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Whew! All work and little play. That has been my life up to this point. Thank goodness I get to design a bit/a lot for my job! Here are some designs I cooked up for Gig’Em Week - a welcome week at the university I work at. 

Special thanks goes out to “J”, a wonderful student who agreed to be featured on my blog showcasing my work & his Aggie swagger! 

Coming to an office near me. Happy Monday Morning for my coworkers! :) I always make 12 for the office and the left overs for us. Today I stretched the batter a bit, so Love has a lot of cupcakes he can enjoy this week.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 18-24 cupcakes)

Cake: 2/3 cup self raising flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup malt flour, 1/3 cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt, 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, & 2-5 tbs whole milk (based on what consistency you want them to be)

Icing: 1 1/2 unsalted butter, 2 cups powder sugar, 1/4 tbs vanilla extract, 3 tbs whole milk, 1/4-1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

1. Sift dry ingredients & mix

2. Add butter & wet ingredients 

3. Mix really really well

4. Set oven to 320F, line cupcakes, put in cake batter 3/4 of the way full, & bake for 20 some odd minutes

5. Mix butter for icing until it’s whipped and fluffy

6. Add 1 cup of powered sugar, mix with butter, then add second cup. Mix really well

7. Add vanilla extract & whole milk

8. Split batter into 2. In one bowl add the cocoa powder to make chocolate icing (to taste, or based on my measurements). In the other make peppermint icing (to taste, or based on my measurements).

9. Let cake cool, decorate with icing

10. Eat. Nom nom….

I’ve never been a baker. I’ve only started trying to do so in an attempt to network & mingle with outside co-workers. When I won a bake off at work, I decided to take this on for yet another hobby. I’m still trying to get them to look pretty - but with time and practice, they will be grand. :)

So, here it is! My Chevron Quilt I made earlier this year. It’s a Chevron Quilt I made using this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. It comes out to be a full sized quilt. I used Mod Century fabric from Moda for the front, back, and binding along with a white layer cake (I believe it was Snow White from Kona Solids). For quilting, I just followed the chevron pattern on the white using orange thread for a more retro feel. 

Asia, my constant companion, couldn’t help herself. She had to be in at least one photo!

Ohhh Weee! Starting another small quilt topper with these charm packs! Love and I try our best to make our Christmas gifts. They end up costing more, but they’re from the heart. I finished a chevron quilt a while ago that I still need to post here. I’ll do that this weekend. Promise! :)

Ohhh Weee! Starting another small quilt topper with these charm packs! Love and I try our best to make our Christmas gifts. They end up costing more, but they’re from the heart. I finished a chevron quilt a while ago that I still need to post here. I’ll do that this weekend. Promise! :)

Forgot to mention - I won 2 awards for a Bake Off competition at work! Best Presentation & Best Overall (presentation & taste). I made Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes. Recipe found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFwzmkqK1a8

Here are some posters I’ve been designing for work. I’ve been designing a slew of other items, some for work - some for clients, but they all have a time stamp on them, which doesn’t allow me to show case them until they are released to the public. In any case, here are 3 posters I’ve designed so far. Okay, back to work… err… actually going to bed!

Own yourself.

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