Friday, July 31, 2009

Kids, Shoes and Writing...

Cullen has been giving actual kisses and saying, "mmmwah!" It melts my heart. I love that little boy so much!

All of the kids are going to do a photo shoot for Umi Shoes next week for their fall line. I'm nervous about it. I had to buy school clothes already so they have appropriate things to wear.

My friend Laura is having a baby any day now. She also has a little girl who is Cullen's age. It inspired me to read some livejournal archives from when Leta was born because Mina was just 18 months old then. Without those journal entries I would hardly remember anything from that time.

From April 13, 2004: Is it worth it?

Anyway, I got stuck reading for a good hour the other day. I'm so glad I was writing so much and I really want to write more now. It doesn't take long to jot down a few thoughts and it's so rewarding later on.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School


(The prize winner)

This afternoon I went with my friend Lowen to Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School at the High Noon Saloon. Rather than have people pose nude, they have people in burlesque costumes. This lovely lady spent some time with little more than pasties and a corset, in addition to the waitress costume. If you'd like to see all the sketches and you aren't offended by the female form or pasties or feathers or interesting poses, you can see them here: http://hilarysamsa.blogspot.com

Thanks for coming out with me, Lowen!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Impacted"



Here is the last painting I did, back in APRIL... Hmm, I should maybe consider getting my art supplies out soon.

Butterfly Cake




Excuse the poor image quality. We're a bit crunched for time otherwise I'd have asked my husband for help. This is a 6" birthday cake for a special birthday princess. The little lady likes pink and orange, flowers and butterflies (sorry, there's just the one...) but she likes green too... If I did this cake again there are certainly things I would do differently. I would spend more time thinking about what flowers to do and I would make a gum paste butterfly with it's wings up, and not laying there all floppy. This was a short notice cake though and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baby Shower Cake (and cupcakes!)



This was for Chuck Spencer's Baby Daddy shower (Kathleen couldn't make it). Can't wait to meet that baby!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tidbits!

  1. Baby shower cake is ready to go. Pictures... Soon.
  2. I'm ready to take cake orders. Email me at hilarysamsa@gmail.com. Let's talk!
  3. Natural Law: If one child sleeps through the night, and you have more than one child, another child will wake you up. Chances of sleeping through the night decrease as number of children increases.
  4. Appointment with Dr. Dude this morning. The gist: Remember to spend some time focusing on me, call if I need to, I'm doing great, etc. I was in a different room today and it made me feel extra... I don't know... squirmy. No window!
  5. I have entered a place/time in my life where I am not horrified by ankle socks. I'm wearing them right now. I wore them out in public.
  6. Too much coffee today. Have peed 2876491 times. Kidneys are angry. Too much information?

That's about it for now. I hate it when people say they're tired/busy, but... zzzzzz

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Steampunk Cake









Photography by my lovely husband Jason


I'm putting together a cake blog here but I'm still going to post stuff here. I just wanted one that was ONLY cakes for when I want people to go look at cakes and not read all about my life... ;)

"...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

I read The Declaration of Independence to Mina today. She was squirmy and wiggly and interrupted a lot, but anyway, it was good to read it, and I encourage you to take a moment from sparklers and grilled meat and red, white and blue treats to read the want, will, and hopes of the people. I got a little choked up at that last paragraph.