Sunday, February 28, 2010


...that must mean spring, right?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

when it's still snowing...

Sometimes you have to create your own Spring.Charming birdcage stamps by Jenny Doh available here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

got cupcakes?

Perfect for jewelry, paperclips in your studio, or a single birthday cupcake! New cupcake pedestals just listed in the shop.

Monday, February 22, 2010

lambing season at papa's

This picture of Ruby & her baby lambs cracks me up...can't every mother relate?

and the winner is...


Congrats! Just email me: tami.cupcakestudio(at) with the address you'd like your stamps sent to :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

clear stamp giveaway

Want to win some free stamps? Just leave a comment here by Monday morning (Feb. 22, 2010) 6am est. Easy as that!

Want 2 chances to win? Blog about this giveaway sharing a link to this post, then comment back here with the link to your post. (You can even borrow the photo that's here.)

I'll announce the winner on Monday morning.

Happy weekend everybody!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

favorite etsy seller

Pink Grapefruit Style. Have you been there? It's one of my favorite etsy shops! Holly always has great stuff...the cutie-patootie dish & baubles that you see her are all from her shop. Go visit, bet you'll find something fun!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy valentine's day!

Wishing you a sweet day!
Pretty cookies compliments of Miss Michelle. (Michelle, they were so good! Thank you!)

Friday, February 12, 2010

happy friday

Wishing you a cozy day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

sweet tweets

Took a little mixed-media class last week at The Market at Serendip. The sweet & talented Jen Float was the instructor and what a gem she is! Her artwork is so visit her blog and etsy shop. It's good for me to step out of the box and try something new (although I think I need a little help on my bird eyes!) Thanks for being such a fun & enthusiastic teacher, Jen!

Update on the previous post: Young Boy is fine, just a couple of bruises, thank Heavens! I still can't believe it all. Warmest thanks to everyone who has called and left kind words for us. We are the luckiest family! Now, as Young Boy has been saying, "Can we just put this behind us now!?"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

God is good

Earlier in the evening, I was going to title this post "Why we have 12-year olds."

We're getting some major snow here right now and Young Boy was out playing in it, shoveling and throwing snowballs with his dad. A site that makes a mom smile.

Just as quickly as you can throw a snowball, a total freak accident happened. Young Boy fell into an old cistern / well full of water and was hanging on for dear life...I was hanging on with him...and so was God.

I'll spare you all the gory details. After a thorough check-over and aside from some scrapes, bumps & bruises and some very sore muscles, Young Boy is fine. Thank you, God! No really...THANK YOU, GOD.

I wasn't going to post about this, but after 2 Advil PM and no sleep, I decided differently. I've never been a real "witness" to God and I think He'd want me to use this opportunity to tell you about Him.

I also just want to share 4 things:

1. If you live on 'older' property (in the country) with well covers and such, PLEASE check them and tell your kiddos NOT to walk on them. Ever. (I can't tell you how many times we walked on that old steel-plate cover.)

2. There IS a God. He listens to your cries for help. He gives you strength that you didn't know you had...just ask me and my 12-yr. old.

3. 911 operators, deputies, EMT's, nurses & doctors are all God's angels, walking around here on earth. It's true.

4. There is nothing more important than your family. Family that you love and family that loves you.

Be well my friends, be well.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

let's just call this the soup blog, shall we?

Made a new recipe...a big pot of smoky chili. It's quick & easy and super tasty and I'm thinking might be good for Super Bowl Sunday.

Chipotle Chili

quick drizzle of olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 lb. ground turkey, browned & drained
1 t. cumin
14-oz. can beef broth
28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
15-oz. can black beans, drained
16-oz. can refried black beans
1/2 c. chipotle salsa
2 T. chipotle bbq sauce
a few dashes of smoky Tabasco sauce

Garnish: Cheddar cheese

Add olive oil to medium saucepan and cook onions over medium until almost clear. Add browned turkey and remaining ingredients stirring until the refried beans have been incorporated. Bring chili to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Top with cheese to serve.

Monday, February 1, 2010