Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Journey Towards the Pursuit of Motherhood

I did this layout as a challenge for the local scrapbook store, for May you had to use quickutz and it had to be related to Mothers. So I decided to tackle what a tough journey that is for some people like myself.

Journaling reads "
Growing up I always thought I'd get married and have four children. We began trying as soon as we got married. Here I am 9 yrs later dealing with unexplained infertility and have 4 babies in heaven. Our first loss was twins at 19 weeks that we got pg with after IVF #2. Going through the pain of labor and delivery knowing your babies won't make it is one of the toughest moments in my life. Eight months later we had an early loss after IVF #3. Nine months after that we got pg on our own, but I needed emergency surgery due to an ectopic and ruptured left tube. I hope one day I get the chance to be as amazing a mother as my stepmom."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Party

Wanted to share pictures from our memorial day Party.

Peanut butter star shaped cookies, recipe is here http://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/01/the-best-peanut-butter-cookie-recipe.html

I also made white chocolate covered strawberries with blue sprinkles and red velvet cupcakes with patriotic toppers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are my favorite and whenever I find a new bakery, mix or recipe I have to try it out. I love baking from scratch, but when I saw this new mix at Williams Sonoma I had to try it. The cupcakes were amazing and I can't wait to try the other flavors they have and also pick up another box of this mix. I made the cream cheese frosting recipe they have on the back and it was great, not too sweet. I sprinkled on smore sprinkles on top. I would recommend this mix to everyone.