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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!


How 2 Be Awsum: A LOLcat Guide 2 Life – Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats – I Can Has Cheezburger?


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Happy New Year’s Eve!


Getting a head start – Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats – I Can Has Cheezburger?


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Hanukkah Cupcakes

Our Hanukkah celebration at church was postponed a week, so we’re celebrating this weekend.  In honor of Hanukkah, I made cupcakes, natch.  🙂  It seems it’s what I do, and I’ve discovered that I really, really like to make cupcakes.  No one ever frowns at you when you present them with cupcakes.  They break out in wide, happy smiles like kids at a birthday party.  I love that.  🙂


I gave a little flavor boost to these by adding equal parts (1.5 teaspoons each) of vanilla and almond extracts to classic white cake mix.  The house smelled like a Danish while they were baking, mmmm!  It’s not too strong, just a hint of flavor, so that’s good.  I didn’t want anything overpowering.  I let the kids have 2 each – my taste testers, since I don’t each cupcakes anymore. 

I used most of 2 tubs of frosting – one I left classic white, and one I tinted blue, but I didn’t add any extracts to the frosting. 

And I managed to find some blue and white cupcake liners.  Not specifically Hanukkah, but a pretty match with the colors.


Speaking of cupcake liners, I got tired of the mess accumulating in my baking box.  So I found a handy dandy way to organize them with those empty frosting tubs I love so much.  Plus I got to use my label maker, too.  Yay! 


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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Epicute: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Epicute: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! – Cheezburger

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The Halloween Cupcake Test


Pshaw!  I wear the same costume every year.  I dress up as “mom.”  😀

Happy Halloween!

You Are Goofy
You are a fun loving and carefree person. You can’t help but be a bit of a goofball.
You love to make people laugh, and your sense of humor is quite silly.

You enjoy Halloween each year, partially because it allows you to put your personality on display.
You have the craziest costume around, and you outdo yourself every year!


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