Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak"

Wanted to get the word out about this exhibit. I'm volunteering at the "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak" @ the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Opens on September 7, the exhibit runs to October 11. I'll be ther most Mondays evenings from 7:00. Hope you get a chance to come and see it. Sounds like fun!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Live Up to My Superhero Name

My, oh my! I'm sure doing a great job at it. Flashing here, flashing there and most flashing at bedtime, I'm so tired all the time. One day [I hope] a really smart woman will invent something to use these flashes in a productive way.

But wait! I bought myself a mini trampoline, to jump the hotness out of me. I know it's not cool like a stand up paddle board or running a marathon. But only goal right now is to get a good night's sleep and not feel so old and achy.  So if you want a laugh, just think of me jumping on my mini trampoline in the middle of my living room next to my elephant chair, trying to keep my balance and not fall off. 

Hope it works. Will keep you posted.

Saturday, August 20, 2011



Quite often on my commute [too long], I see these crazy cloud formations from on coming bad weather that I just want to pull over and take a picture of. But I know better not to cause rush hour craziness by pulling over to take picture of the sky [rubbernecking :)].

But yesterday as I was leaving the restaurant, the clouds were in rare form and I got my picture. They almost looked photohop'ed. You could tell something big was coming, they were moving and changing shape so quickly.

boxes of cupcakes

Just wanted to show off few more cupcake photos. I got a bit obsessed with the batches [most of my recipes make 18 to 24 cupcakes] and how I was going to get to a 100. Ended up making the last box with raspberry [1/2 batch] and red velvet [1/2 batch to event. 1/2 batch to restaurant and the customer's favorite] to soothe my obsession and putting me over 100.

box of Orange Passion

box of Chai

box of White Peach

box of Raspbery and Red Velvet

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

100+ cupcakes

And yes, I'm crazy and exhausted.

Decided to do this project/job a couple of weeks ago. I thought I could get word out about the restaurant and what an accomplishment to make 100+ cupcakes.

Here's some pics of the cupcakes I wanted to share.



Flavors made: Red Velvet with ganache filling and vanilla cream cheese frosting; Fresh Raspberry with Vanilla buttercream; Chocolate with nutella filling and Chocolate buttercream; Chai Tea with orange marmalade filling and caradomon spice cream cheese frosting; Orange  with passion fruit filling and passion fruit buttercream topped with toffee crunch; White Peach with vanilla cream cheese frosting. 

Hope people enjoy it!

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Giant Weed

It's back from last year.  Does anyone out there know what it is. Is something good that happen to come into my yard and just doesn't want to go away even though I don't even water it? Oh well, it's going to be there for a while as I'm just too lazy to dig it out. I wonder how much bigger it will get.

My giant weed

The funny thing is my gardener came by the other day and to trim our bushes and weed whack everything in sight but left this one. I think it so big that he think I'm actually trying grow this plant/weed. 

Only if my other plants did as well with so little care. Here's one more tomato plant picture. I got to show off something that's doing well.

More cherry tomatoes

My love of old fashion office supplies

I had these for a while and just got around to shoot it. It's old-fashion stickies, I guess. Purple transparent tabs that you slip on to a page or sheet of paper. They are quite beautiful and don't want to use them because they'll get lost. I even love the graphic on the box. [didn't I mention I collect stuff]

Old fashion stickies

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tiny holes in my t-shirt

I found this link on Not Martha about finding tiny holes in the front of the your favorite t-shirt. Here I was cursing bad manufacturing for these tiny holes in barely worn tees. Come to find out, it was probably me. 

I've been doing random embroidery over the holes to continue to wear these shirts. Most of time, people think I have some on my t-shirt that needs to be brush off. I'm just going to continue with the embroidery when I find more holes (there are more already) and let's see where this goes. Stay tune.

Tiny holes