Monthly Archives: June 2011

Counting Your Cupcakes Before They Hatch

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a cake fanatic. But truth be told, I’m not that big a fan of the baking part, or even the icing part. I’m really just a fan of sculpting little things out … Continue reading

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Mama’s Got a Brand New Bird

I don’t know how it happened, but it seems we have become the local animal rescue as of late. Last time I checked, my name was not Diego and I didn’t have a magical orange rescue pack. But here we … Continue reading

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The Payne Train

My dad has never been a sports fan. Normally, a girl wouldn’t stand much of a chance of becoming a lover of sports with a dad who’d rather be watching PBS or listening to classical music. But my mama raised … Continue reading

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There’s S’more than One Way to Roast a Marshmallow

There are so many words I could use to describe my boys. At 6 and 8, they are wild, loud, smelly, usually covered in dirt and up to no good. Exactly what you’d expect them to be. But the one … Continue reading

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Heroes and Hamburger

Meet Hamburger. Hamburger is our resident turtle. Three years ago, at our local town celebration, he was disqualified from the turtle race for being a water turtle. Discrimination hurts, even when you’re a turtle, so we took pity on the … Continue reading

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Because Cupcakes Shouldn’t Be Lonely

Way back in November, about a week after my Angry Birds cake took over the internets, I was contacted by a cake magazine about featuring my work. Silly me, I assumed they meant the Angry Birds cake, so I told … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder

Some of you may know that I used to be a contributor at Testifyblog.com. The blog went through some changes, and our past content was lost in the process. I am no longer writing for Testify, and since those posts … Continue reading

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Fixing Your Flats

Last week, after a quick trip to town, I came home with this: Not really what you want to see when you get out of the car. The air was gushing out of that tire so fast, I could hear … Continue reading

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The Hit

If you could hear the roar from the dugout, you would have assumed someone had hit a grand slam. A good ol’ solo home run, at the very least. The cheering was followed by the biggest round of high-5s and … Continue reading

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A Dream is a Terrible Thing to Waste

You and I both know that 6 and 8-year-old boys can’t dunk. ¬†They’re too short, their hands aren’t big enough, they can’t jump high enough, and they’d more than likely get hurt trying. But if you tell them they can’t? … Continue reading

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