Month: June 2012

Dessert For Dudes: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Bridget over at Bake at 350 does this thing every June called “Dessert for Dudes.” It’s sort of in honor of Father’s Day, but she does it all month.

I thought it was a cool idea, so I asked Hubs what his favorite dessert was. He doesn’t have one favorite, but he listed off several that he really likes. One of the top ones was carrot cake.

When I thought about it, I couldn’t remember ever having made a carrot cake before.

My friend Emma made a raw carrot cake for her daughter Olive’s first birthday, which had no sugar. I tasted a bit of it and it was delicious. So I decided to try my hand at naturally sweetened carrot cake. (more…)

Completely Overboard

It was a simple request. Can you make some signs for the open house on Saturday so people know where to go? Sure. No problem.

The request came from a lady at our church. The open house is for our pastor who is retiring in a few short weeks after 31 years as senior pastor.

Pretty easy, right? Make some signs. So I bought some poster board at Target. Then I thought, hey, my sister has a Cricut. I could use that to make letters from pretty paper and make it look nicer.

So my sister dragged her Cricut over to my house, and we spent some time cutting out letters for 3 signs. Great, right? Just glue them to the poster board and we’re good, right? (more…)

Pasta with Mushroom & Garlic Sauce

Remember how I told you I was making this recipe I found on Well, it was delicious. I actually followed the recipe (woah!) and it was so easy and delicious. I think next time I make it I might substitute some white wine for some of the butter or oil for a little more flavor & less oilyness. But seriously, if you need a quick pasta dish, consider this one.

Here’s the link again:

Pasta with Mushroom & Garlic Sauce

Copic Markers & a Thank You Card

Have you ever heard of Copic markers?

I’d had my eye on them since I saw them in my local Archiver’s store.  But they’re not exactly cheap, so I had hoped to buy some up slowly, but then my dear sister and my parents went in on a bunch of them for my birfday.

Update: my brother would like me to point out that he also got a couple of these markers for me. Specifically the colorless blending marker and the black one. Forgive me for being so remiss in failing to mention this at first. Thank you.


So anyway. I made these cards a little while ago to try them out. Let me show you how they work.


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