Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Talent Night at AWANA

Beginning of the process

A couple weeks ago we had talent night at AWANA and I made a cake out of cupcakes. It was a cupcake tree! :) Not sure what to write. It was a yellow cake and I made cakepops that look like little owls.

Owl Cakepops

Adding a little color

pink owls :)
 Hey, it actually looks like a tree what about that?
The owls are getting eyes and and beaks and feet! :)

Finished project

All finished, the project is done! :) I thought it turned out prettty good. Not to brag or anything. But I think it turned out pretty well.

Close up of the owls

The owls are just so cute and tasted just as ood as they look if not better! 

Firefly Island

 Firefly Island

Mallory Hale meets this charming man a Capitol Hill, and it justt happened to be Saint Patrick's Day. You know, if you meet someone on Saint Patrick's Day you are destined to be together. Sure enough they met again and started dating. Not to long after Daniel had to go out of town for business and Mallory stays with his son, Nick, unfortunately enough they both get the flu while he's gone. Daniel comes back to two sick people and has some news for Mallory, Daniel has been offered a job in Moses Lake, Texas. Mallory couldn't stand the though of losing Daniel and Daniel didn't want to leave Mallory. So what comes next? Right there in his house with her sick he proposed, although it wasn't a very romantic proposal. Within a few weeks they were married and headed to the middle of nowhere, to meet a questionable boss they never met. To find out the rest you will have to read it yourself.

Firefly Island is written really well, Lisa Wingate is a great author, I also read Talk of the Town, which was great as well.

Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Good Hope Road, The Language of Sycamores, and Drenched in Light. Her work was recently honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family live in Central Texas.
Thank you Bethany House for sending me this book to review. :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pit of Ambition

Pit of Ambition
This is the second book of the Caselli family series.
Tillie Caselli has married Alex Martin a famous lawyer. Before they were married he’d do anything to spend time with her but, now this young man is too focused on work, fame and fortune. Tillie is sick an can barely go to school. She goes to the doctor to find out she’s pregnant.
Noah Hansen has married Carrie and they are very happy together until the tragic death of Carrie’s mother  then fishy stuff starts happening. Carrie is expecting again and Noah is the best husband that anyone could have, coming home from work to check on his wife not working late more than he has to.
Guiseppi  finally realizes he made a big mistake by not telling Tillie what him and her mother knew about Noah from before they met. He can’t tell her now though, what good would that do? It would only make matters worse.
Alex and Noah are still good friends, Guiseppi meets Noah when he comes to Sioux Falls to check on a job building Angelo’s 2, Guiseppi’s second restaurant. He’s regretting the decision he has made.
This book was just as good as the first and I cannot wait to read he third one A Blackguards Redemption.
Ta`Mara Hanscom has worked on The Caselli Family Series since 1996. Within three weeks she had created a 900 page rough draft of what would become a five- novel series of the epic love story of Tillie Caselli and Noah Hansen.
Loving all things Italian, Ta`Mara created the Caselli family true to their ethnic name. Born and raised in South Dakota, she brings this traditional family alive on the Great Plains where she has spent the entirety of her life.
I got this book from my mom’s bookshelf.