Wednesday, July 29, 2009


You read it right!! I WON!!

All 3 of the baked goods I entered won a prize ribbon! I now have 3 award winning yummies I can brag about whenever I make them!! :)

My chocolate, mint, chocolate chip cookies won 2nd place in the "other cookies" category.

My Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies won 1st place in the Chocolate Chip cookie category... beating out 26 other chocolate chip cookie entries!! (none of them GF!!)

And last but not least my Lemon Decadance Cake won 1st place in the "other cake" category, 1st place in the "Cake" Lot and Reserve Grand Champion (2nd place) in the "BAKED GOODS" category!!!

Now I have a whole bunch of cool ribbons, bragging rights and a very family!! I can't wait until next year!!! :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do we have a winner??

I sure hope so!!

Today is the BIG day! I'm taking my baked good and photo entries down to the county fair. Now when I was growing up in CA the county fair was no big to-do. I think I went maybe twice in my life before I moved to Oregon. NOW... it's a don't miss event! (If for nothing better than to people watch because boy do people come out of the cracks for the county fair!!)

SO... wish me luck! I'm entering 2 gluten free cookies: chocolate chip oatmeal and chocolate mint chocolate chip. I also have my lemon decadance cake which is TO DIE FOR! I'm even over coming a fear by entering 2 photos...

I'm so nervous!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

You know you're from Oregon when...

My sweet friend Tana had this on her blog and I was laughing and agreeing through the whole list.... I had to share! :) ENJOY!! :)

You know your from Oregon when....

*If you've worn shorts, sandals and a parka at the same time, you live in Oregon .
*If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Oregon .
*If you measure distance in hours, you live in Oregon .
*If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Oregon .
*If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you live in Oregon .
*If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Oregon
*If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Central, Southern or Eastern Oregon .
*If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a 2 layers of clothes or under a raincoat, you live in Oregon .
*If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow and ice, you live in Oregon .
*If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Oregon .
*If you feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash, you live in Oregon .
*If you know more than 10 ways to order coffee, you live in Oregon .
*If you know more people who own boats than air conditioners, you live in Oregon .
*If you stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal, you live in Oregon
*If you consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain, you live in Oregon .
*If you can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and Dutch Bros, you live in Oregon .
*If you know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon, you live in Oregon .
*If you know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup , Abiqua, Issaquah , Oregon , Yachats, Yaquina, Takelma, Umpqua, Yakima and Willamette, you live in Oregon .
*If you consider swimming an indoor sport, you live in Oregon .
*If you can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food, you live in Oregon .
*If you never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho, you live in Oregon .
*If you have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain, you live in Oregon .
*If you think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists, you live in Oregon .
*If you buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time, you live in Oregon .

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I'm famous!!!

Well I consider it fame! 2 of the COOLEST people I know have a GREAT blog called Year of No Fear. They encourage others... along with themselves... to conquer fears and tell them about it! It's VERY uplifting!!

So the FAME part... they have "spotlighted" me on their blog!! I feel so special!!

And the topping on the cake is my nickname from them... FIRECRACKER! I think it fits well! :)

Love you both YONF and MRS. B!! :)
ps: I think I have a JR. Firecracker on my hands here... what do you think??