Saturday, September 19, 2009

Potluck Bridal Shower food

I miss blogging! I miss visiting all the wonderfully creative and beautiful blogs of my friends, I miss commenting on them every day and feeling like a part of the blogland community. But I know many of you struggle balancing work, family, and blogging too, so I know you understand where I'm coming from. Between our single vehicle daily commuter lifestyle and the rigors of family life there's not enough hours in my day. I fall asleep within minutes of going to bed... who won Big Brother??? But here's the joy, I'm loving my career path! All the passion and excitment I felt years ago when I entered this field has been renewed. I'm happier with my work life than I've ever been before, what a blessing. And since I have been blessed with a wonderful although very small family, it's all good. Small challenges like a single beat up 83 small Ranger pickup truck to make an hour+ one way commute in is NOTHING compared to my daily joy with life in general. Frugal lifestyle aside, I feel like we are living rich and I anxiously await each day to see what unfolds...


Fringe benefit of working with children is the sweet spontaneous hugs they give. Imagine that...




We had a little staff meeting with a potluck bridal shower tossed in. Here's my contribution... yummy chicken salad with grapes. I've never made it that way before and this recipe certainly was a huge hit, definitely a keeper!


More cupcakes, white on white! The little cupcake decorations were super easy to make once my brain got to thinking! I've seen so many adorably sweet cupcake decorations but really didn't have the time or computer skills to invest in making them. So I bought a few packs of K&Company 3 D wedding stickers from the local Mightly Dollar store along with some Sizzix die cuts and toothpicks. What do you think? Not too bad for being made "on the fly" and it gave me lots of ideas for other cupcake picks to make *smiles*



If you want to make your own just sandwich a toothpick between a sticker and a diecut or punch. Press together carefully, easy peasy!
Next post will be some fall decorations *smiles*
Have a wonderful weekend!









7 comments:

vintage girl at heart said...

Yummy!! And the simply elegant decorations are truly a magical touch!

The Berry's Patch said...

Your job sounds awesome. I'm so happy for you. I bought the ingredients to make chicken salad yesterday. I didn't even think to add grapes...yum!

Darlene said...

I LOVE chicken salad made with grapes...it is my favorite!! The cupcakes are so cute and you came up with such a creative topper!!! I am sooooo glad you are loving your new job!♥

Aimee said...

Everything looks perfect!!!

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Aimee

Shana said...

Sounds yummy and looks great!!!!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

So happy that your job is working out well! :) Your chicken salad looks delicious! I love it with grapes! And the cupcakes...what a wonderful idea for toppers! They are super cute! I will keep this in mind for the next time I need to make some for an extra special occasion! :)

Can't wait to see your fall decorations! Praying a hedge of protection around you for safe travels as you commute back and forth to work! ~hugs, Rhonda

Brenda said...

The chick salad looks great. Ship some over! I expect you have finished your book since you are reading while waiting. I always got a lot of reading done while waiting for my daughters. I am at the Neatherfield ball and have met Mr. Collin and Mr. Wickman. Do not like Mr. Collin very boastful chap isn't he? And am not sure who to believe Mr. Wickman. I think it is a good thing I have not watched the complete movie because I just don't have a clue what is going to happen next. Fall is here! We turned on our heat last night the house was just getting too cold. Speaking of colds, I have caught one from my granddaughter. Bummer. Hope you are having a good week.