Monday, September 8, 2014

Long time no see :)

I know..I know..I have been very inconsistent with posting on my blog.Mainly because I feel like I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said before and also because I haven't really made anything that was so awesomely outstanding that I felt the need to share. But lately I have felt the tremendous desire to share anything and everything probably because I pretty much love looking at various random things and figure..hey..why not post some of my own randomness. So I was asked by one of my kids teachers to make their wedding favors.I was so happy and honored to have even been thought of and asked. The bride to be was very open to anything and just requested that whatever it was that it just be handmade. I took a great leap of faith and decided to make lollipops. I have never made any sort of hard candy before and while I consider myself to be quite the whiz around a kitchen I've never used my candy thermometer nor have I used lollipop molds. I didn't take photos of the process..but here's the end result..

The bride was so happy and to me that's all that matters...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring is in the air!!

Theres just something magical and awesome when you start seeing the trees gain some greenery.. hearing the birds start chirping and of course when the flowers start blooming. There is a tulip farm about 40 minutes away from me that is in its second year of being open to the public. They typically supply local florists with their pretty buds but they have opened themselves up to the public. Theres nothing that makes me smile more than taking photos with such a beautiful backdrop and the subjects are pretty beautiful too :)

Monday, December 31, 2012


My my my how quickly a year goes by :) I haven't been active at all on my blog and that is about to change..Cow and Pig Designs has gone through a slight hiatus I've been filling small orders here and there but nothing to the extent that I have been in the past..creatively my mind has been on vacation. Since C&PD was conceived I have been working non stop so this past year I have spent the time trying to get re energized to bring new creative ideas and items to you :)

Since I was about 8 years old I have had a love of photography and that was a passion that I had lost since other things have gotten in the creative ideas..but I have ALWAYS seemed to find myself grabbing the camera over and over again!So I am hoping to put some of my photography into the art that comes out of C&PD.

I love being able to have time off to refocus and now...its time to get this started..HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 may this be the year that dreams are made of..

Owner/Creative Designer of Cow & Pig Designs

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nothing says the holidays like wearing a top hat!

Its that time of year again..classroom parties often means making some sort of treat to share.

Snowman cake pops are on the agenda! French vanilla cake pop with a vanilla candy coating..and a rolo and a chocolate wafer finish off his sophisticated look!!

His smile is simply contagious!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's the holidays :)

The one thing that I look forward to every year is making gingerbread houses with my boys.My second grader had a gingerbread house making party with his class so I had an opportunity to watch him and his awesome decorating skills! Every student had to bring in a box of graham crackers,a tub of icing,a plastic knife and some candy to share with the is the product of his hardwork!

The front of his gingerbread kingdom..

Back of his kingdom..

The holiday season brings with it a lot of stress but please remember to take some time out to just enjoy the people that you love..

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New blog features...and ongoing lifestyle changes

Hey everyone..
After living in TX for 11 mos my boys and I have moved back to the DC area..and with the move comes a very much needed simplifying of my life. Pairing down the non-essentials and slowly building up a surplus of necessities or as some call it 'prepping'.

So I thought I'd share my new journey with everyone..and this will also serve as a journal to chronicle this amazing adventure..

I'm in need of furniture and household things so I'll be scouring the thrift stores and flea markets and finding new uses for old things..I'm excited to be blogging more and in sharing more creative things with everyone..wish me luck on my new adventure!! :)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

an apple for the teacher

a sweater for it anyways :)

For teachers appreciation week everyday was a different theme..on Wednesday it was bring an apple for your while I know that they would love an apple I thought..hmm..that seems like a momentary gift..they'd eat it and it was gone..then I remembered the apple sweater-usually wrapped around the apple so that it wouldnt get bruised while in transit in a lunch box..eureka!! so off to knit I went..

I took the photos without the apples in them..but the apples I did get fit perfectly..and who wouldnt LOVE a purple apple sweater :)