There's a new Chick in town! Guess who is the newest member of the BowChicks on Ebay? Me! I am absolutely giddy that I am in this group with some of the most kind, talented ladies I have had the pleasure of "meeting" over the internet. Read all about it! A New Chick has Arrived
I'm always so proud when my fiance says that something is good, because he is such a good cook. He has his favorite cake from childhood, Betty Crocker's cherry chip cake mix with cherry frosting, which I usually make for him every year. He saw me in the kitchen and said, "What? You're making a cake from SCRATCH?". He's a little skittish about trying new things. I'm pleased to say that he liked this one so much that he asked me to make it again on his birthday!
* 3 cups all-purpose flour * 2 cups white sugar * 1 teaspoon salt * 2 teaspoons baking soda * 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder * 3/4 cup vegetable oil * 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * 2 cups cold water
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1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork. 2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Yay! Summertime is here! I get a three month long break from Nursing School (Which is a blast! In a boot camp, OMG I might accidentally KILL someone kind of way!). I am thrilled to have time off (lol with 4 kids? Is this really a break?). Anyways, after the kiddos go to bed I get to play with ribbon instead of crack the books. Yippee!!!
Lately, I've been playing around with auction templates. I took a HTML coding class (yes I coded my own dotcom - Shelleybean.com if you wanna check it out). I'm not a HTML guru, but I can tweak a code to get it to do what I want. I think they help with the presentation on eBay for sure.
Speaking of eBay... I'm THRILLED to announce that I have been invited to be a BOWDIVA on eBay!!!! I'm so proud! I listed my first big, posh boutique bow for our Fourth of July launch and it sold! How awesome is that?
On Etsy, I've been focusing on smaller, more basic bows. Personally, that is what I prefer on my daughter (If she'd keep a darn bow in her hair!). But making the big, stacked boutique bows is sooooooo much fun! Here are my current eBay listings: