Believe it or not, my church put out a call for 100 cupcakes from everyone. I baked 4 dozen cupcakes this weekend and took 2 dozen into church this morning. I then took 1 dozen to my daughter's house for her birthday.

My daughter had requested vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing, so that's what I baked. I also included chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing for those who prefer CHOCOLATE! I have found that it is much easier for me to bake the cupcakes one night and then to ice them the next evening. Then I'm not so exhausted when I'm icing the cupcakes.

I used boxed cake mix for the chocolate cupcakes, hey I was baking 4 dozen cupcakes late in the evening. I had to cut open the bag of cake mix with a pair of scissors. I really should have paid more attention to the scissors that I used because this pair actually fell apart while I was cutting the bag open. The cake mix just spilled out onto the counter and two halves of a pair of scissors were dangling from my fingers. I'll be sure to inspect the scissors more closely next time.

I made Sally's Favorite Buttercream Frosting, she never disappoints with her recipes. I like to use the Wilton star tip 1M for decorating the cupcakes because I love the swirl pattern on the cupcakes, but it was irritating as the devil when the white sugar pearls that I found would not stay on the chocolate iced cupcakes.. I tried throwing the sugar pearls one at a time at the cupcakes but, every time one landed on the mountain of swirled icing, it would roll down the swirls as if they were ramps or slides. After doing this with half a dozen cupcakes I finally gave up and switched to the colorful Easter Sprinkles. They were easier to sprinkle on. I sure hope you learn something from my mishaps in the kitchen, after awhile they are kind of funny.

After all of that baking for Easter, I was thankful that I got to spend Easter Sunday with this little bird. How did you spend your Easter on this beautiful Sunday?

I'm baking my Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies for an Open House on Sunday. They're free to anyone who has serious interest in buying a condo for sale.


This condo has it all. Beautiful Cathedral ceilings with ceiling fans in the living room, and in both bedrooms. It has 2 full bathrooms, laundry room and 2 good size bedrooms. The building is super pet friendly and in a prime location with access to a club house with a pool, gym, tennis/basketball courts, path for joggers, elementary school outback, restaurants, stores, a mall just around the corner, a library down the road, Interstate 66 is less than 10 minutes away, Northern VA Community College, and last but not least for all you history buffs there is a Civil War Battlefield (Bull Run) near by.

Oh and let us not forget that this condo has a brand new hot water heater, brand new air condition system, and brand spanking new kitchen appliances.


Now the question is, who wouldn't want to live here??? Serious inquiries contact Anna Vidal, yourinterests@gmail.com

Tell her you want to see MLS# VAPW390742


Come get a fresh baked cookie on me and check out this awesome condo for sale!

Manassas, Virginia, Two Bedroom Condo for Sale

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Last night at work I received a text from my husband asking me where the water pitcher was at, specifically he wanted to know where I put it. I texted him back asking him if he checked the bathroom, because that was where I left it after I poured water from it into the dogs water bowl. My husband texted me back and said he had already checked there and did not find the pitcher. So, since I was busy at work, I texted back and said I would find it when I got home from work.


I got home at 8:30 pm, earlier than usual and began looking all over the house for the pitcher and could not find it anywhere. I couldn't find the darn thing so I gave up and said that I was going to bed. I figured it would turn up eventually.


The next morning I went to take a shower, pulled the shower curtain back and THERE it was! Sitting right where I had left it on the night that I filled the dogs water bowl, on the side of the bathtub.


Coming home from work in the evenings to look for things is becoming a normal occurrence because of my husband's Alzheimers disease. But, I'm not sure the missing pitcher was due to his Alzheimers. I think it has more to do with me being lazy and leaving something where my husband could not find it. So, lesson learned, next time I use something I need to make sure he knows where I put it or I need to put it back where I got it from.


Well, hey at least I found it!


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