Friday, October 30, 2009

Feeling Accomplished

Lately things have seriously been movin and groovin for me on all fronts.
I'm heading up this bake sale at school, I've been able to donate a ton of Halloween items to the party that the kids are having today, right now it's 6:02am and I've been up for an hour making cupcakes, last night I was up till 11:00am finishing Lion's Halloween Costume after a full day of running all over the place getting errands and tasks done.
Today we leave for Hershey, PA and so I have to finish the laundry and pack and get everyone ready to go and out the door in time plus I have to drop off these cupcakes to school and hunt down Lion's sweatshirt that we left in the classroom yesterday.This is of course, all on top of getting up at 4:30 each morning for Boot Camp which I'm LOVING.
I really enjoy this hectic pace that I've fallen into. I like being busy and I like the shape that my role as a mommy is taking.
I am however, going to sleep in the car on the way to Hershey today...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bacon Brownies

So I just took some bacon and gave it a bath in maple syrup, laid the strips on a cookie sheet, set the over to 400 and they will cook for 20 mins and come out yummy and sweet and crispy.
If I don't eat them all right away I'll be making these:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009


This was me a year ago
and this was me two nights ago

Cupcake Hussy attends Fierce & Sweet

So up until now I haven't mentioned my new business venture. The reason is that I'd been trying to keep personal and business separate but I had so much fun this weekend that I have to share it with you guys.
My business is called Cupcake Hussy and I'm making super unique really one of a kind headbands and barrettes and hair clips.
The word unique is tossed around a great deal because everyone wants to be different. I've discovered that most things described as unique actually are the opposite of it.
My stuff, really IS unique though (ain't I humble?!). You won't see the stuff I make anywhere else. It can't be recreated because it's all made using "found" vintage and retro items. Toys, game pieces, puzzle parts, old band pins, patches, feathers, rhinestones,'s attention grabbing stuff for sure.
Here is the link to my shop.

ANYWAY, the point here is that this weekend Cupcake Hussy attended a charity bake off called Fierce & Sweet out in Brooklyn.
What a great time and what amazing people!!!
I created a headband specifically for the raffle and while I was super proud of it and the way it came out, I was really nervous that it wasn't going to be well received.

The gal that won it had the most beautiful hair and the headband works really well on her. I hope she likes it!

We made cupcakes for the event (I baked about 200 of them!) and while we didn't win the cupcakes appeared to be enjoyed and I got some complements on them.

Hopefully it was a good PR move for Cupcake Hussy. Only time will tell.

I'm absolutely exhausted today because I had to lug a huge heavy suitcase and two cupcake carriers with me up and down stairs and on and off trains but it was a TON of fun and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Here are photos:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Boot Camp

So I tried the walking and did well. First day I did 4 1/2 miles, second day I did 5 1/2 miles.
Felt good.
Then I found this thing called Hoboken Boot Camp. I signed up for the two week free trial and I've been going 4 days a week (it's only offer 4 days) Monday through Thursday at 6:00am each morning. I've been getting up at 4:30am to get to this class.
I LOVE it. I know. I'm as shocked as the next guy. I who haven't moved at all in the past 5 years jumped in both feet and I'm doing strength training with weights and lots of cardio work.
Today he offered a class on Saturday and I went.
I was the only one there so I got a private lesson. Both good and bad. He kicked my ass up and down Sinatra drive. Working with the band doing squats and lifts and then doing mountain climbers and then side stair stepping on a bench and THEN bicycle legs into dips with my arms on the bench. 20 of each.
I think we did 7 sets but I don't know. By the last set I was dying. I didn't think I could do it. My legs were burning and my arms...well let's just say they did NOT want to support my body with the lifts.
But I DID it. All of it.
I'll go back Monday and because I'm a total masochist I'm actually looking forward to it!!!