Friday, November 22, 2013


I'm feeling especially thankful this week. Maybe it's the season. Maybe it's because I have a three month old daughter who makes me smile everyday. Maybe it's because I have a husband who loves me through action. He goes to work everyday, cooks dinner, cleans, does laundry and is an incredible father. Maybe it's because I'm reminded daily I have a savior who died on the cross for my sins and now I'm forgiven and free. Free to be who I was created to be. Free to dance and sing. Free to not be consumed with the ever evasive and unfulfilling chase for success, money or beauty. Free to know I am beautiful (because He created me and every hair on my head), successful (because if He is for me, who can be against me?) and rich (because He has given me an inheritance in His eternal Kingdom). Thank you Lord for your goodness.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hoe Down & Bake-Off

This week was our big "Hoe Down" put on by our church, Rock Harbor Mission Viejo. Honestly, I'm so blessed to be a part of such a fun community of believers who truly love as Jesus loved. The Hoe Down was a time to gather as a community, invite family and friends and just have a lot of fun. We had pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, baked beans, and good ole fashioned cornbread. I did a little face painting for the ga-jillion kids who go to our church. There were sack races, a bake-off, and they even had a "caller" who taught us how to square dance. Of course, I jumped right in with Bailey asleep in the Ergo like a little kangaroo. Who says you can't doe-see-doe with a 12 week old? Seriously, it was so much fun. 

One of the biggest reasons I was anticipating this particular event was because I entered the bake-off with my maple bacon salted caramel cupcakes. I fully expected to win. I pulled out a chair to sit when they started to announce the bake-off finalists. So, naturally, I slid my chair back in ready to go up and claim my prize. Of course I was going to win.. Did they call my name? No. I was shocked. I made a brown sugar cupcake filled with salted caramel, topped with maple swiss buttercream, BACON and a hard candy caramel halo and it didn't even place? What more does a baker have to do? Turns out they forgot to taste my cupcake. I'm pretty sure God was trying to humble me. 
Anyway, I thought I'd share my cupcake recipe with you. It was a HUGE hit, even though it didn't win. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Giveaway Ends Today!
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