One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cake Decorating ~ Birthday Cupcakes ~ Snow

My girls inherited cake decorating supplies from my mother, and they are definitely putting them to use.  My 15 year-old daughter surprised her older sister (on her 18th birthday) with a "birthday" cupcake at school yesterday.

I can't believe how well her flowers came out.  She used the tip that is used to make roses, and did an excellent job.

While working out with hubby this morning, we saw on the news that we are to get 1-2 inches of snow starting today.  I'm tickled we are finally getting snow.  The goats and the chickens may not like it, but I know a few of the dogs will be acting like kids later today.  When it snows (our black lab especially) pretends to have the need to go do her business, but really she just wants to go play in the snow.   Just like a kid.

Last night I was caught red-handed.  I was flipping through pattern books and attempting to crochet yet another "new" project, when I was caught.  My 10 year-old said to me, "Uh, Mom? Why aren't you crocheting my mittens yet?"

Guess what I'm doing today?  Yep....crocheting mittens.


Candy C. said... sweet that your daughter made her sister birthday cupcakes! She did a great job too!
Hope ya'll don't get TOO much snow!

Michelle said...

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labbie1 said...

Your daughter has a real talent for decorating! Those look really good!

My big dog loves the snow too! He acts like a puppy when it snows.

Get those mittens done...go on now--and don't forget the pictures!

nancypo said...

Here's hoping for the white stuff! Great deco job!