Great news and random other stuff

Best news first. I’ve been approved to receive another kidney transplant and my mom has been approved to be the donor. The testing is complete. The doctors visited. The Ts crossed. Yay! Yay! Yay! So this week, we should find out more information about scheduling the surgery.

I’ve actually been doing pretty good lately. I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel sick. Just tired. The dialysis is working really well and keeping me going. Thank goodness for dialysis. Thank goodness for my mom. Once we have a date scheduled, I’m sure we will both be getting a lot more nervous, but until then we are so happy that things are moving forward. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers.

…and now some other stuff…


Blogher Food. Two weekends ago Blogher Food was in Atlanta and that meant several blogging friends were in town, too. I didn’t attend the conference this year, but I did meet up with some of them for lunch. This was one of the few fun things I’ve done lately. Thank you guys for such a great time! Photo courtesy of kevinandamanda. Links below to all of their awesome sites.

Back Row (l to r):
Reluctant Entertainer
Deal Seeking Mom
Recipe Girl
Food for my Family
Savory Sweet Life
She Wears Many Hats
Smith Bites
Georgia Pellegrini
Kevin and Amanda
Picky Palate
First Row:
Add a Pinch
Southern Plate
Tickled Red
Le Pomme de Portland


Cupcake Lovers. If you get a chance, check out the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes. Tons of recipes inside including this one from me.


iPad Owners. Cake Pops is now available in the iBook store. Being the Apple lover that I am and seeing this featurette made me smile BIG! You can download the iBook app for your iPad to see the sample pages if you want a peek. If you prefer your books in digital formats, you’ll like this version. It was created specifically for the iPad to stay true to the design of the book.


Brazilian Cake Poppers. A few weeks ago I showed you the Dutch version of the book. Well, now Brazil has its own version too. Yay!

Lastly, I was going to post some cupcakes I baked yesterday, unfortunately I didn’t like them enough to write about them. But on a positive note, I did bake.

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414 comments on “Great news and random other stuff”

  1. thanks this page.
    very wonderfull

  2. keep it up you are doing so great dont ever give up

  3. Hi!! My cake pops book in portuguese just arrived at my home! I`m so happy!!

  4. I have only just discovered cake pops after seeing your recipe in a uk magazine. I am totally wowed by your creativity and have just ordered your book. My kids and i can’t wait to get started! Thank you so much for your inspiration. X

  5. I am very happy to have launched the book in Brazil but I am not finding the book to buy.
    I really admire your work and I hope one day to do something as beautiful as your work.
    My english very very terrible!!!

  6. I am very happy for you ,thanks a lot

  7. You and your mom are in my thoughts! You’ve inspired me to try and make cake pops. That is next on my list of things to do. Again, I’m thinking of you both!

  8. You are both in my prayers .
    God speed !!

  9. Umarim her sey iyi gecer annen ve sen iyi olursun
    Sizin icin dua ediyorum
    Sevgiler…Gecmis olsun

  10. P.S. There’s the link to the cutest bunnies EVAR :D

  11. Congratulations!! Hope the surgery goes well – keeping my fingers crossed for both you and your mum. Also congrats on the Brazilian version of Cake Pops and on baking again!

    Oh, and one last thing – if you feel particularly low, watch “2 bunnies, 2 cups” on YouTube. It’s not weird but it is ADORABLE. :D

    Big hugs and all my love, Camilla x x x

  12. Hello from Scotland! I was so glad to read your great news and to hear that you are doing pretty well all things considered. I don’t know when the surgeries are planned but I want to wish you and mum a safe and speedy recovery. I’m so glad you are eligible for another transplant and that your mum is able to donate. It is a truly wonderful thing she is doing. Yay for mum’s :)

    On the cake pop side of things I am so pleased your book is doing well. I love it and it has become my bible for all things cake pop. I know the book so well that I was surprised to see some of the images being used in a Picasa web album to advertise a cake pop business. I thought you might be interested in having a look

    With very best wishes (sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I just couldn’t ignore it)

  13. MISS YOU!!!!!!!! I hope you are doing well and able to bake up a storm :-)


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