Thursday, August 20, 2009


I entered this cake that I made in a contest. I probably won't win because there are some amazing cakes in the contest but I thought it would be fun to enter.

The contest can be seen at

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cake Balls for everyone!

I found these on my new favorite blog, Bakerella. She calls them cake bites but I think cake balls suits my style better. They are fabulous!

Devil's food cake inside

I made a few to support my favorite cause....

And a few with chocolate sprinkles..................
And since it is a crime to waste chocolate, I used the left over chocolate to cover some cherries.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

You need this

I need to book a few more Pampered Chef cooking shows or catalog shows. The new Fall catalogs are out and there are some fabulous new products. Here are two of my favorite new items. The snowman platter and the beaded cake server.

You could earn these for half price or even Free by hosting a show!

Back to School

School is back in session. This year I changed from Kindergarten to 4th grade. It has been quite a switch. I expected the kids to be much more mature and independent than kindergarteners, I was wrong. I constantly have to repeat directions and I have had to ask more than one person to remove a foreign object from their mouth. I am adjusting and hopefully by next week I'll be settled in.

Some of the funniest moments so far have been:
  • in the cafeteria two boys tapped their milks on the table, did a "cheers", and then chugged it. Making me wonder, "where have they seen flip cups?"
  • a boy said, "damn" while reading his social studies book
  • a boy asks every day to go to the clinic, "it's an emergency"
  • after I wrote my name on the board, a boy wrote his teacher was Ms. Buttry
  • a boy wore bright lime green shorts yesterday, this same boy regularly sings Britney Spears songs
I am very nervous about my class passing all of their state tests this year. They don't seem to have much of a clue about the world. Today when I asked what they knew about the water cycle a boy said, "don't kill all the animals or there won't be any animals the ocean". Not quite, my friend.

I am teaching in a trailer at the end of the trailer park. Here are a few pictures of my new home.

The "trailer park" is located across the bus lane from the main school and contains about 40 trailers. It is a loooong walk to any where, including the bathroom and the cafeteria. I should be pretty skinny by the end of the year.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Dr. is in...........

Keith finished his degree and graduated on Saturday. He is now officially Dr. Keith Boddie, DPT. He won't go by Dr. Boddie at work because it is confusing for patients but I think we'll make restaurant reservations that way for a while! I'm so proud of him and we are both so happy to have 2 incomes. It has been a long road but we have made it to the end.