Shopaholic Sales December 21

The online section is really picked over but the Breton Village store is JAM PACKED I scored a few dresses for under $50 Tops for $10 Skirts $20 They also have back issues of their anthology magazine for only $4 Little gifts, candles under $10, Napkins $4, wine corks $3, glassware $3 not that I […]

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate CupcakesRecipe from Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Chocolate Frosting2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted6 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup unsweatened cocoa powder, sifted2 tablespoons of whole milk Beat the powdered sugar, butter and cocoa together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-low speed until the mixture comes together […]

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate CupcakesRecipe from Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Chocolate Frosting2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted6 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup unsweatened cocoa powder, sifted2 tablespoons of whole milk Beat the powdered sugar, butter and cocoa together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-low speed until the mixture comes together […]

Chocolate – Peppermint Fantasy Cake

Chocolate – Peppermint Fantasy CakeCourtesy of  Holiday Baking by Better Homes and Gardens Prep: 45 MinutesStand: 30 MinutesBake: 35 MinutesCool: 10 MinutesChill: up to 4 hoursOven: 350 Ingredients:3/4 cup butter, room temp3 eggs2 cups all purpose flour3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt2 cups sugar2 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cups […]

Chocolate – Peppermint Fantasy Cake

Chocolate – Peppermint Fantasy CakeCourtesy of  Holiday Baking by Better Homes and Gardens Prep: 45 MinutesStand: 30 MinutesBake: 35 MinutesCool: 10 MinutesChill: up to 4 hoursOven: 350 Ingredients:3/4 cup butter, room temp3 eggs2 cups all purpose flour3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt2 cups sugar2 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cups […]

all in all a good day.

can i just say what a day? i abby hoppen – albers have added yet another niece to my small, yet growing army of nieces. it’s my job as their aunt to teach them the ways of the world (the world their parents don’t want them to know) explain what certain words or expressions mean […]

all in all a good day.

can i just say what a day? i abby hoppen – albers have added yet another niece to my small, yet growing army of nieces. it’s my job as their aunt to teach them the ways of the world (the world their parents don’t want them to know) explain what certain words or expressions mean […]

weekend plans

i am really looking forward to a weekend packed full of fun, family, store, husband, baking, cooking, church, holiday fun, hopefully a baby (my sister – in – laws), and dogs. tonight is going to be a 100% relaxing night. i have to bring appetizers to a party next week and i just bought a […]

weekend plans

i am really looking forward to a weekend packed full of fun, family, store, husband, baking, cooking, church, holiday fun, hopefully a baby (my sister – in – laws), and dogs. tonight is going to be a 100% relaxing night. i have to bring appetizers to a party next week and i just bought a […]

grinch scrooge call me whatever gangsta

i don’t know why but this holiday season i have been such a scrooge! my house is decorated half assed, my dogs do not have jingle bells on their collars…i haven’t even picked out a theme for my wrapping paper this year. maybe it’s the lack of snow? maybe its working retail (which i love […]

grinch scrooge call me whatever gangsta

i don’t know why but this holiday season i have been such a scrooge! my house is decorated half assed, my dogs do not have jingle bells on their collars…i haven’t even picked out a theme for my wrapping paper this year. maybe it’s the lack of snow? maybe its working retail (which i love […]

honest abe

so if you are following my other blog for the shop ( foundon8th.blogspot.com) you will note my restlessness. for some reason i always get restless this time….its with my house. i have finally convinced my reluctant husband to look at homes in holland. i think  he’s starting to like it… if not, he’ll adapt. last […]