Friday, September 30, 2011

Ta Da!

What do you think?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

And the winner is...

And Mini More.
Mostly because it gets across the idea that my desserts will all be miniature, and I later have the opportunity to expand it to all foods mini (quiches, appetizers, any sort of food bites).
You guys are going to get sick of me though. I need more advice. I'm using Wordpress for this blog, and they don't have many blog background options, so I've had to kind of create my own. Which of these do you like the best?




(Ignore the leaf picture on this one... I'll have a header there with a yummy looking food pic on it)


What I really want to know is which color scheme you like best (1, 2 or 3) and whether you like the "washed out" look (1-3) or the solid look (4-5). To see them full size, just click on each picture.
Thanks again for your help! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


There's something you need to know before I go on to today's post. My father is a winner. Almost any time he enters a giveaway, calls in to a radio station, you name it, he wins. Ashley and I got to go to a Backstreet Boys concert back when they were cool because of that. My mother, on the other hand, has the luck of a 2-leaf clover. She can't win a thing to save her life. 

I'm somewhere in between. 

If I try to win, I don't. But boy do I get a lot of free stuff. 

For example, when Justin and I got married, the only furniture we bought was a bed. Everything else we got free, either from Ashley and Zach or from various members of Justin's ward. We didn't buy any entertainment sources (TV from my friend Allison, DVD and VCR from somewhere, stereo I already had... you get it). 

This continues happening every so often. It's pretty much the most awesome thing ever. 

 Today, Justin had a Career Fair for Supply Chain Management Majors. He's on the SCMA (Supply Chain Management Association) executive board, so he helps with set up, take down, and generally just helping out where he's needed. After the actual Fair part of the evening (which went quite well... next up will be a series of interviews for him, then hopefully we'll know where he'll be working after we graduate!), a lot of the companies were trying to get rid of some of the stuff they brought to give away. They don't want to pay to fly it back to their headquarters. That's how we came into possession of the following: 

Fruit: Honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, papaya (yes, papaya) - all pre-cut
Vegetables: Zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, green and red bellpeppers, cherry tomatoes (already ate all those) - all pre-cut
Cheese tray: 6 different kinds of cheese (cut into nice triangles) and a cream cheese dip
And that's just the perishables. Moving on to non-perishables... 

Behold, the bounty. Too much stuff? Too hard to see? How about some close-ups? 

A box of waterbottles and a box of 12 boxes of French Vanilla hot cocoa 

A box of popcorn and another box of 12 boxes of hot cocoa

Three layers of chips (what you see is just 1 layer)

Sunflower seeds 

Crunch n' Munch and more popcorn
That's the food. Oh, did you think I was done? Not quite. One more picture:

The non-food items.
It's a bit hard to see what all is there: more water, bandaids, blister pads, a yo-yo, chocolate, sponge-scrubby things, Scotch's version of Sham-Wow, 2 things of tape, ear plugs, post-it note flags (4 packs), wall mount hooks, 2 power bars, 2 bags, a fabric cupholder, and a pen. 

Yeah, we cleaned up. Did I mention how awesome it is to have a husband who helps clean up? Oh the blessings of service. 

P.S. Don't worry, we plan on sharing. 

P.P.S. Alison, one of the things I thought of that I never do: take pictures. How's this? :) 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Who knew it could be so hard?

Thank you all for your input on naming my mini desserts blog! It's been fun reading your ideas. This week I have to submit three options, then I will get feedback from my peers and teacher and make a final decision. I thought I'd keep you posted too, since you gave such good responses last week! And now, for the final three (though I'm still open to other options if you have something better):

And Mini More
Oh My Ganache

I really liked Lori's Little Bits too, but for this I think I'd rather not have my name as part of it. But it does get an honorable mention :)

Feel free to vote on which of these three you like best.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Before asking for help, I just wanted to let you all know that Justin got a job! Hooray! He's working at A+ Book Fairs, a company that organizes book fairs for schools. It's not his ideal job, obviously, but his manager knows it's temporary and is happy to have him for the semester, and we're happy to have income!

Now I need your help. I'm taking a blogging class (yes, you read that right), and I have to create a new blog for it. My teacher wants the topic to be really narrow, so I'm doing mini desserts. I'm super excited, because I love baking mini desserts, but next week I have to come up with a name for it, and I'm stuck! Here's a few I've come up with:

Dessertlets (like tartlets)*
Small and Sweet
The Sweet Spot
Mini Morsels
Bit by Bite*
And Mini More*

*On my list of Favorites

I'm not in love with any of them. My favorite so far is Dessertlets, because it's the most creative, and Bit by Bite is growing on me. I need something that's a winner though, so I'm taking any and all suggestions. I'm no good at this creative name thing! If you can't think of anything creative, at least let me know which of my ideas you like the best. Thanks so much!