Sunday, July 20, 2008

Not as good as my Friend Joanne.....


Well I was in a baking mood today (even in this heat, I just love to bake) so with the air conditioner on full speed and my convection oven set to 350 I used the lovely recipe that Joanne from Cottage in the Making posted on her blog and made some cupcakes to serve from my very vintage stand......they didn't come out nearly as lovely as the cupcakes Joanne made but she is a professional cake decorator and I am an accounting nerd so she has an unfair advantage over me.....I wonder if she can balance her checkbook with her eyes closed like I can...just kidding.....

I only wanted to make a dozen cupcakes since my family really doesn't like cake-like desserts so I decided I would make this little bundt cake with the remaining batter. I am going to take it to work tomorrow and share it with my co-workers. It is one of the girls birthday this week so I think it will be very appropriate.....hope they like it......

After I finished baking, I felt like finishing some of those spray painting projects that just seem to mount every weekend. Remember these little numbers I scored at the Salvation Army last weekend? Well they didn't stay gold and brass for long.....BEFORE


And AFTER.....




My neighbors always comment on my spray painting and I always smile and say "my treasures are so much happier in white".



My mother gave this mirror to me a few years ago and my husband liked it gold. Not me, so I decided it was time to "make it mine" and paint it.....



That's more like it.......



Wonder how long it will take him to notice......probably forever!!!



Have a wonderful week. I am going up to Northern California at the end of this week for the life celebration for my dear dad so please remember me and my family in prayer as we celebrate him and (try to) say goodbye.....I sure do miss him...



Lots of Love,

Debbie Kay

16 comments:

Garage sale gal said...

Hi Debbie,
Wow, I really like what you did with your can of spray paint. I haven't tried using spray paint. I think I should. Using a brush takes alot of time and leaves marks. Next project I will use spray paint. Your treasures look lovely in white. Come visit me, I'm having a little give away :)Warmly, Deb

Joanne Kennedy said...

You know you will be in my thoughts and prayers, as will be your family. It's always so much nicer to go celebrate the life of a loved one rather then a funeral. After all, it is the time on Earth we will treasure the memories of them until we meet up with them again in Heaven.

Your cupcakes turned out beautiful. Did they taste yummy? If they do you have Cindy at Romantic Homes to thank as I got the recipe from her. Did you use the creamcheese icing too?

Oh, I almost forgot, I'm doing a one day giveaway so stop by.

Big hugs my friend!
Joanne

Anonymous said...

yummy!! can't wait!! can we just ignore the birthday though? ;-) i've had enough to last the rest of my life by now.

I know how hard the end of this week will be for you. Knowing your Father is with OUR FATHER should offer some comfort to you. I know as humans our grief is selfish and it is totally normal-we want our loved ones here to be a part of our lives. Hang in there. Your Mom will really need you,Deb.

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Debbie~Your cupcakes are so sweet on the plate you found! And your Salvation Army treasures look so great painted white. I have a feeling it will take hubby a bit to notice the mirror...if he's anything like mine!
Have a great day!
Kim

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning Debbie Kay, Thanks for stopping by, I am sorry to be so late posting, I just recently started a new job and I am trying to get back in the swing of things! I think your creations are beautiful!Have a beautiful Day! Diana lyn

Alison Gibbs said...

Great job with the paint. You will have to tell us how long it takes for him to realise the mirror is white
Alison

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your cupcakes and cake look great! It's so funny I just got out my mixer to make some cupcakes and I thought I would catch up with a few blogs first! I love all your white spray painted items. Everything looks better painted white! I got all excited when you said you were coming to Northern California because I thought I could meet you in person and then I read the rest. I think Life Celebrations are such a good thing. We really should remember all the good of each person and celebrate that!

hopetreestudio said...

Hi girlie love the mirrors! Love those yummie photos hope to chat again when you get back. Blessings to you! Denise

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Everything looks good enough to eat!

M ^..^

Shabby Addict said...

That mirror is absolutely gorgeous! It looks WAY better in white!! I was going to ask you when exactly and where the Blog-Her party is going to be?? I would love to go! Please just let me know so I can mark the day!!

DebbieCalif said...

Hi Debbie, Boy those cupcakes would be great right now! With a cup of coffee! yum! I love your pictures of what you have done with your thrift store finds! Those dishes with the roses are a great find. Love that spray paint!
Blessings, Debbie
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com
You will be in our prayers!

Donna Lynn said...

OK Sister Dear! You have been one busy gal, can you please save me one of those cupcakes?? I love cake, and can't wait till my son gets married so I can eat the cake, it is always the best part of a party or celebration!!!
I have missed your posts so much, I took my much needed breather and now I am back in blog land. I loved talking to you for hours, :) the other night, let do it again real soon!!!
Hope your week is going beautifully, mine has been soooo blessed, V is doing so great, God is really moving on her situation with the X and the house, keep her in your prayers!!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

P.S.I will be praying for you as you travel north for your precious Fathers life celebration...I also adore your finds, the spray painted afters are wonderful, I love spray paint!!!!

Victoria Lynn said...

Dear Sweet Debbie,
I just want you to know that you are in my heart and prayers! We really share a lot of the same experiences and I want you to know that I love you, my dear sister in Christ! God bless you, Victoria Lynn

celestina marie said...

Hi Debbie Kay,
The cupcakes look so yummy and the little bundt cake is so pretty with the pink and green sugar.

I love all your white transformations. They are perfect!
Blessings for you and your family and may God be with you all during your Father's Life Celebration.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Roxie said...

I think your cupcakes look dee-lish! Lots of frosting, just how I like it. MMMMMMMM
Your projects have inspired me to want to make some things mine too. I'll be off to the store today for spray paint. LOL
I found your blog through Shabby Addict.
Roxie

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