Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Flop, Success, and a Happy Heart

We want to serve cupcakes at the wedding so practicing and testing ideas now is a good thing. First FLOP! I remembered reading about a recipe for Empty Tomb rolls--the ones for Easter morning that are made with a marshmallow that melts inside, leaving a hollow in the middle. I thought that idea would work to make a hollow space for yummy filling to be piped in. WRONG!!
Sticky mess all over, not really bad to eat, but NOT what I had in mind. Williams-Sonoma to the rescue...a cup cake corer! Now for another test later this week.

Thrift shop success was finding this sweet tea pot for $2. Half off day at GW!! I think it is just so cute and perfect for spring.
And a Happy Heart came in the mail last Friday for me. I was one of the first five people to comment at Evelyn and Rose on Pay it Forward. Susan made this heart for me with Wally's and my initials after she read about us. It is a perfect gift as I collect hearts and counted over 45 in the kitchen this morning and will be finding a perfect spot for this one as well! Now I need to mail out mine as soon as they are finished. Warning: Sarah don't read under the picture!
Because Susan is so sweet, she also sent one for Sarah and Alex, but I won't post a picture yet because they haven't seen it yet. Last weekend was a hectic one for Sarah as she moved out of her apartment and moved things into storage. Ali's house isn't ready yet, but someone needed to move in the apartment, so Sarah and her room mate moved out a bit earlier than planned. For now she is staying with friends in Denver, but may be driving from here twice a day during part of April.


Susan said...

I am SO happy that you like the heart, Marilyn! And I hope Sarah enjoys her gift as well.
Enjoy this time of wedding excitement and best of luck with the cupcakes. That WS tool looks perfect for the job!
Cute teapot, too!
All the best,

sarah said...

the cupcakes weren't cute but i thought they were tasty!

Remington said...

It is so nice when we have things we like around us. I like the teapot. Sounds like you are really going to be busy.

Jenn said...

Hey there. I've been reading your comments and appreciate them so much. I haven't gotten into a routine for blog and visiting yet. You're on my mind often, as you were when I wasn't blogging. Oh, I didn't know there is a wedding coming up! Congratulations!! ... Cupcake corer...who'da thought? What are you going to do with the "hole"? Crumble, freeze and top ice cream is one thing I've heard to do with cake crumbs. A cupcake hole counts as a crumb, in my estimation. Too crumbly to make petite fours? (is that spelled right?) Take care! Love, Jenn

Jenn said...

Ooops did you see your follower count go up w/and w/o a photo? it was me. First, I couldn't get the photo to post, then it was providing info I didn't want it to provide. So, I'm gone again. I'll see if I can figure it out another day. ?? Jenn

Tina Schiefer said...

Thanks for stopping by to read my April Fools post... Yeah, maybe I should've waited longer to text, but I'm inpatient!!! Lol

Your "flops" sound delicious!!! Drizzled with a little chocolate? Yummy!!! Bet the marshmallow was crunchy and all sorts of good. :-)

mo said...

You ladies are SO creative!

I love the cupcake corer! I must find one!

Fantastic work.

Love it.