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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Looking ahead to the future!

My boyfriend has gone back to work! YAY!!! He had been out of work for a long time. So, I am home now keeping busy with the house and little one. With the semi decent weather we have had I haven't been doing much.

I am looking ahead to the fall when all of the craft fairs. I am getting a table this weekend for the fairs. I am excited and nervous about doing the fairs. It will be fun to meet all kinds of great new people while boosting business.

There are so many details to work out. Who will work with me? What holiday flavors can I come up with???How can I decorate? This first year will be alot of work. :) Will it be worth the money to do it. I think I am going to start out doing 3 or 4 craft fairs. If nothing else, It will be a good experience over all!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Candy and then some.

My step son has completed his season in regular league. The end of the season BBQ was very fun. I made a TON of caramels and marshmallows for the BBQ. They seemed to be a big hit! I also made some special marshmallows just for the kids on the team. :)

I also tried my hand at cakeballs again. They came out a little better this time. I think I" am using too much icing to mix the cake with. They came out ALOT" better then last time.

I also sold an order of cupcakes. I was finally able to test out my icing kit. It was way easier then the last time I attempted to pipe frosting.

My herb garden is doing quite well. I should be able to make some fresh herb caramels soon. I am looking forward to that. I have several types of mint I am anxious to use. I would also like to use fresh rosemary and lavender. The garden is doing very well this year. Far better then the past 2 years. I have already gotten some radishes.

I was given a Popsicle maker. The kids and I have been playing around with making different Popsicles flavors. We made chocolate brownie, strawberry banana, and chocolate strawberry! They are yummy and easy to make.

Off to get some work done. Until next time!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

license and experiments

I am an official Washington State business owner. I will get my city license next week! I am pretty excited about that. I even have a few leads on farmers markets to pursue. WOOT WOOT

I have decided to get a website going, within a few weeks to promote wedding/shower favors. I have been playing around with chocolate molding and marshmallows for this. Trying to make use of all my knowledge gained in classes. :)
As you can see, they are a work in progress. I have gotten it almost down though. I have actual wedding molds. It's really kinda fun. My son has a blast helping me. He has his own molds to color in with chocolate.

Off to play in the garden. We actually have sun today!