Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from Houston, Texas!

Friends….bloggers! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. It was a beautiful day here in Houston. The weather was nice and inviting.

We have been a busy group with work and school. My husband is in the process of launching his company called Mancave Toyz. We participated in a vendor event in early December, and had many orders placed for many different things. But the biggest hit this holiday season was the “beer cap opener/catcher”. Here is a sample of what it looks like. What do you think?

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We were also featured in CultureMap Houston this past week. Take a look at all the other cool things that were featured too.

Well, that is all for tonight.

From my family to yours….Merry Christmas.

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Cheers,

jRose

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The beginning of a new season…Christmas

Christmas was never a good holiday for me, at least for the past 4 years. Family grows apart, friendships fade and well, the time of depression tends to set in….DEEPLY. But this holiday season I will make it different, I will make it better around my family. My spirits will be lifted, my mindset will be positive and my overall goal is to be as happy as I possibly can.

The empty bench that you see here will be filled with time spent reading, drinking coffee and conversations with people that I love and enjoy. So, come join me and help me make memories and laugh about the nonsense of life’s worries.

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Happy Holidays,

jRose

And she is back…….

Friends…I took a long … long… break from baking and I am now back and ready to bake and blog! Now, I have baked some cupcakes and a pie or two, just haven’t blogged about them, but let me give you a sneak peek.

February is just around the corner, you will need some good Valentine cupcakes. These are Chocolate with Chocolate Chips inside and Chocolate Frosting.

February is just around the corner, you will need some good Valentine cupcakes. These are Chocolate with Chocolate Chips inside and Chocolate Frosting.

If you want Red Velvet Cupcakes these are frosted with Real Cream Cheese Frosting and topped with a Dark Chocolate Chunk. YUMM!!!

If you want Red Velvet Cupcakes these are frosted with Real Cream Cheese Frosting and topped with a Dark Chocolate Chunk. YUMM!!!

These scrumptious cupcakes are Strawberry Cheesecake. Fresh ingredients and homemade frosting!

These scrumptious cupcakes are Strawberry Cheesecake. Fresh ingredients and homemade frosting!

my husband's favorite cupcake...the SWEET 'n Salty. Chocolate Cake filled with caramel, frosted with homemade Peanut Butter Frosting, Pretzels and Sea Salt. A man's dream!

my husband’s favorite cupcake…the SWEET ‘n Salty. Chocolate Cake filled with caramel, frosted with homemade Peanut Butter Frosting, Pretzels and Sea Salt. A man’s dream!

I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and bake away! Happy New Year, may 2013 bring you many SWEET blessings!

The frostings of fall and Think Pink!

Fall is my favorite season! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Festivals, Farmers Markets and just the turning of the leaves…..in other states cause Texas’ trees don’t turn orange. 😦

So far, I have baked 3 delicious types of cupcakes. I think my favorite and most rewarding is the Reese’s Peanut Buttercup. The frosting on these decadent little cakes is sooooo gooood!! I literally licked the bowl clean! Plus the little surprise that I hid inside was even better, an actual mini Reese’s Peanut Buttercup, YUM!!

Wanting pumpkin bread so bad, but still craving the chocolate, I decided to venture out and bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins topped with cream cheese frosting. My best friends son and daughter love pumpkin bread and I wanted to give them a little surprise. They gobbled them up! We met at St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston for a little beer and some goodies. And as you can see this kid wanted to pick off the icing!

But after 2 or 3 muffins, I think he still wanted more!

Now, the most recent cupcake was for a Mary Kay party I hosted at my home. Knowing MK is pink and October is Breast Cancer Awareness month I wanted to incorporate pink ribbons on my cupcakes. So I came up with Coconut Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and coconut shavings. They were a hit and I can honestly say they were beautiful. I will make this my yearly October cupcake.

My other best friends mother is a cancer patient and it really hits home. Please ladies, get checked, check yourself and be aware of your health. Let’s fight this cancer!!!

Have a great week and more so a Spooky Halloween. Until my next blog….Keep frosting!