It's a Mario Party!

This weekend was my grand-daughter's (aka buggy) 5th birthday! Did she want ponies or princesses or even Dora the Explorer??? No. She wanted Super Mario and all the man eating plants and killer mushrooms that come along with him.

Of course I myself am a closet Mario fan. I remember buying my kids the original Nintendo system when it came only to find myself alone ... in the dark .... at 1am ... obsessed with making past Bowser and onto that flag pole!

So I couldn't resist ... Jen and I stole an idea from a google image search and decided to make Mario cupcakes!

I was afraid they might be really difficult but they ended up being much easier (and more fun) than I ever expected. We used regular icing for the light blue (since it tastes so good mmmm) and fondant for the actual characters. It was all done free-hand except for the stars; we did use a cookie cutter for those. We also discovered a super-cool icing marker for the classic mario-character eyes!

Buggy loved 'em! I think everyone else did too .... what do you think?

Plus Poppy dressed up like Mario himself!


Idiot's Delight

If you are a parent you can identify with the following definition.


An attack of temporary imbecility suffered by a two year old child normally regarded as a genius, and occurring at such a time as to make her mother look like even more of an imbecile than she is. The two year old, when alone with the mother, may be able to read newspapers, recite Hamlet, and figure Dow-Jones averages in her head, but upon the arrival of company and being asked by her mother to show off her genius, she will develop a vacant stare and a slack mouth and be unable to remember her own name.

B.M. Atkinson Jr.



Computer Accessories Set - Mouse pad w/removable wrist rest, coffee coaster, eyeglass holder which will attach to any monitor or surface of your choice. The set comes in a variety of colors and patterns and will surely brighten your work area. The wrist rest is filled with rice so you may place it in the microwave for just a minute and create soothing warmth while you work.
Everything is handmade by me and, as you can
see, is used at my desk.
I am selling these sets for $16.00 which includes s
hipping anywhere in the continental U.S. If you are outside this shipping area, please contact me for additional shipping costs. Thank you for looking.

Pink Latte

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