Monday, December 31, 2012

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This weekend we were invited to a pre New Year's Eve party. I got 2 new baking cookbooks for Christmas. For the party I made the Kentucky Bourbon Cake from Vintage Cakes By Julie Richardson.
 The batter is so fluffy
 My sad first attempt at a bunt cake
  I couldn't throw out a whole cake just because it is ugly...I took it to the party any ways. It was so fun to go to a party just the Hubby and me. 
Me and the lovely hostess.
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Apron Simplicity 3949

 I finished that sewing project I started in November just in time for Christmas. Since I was making a gift I couldn't share too many details. It's a little bigger than I expected. I used the medium size but I wished I'd made a small. My sister really liked it and that was the BEST part of Christmas. I used Simplicity 3949 pattern. I love the Amy Butler fabric. 
 I had a hard time picking the fabric. I narrowed it down to these 2. I really liked the retro feel of the fabric on the left. However I picked the one on the right because it has purple and green in it and that was my sister's wedding colors.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Cookies

 Christmas Eve was filled with lots of baking for Santa. I made Sugar cookies so the boys could decorate. I also made Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Lights

 Hotel Del Coronado
 Looking at Christmas lights with friends
California Adventure
Carsland Christmas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


 Last month I had no luck at the used book store by my house. Well my luck has changed. I scored 2 best sellers! I already started reading Gone Girl & it is a real page turner.