Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cake Time!!!

Not a lot of cakes this weekend but here are the ones I did. The Jack cake above coordinates with the invitation.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Have fun getting creative and looking fantastic with my new how to video! Email me pix at anoriginalbymary(at)pacbell(dot)net if you do this or any other crafters guru projects and I will be sure to post them :) Have fun and enjoy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cakes Galore

It was a busy weekend. I worked 2, 8 hour shifts to construct/frost/and decorate these cakes. I may have forgotten a couple. I tried to remember to get a picture of each one but it was such a whirl-wind those 2 days that I may have forgotten a few! Hope you enjoy :)

Also check out the new craft on my crafting blog http://www.craftersguru.blogspot.com/ It's adorable and really easy to do!

Friday, April 17, 2009

$2,500 for a Vacuum!!!

A man came to my door and told me that he worked for a carpet cleaning company and they were taking a survey of how well the community liked their carpet cleaning service. They offered a free cleaning and my opinion of how well I thought they cleaned. I thought..Ok! Why not. If they do a good job then maybe I will hire them once every year or so to clean my 2 rugs (my house is all wood flooring). They came and then proceeded to try and sell me a vacuum!!! What the heck!!!! I was bamboozled by the KIRBY vacuum guys! I will never buy a Kirby because of this unethical lying method! The 20 minutes the first guy promised turned out to be an hour sales pitch!!! And then he proceeded to try and get me to buy without my husbands approval! What home wreckers are these slimy Kirby sales men! My husband and I consult each other on ever large purchase over $200 (sometimes even less, I value his opinion on all things electronic). This has stifled any financial fights. They then asked if my husband helped with the house work (several times)! Kinda like if he doesn't help then you deserve this insanely priced vacuum!!! Well I proudly told them several times that YES!!! My husband does help!!! Oh and they told me that I had probably gone through several vacuum cleaners! HA! HA! HA! Got ya! I have an OREK and I LOVE it! I have had the same one for almost 14 years!!! If this one dies then I will most definitely buy another OREK for a fourth of the price of a stupid Kirby. So my advice to you is...If a guy claims he is just trying out his "carpet cleaning" business to see if the neighborhood likes his cleaning capabilities..! Just know that it's that retched Kirby guy trying to rip you off with a $2,500 vacuum!!! "What Ever!!!" is all I have to say to those Kirby guys!
On a happier note!
Look at my Little Jack-Jack, trying to be Eco-friendly and ride his bike to work like his Daddy!!!

On my blog http://craftersguru.blogspot.com I am posting a FREEBIE giveaway of a signed by the author The Pocket Daring Book for Girls!!! I peaked inside and my girls (ages 12 and almost 7) loved it sooo much I had to buy one for myself!!! Check it out and good luck! Hope you win!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Trip to the Dentist

Jack actually sat still the entire time and was excited to go to the dentist! Look!!! She is scraping his teeth and he is fine! Amazing what 6 months will do!

Jack and Jack side by side!!!

Cupcake wraps are popping up everywhere!!!

Author of The Daring Book for Girls has posted an AWESOME craft on http://craftersguru.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

bagandtip winner

If you are the winner please email me anoriginalbymary(at)pacbell(dot)net so I can get your shipping info :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The pictures were taken with my I-Phone. In dim light the pix aren't as good as in outdoor lighting (no flash on the I-phone yet..maybe the next model will have one :P ).

Easter at the Henshaw house is full of fun and children! My parents have 17 grandchildren (with 14 that attended the Easter Celebration). My parents like to host it on Saturday so as not to let the fun festivities take away from Easters Real meaning and purpose..The Savior. We have a big family feast and of course a huge Easter egg hunt. Hundreds of eggs are packaged with candy and hidden all around the back yard. This year there were sooooo many eggs that the kids baskets couldn't hold any more! My sons wanted to bring bags instead of baskets so they could get more eggs; but even their bags were filled!
It was surprisingly event free (no major fights broke out) and a good time with the family :) Don't you wish it was always like that!

I have a new, exciting, and fun post on http://craftersguru.blogspot.com/ Sushi Candy, by Karina Cebuliak! Check it out and see how fun it is to do!

Monday, April 13, 2009

More Cakes!

Did more cakes this weekend at work! I'll post more on Easter tomorrow! The video is coming for the winner of the 2D Tip and Pastry Bag on Wednesday, so keep an eye out for that :)
Here is pix of my latest post on http://craftersguru.blogspot.com/ How to turn your old Hutch into a new Island!