Thursday, September 9, 2010

Uppercase Living... in MY home

Many of y'all know that I am an independent demonstrator with Uppercase Living! I LOVE the products and host open house and catalog parties, make crafts and place orders all the time!

But... I have never shown y'all some of the Uppercase Living products I have in my home.... So, here is a brief tour of some of my expressions and decor.

This is my very first expression. It is a sage green saying that I applied to our fireplace in the family room. LOVE it... and have received many compliments about this one!

This is a fun little design that's over the window in the laundry room!

Jaiden and Iain share a "jack and jill" bathroom, so I thought it would be fun to put appropriate expressions over the doorways to their rooms! The first, obviously, is Jaiden's. The second it Iain's!

This is a very large, beautiful "grand format" expression in Jaiden's room. I put it up after we redecorated her room and painted those blue stripes on the wall! So cute!

This was a plain, old "boring" mirror in the guest bedroom. I spruced it up with a silver "A" monogram....

This is the tiny little hall bath that I recently repainted. It was too small for things to be hanging on the wall, so this was the PERFECT solution!

These are my kitchen stools. I wanted them to be a bit more "fancy," so I applied these black expressions and then sealed them so they will last a long time!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Show your support!

Support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Buy your awareness "ribbons" now, and be ready for October -- breast cancer awareness month!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sean's Xbox 360 birthday cake

I hate fondant. It's aesthetically pleasing, but it's one of those things that you discreetly peel off and shove under your napkin so you don't actually have to eat it. Yuck.

At least, that's how I used to think.... until a friend of mine (and master cake decorator) introduced me to marshmallow fondant. YUM! This stuff is GREAT! Nothing like its waxy, tasteless counterpart! :)

That being said, I decided to try the recipe for marshmallow fondant out myself so I could create an XBox 360 cake (and controller) for Sean's birthday. And I will never - make - fondant - (of any kind) - again! That was the stickiest, messiest most diastrous event in my baking career! I literally had crisco, cornstarch and marshmallows EVERYWHERE! The counter. The floor. My hands. My wedding ring. My hair. My clothes. Even the ceiling!!!

I hope it was worth it...!