Monday, May 24, 2010

*it may not be pretty....or perfect...but for my first time...its the best I got* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all...


soooooooooooo my friend gave me Amish Friendship bread...and if U have ever met me....bread seems to be one of my BFF's...sooooooooooo I thought what the hey??? And I went for it...it has been a long ten days...mushing the bag...feeding the bag....thinking the whole time...will I be able to pull this off??? Well...today was day TEN...the magical day to mix & stir & prepare future bags for more friends to share with and FINALLY BAKE!!!! I was sooooooooooo nervous...I have never ever ever baked bread before...cookies..YES! But bread, no! LOL!! Soooooo I did it...and the kids and me LOVED it!! Its not the prettiest bread ever made, but I DID IT...and it tastes GREAT!! Soooooooo here is my latest masterpiece.....bread! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And let's see....Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh YES!! By popular request...here is Mr. Gnome from the baseball game we went to Saturday night! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) He actually was in my baseball pics (Brookie was holding him...but he was hard to see against her black shirt!! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And can anyone say DIVA??? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And I wanted to share a card that the AMAZING Chris sent me!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that strawberry Chris!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for the card! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And then the AMAZING Tammy sent me this GORGEOUS bracelet and some little flowers from her ETSY!!! Thanks Tammy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And I did a second lo for the latest Creative Imaginations sketch! How could I not???? The WONDERFUL Michelle Baca did this sketch!! LOVE IT...LOVE her!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) My title is a little play on words..... We call Brookie..."TINI"....as when she was born, we were way addicted to the show, "Hogan knows Best" with Hulk Hogan!! LOL!! And he calls his daughter, "Brooke-tini"....soooooooooooooo we heard it...we liked it...we shamelessly stole it!! LOL!! Well...one of my CI papers had the banner on it that read..."I'm kind of a Big Deal"...lol...sooooooooooo my title is..."Tini...I'm kind of a BIG DEAL!!" LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) This lo was made with all CI products! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)






Thanks for stopping by....I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

48 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the diva pic!!!

    Bread? oh nice..I too consider it my best friend!!!

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  2. awesome creations and that bread looks YUM!!! I totally giggle when I see pics of your daughter, she reminds me so much of my diva! LOL

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  3. She is such a Diva!!! So cute!
    Love the Amish bread! I made a bunch last year and it was soooo tasty!

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  4. oooh, what flavor! I still have two starters, want one, hahahaha!

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  5. When will Brookie moves to Hollywood give me a sign ;)
    great pictures, love all your goodies you get.
    And the lo is great love the face of Brookie!

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  6. HI!!!
    Oh I would love a bowl of friendship bread starting mix, back in the day I use to get it often, have not for over 10 years!!!!1If I lived closer to you I would meet you and get some!!!!I so wanted to go to the DIamondbacks game and get a gnome!!!!!I suppose I could cheat and look online for one being sold by someone!!!!hahaha
    LOved that street sign
    WHY Worry!!!!as A FLOWER DELIVERY PERSON FOR OVER 20 YEARS, i REALLY NOTICE STREET signs!!!helps so much to know and remember where certain streets are!!!!
    That is great!!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie
    :>)
    :>)

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  7. Ohhh I would love a slice please!!!!
    And that is one CUTEEE pic of tini.

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  8. Such a cute pic!! :) :) :)

    I would eat it looks yum!

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  9. fabtabulous layouts!! I looove your gifts and your bread looks yummy!! :)

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  10. Julie, your bread looks YUMMY!!!!
    Oh, and Brookie's Diva picture is soooo sweet, LOVE it!! Looking forward to the layout you're going to make with it ;-) It will be gorgeous, I know, just like the one you made for C.I.!!!

    Hugs, Jenneke

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  11. Mmmmm, there is nothing like freshly baked bread! I made a parmesan and sun dried tomato bread yesterday and the whole house smelled yummy! (I am lazy and just use a bread machine though LOL) Fab layout and I just loveeee the diva photo! :)

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  12. Yeah for the bread!
    Cute diva pic of Brookie, she's got it! Pretty LO, I love that pic in it as well and the tini/big deal title is fun! It's always a pleasure to read your blog!

    xxx Peggy

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  13. Tini how cute!!! Love the layout. That diva pic is totally too much. Adorable. :) Totally that should be saved for a wedding photo montage if I've ever seen one. haha

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  14. I always love coming over here:). Chock full of goodness sista!!! 10 days for bread?!!!! Good for you!!! Good grief, I love gnomies:). Fabbie stuff for today!!!

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  15. Love the gnome and what cute pics of Brookie!! The bread looks great...I LOVE BREAD!!! Love your layout...and yeah she is a big deal:)

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  16. I love Amish Friendship Bread! Yum! :D

    That diva pic is too funny, love the layout too! And fun happy mail with a cute little gnome, what a great day! lol :D

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  17. I tried the bread thing. How can I put this delicately. Uuuuuhhhmmm, it did not work out so well for me...LOL!!! Great LO!!!
    Hugs,
    me

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  18. Uhauuuuu i love bread and your bread looks yummy... cute photo!!!!

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  19. OK .. that bread looks ... interesting!! lol!! The baseball gnome is so cute!! as is your little 'Diva' Brookie! love that pose! and love your LO too .. your title rocks! :)

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  20. great job on the bread - homemade is the best! and that pic of Brookie is hilarious - love it!

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  21. Oh yes....my mom has made that yummy bread for me before...SO good!!
    The gnome is awesome!!
    Someone broke my gnome...pretty sure it was a Raiders fan since I had a Chiefs gnome...but I am not pointing any fingers...lol
    Brookie is cracking me up!
    =)

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  22. wow- great presents, fun!
    Brookie is too cute!!

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  23. Love that Diva LO... too funny about the d-backs..we went to Sunday's game (and we lost BADLY).

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  24. Hoho, that girl of yours is a true diva, attitude and all :)))

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  25. congrats on the success with your bread! woohoo!!

    Love that diva pic and the layout! Soo much fun!

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  26. Hi Julie! I'm so sorry I haven't been visiting your blog in weeks (is it really weeks? Aaaarrrggg!) I'm just so busy, and in the evenings, when I plan to "catch up" I just crash on the couch....

    But now there's a little energy left to look at your bread... YUMMIE!!! Looks delicious!!!!! And your tini-big deal layout is gorgeous!!!

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  27. that bread looks sooo yummy!! now I'm hungry!! lol The diva pic is the cutest thing I've ever seen... seriously cute!! Great layout too... really fun title!! :)

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  28. Yay for the success with the Bread!!! I haven't made that in years!!!!

    Love the diva pic!!!

    Wishing you a great day!!!

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  29. OMG...I forgot all about Friendship Bread. I remember my mom baking a batch when I was younger. How fun!! Glad it was tasty :)

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  30. that is too cute of brookie! lol
    love the latest projects too, very pretty!
    and that bread? looks pretty darn good! I could eat some! :D
    B

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  31. Wow...you packed alot of fun stuff in this post. The bread looks yummy! Your Brookie is just to cute for words in all of her photos. You have trained her well...LOL
    smiles...Tammy

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  32. Oh seriously I am a bread-aholic:) Bread over water anytime:) LOL.I have heard the amish friendship bread is oh so yummy!!! Go you for making it!

    Brookie never ceases to be any cuter. Ah that pic and layout:)

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  33. My sister has a t-shirt that says, "I'm kind of a big deal." What a dork... LOL. It works so much better for Brookie! :-)

    And yay for home-made bread! My mom makes it often, but since I don't eat it, I don't have any reason to attempt it. The closest I've come is making banana bread. LOL

    :-)

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  34. yay for baking, boss! so.... did you take pics of the end result?! ;)

    and that gnome is super cute! were they selling those at the game? i wonder if they have them for my home team. lol. i'd totally get one.

    ...and i personally think your LO with michelle's sketch is gonna take that GDT spot. ;)

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  35. The bread looks delish!! LOVE the diva pic - how adorable!!

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  36. Love Brookie's photo!!! Love a girl with attitude!!! : ) Great LO too!!!!

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  37. OMG, my son's friend gave him the amish bread last week and after 4 days of shifitng it around my countertops, I made him throw it away- am I a horrible mom or what!!! It's nice to see what it WOULD have looked like!
    Okay, I have decided that you need to send me about 3 dozen Brookie photos so I can scrapbook. Can you believe Ava wouldn't even get in a picture with me on Mother's Day!? I need Brookie!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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  38. love the photos... and the gnome what a kick... love it!!! golly I haven't made friendship bread in years... love it!!! and your lo's are crazy-fab!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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  39. Oh that bread yum!

    I adore the Diva!

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  40. My Mom just made Amish Friendship bread for the first time. We all teased her because it had to sit for so long but it was delicious and worth the wait. Love the pics of Brooke and that LO is so cute!

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  41. I got one of those breads a long time ago, I put it in the cupboard and totally forgot about it, and I can tell you you can't make bread of it after a month, yak hahaha!!!
    Love the LO and that title is so funny!!!
    And what gorgeous card you got!!

    Hugs Hanneke

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  42. Just stopping in to say thanks so much for the sweet comments you leave on my blog. They ALWAYS make me smile :). Super cute LO! And that bread looks delish!

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  43. You are gonna be eating that bread for the rest of your life. LOL! It's soooo good though. My mouth is just watering of it.

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  44. Mmmmmmmm looks Yummy!!! And that cute little diva pic is just TOO CUTE - I have one too! (= LOL.

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  45. That bread sounds yummy!Way to go!!
    Loving your little diva and your Lo is awesome...loving that title!
    And your design is beautiful as ever!

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  46. The bread is hard work but you pulled it off!! Glad that everyone loved it!! I love your layouts...you always hit home runs with them. I think the Gnome needs to go on a road trip!

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  47. Oh my goodness -- I LOVE friendship...and bread...and friendship bread! Yummy stuff! :)

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