Some whirlwinds in my life have caused me to fall behind again on my blog. Since my last posting in November, my kids were finishing up their basketball league and entering into tournaments. They both lost but ended their season determined to try again in the spring. Then we had our practices for our upcoming Christmas play at our church. This was my daughter’s last year to perform and my son’s second. They were both incredible and had my husband and me in tears.
While I haven’t had time to blog, I have been reading my favorites/fellow food bloggers. I happened to notice that Krystle from Smitten Sugar had a giveaway. I found her blog through The Cake Slice Bakers. She has lots of great recipes and a beautiful cake stand with crystal tear drops around the sides.
I’ve tried for giveaways on other blogs before with intentions of winning but never get my hopes up. When I checked her blog a few days later, I read that I had won. I was so overjoyed because I was just starting my day after battling to work because of a minor ice storm. I even told her in an email that winning turned my frown upside down that day. How sweet it was of her to do this close to Christmas. I’ve never owned a muffin top pan before and I can’t wait to try new recipes using it.
So…Since it’s a New Year you’ve got to have New Year’s resolutions. Mine are to bake more, cook more, buy lots more baking/cooking stuff, find a place to put all my purchases *☺*, go out to eat less so I can save money and eat more at home *very hard to do*, be there more for my kids and husband + dog, exercise, and lose weight. Whew! What a year it’s going to be. I can say that I’ve started my year with birthday cakes. I’ve got 3 birthdays in February but it’ll be a combined party and 2 birthdays in March. I can’t wait!