this past weekend i had fun running a little table at a craft show called Summerfest. its was my first real event representing my business, snacky french! so that was very exciting and nerve racking. it was held at a local christian camp. beautiful setting and day to match!

the tasty treats included pound cake cupcakes with vanilla bean, specked frosting, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, "fauxhostess" cupcakes, sea salted caramel shortbread bars, cake batter bark, and a blondie/ brownie combo pack! oh and some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!
and these adorable  crochet cupcakes made by my wonderful mother in law! below is my display cake, combining my love of craft and cake with the knitting needles,  buttons and spools!

 here we are at the end of the day! happy and tired. two days of non stop baking will do that to you!


a little late:: show and tell

 i take a lot of pictures. i really love to! sometimes, though, i don't have time or energy, or i simply forget to share something here i meant to. so here i am catching you and myself up a bit on projects and pictures i've had stored away for quite some time!  here is a tie i made for my brother-in-law for his birthday. i didn't actually make the tie, rather embellished it with some more fabric!
 here is a cake i did for the company of one of my friends. its based off of their logo, which is a simple child's drawling. this one took me back a few years *smiles*
 we recently hung a mirror up in our bedroom. one day the light was coming in so beautifully and when i looked into the mirror at the image behind me i just knew it was a shot i wanted to capture. maybe its not fully appreciated unless you know the room itself...
 cream cheese chocolate chip cupcakes! one of my absolute favorites! i made these for chillfest a couple of months ago!
 jason loves carving pumpkins! its his must do fall activity! so this past year i decided to make him a little case to hold his beloved pumpkin carving kit!
 a patchwork curtain i made for the door of our old apartment. its waiting to be hund up at our new house. hopefully soon, when the kitchen is done being renovated.
  just a shot of the nature that surrounds us. beautiful, gnarly, unruly!


rhubarb spritzer!

 when i stumbled upon a recipe for rhubarb soda, i just couldn't wait to give it a try!
if you like rhubarb, or if you don't... i'm pretty sure you'll like this!

 Rhubarb Spritzer

cups rhubarb, roughly chopped

1 cup sugar

cups water

~ Sparkling water + *

~ Ice
    Place rhubarb, sugar, and 1½ cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the syrup is bright pink.
    Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Strain syrup into a large jar.
    To make each soda, measure ¼ cup rhubarb syrup into a glass. Add enough sparkling water to fill the glass ⅔ full. Stir to mix, then add ice. 
    * i also added a splash of lemonade, which helps take away some of the tart flavor of the rhubarb. i love that tartness, but some do not. it blends well with the rhubarb as well as limeade would i'm sure.





mother's day brunch

 this year for mother's day jason and i hosted brunch at our house! we were blessed with a beautiful day in which we could eat outside on the porch and later going biking on the trail! for brunch i made mini fritattas and challah bread, baked in terra cotta flower pots. there was also fruit and cake brought by the lovely mothers of the day!
here is the fritatta  recipe. it couldn't be easier!

Basic Fritatta

6 eggs
1c. milk
2T. butter, melted
1 c. cheese
salt, pepper

* next you can add any kind of fixings you'd like*
yesterday we enjoyed:
tomato, cheddar, turkey sausage and chive
potato, white cheddar, yellow pepper and chive

makes 12 muffins size fritattas
grease baking pan
bake at 350
for 25-30 minutes

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