Tuesday, December 25, 2012

That's what Christmas is about, Charlie Brown.


I know this is probably weird but I've never been one of the people that get up with the sun on Christmas morning. And it's not because I'm not excited.. I am always excited for Christmas. It's just that I also like sleep... and I enjoy sleeping as long as possible. If it's still dark outside, I don't want to be up.

Anyway, I hope you all have a super, fabulous, amazing, splendid, and Merry Christmas. I'm looking forward to everything this day has to offer.

Remember, while gift giving and receiving is a blast (don't kid yourself and say it's not), it's not the true meaning of Christmas.

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'" 

Monday, December 24, 2012

When The Night Falls On You and You Don't Know What To Do...

Sometimes I make the subject of my blog entry the line of a song I happen to be singing at the moment. I'll Stand By You  by The Pretenders (Covered by the Glee Cast --- major guilty pleasure when it comes to Glee!)

Anyway, it's Christmas Eve now and things are getting busy! I have last minute things to buy, everything to wrap and family to visit before Mom and I get our usual Christmas Eve night on.

I hope everyone has a super, fantastic, splendid Christmas!

Make sure to hug your kids and everyone else you love. You never know when you won't have them anymore. Don't take anyone or anything for granted because tomorrow may be one day too late.

I love you all! Thank you for reading!

~Merry Christmas~

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Time. A Time To Share Cupcakes.

We were inspired by classic Christmas songs. I think they turned out very well. All of them but the first two kinds of cupcakes are inspired by the songs. =]

As promised...


Gingerbread Cupcakes! How cute are the little cookies on top? (Those are mini cupcakes, btw.) 

These were for a friend's birthday. They're chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes with a vanilla butter cream frosting. Those are chocolate chip cookie stars I cut out for a topper. =]

Rudolph! Red velvet cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting. Isn't he adorable?!

Blue Christmas (blue velvet cupcakes, butter cream frosting and fondant ornaments) and Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree ( Green Velvet, butter cream frosting, fondant Christmas trees, piped musical notes =] )

I seriously love these. They were so cute!

White Christmas! ( White everything, obviously....)

Frosty cupcakes. (White almond cake)

Santa Claus is Comin' To Town! (Candy cane cupcake, red and white swirled butter cream frosting, royal icing Santa hats!) (These were probably my favorite because I love Candy canes!)
Silver Bells (Silver Cupcake, silver butter cream, silver fondant bell)
Silent Night. (Dark chocolate cupcake, dark blue butter cream frosting, fondant star) ( Another favorite. I think it turned out pretty!)

It's Christmas Eve Eve!

As I sit here and listen to Christmas music while watching puppy contemplate what she can chew on next, I thought why not update my blog. I've been neglecting it again. And I apologize.

I've also realized that it's hard to type and sing songs at the same time. I keep typing everything Chris Tomlin is singing to me.

I know I said that I'd keep up with my blog. Try to post something a couple of times a week. But I really have nothing interesting to talk about and I don't want to just ramble on about nothing in particular. I wanted to give you a nice, short update, though. Since I last posted there has been a lot going on. Holiday, sickness, birthdays, puppy rescuing, baking, shopping.

Christmas ( my favorite time of year ) is approaching! In fact, it's Christmas Eve Eve! I am so excited that it's  finally here.

I know a lot of people have family traditions, and we're not any different. On Christmas Eve, it's usually just my mom and I. We order a pizza and watch Christmas movies. And there's usually some last minute gift wrapping to do! I have a feeling that part of the tradition will remain again this year. We're running out of time to get everything done. Does everyone else do the same thing? As the holiday gets closer, you get more hurried and stressed about everything?

On Christmas morning Mom and I open our gifts to each other and then we let our animal's open their gifts. (They usually like the wrapping better than the presents.) We finish up cooking/baking and watch the Christmas Day Parade before going to my grandparent's just up the road. The whole family is there and we're usually there ALL day.

We're supposedly supposed to get rain, ice, and accumulating snow on Christmas night into Wednesday. Looks like it will be hibernation time at my house. We live in the country so it's next to impossible to go anywhere (even out of our driveway) until the sun melts it.

Anyway, since this is a baking blog I'll mention a little about my cupcakes.

I got to make a few of some really nifty, seasonal cupcakes this month. I'll have some pictures up in the next blog. I hope you like the pictures!

~Merry Christmas~