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About Me

A little about me. I am a SAHM to 3 wonderful kids. They get on my nerves but I still love them to death. Baking and decorating cakes along with crocheting has always been something that I have done on the side. I’ve been a stay at home mom since my little girl was 3 months old and she just turned 8! The time has flown by! I have a lot of side hustles to try and help with expenses. I baby sit 3 kiddos. One I have had since she was 12 weeks old! She is like my own! 

I’ve been baking cakes for about 10 years now. My grandmother used to bake wedding cakes when I was younger and I remember going with her to set them up. They always looked so huge, but what doesn’t look huge to us when we are little! haha. They had fountains, steps from one cake to another with figures of groomsmen and bridesmaids walking down them. So extravagant! 

I started out creating Baby’s Inspiration and creating the cutest little outfits for newborns! I LOVED seeing the crocheted props in professional photos! All the little babies were soo stinking cute. That came to a halt within the past 2 years. Geez it doesn’t seem like that long ago. I developed carpal tunnel and it hurt too much to crochet anymore. So I invited my cousin up who also crochets and she bought all my yarn that I had. 

Good thing I had my cake side hustle going on! I do not know what I would do if I couldn’t make something at least once to 3 times a week. Creating and making things is an outlet. It is my therapy. While I am creating I don’t have time to think about anything else. Which is fantastic cause I have anxiety really bad and I over think everything. My husband hates when I over think but it’s just a part of me now. 

My husband is super supportive of me. He helps make sure that my accounting is on track and perfect. He has given me encouragement when I need it the most. I wouldn’t be where I am right now creating cakes without his encouragement along the way.

This blog/website is the next step for my cake business. My kiddos are grown enough that the oldest can watch the other 2 and they can stay home with out an adult present. That means once my kiddos that I babysit start preschool that this momma is going to have to either start making more money with cake orders, start making money from this blog, or get a real job. 

I’m not excited about going back into the real world of working 9-5. My middle child is really athletic. He plays football (his passion), lacrosse, and basketball. So we are always running him to practices and or games. I love being present at everyone of his games! I think it will mean a lot to him once he is old enough to realize all the things we gave up for him to be able to play sports. Don’t get me wrong I would do it over again 100 times and I love that he is into more than one thing. I couldn’t imagine him not being athletic. 

Then there is my youngest, little, girl, who is into cheerleading. I was swindled into coaching her 3 years ago and fell in love with coaching and helping out the best organization around! I’ve been coaching her squad for 3 seasons now. I am also the spirit wear coordinator for the Union Raiders Football and Cheer organization. I love being involved with my kids sports. 

I’ve recently been asked to help with the lacrosse team! How exciting is that! I haven’t received all the details yet. The season won’t start till the end of January beginning of February. So I still have plenty of time to learn my role! 

I never realized that I would have this much to talk about! Till next time!

What I have been doing lately………

Just wanted to pop in really quick and say “Hi!”  I am still kicking over here.  Busy as ever but I LOVE it!  Here are a few photos of things that I have been making lately.  These are all of the new things that are available to be ordered!

I’m Back……………

I have been so super busy!  I have been trying to get my 3 year old ready for preschool, my 6 year old ready for 2nd grade, and apparently this month is the hot month for me to make cakes!  I am just now starting to get back into the groove with sales starting up for the winter months!  I am always super busy during the colder months.  I have a lot of new things that I have been trying to spread out and keep everyone interacting with my Facebook page as possible!  As a Mad Mad Maker one of the biggest things for me to keep up on is having my present year round.  With 3 kids it is really hard when all they want to do it play outside.  I have had to get creative this year so that I could keep crocheting while they played.    I have been debating with myself whether or not to enter into the local craft shows.  I found a website that allowed me to have the contact info for the 3 biggest ones around Northern Kentucky area.  I am scared to go ahead and enter myself into these craft shows one is because shoppers like instant gratification.  I don’t feel that I have enough merchandise ready to be shipped and out the door for 5000 + shoppers for that fair.  I think that I will be ready for sure next year.  But I have also been looking at the smaller craft shows that are not so local.  I am just so torn on what to do.  If all else fails there is always next year right?!

Anyways here is a few pictures of what I have been up to lately.  Enjoy!

Busy Busy Busy…….

Hello everyone! No I haven’t forgotten about you guys! I have been super busy with baseball season getting underway, Easter (which is now passed), trying to make new things, and keeping up with all my orders, I does not feel like a have a ton of orders, but it is just enough to keep me slightly busy. On the other hand I am getting an urge to make new items […]

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Fun Filled Day.

Hello everyone!  It’s been a long day!  Went to a birthday party at a bowling alley for a 3-year-old.  It was definitely different.  I personally would never have my children’s birthday party there unless they were much older and actually knew what bowling was and enjoyed it!  Then when I came home my long-lost cousin who also loves to craft as much as I do came over and we played […]

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