Friday, April 24, 2009


Do you watch the Food Network? Have you seen Bobby Flay's show "Throwdown with Bobby Flay"? If you answered yes, then you will understand this post. If you answered no, then hopefully you will try to watch in the future!
The competitors: Lisa Clark and Amy Comeaux (me!)

The product: Hostess Cupcakes

The Challenge: Loan Operations Throwdown

This was the set up (isn't it nice, I did it myself!). I purchased some milk because how can one eat chocolate cupcakes without milk?

The Judges: Two co-workers from the branch (which will remain nameless for identity's sake).
The Result: I lost by 3 points!!! But it was oh so much fun! I would do it again in a heartbeat. I knew I was going up against someone fierce as Lisa is a cake decorator and a good one. I have had such a love for baking recently that it was something I just had to do. I had co-workers taking home cupcakes to let their spouses judge.
I'll let you know if we ever do it again. Until then, enjoy the pictures and dream of how good they tasted!! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

DH's Daddy Funeral

My DH's Daddy passed away on Monday after a month long hospital stay from his third stroke. He was 68 years old and lived a really good life. We are back in South Louisiana staying with family, which is best for DH right now. Thanks to everyone for your prayers during this trying time and please continue to pray for DH's family.

Here is the link to the Funeral Home's Website and the obituary for DH's Dad:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

16th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was my 16th Wedding Anniversary. God has brought us so far and I am so thankful! Below are the gifts we gave to each other:

I got DH candy since that is his most favorite thing. I had fun finding a way to wrap it up where he wouldn't know what the heck it was. He was suprised and that was fun.

I told DH I wanted flowers and he didn't disappoint! Tulips are my favorite and he actually made the arrangement himself because he didn't like what was pre-made. He did a great job!
We got married on my Mom's Birthday so the plan was for everyone to go out to dinner but DH got off really late. The boys went with my parents and DH and I went out to dinner alone. It was a new restaurant and one we will never try again but we enjoyed each others company. I look forward to many more years together!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Large "beach" Bag

I have an order from a friend to create a bag large enough for her to put the 8X11 jewelry carrying kit into. Well, I've never done a bag like that so I needed to practice. Below is the bag I created this weekend. It is too large for what she needs, but it did turn out pretty. DH loved it and said we will have to bring it to the beach with us if we get to go this Summer!

The inside inspired the yellow handles and I think it goes well! By the way, I am not too attached so if you are interested, I will sell it for $30. Just leave me a comment with contact information. I plan to open an Etsy store in the future to display my handiwork! I'll let you know when I do!