It's SOOOOOOOO good to be back. Thank goodness for computer geeks who come to the rescue of technologically (is that a word?) challenged people like ME! My sweet brother-in-law came by after work last night and spent a couple hours working on this beast of a virus that had infected my poor little computer. When his efforts were just not cutting it, he decided to take the tower to some whiz kid he knows that can fix anything. Within the hour it was fixed and good to go. I could kiss his geek squad face! Speaking of the geek squad...Best Buy quoted us a rate of $75 to to look at the computer and diagnose...NOT fix. This was not the house call rate. This was the rate if we lugged our stinking computer up to the store for them. They would not even begin to estimate a price to FIX the dang thing. Once again...thank goodness for computer nerds!!!
So, you're probably wondering what I did all week without a computer...right? There were a whole lotta meltdowns mixed with a little retail therapy and a crap load of baking. It got me by ... but seriously I hated every second of it. Well, not EVERY second. I think I did a little happy dance right in the middle of TJ Maxx when I spotted this box of nests. I have been on the hunt for quite some time. YAH! My very first nests for MY little ol' nest!
I think I'll put one or two here in the kitchen......
Mr. Birdy needs a nest above the computer desk....
Definitely need one here...
And... of course the mantel would not be complete without a nest. (I am a complete idiot and just deleted the mantel picture. and I'm too lazy to upload it again)
These little bites of heavenly goodness got me through the weekend.
They are absolutely amazing and sinful and melt in your mouth yummy! I gave these as teacher gifts for Valentine's Day. Both teachers have already sent me a note asking for the recipe.
Notice the off color cupcake liners? Yep, they're halloween. I ran out of white and had no choice but to use these. It was 11:30pm and they had to be at the school the next morning. At that point I seriously DID NOT care!
This is only a sampling of the cupcake madness that was my tiny kitchen.
My sister and my niece and I made these cuties Sunday after church. There is nothing better than a yummy iced sugar cookie...or 2 or 3 or 10! Especially when you've not been able to blog all week. I needed a little comfort food to calm the nerves. Hey, whatever works!