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cake my day - - a sweet giveaway!

I had the opportunity to review Sweetworks' book, Cake My Day before it's BIG release March 15th.

You know Sweetworks....the fab company that brings you Sixlets & Nerds!!

Well this book gives you STEP BY STEP instructions on building cakes that look like a million bucks. Seriously. It's full of tips & tricks to help YOU construct a masterpiece. Totally awesome for you go-getters that are motivated to whip up your own masterpieces, but are tired of the Pinterest fails ;) don't worry, we've all been there.

So I attempted one of their cakes that is beautifully illustrated in their book. You'll have to get the book to figure out which one I've replicated ;)

For now though, you be the judge. Mom & I created these cuties using candy Sweetworks' provided.

The set up on the kitchen table....

Starting the construction....

Considering that it was NOT naptime for my toddler was running around & my 5 month old was fussy, PLUS I was working from home....we did pretty darn good on these!

You don't know what the inspiration until you have the book to see, for all you know we were replicating a whale cake :)

"Seriously mom, I want cake!"

So now it's YOUR TURN!
25 bloggers have been chosen to giveaway a candy package & a digital copy of the book! ($50 value) Enter to WIN!!!

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Go checkout the other participating blogs.....

i was born this way

I don't know WHAT is going on with Blogger lately, but I've tried to comment on several of your blogs & it's just not letting me!

Whether you're a Lady Gaga fan or not...I thought that this was interesting & wanted to share it with you.

FitSugar posted a workout based around Lady Gaga's music.

yes, i was born this way. out of the womb with leather on.

Here's some excerpts:
After keeping pace with Gaga's hottest tunes, it's time to hit the floor. Since the outrageous dresser tends to show off her flat abs, we'll start with some tummy toners (but we'll skip the crunches, thank you very much!). If you can wait out the 40-second intro, "Government Hooker" has a beat that's just made for repetitive moves. Try Gwyneth Paltrow's waist-whittler, courtesy of trainer Tracy Anderson: Lie faceup with legs extended. Roll onto left side and extend left arm in front of you, right arm across torso, fingertips to floor for support. Lift left (bottom) leg and cross left leg over right. Keep right foot pointed and heel on floor the entire time. Do 15 reps. To target the lower abs, try the modified hundred: Lie faceup, legs raised, knees bent 90 degrees. Inhale, then exhale, lifting head and shoulders off mat, arms extended at shoulder height, palms down. Inhale as you pump arms up and down five times, then exhale and pump five more times. Do 10 times, for 100 pumps. Repeat both moves for the duration of the song.


Don't worry — we haven't forgotten about your legs (Gaga's always seem a mile long in her leotards). The singer used ballet-inspired moves in her video for "Born This Way," so we're going to go with a couple dance moves during "Bad Kids." First, the leg circle: Stand with back of chair to your left, heels together, toes turned out. Hold chair with left hand; reach right arm overhead; extend right leg to side at hip level, toes pointed. With hips stable, trace 10 tiny circles clockwise, then 10 the other way. Switch sides; repeat. For bonus calf firming, do move on ball of standing foot. Next, a classic releve: Stand on right leg, toes turned out, left foot resting on right calf. Raise arms overhead, elbows slightly bent; contract abs and lift right heel off floor, coming onto ball of foot. Lower heel for one rep. Do 10 reps slowly, then 20 reps quickly. Switch sides; repeat. Repeat both moves for the duration of the song.

Check out the rest of the FitSugar post for more of the workout!


Okay, so how did everyone's finales turn out last night!?
Not gonna lie, I was pretty bummed about the one I watched.

I added a link to Naughty Monkey's Facebook page on the right panel. Please click on it to like their fan page, and then to like my video!

Yes, I created a video.

Ridiculous. The things I do for a free trip & fashion show.

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Today is my speed training run. I'm not looking forward to it.

What workout(s) do you have planned for this Hump Day?