Friday, July 27, 2012
Posted by Jane at 4:04 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Posted by Jane at 3:07 PM
This year for Valentine's Day, we had our own restaurant. My friend, Joey, gave me the idea and I was so excited to do it. Aaron and I and Grandma Susan were the customers and the four kids worked there. They had so much fun. I can't wait to do it again.
Posted by Jane at 12:28 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I saw these cute mailboxes on a website attached to a cute candlestick and wanted to copy them. The craft store only had one wood candlestick and it was $4.00. I came up with this less expensive idea. I bought the wooden dowel for $2.00 and used a scrap of wood we had sitting in our garage. The mailboxes were $1.00 each at Target. I put Aaron on the case and he cut it, routered it, drilled holes and had James paint it. I just hot glued the mailboxes to the dowel and in the hole to secure them. I thought it turned out cute and wanted to share an easy and cheap idea. The kids love to check their mail each day to find notes and treats.
Posted by Jane at 9:37 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I wanted to share what Aaron has been busy doing this summer. He never ceases to amaze me with his talents. He can fix anything and build anything and he does such good work. He has never done anything like this, he is just able to figure anything out and he does such wonderful work.
I entered a contest for a backyard makeover last year, this is what our backyard looked like:
For five long years
The inside brings smiles
The outside brings tears
Our four little children
Love playing in the sun
But a yard like this
Just isn't much fun
We started a patio
When the weather turned hot
But a one foot square
Is as far as we got.
A backyard makeover?
A wish come true!
We could play outside
And barbeque too!
Posted by Jane at 4:03 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Posted by Jane at 10:21 PM
Friday, September 9, 2011
We are so excited to invite you to our pre-opening bake sale.
This Saturday, September 10
2:00- 4:00 PM
7493 Park Maple Drive
We will be featuring many of our favorites and the most popular among our many friends and family members. Unique cookies, muffins and other treats.
Don't turn on your oven, don't make a mess of your kitchen, don't be stuck with four dozen of the same cookie. Let us provide you with delicious treats made from high quality ingredients.
Can't make it? Reserve yours today!
Email us at
We do special orders.
Some of this weeks treats include our famous Lemon Drop Cookies (sure to sell out!), Peanut Butter and Chocolate cookies, banana muffins, chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, pumpkin cookies, oatmeal cream pies, soft frosted sugar cookies, cookies 'n cream cookies, smores cookies and more!
Let us make your day!
Posted by Jane at 11:20 AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
My sister in law, Dawn is starting up cake classes! She is a culinary school graduate and pastry chef extrordinaire. I am SO excited, I am taking them all. I can't wait to learn how to make a cake that not only looks good, but tastes divine. I wonder if she is offering them so I will stop asking her to make my kids cakes, just kidding - she is way too nice and generous. I have been so lucky to have her near by, she has spoiled us on many occasions with cakes for my kids birthday parites. I am taking the Tuesday class, come join me! Here are just a few of her cakes and all the details, in her words:
I am starting to teach cake classes out of my home in West Jordan. I am starting with a "beginner" class, and will add more advanced classes shortly, such as a rolled fondant class. The advanced classes will require that you take the beginner courses first. These are hands on classes!
The beginner class will be a 2 part class. The first class will teach you about professional cake pans and basics of baking a cake. You will then learn how to make chocolate mousse and learn how to layer and fill a cake. Then we will talk about cupcakes and you will learn how to fill cupcakes with chocolate mousse, and learn how to make American buttercream. You will get to fill with mousse and decorate 6 cupcakes to take home that night.
In the second class I will bring out the cake that you layered in the first class, and I will teach you how to make Italian buttercream. You will then learn how to frost a cake using a decorating turntable. You will learn some easy, fun, basic decorating ideas. You will get to take home your finished cake that night.
The beginner class (both parts) cost: $50
My first session will be Tuesday April 5th (part 1), and Tuesday April 12th (part 2). Both of these start at 7 p.m.
I also have a Saturday session on April 23rd (part 1), and April 30th (part 2). Both of these start at 9 a.m.
Class is available for ages 16 and up, and no children or babies please.
I only have 5 spots available for each session. You would need to be able to attend both consecutive classes. I will have all the supplies you need for the class - just bring an apron!
Feel free to call or email me with any questions, and please forward information on to anyone you know that would be interested. If you would like a special session and have a group of 5 people that can do that specific session, I am more than happy to accomodate your requested date, and make it a private session.
Please leave me a comment with your email address if you're interested and I will contact you.
If I have enough interest for classes in Phoenix, I would consider going down there :)
Posted by Jane at 11:22 AM
Sunday, February 13, 2011
James turned 10 today. For his birthday we let him invite one friend to go to a basketball game. This boy is nothing but basketball and football. He talks in his sleep sometimes and it is always things like, "go long for it!", "he's wide open, pass the ball!" or "score! " I am certain that he dreams of nothing but sports. We can't help but call him Jimmer these days, it is a name that is mentioned a lot at our house, this is our most favorite Jimmer, 10 years old:These two are quite the pair! They spent a majority of the afternoon before the game working on these signs.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I found another craft I felt was worth doing. I didn't realize how long it would take, but I would still do it again. I wanted to put a ball of flowers on my candlesticks but had a hard time finding some that were big enough and cute enough that were less than 30 dollars a piece. I came across a way to make the fabric flowers you see all over the place for cheap! I saw them at The Idea Room and I knew when I saw them that I had to have some. Can you guess what I made these with?
(I forgot to take steop by step pictures, but The Idea Room has some great ones, here )
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
"Hi James, How is your snow fort coming along?"
Monday, December 13, 2010
Posted by Jane at 9:34 PM
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
It isn't too often that I see a craft that interests me enough to want to actually make it. When I came across these, I knew it was perfect for me, it looked inexpensive, easy, fast and cute! I am thinking of all the different holidays and seasons it would be fun to make one for. I found it here.
Posted by Jane at 1:34 PM