We're in the midst of making our double office into a solid work space. So far, so good. But there's a few knots to untangle. Like my coupon station and Tim's gaming shelf, which he did a killer job on.
Now we're waiting for the coupon station to arrive from Staples. Which was not cheap. After coupons and rewards, we paid $47.43 OOP. Which is just enough to annoy me. That said, I've outgrown my current station, and that was the best deal I could find.
In baking news, I made my fourth cake. A four-layered carrot cake with maple vanilla frosting. The frosting was too sweet for so many layers, so I scrapped some off, saved it for another time, and took meticulous notes.
Then we hit Barnes. Tim wrote and I studied cake. Did you know that most cakes fit into six basic categories? I didn't. Actually, I never cared before. But now I do.
It was a good weekend.
I'm at a point where I no longer want to be in my own way, and I want
to hit a few serious goals. That, and I have some health issues that
need addressed and thanks to my honey bunny, we're going to work on those
From here on, I ask myself: How
will this (step) help me reach my goal? When I ask myself that
question, I think differently about what I'm doing or not doing. Sorta
puts things in logical order, if you will.
And that my Bubblebutts, concludes this post. I'm off to write and bake.
Like to be done early so when the delivery dudes arrive, I can rebuild my coupon station.
Until next post, cheers and boogie boogie.
PS: Made these over the weekend as well. 100g wholemeal, 250g strong white. Very nice in crust, crumb, and taste.
Sounds like you have definitely been one heck of a busy lady! Here's to the new coupon station, taking care of your health(I'm working on getting healthier too), and cake! I like cake!ReplyDelete
And yet, I don't feel so busy. Probably because I get to make my own schedule with lots of good rest bits.Delete
Saw your post today. Here's to all good things and moving forward. Hugs and boogie boogie.
Great attitude, Ivy. Plan for your goals.ReplyDelete
Hope your new coupon station arrives very soon.
I'm a good lemonade maker.Delete
Read your post. Glad you had fun with the movie. I like movies like that where we just leave our brains home for the night.
I love your outlook! And you had me at "four-layered carrot cake with maple vanilla frosting"ReplyDelete
Like I told Alex, I'm a good lemonade maker.Delete
Read your post today too, sorry your little one gets scared during storms. Wiggy (our big dog), does too. I did a Friday Question about pets awhile back. Bloggers offered suggestions to help Miss Wiggy. You might find something of use there.
We do love wholemeal. I bake only with it, the white one only for cakes.ReplyDelete
Pretty dress, on your blog today.Delete
enjoy the new stationReplyDelete
It's always good to have goals and to work towards them step by step.ReplyDelete
That's the way I like to do it.Delete
One step at a time ....
Have fun with your new coupon station. And those rolls look yummy. You're very talented. If I tried rolling rolls like that...well, I can't imagine how horrible they would have turned out. Okay, I can imagine it. It's why I don't do it! :)ReplyDelete
These are easy, just a little coil and you're there. Thanks though, for the kind words.Delete
How goes your new phone?
You are on a roll with baking cakes! Could you send me over a slice of that four-layered carrot cake? It's my birthday in a couple of days, and carrot cake is one of my favorites! ;0)ReplyDelete
Happy Almost Birthday. Boy, that Bubba. Now no more magical stuff, eh? All the secrets are out. He's a funny one, that boy.Delete
Sounds like a great plan, Wonder Woman! You are on your way, girl. And four-layered carrot cake? Oh my...oh my...ReplyDelete
With real maple syrup. It's the only way to fly. Hope you're having a rockin' week. What's on tap for your movie tonight?Delete
Bubblebutt? That's what I used to call my dog!ReplyDelete
Bubblebutt is a good name.Delete
Hey, do you have that butter cake recipe? Love to try it. YUM.
That new coupon station sounds fun. I hope it works wonders for you!ReplyDelete
Thanks. It arrived a bit ago and is on the front porch. Made your Canadian Butter Tarts today. They are cooling now. Smells yummy.Delete
Also, I ate one of the tarts that I made so that meant I had a little extra filling. So I ate that too. Your formula is yummy raw, can't wait to have it baked.
Thanks again and boogie boogie.
Love carrot cake. Just not the icing.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your goals.
Do you dislike both icing and frosting?Delete
Yep. Dislike both.Delete
Tried any vegan ones yet? I was never a big frosting fan, on the whole, unless it was good. But now that I'm making veghead-friendly frosting, I am loving it.Delete
How goes you today?
A good carrot cake is always a welcome thing!ReplyDelete
It's the best veggie cake I ever had.Delete
I must look up what a coupon station is.ReplyDelete
In my studio I have a computer work area and a much bigger work desk. Right now I have destroyed my studio ripped out a fireplace and had shelves build. I so needed them.
So I understand your need for a solid work space.
A coupon station is what I call the area that has ALL my couponing crap in one location.Delete
Before this, I had a smaller table. It served nicely for awhile as a coupon station but now that I've really really outgrown it, it was time to upgrade.
Very nice on having shelves built. Those are always wonderful to have.