Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blogging and Baking...yummm

Today I am taking a "sewing break" and doing some baking. This Saturday I will be providing 160 cookies, 3 sheet cakes and a three tiered wedding cake (only the top is real) for a friend's wedding...OH, and I am doing their flowers. SO FUN. But so much work. And this Saturday is also David's 1st Birthday!

Yesterday found me making 5 batches of cookie dough to refrigerate and chill overnight. Then this morning at 8 I started baking. I have already finished the peanut butter cookies and am now working on the giant chocolate chippers. ...and did I mention that I chose this week, when the temperature has been over 100 every day, to do all my baking?!!! AHHHH... Thankfully my wonderful husband JUST fixed our air conditioning. It had been non op for almost 2 years. I am so so so so so grateful that he choose this week to fix it. :) Happy baking wife.
While cookies bake I am hopping around from blog to blog finding all sorts of new and wonderful sites. WOW.  There are so many amazing blogs out there. Today I only visited 5 or 6 but they were fantastic. Sighhhhhh.... Someday I will get mine up to speed. If only I were computer crafty as well as "normal" crafty. I mean some of these ladies have super cute "buttons" on the side of their blogs and fun links etc... Humm. Well, one step at a time. For now I will be content with having an operating blog. Later I will crack open my brain and figure out how to have an "Artsy" blog. (oww timer just went off again. Gotta go pull out another batch).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Big success & BIG drama

Thank you to everyone who came out to see me at the Auburn Art Walk. The evening was a HUGE success even with the 911 Drama.... Yes I said 9-1-1!
While I was busy showing my bags to Art Walkers my wonderful mother took David (my 11 month old) for a stroll so I could focus. Half way through the evening our french exchange student came running into Gimmie Cake Too and yelled "David's choking!" It took a few seconds for my mind to realize that she ment really choking. I took off running out of the building and down the street to the next art gallery. As I was running I saw Nonni (my mother) holding David almost upside down and patting his back. By the time I reached them he was breathing, very labored and still restricted, but breathing. There was an off duty medic there with Nonni and David who was on the phone with 911. And as I held David and continued to pat his back, and his breathing continued to improve, an ambulance and fire truck pulled up. I knew he was better when he suddenly giggled and pointed at the fire truck.  Even though he seamed to be all better the EMT's still did a full check up. David go to have his lungs listened to, his blood pressure taken, and his blood oxygen levels tested. We got the all clear and the ambulance and fire truck left. Sigh. WHAT A NIGHT.... (oh btw, it turns out he was choking on a SMALL piece of watermellon flesh, which Nonnie managed to sweep out of his throat)
So YES, the evening was a HUGE success. Thank you everyone for coming out and for hanging around during and even after all the drama.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Join me at the Art Walk!

Come join me this Thursday from 5-9pm at Gimmie Cake Too in Auburn! I will be showcasing my newest available bags (many of which are not posted on this site) and will be launching my new repurposed jewelry line. My new jewelry is made from Starbucks cards, pub coasters, Sprouts gift cards, scrabble tiles and much more. Come! Stop by and see it all for yourself.