Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Retail Therapy and Some Baking

SHEESH!
It's SOOOOOOOO good to be back. Thank goodness for computer geeks who come to the rescue of technologically (is that a word?) challenged people like ME! My sweet brother-in-law came by after work last night and spent a couple hours working on this beast of a virus that had infected my poor little computer. When his efforts were just not cutting it, he decided to take the tower to some whiz kid he knows that can fix anything. Within the hour it was fixed and good to go. I could kiss his geek squad face! Speaking of the geek squad...Best Buy quoted us a rate of $75 to to look at the computer and diagnose...NOT fix. This was not the house call rate. This was the rate if we lugged our stinking computer up to the store for them. They would not even begin to estimate a price to FIX the dang thing. Once again...thank goodness for computer nerds!!!

So, you're probably wondering what I did all week without a computer...right? There were a whole lotta meltdowns mixed with a little retail therapy and a crap load of baking. It got me by ... but seriously I hated every second of it. Well, not EVERY second. I think I did a little happy dance right in the middle of TJ Maxx when I spotted this box of nests. I have been on the hunt for quite some time. YAH! My very first nests for MY little ol' nest!
I think I'll put one or two here in the kitchen......


Mr. Birdy needs a nest above the computer desk....



Definitely need one here...


And... of course the mantel would not be complete without a nest. (I am a complete idiot and just deleted the mantel picture. and I'm too lazy to upload it again)


These little bites of heavenly goodness got me through the weekend.

OREO TRUFFLES

They are absolutely amazing and sinful and melt in your mouth yummy! I gave these as teacher gifts for Valentine's Day. Both teachers have already sent me a note asking for the recipe.



Notice the off color cupcake liners? Yep, they're halloween. I ran out of white and had no choice but to use these. It was 11:30pm and they had to be at the school the next morning. At that point I seriously DID NOT care!



This is only a sampling of the cupcake madness that was my tiny kitchen.


My sister and my niece and I made these cuties Sunday after church. There is nothing better than a yummy iced sugar cookie...or 2 or 3 or 10! Especially when you've not been able to blog all week. I needed a little comfort food to calm the nerves. Hey, whatever works!

28 comments:

Sherri S said...

Want chocolate! And heading to my TJMaxx tomorrow! You enabled me. I.want.nests.NOW! LOL

Kristina P. said...

Oreo truffles are a gift from heaven!!

jenjen said...

You sure did do some baking - holy moly! And those birds and nests are so cute!!!

Glad you're back!

XOXOXO
Jen

AndreaLeigh said...

glad you are back! love the nests, and your sweets and treats are making me drool.

The Graves' House said...

love the nests! you have sooooo made me hungry this morn. have a blessed day!
~nicole

Jodee Leader said...

So glad you are back! It looks like you kept busy! I was just at T.J. Maxx but didn't see the nests at our store!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Good grief, girl, you've been baking up a storm! I love the oreo truffles, we made those for Christmas gifts for our neighbors this year (put them in decorated spaghetti sauce jars, of course) and every one asked for the recipe.
LOVE the nests! I've been wondering where I could find some, I'll check TJ Maxx!

mel said...

Hi! I linked to your blog from Little Bella Bean. You have great ideas!

Kristin said...

Welcome back! I am so not a computer geek but I so wish I was. The nests are adorable...great find!

Small House said...

Ya know, we have a TJ Maxx and I never go there. Maybe I should...or shouldn't. HMMMMM. I'm going.
Glad your back. Missed all your ideas!
Have a great day.
Sandra

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Welcome back to the bloggin world!!! You were missed!
Looks like you did some amazing baking! I've been wanting to try Oreo Truffles.

Kelly said...

Could you post that Oreo truffle recipe?? I would love to try that!!

I have major withdrawal when I am without a computer. It hurts, so I feel your pain! Glad you're back.

Shannon said...

Sounds like you survived just fine! :) I love the nests you found! Good job!

All that baking made my stomach growl just looking at it!

Shannon said...

Sounds like you survived just fine! :) I love the nests you found! Good job!

All that baking made my stomach growl just looking at it!

Mandi said...

Oh friend, I am so glad you are back! I really missed you this week! I LOVE those nests. I am gonna have to watch TJ maxx for some of those. All that baking, oh my! My house was very similar this week, hence only a half pound loss. By the way, I will be glad to do a applique tutorial for you. Maybe tonight or tomorrow. I have some more onesies to make. Let me know when you get your tassel!

Meghan said...

Such cute nests.
I want some!!!
:>)

Pamela said...

I love baking if you have the time I would love the receipe for those Oreo truffles my mouth is watering....
scottpamela@ymail.com
thnaks

Rebecca said...

And so are you going to share the oreo truffle recipe with us too? Pretty please?

Lindsay said...

Yum! I want an iced sugar cookie right now!!! Those nests are so cute!

OH MY #6 said...

glad u r back. I have missed u! But, it does like you had good times!

Lea
xo

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

We missed you lady. I have seen those Oreo things elsewhere and I think it's time I tried them too. Wow, they look amazing.

Erin said...

I'm glad you're back! My hubby is one of those computer nerds and I am always calling him at work for some problem I am having. I love your bird nests. I need to get me some for spring!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love all the eggs & nests. Very cute. And what yummy treats! You can never go wrong with cupakes, cookies, and truffles!

Nicole ~ said...

I am glad that your computer problem has been resolved. All of those goodies look really yummy!!

Becca Abel said...

Mr. Birdy is stinking adorable.
Fabulous nests.
And, oreo truffles and those sugar cookies are AMAZING!!

miSS cARTER said...

Missed you.

Carrie said...

I LOVE the nest so much! Cupcakes and cookies oh my!

Rambling Girl said...

I have been out of the loop- and was missing everyone so glad I didn't miss to much from you but sorry you were having puter problems.

Oh all those goodies look yummy...and the nest are adorable...oh why do I have to live in a small town, about 300 or so...see very rural.

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