Friday, July 25, 2008

Cupcake Pops!

I made cupcake pops!

I was inspired by Jiv5932's post on craftster and, in extension, her inspiration at It was a very long process, but I'm pretty happy with the results. And all I've gotten are rave reviews, which must be a good thing, right? I'm still torn on whether or not all of the time and effort is really worth it for thirty-some pops, but in any case it was a lot of fun and they turned out nearly as expected!

Here are a few more pictures. I'm not going to copy down the directions, as to not copy from Bakerella, but you should really check out her site whether you want to make cupcake pops or not. She makes awesome and tasty-looking things.

*Special thanks to my boss, Dave, for taking these cool pictures!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Amish Friendship Bread

My good friend and college roomie, Jess, passed on some Amish Friendship Bread to me last week. The bread - which can only be started by the Amish - is passed on in small bags of the dough. You have the dough for 10 days, doing something to the bag each day before dividing it into five. You use one batch to bake your bread, and the rest are then passed on to other friends.

It was fun, and I was interested to see that my bread turned out very differently then Jess' had. I guess it all depends on what you add and the accuracy of measuring. It was pretty tasty - I made mine chocolate - and now Ryan, Joan, Mrs. Lovett and my mom will have their turn to spread the Amish bread love.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Isn't she cute?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weighing in...

I've lost about 22 pounds since January.

The past few weeks have been hard to keep on track with things... I don't know why, exactly, because every time I eat poorly I end up feeling just as bad as what I ate. Like right now, for instance, dinner was delicious, but greasy and fatty, and I'm laying in bed with an upset - and very overly full - stomach.

Was it worth it? No, not really. Not at all.

So, back to the healthy choices tomorrow. It tastes better and I feel better and, really, how can I go wrong with that?