Sunday, November 29, 2009

In your wildest dreams you could not imagine the marvelous surprises that await you!

Jasmine has been excited to announce this ALL day!
The winner of my Gourmet Cookie Giveaway with Amanda of 'The Fancy Lady Gourmet' is...
LOIS MOSS of 'Lotus Rising'!
I'm so excited for you, Lois! You deserve these treats! :)
To everyone who didn't win, you are for sure invited to come check out my fabulous friend Amanda's(her blog is 'Cupcakes and Corsets') bakery website or her ETSY shop for 'The Fancy Lady Gourmet' and drop an order for some sweet treats of your own!
She's incredible and amazingly talented-and has everything from cupcakes to cookies and bon bons available to be shipped for your holiday parties or as gifts.
CONGRATS, Lois! I'm ecstatic that you will have the the cookies in your hands very soon! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Buddy the Elf: "THEN, we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle, and then..."

...we'll eat TWO types of cupcakes!
I made some cupcakes for a game night we went to tonight! The first ones were vanilla with vanilla icing and I made a stripe through the icing with red food coloring(it wasn't peppermint flavored icing-just looked like it. BUT-I did put crushed peppermint pieces on the tops:)
This one is my fav! I named him Melvin!
...this one's not Melvin
...still not Melvin
Just chillin. Melvin is front left. That's one handsome cupcake! :)
I made some Devil's Food Chocolate ones too with whipped chocolate frosting and I put mint Milano cookies on them to adorn.
They were pretty decedent, and I liked their gold wrappers-they seemed to compliment the silver ones from the vanilla cupcakes. ...I didn't name any of them...they're no Melvins...
Also- The winner of my Gourmet 'Cupcake Cookie' Giveaway with Amanda of 'Cupcakes and Corsets' will be announced tomorrow. If you entered, you MAY have an e-mail from me tomorrow letting you know you've found the golden ticket! I'm going to post the winner, so you'll see who wins no matter what! Good Luck to everybody who entered! This is very exciting-Tomorrow promises to be a sugary day! Jasmine and I are both in a twitter over it! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Yeah, I know Lonely...She's a jerk."

I've heard many people say to "write what you know", but I don't think you HAVE to write what you know-you can research the heck out of something and find the magic that will allow you to put your reader into the situation-BUT-If you DO write what you know, there is much less research necessary, and you have a hold on every sense(as in sound, smell, etc...) available. When I was young, my family moved and I was excited about meeting new people, but as the day to go to the new school drew closer, I began to almost lose control of my nerves, and I visibly shook the day I was enrolled. I remember the smell of cafeteria rolls and the stares of the class I was lead into. Nobody knew me, and I was too nervous to speak. The fear and sadness grew out into my entire world, and lasted months. It was a horrible experience for me, and it still pricks me now. But- Because I felt my way through that experience, I know what words sound like through chattering teeth, and how long you have to wait in a bathroom stall before the red leaves your face from crying.
In every painful moment, writers are given a thousand free words.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


All Vietnam veterans share two things in common.
One: A fierce love of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Two: A universal hatred of all music made post 1976
Sorry I'm not fully back yet-I will be ASAP! In the meantime, thank you for checking here each day-means a WHOLE lot to me! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

"MOST of what I do has a grounding in education." -Mr. G

kittle Warning: Language

Yes-I have been gone...and I've missed you! I bought volleyballs, drew all of your faces on them with blood, and spoke to them like you could hear never know...volleyballs look to me like they......know things.....:)
I'm working on a post for later today, so check back for my "Penny Update"(No-The things I've been dealing with are not book related. If they were, you would have known already. If I ever do get published, I'll probably be so distracted by my need to shout it to anyone on the streets-including pigeons- that I'll accidently drive thru the wall of a Starbucks....Then, on the 6 o'clock news-you'll see me-in jail-jumping up and down and telling the cameras that "I HAVE LIFTOFF!...:)
I the meantime, Check out Mr. G from 'Summer Heights High'! Put aside the anger, disdain towards ur job, and lack of a publishing contract today-don't let it stop you from being happy! Mr. G makes it all better! Step into his Drama classroom, and just chill out with bean bags, pillows - that sort of thing...

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I'm feeling very nervous today. Good stuff is happening-not bad stuff.
I REALLY need to be asleep right now, but I can't simmer down.
Jasmine is NOT nervous....and it's NOT fair!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stephen King: Can Creative Writing Be Taught?

...hmmmmmm...Do you agree?
P.S.- I'm running behind on reading ur fabulous blogs-I'll be heading over tonight to read the posts I've missed! Can't wait! :)

Super Early Christmas Sightings

Date: November 10th
Number of Christmas commercials I've seen as of today: 10
Number of stores I've seen sporting their holiday decorations: 4
Number of times I've looked at the Christmas items for sale on QVC: 3

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hey, Mr. Rabbit-Don't eat those apples!

If you haven't seen the rambling video of Tom Cruise talking about Scientology, watch it HERE first. The following video is a spoof of that interview by Jerry O'Connell!
I have a couple of things to put up-including the winner of my cookie giveaway. I'll have everything up in the next couple of days. So- Check back! )

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I love my BFF!

Seriously-I'm lucky in that area and I don't take it for granted. My BFF Kaylynn is THE TOPS!
This video depicts the two of us!

She gives jobs, relationships, and family ALL that she has inside. She's feeling pretty low today, and I hate to see that.
She deserves only the finest Swiss chocolate.
AND- My Gourmet Cookie Giveaway ENDS TODAY! Click HERE to enter if you haven't already!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Which do you like?

I'm wanting to make cupcakes for Thanksgiving this year. I've narrowed it down to 2 basic design ideas, but I don't know which to pick.
Please vote for the one you like in the comments!
Option 1: 'Miguel the Tijuana Turkey'
Option 2: 'The Ornate Death of Pumpkins and Leaves'
AND- The winner of my Gourmet Cookie Giveaway will be chosen THIS Wednesday, so click here and enter if you haven't already! SOO Exciting!!

"What are we going to do this month, Brain?!" "Try to take over the WORLD!"

Day 1
I'm participating in NaNoWriMo!
What's that you ask?!
From their site:
"National Novel Writing Month
is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
In 2008, we had over 119,000 participants. More than 21,000 of them crossed the 50k finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists."
If I succeed, I'm going to do a "how to" video blog of me making French Macaroons(well-ATTEMPTING to make!) as a celebration!

If you're participating too, please let me know so I can add you as a "writing buddy" on their official site! I'm under the name: PennyLaneCupcakes

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. "-Mr. Darcy

Mr. Darcy! He's my FAV!!
My love in real life is a version of him that has been dipped in skittles and magic- Never thought it was even possible to UPgrade from Mr. Darcy, but I put some cupcakes on the porch and CAUGHT the one and only! :)
By the who- This post is MARIAH's fault!

Who is your favorite male character in a book/movie?(YES-If you say Edward Cullen, I will STILL love you! :)