What Would You Do? No Kids... Time On Hands..

Decorating By wgoat5 Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 8:42pm by wgoat5

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 1:50am
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I need to practice lots of techniques...

Kids are leaving in the morning (already gone to their nina's tonight) for 3 WEEKS ... yes 3 WEEKS without the kids ...

I want to practice things that I couldn't normally do with the kids...

where should I start first???

Help my friends icon_smile.gif

Christi

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lardbutt Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 1:53am
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I am no help!


Because I would sleep!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 1:54am
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LMAO .. I will do that also icon_biggrin.gif

Batter-UpBakery Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:06am
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lol sleep sounds great hehe

i would start by making a list of things i wanted to try. then when you have the time just start working your way down the list until you do them all.

i envy you the kid free time hehe

i have one of my neices for two weeks, yea me, lol but shes the good one so things are going smoothly so far hehe

have fun and be sure and let us know what you make and post some pics!!!!

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:12am
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Well I guess I could bake the cakes for next week.. and freeze them... make up the buckets O buttercream LOL...
Clean closets .. ummm...

I wanna decorate something but ... IM DRAWING A BLANK LOL

Ohhhh I am sad already.. they have been gone less then 2 hours and I'm already bored icon_rolleyes.gif

lorijom Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:17am
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Christi, this is off topic but what is going on with your castle cake? I've been watching your pics to see if you post it...is it for next week. I'm living thru you vicariously because I would love to make a large castle cake icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:22am
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Oh I ended up not taking that one Lori icon_sad.gif

It was huge... and I get the hebby (sp) jeebies icon_sad.gif

So I of course backed out. Plus it was strange.. they were sooo uncertain about everything that I started feeling like the lady was going to be a PITA ... she made me more nervous then I already was.. soo... once again I backed out.

Sorry I should have posted that icon_sad.gif

lorijom Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:32am
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Well I'm sorry to hear that...but I understand why you would turn it down. So I guess I will just have to make one myself if I can't live thru you icon_lol.gif

As for what to do without the kids...

Sleep in...

try a new recipe...

take a nap....

try a new gumpaste flower....

take a nap...

practice your extension work...

go out to lunch....

then take a nap....

then have hubby take you out to dinner....

then go to bed early....maybe invite hubby to join you icon_twisted.gificon_wink.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:35am
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LMAO Lori!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

Well I think I will take a nap LOL


Now if DH would sleep on the couch icon_rolleyes.gif I'd really get rested up!!!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I am going to lay by the pool for a few days... these pastey looking legs are whiter then wedding white fondant LOL (ya know your a decorator when...)

Meloda Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:38am
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Hey Christy, I know what you mean...don't know where to start...so much to do, so little time. I get distracted trying to come up with a list. I would probably give up on my list, climb up in the hammock, read a book and take a nap. Then about 2 days before everyone comes home I would get totally inspired and drive myself nuts trying to do stuff at the last minute. See right now I should be in the kitchen making 22 cups of whipped cream buttercream, 15 cups of chocolate cream cheese icing and coloring fondant. I procrastinate terribly. I think you should follow the advise of "make a list of things you want to try and work your way through them" I hope you bettter luck than I would icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif Enjoy you alone time, make the best of it and have FUN
Melanie icon_biggrin.gif

lorijom Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:39am
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Enjoy your mini vacation icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:41am
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Well I think you all are right..

I am a HORRIBLE procrastinator.. Sooo.. maybe I should break that and just make all that bc and all the cakes up for next weeks cakes..... icon_rolleyes.gif so much for not working LOL

aligotmatt Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:41am
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when I have spare time (hahah!) I go to the florist and pickout a flower I think is pretty and take it home and tear it apart and make it in gumpaste.

OH, I have this plan to use a stencil and scrape RI onto fondant. I bought the stencil... now to get rid of the kids...

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:43am
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Well........ you could go visit friends icon_eek.gif Or have lunch at a favorite cake shop one day icon_surprised.gif Or tend to your garden and grow big tomatoes for your friends......... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:44am
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LOL send them to florida!! LOL


YES.. that is a VERY good idea... in fact.. I can't remember who.. maybe .. LisaMS said she got some plastic poinsettias and took them apart.. cleaned them and spread chocolate on them to make chocolate poinsettias.. maybe that would work on other flowers!!! Or maybe even vein them??? WOW.. ok I really didn't think of that.. THANK YOU icon_smile.gif

And I just got my shipment of GP in icon_smile.gif WOO HOO icon_smile.gif Shopping trip??? icon_biggrin.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:48am
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

Well........ you could go visit friends icon_eek.gif Or have lunch at a favorite cake shop one day icon_surprised.gif Or tend to your garden and grow big tomatoes for your friends......... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif





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Growing the biggest tomatoes you have ever seen to my friend!!! icon_smile.gif

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Have that going to see friends trip planned icon_biggrin.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:52am
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Hot dog......... company's comin' I will get out the good chinet and the not so worn towels.... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 2:57am
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Hey Christy you can try Edna,s calla,s on her video !!!

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:00am
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That is a great video... she is a natural....

playingwithsugar Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:04am
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3 Weeks! What a great vacation!

I wouldn't even worry about cake the first week or two. I would get a haircut, facial, and pedicure.

Then I would go to the movies. Often.

Plant some flowers or tomatoes.

Visit people or places that I have not seen in a while - or ever.

Take a long drive, rent a motel room in a town 8 hours away, eat at diners, do some early Christmas shopping in truck stop gift shops, and then worry about how much money I wasted on gas going absolutely nowhere - after I get back.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:04am
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She does such beautiful work !!! I cant wait for more vidoes !

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:09am
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

She does such beautiful work !!! I cant wait for more vidoes !




me too... I want her to do a DVD... I would buy it..

lardbutt Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:10am
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then go to bed early....maybe invite hubby to join you icon_twisted.gificon_wink.gif




Let's not forget this is why some of us NEED a nap!!!!!!!

I have been looking at all the gumpaste shoes lately. They are so cool! Have you ever made any of those? I saw a photo of some today that I thought were the prettiest I've ever seen. I will try to post the link. There is also the template for this in their photos as well!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=347243

Bettycrockermommy Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:12am
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Enjoy your kid free time Christy! If it were me, I would sleep, read, watch movies, sleep, sleep, sleep!

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:15am
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messybaker, those are beautiful shoes... but I didn't see a template for them.. just the link for the patchwork cutters icon_confused.gif

lorijom Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:16am
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OH yeah...I have been wanting to try my hand at gumpaste shoes!! Those are so wonderful and fun...Christi I vote for making some beautiful stilletto's!! Maybe some Jimmy Choo's

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:18am
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

3 Weeks! What a great vacation!

I wouldn't even worry about cake the first week or two. I would get a haircut, facial, and pedicure.

Then I would go to the movies. Often.

Plant some flowers or tomatoes.

Visit people or places that I have not seen in a while - or ever.

Take a long drive, rent a motel room in a town 8 hours away, eat at diners, do some early Christmas shopping in truck stop gift shops, and then worry about how much money I wasted on gas going absolutely nowhere - after I get back.

Theresa icon_smile.gif




I love the doing the Christmas shopping at the truckstop gift shop ideas LOL... icon_biggrin.gif

Gas .. ohhh you reminded me the gas icon_sad.gif

wgoat5 Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:24am
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Bless you Lori LOL.. ohhh you meant the shoes icon_lol.gif

The calla tute is a great idea.. just wrote that down..

Ok ..
here it is..

Gonna do a calla lilly using Edna's video..

Gonna do some Christmas shopping for CC friends at the truck stops icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif LOL

Gonna take 6 hour long naps

Gonna kick DH to the couch icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif LOL

Gonna grow my maters big!!!

Gonna go see Laura's new package of Chinet and eat a dog LOL

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Ohhh I think I'll need a bath also LOL

CakesByLJ Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:36am
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Perfect........ you are all set now... the time will just fly by......... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

mgdqueen Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:37am
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What comedian came up with the idea of "Naked Thursday"? Without my kids here I'd give it a try. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_redface.gif

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