Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Creativity Corner: Ohio State Stadium Cake

My 11 year-old son, Preston, is very crafty and enjoys all forms of art.  I decided to start this Creativity Corner feature as a way for us to look back on our projects while sharing ideas with others.

For this year's Ohio State vs. Michigan game I made this stadium cake.  I purchased the pan several years ago from Williams Sonoma, but this is the first time I have used it.  I decided to use the recipe that was on the pan's packaging, but I would not recommend it.  It was a bundt cake recipe, but it turned out very dry compared the the recipe I usually use in these types of cake pans.

If nothing else it was a very cute centerpiece at my party :)

Monday, December 19, 2016

COYER Challenge Sign-Up

I have been in a bit of a reading funk the last few weeks, so what better way to gear up for the new year than another COYER challenge.

For the full details and the sign-up, click on this link.

I'm not the fastest reader and I may struggle with have to stick with only eBooks under $1, but I'm going to try to post more reviews for this challenge than I did last summer.

The following is the description:

This time COYER is going to be a 12 week Blackout, where you have to dedicate yourself to reading the books YOU ALREDY have acquired for less than $1.00.  The only exception is audio books, which you must have purchased for less than $5.  They must either be eBooks or audio books.

We understand that we’re all constantly acquiring new books,  though.  So we’ve provided you a little relief (believe it or not this was all Michelle!), in the form of a generator.  Every book powers the generator up a little more.  After reading 10 books over 100 pages your generator is fully powered.  Books under 100 pages only provide half the energy… So it would take 20 books under 100 pages to power your generator.
Once your generator is powered up,  you may read ANY one book you want.  Doesn’t matter how much it cost, where you got it,  what format it is.  But your generator only has enough power for ONE book,  so use it immediately and wisely.  You can’t save it to use later,  it’s now or never!
COYER Blackout will run from December 17, 2016 – March 3, 2017. We will leave the linky open 1 extra day for you to get reviews in,  but those reviews need to be posted by the end of the day March 3rd. We will announce winners of (3) $10 gift cards to Amazon or Barnes and Noble on March 4th.