Princess Pea Cupcakery

Here I go...stepping out into uncertainty.
Going for my passion - feeling completely clueless.
Will this work?
I'm gonna make a try.

Baby steps...

I introduce to you:
Princess Pea Cupcakery

My very own buisness.
Designing custom dessert tables, baking and hand crafting the most scrumptious and beautiful desserts. Making events just THAT much more beautiful.

If you have some time, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my infant website and blog.



Getting Ready...

I have my first REAL Princess Pea Cupcakery dessert table this Saturday!
Here's a look at all the preparations.



I take pictures with my iphone, then I turn them into polariods.



We'll be there in 2 weeks - I can hardly believe it. We haven't even started planning yet. We know we want to go to Ephesus, I'd love to go to one of the greek islands, obviously the blue mosque.

Anyone have any reccomendations? We'll be in Istanbul for 10 days.

I really can't wait!
(although I can, because it's only 2 weeks away and I have a ton of stuff to do before then...but, you know what I mean)



The beautiful ladies at Barton G's

We had a great time.
The best part...I get to see my sister-in-law again - in Turkey - in 2 weeks!


Inspired by...

plum and gray...



Wrong Place - Right Place

It feels like the wrong place, but It's the place I'm at right now.
So, it's the right place...?

For now.

But what if I never move on - what if this is the place I stay at forever?

Oh don't mind me...just still wretsling through contentment.




What makes us content? That happy, sleeping baby with a full belly of food, and warm arms of love around - content.

I've always heard it's not your circumstances that make you content, but contentment comes from within. When I look within, I see nothing but the deepest of unfulfilled desires. So, there has to be something, bigger than myself, that can bring me contentment.

And then I think - do I really want to be content? Or do I want to always have that hunger for something more? Isn't that hunger what pushes us to change things, to grow, to be active?

I'm not content with my skill level I am pushed to practice harder. I am not content with the fact that there are children being abused, I want to adopt and love one.

Where is the line between always being a gumpy, discontented person, and being a driven, ambitious, active person who's always reaching for more?

I think I find the difference between mrs. grumpy pants and mrs. busy-bee in the knowledge that although what we do here on this earth, and acomplish in our lifetime is important, it is not of first importance. All the world is passing away.
The only thing that is eternal is God.
The only thing that is good is God.
All that we do that is productive, beautiful, inspired, and practical is from God and should be for God.

So, I can try to change the things in my life that aren't right, but they won't make me grumpy, they aren't of first importance. I am free to have them drive me to work hard and grow, because I know a day is comming soon, when He will put all to right.

I'll leave Mrs. Grumpy Pants at home today.


This was us...


On our actual wedding day, I kept thinking "this is supposed to be the happiest day of my life" and I have to say, at the end of it, although it was an INCREDIBLY happy day, I wasn't sure if it was really the happiest day of my life...I mean, that's a lot to live up to.

But now, 2 years later, I have to say that our wedding day WAS the happiest day of my life, because it was the entrace point to a whole world of happy. Not always the smiling, laughing, warm feelings happy, but catching each other's eye when someone inadvertantly reminds us of an inside joke happy, laying on the couch together and crying after a miscarriage happy, thinking of each other in the middle of a crazy day and just sending an "xoxo" text happy, being so angry at each other but knowing that there's no one I'd rather be angry with happy.

Yes, July 7, 2007 WAS the happiest day of my life, because it was the day he married me, and I will forever feel amazed and undeserving to be his wife.



I just got an iphone last week - the regular 3G. Here are a few of my favorite apps:


This app is for grocery shopping, and what I love about it is:

1) I don't have to deal with little shopping list papers that either get lost, or litter my purse and drive me crazy.

2) I can put prices for each item, so eventurally even before I go to the store, I know what my grocery bill will be (more or less). This helps when you're on a budget (or starting a business that involves baking, as I am). You can even make a note of what the prices were at different stores for comparison shopping.


You know when someone makes you a mix CD, and you love some of the songs but have no idea who sings them, and you feel embarrassed to ask your friend, because then you'll look like a music looser? Enter Shazam. You put your phone up to the speaker and play the song for Shazam and Shazam tells you the song name, who sings it, and what album it's on.

So now, when I import my mix CDs in itunes - I can name the songs instead of importing them as "track 1, track 2, ...."


Sometimes, life is hard. When I'm going through rough stuff, it seems like all I can see are my problems. I've found that the simple act of writing down five things I am grateful for each day really helps.

Not only that, but as I journal my five things each day, over time I can look back at the days and weeks that have passed and see the blessings multiply - even if its just a hug from a friend, writing it down and recording it shows me how beautiful my life is.

Hello Vino

I know this is kind of like cheating, but for those of us who are still relatively new to wine drinking, this app rocks! Basically you tell it what kind of food you are eating, and it will recommend a wine type (like Cabernet, Merlot, etc.) and then it will recommend different labels.

You can also sort by occasion, taste and style, or country and region. Think of it as your own personal wine tutor.

Around Me

Last, but certainly not least, Around Me is a great app that will find anything around you (duh!)- a grocery store, a bank, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hospitals, hotels, gas stations, etc. You can also search for a particular gas station, grocery store, etc. and it will search the area around you to find where the nearest one is.


As I said before, I only got my iphone a week ago - so if there are any great apps you can't live without, let me know!