything she wouldn't do for them. Thank you Grandma Judy for all the good times and for just being you! We love you! Have a Happy, Happy Birthday!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Little Leaper's Pre school

My very good friend Courtney Marshall has started teaching preschool this year out of her home. It is the cutest little school you have ever seen. For those of you still looking to sign your kids up for school, I highly recommend her. Check it out.

Little Leapers Preschool

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Tomato Bush

Okay, so I thought it would be fun to grow my own tomato plant, because I just LOVE cherry tomatoes. I picked a spot in my little garden next to my flowers, thinking it would be perfect. Let me remind you, the plant was only 4 inches tall when I purchased it.  Ummmmm, I think I was wrong. It has totally taken over our backyard. Yes, that is my back door behind the bush! I just don't have the heart to trim it, because I want all the tomatoes. Watch out family and close neighbors, the tomatoes are on their way over!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Who wants free cupcakes?

I found the funnest new blog/website. It's It is a blog that talks about all the good finds in utah valley. Every friday they have a "Freebie Friday", where you can enter to win whatever it is she is giving away that Friday. This week Cupcake Chic is giving away a dozen assorted cupcakes! Yeah! Anyway, check it out, it's kind of fun! You never know, it might be you!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th.....

Every year on this day, I feel sadness in my heart but at the same time a feeling of pride. Remembering all the innocent people whose lives were suddenly taken from them makes me cry, but seeing this picture of the courageous firefighters makes me so proud. I love thinking back on how America came together and all helped one another. I am so grateful to be an American where I can be free and have a voice.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Spanish Fork's 1st annual Kite Festival

Spanish Fork City has started an annual kite festival. I don't know why they didn't think of this years ago, it's windy enough! Geeese! Nikki and I were husbandless on Saturday, so we the thought we would try it out. Ethan loved it, to say the least. During the remote control helicopter show, he was yelling so loud in excitement, that people were turning and looking! I have to be honest, my favorite part was my Diet Coke!
They had people flying kites from jet skis over the water. It was pretty neat!

Ethan and Finn at the children's kite making booth.
And the final product! Ethan's little paper kite. He even got to fly it .

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Happy Birthday Matthew!

This was a very special year for Matt, because he turned 30! I thought he needed a surprise party. I can't believe I pulled it off, but he was REALLY surprised! 
Since Matt loves super heros, I had to go with that theme. I had everyone come dressed as their favorite super heros and it was a crack up. Matt didn't know it until he got there, but he was Clark Kent. It was a lot of fun and I think Matt was in the height of his glory being surrounded by REAL super heros!

Happy Birthday Honey! We love you!

This was his super hero cupcake tower.

Singing happy birthday to the birthday hero!
Wonder Woman and Clark Kent (my Superman)
Batman was there.....
The Hulk 

Iron Man (sort of) I gave Iron Man badges to those who didn't have a costume. They look great!

A few Cat Woman

The Punisher and Storm with MY favorite Cat Woman.
Sam came as the Human Torch from Fantastic 4 and I have to say he should have won a prize. Look as those legs!
And what else, The Incredibles
Thank you to everyone who helped out and made Matt's birthday a good one!