A lot meaning all the time.
"How do you have time to do it all?"
I have a full-time job, make crafts, bake, and run an etsy shop! It's a lot of (FUN!) work... but I've learned how to juggle it all.
Here's a peek into what one of my evenings is like after work...
Planning is a must! From the time I walk in the door, I have an itemized list of what I need to accomplish that evening. I very schematically time everything I do so that it all works together for my advantage.
My order list grows daily, so it's crucial that I don't stop moving.
Last night, I had the privilege of baking lots and lots of yummy treats for a barbeque party that our friends John and Karyn are having this evening. Upon ordering them, Karyn told me a number to feed... and how much she'd like, but entrusted me to pick out the flavors! I've learned to love it when I get to make the creative decisions!
Luckily, I had another order for these that will be delivered today...so there weren't too many left for me to have to resist!
My first batch were these delicious Butterfinger Sundae cupcakes! It's a yummy chocolate fudge cake with some bits of crushed Butterfinger baked inside. Vanilla buttercream is swirled on top, followed by hot fudge, toasted peanuts, more Butterfinger pieces, and (of course!) a cherry!
These are every bit as awesome as they look.
The cupcakes have real strawberries mixed into the cake... so it's a delicious natural taste. It is so good I could eat it without icing... but when it all comes together, it's a fantastic party.
They are topped off with a lemonade buttercream. Yes, you heard it. It's a crazy thing to put lemonade into your icing... but the result is fantastic!
I had so much fun decorating them with gummy lemon candies, yellow sanding sugar, and a straw!
Well, my oven did. But I put it in there!
This is a separate order that will go out today... but that planning thing came into play here. I knew that I'd have about 35 mins to wait on this one to be done... which was plenty of time to ice all those cupcakes!
I decorated this one last... but you get to see it now :)
I chose this color theme to play on the "backyard barbeque" party that they would be served at.
These are so much fun to make! I love creating all the different "designs". And they look so pretty on a table!
Plus, they are scrumptious!
What's not to love about a s'more? And in cookie form!?
There's really nothing better.
The base of the cookie has graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar... which perfectly resembles the taste of a graham cracker. Then, I mix in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
These are the kind of cookie you want to eat right off the cookie sheet!
And after making 4-1/2 dozen cupcakes, 5 dozen cookies, a cake, and 50 pretzel rods... I painted on some of my canvas orders.
I may not sleep very much... and I constantly go out in public with paint somewhere on me (on accident of course!)... but I love every single minute of it!
God has blessed me with the ability to create, and I intend on using it :)
Thank you for believing in me!