Friday, April 29, 2011

He is SO GOOD! :)

Anyone who really knows the True Tasha Tippit Ross knows my heart and passion for GOD and singing. I have grown up singing my entire life. I have learned and been inspired from none other....My Mama! Not only did I basically live in church growing up, but I watched my mom sing in front of me every Sunday.... on stage, in choir, singing solos, leading choirs, and leading praise and worship. It started from there then a burning fire from God filled my soul and guided me in my own direction. I have struggled in what direction to go in my life with my music and have had many conversations with God about my own dreams and for his dreams in my life. I would have to say my granddads "DREAM" messages get me every-time I hear them(he has many)! I know God is talking directly to me.. because I can't get away from them! HAHA God works in funny ways and I will always ALWAYS walk in his direction no matter what comes my way.

I heard this song on a CD a friend (Amy) gave us a few months ago. I listened and listened to it and sang it to stephen and my mom several times in the car. I was just BEYOND TOUCHED as I listened to her sing this song. It's not even so much her voice but the power of God you feel while listening to it.

The other big thing I loved about it was knowing how many people SHE IS ABLE to reach in her shoes while singing it. So many people look up to her where she is at in her life and I love how she used it for God's glory. I love watching this video because not only is God working through her to touch her fans lives, but he's using her to reach her friends & peers in the same career path. We have seen it all... what hollywood can do to you and how hard it can be on your life... but I love in this video how everyone is sitting in peace while she sings this. You can literally SEE God moving through those people and in that building. This just blows my mind and touched me so deeply and I JUST HAD TO SHARE! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Yes this year I came up with an EASTER THEME for my 26th birthday! I love themes for birthday's!! :) Themes bring the fun to PARTIES. I have not had an Easter Birthday since I was about 9. I had it on Matterhorn in WICHITA FALLS with an easter egg hunt and a bunny pinata. For some reason it feels like it took 17 years for it to fall close to Easter again!! :) I really dont know if that is true... but it seemed like a great theme to choose this year. :)

The Big 26 - Cupcakes were a big deal for me this year... no telling what next year will be! :)

Mom ad Stephen set up outside with a tent and the decorations while I tried to finish the cake balls

yummy hamburgers/sausage - cooked by none other my SWEET DAD! :)

Other preparations organized by my sweet mom and grandma! :)

(Oh stop judging... it's EVERYONES FAVORITE) ! HAHA

My sister & I

My Aunt Debbie & Caleb

Prayer before the meal - so special

Granddad, myself and Chloe! :)

ALL MY BIRTHDAY WISH'S CAME TRUE!! :) I have the BEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD! :) Im a spoiled little girl!!

Caleb giving me my birthday present! :) He drew me a WONDERFUL BUG FARM! :) LOVE IT!

Thanks Ash & Daniel - got the JESSICA SIMPSON PERFUME SET w/lotion and body wash! & My scentsy smelly, <3 those things!!! :)

Thanks MOM & DAD for the Michael Kors Iphone Clutch! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I couldn't show you what it looked like in my phone because I took the picture with my phone! HA HA

MY GIRL BRITNEY!! Had to have her new CD! My new work-out music!

Thanks to my aunt Debbie for my Lauren Conrad FASHION BOOK! :) Debbie knows I LOVE FASHION and LAUREN! HAHA

THANKS Granddad & Grandma for the MONEY MONEY MONEY & sweet card!!! :)

THANKS Granny and Papa for always remembering me and sending me MONEY! HAHA Can't go wrong with that! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday Blog 2

So lets talk CAKE BALLS! :) MY FAVORITE! If you follow me on Facebook then you know my obsession for Starbux cake-balls. Well to be honest I have always been a huge fan of cake-balls since I found BAKERELLA'S blog and website... you know, the lady that made it BIG after being on Martha Stewart, for her CAKE-POPS! After seeing her... I FELL IN LOVE!! I even had them at one of my wedding showers (2 1/2 years ago).

So.. why not for my 26th BIRTHDAY?? RIGHT? shoot... why not cake-balls and cake-pops! :) It all started at 9:30 the next morning till noon when the party started! I had to ice the cupcakes, make the cake-balls, and make the cake-pops all before NOON!! AHHHH

one at a time...

Add a little sprinkle! :)

cupcakes ICED...



the inside of the cupcakes is the BEST! COOKIE!! :)


Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Blog 1

Yes... I have many special memories I want to share with you about this 26th birthday! :) I am going to start with Day 1! FRIDAY NIGHT!

I arrived in Wichita Falls (at my moms house around 11pm). I was tired.. not really feeling to hott... but knew I needed to started on my baking for my NOON B-day party the next day. So I went to work by baking my "new recipe" cupcakes (thanks JG). I posted the recipie on the blog before this one. You can check it out if you want.

So I waited.... and waited....

It got late... and finaly 1/2 of my red velvet/chocolate chip cookie cupcakes were completed! :)

But.. my sister insisted we have 24 cupcakes!! She said everyone will need 2 cupcakes! grrr... she's also the same sister who FACETIME'd me while I did all the baking! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Nah... she was gonna help if I started earlier... It is now 1:00 AM! It was time to bake the other 12!

So I waited again.... AND FINALLY 1:30!

They were completed everyone!! Except the CHEESCAKE FROSTING (which will be added minuted before the party) BOY WAS I TIRED! my eyes look terrible! Make up smeared and everything! Hahaha

Oh did I mention.. my sister is watching Bye Bye Birdie... at this time now! HAHA Thanks ASH!! :)

Anywhow... I finally finished what I needed to do for FRIDAY night! My next mission was CAKE BALLS starting at 9:30AM on Saturday! SO.. I thought I better get a few hours in!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Pass-Over " the rolls please....

Last night our Bible Study got together and re-enacted somewhat of the PASSOVER! We brought out all the YEAST things a little later on in the evening. ha ha Back in the day...I think the "Leaven" (hope I'm saying that right) had to be all cleaned out before the passover. So.. yes I think we were all a little skeptical about their being edible food present... but we all knew Chick-fil-a was right around the corner... right??

No... it was FUN!! It's always fun getting together with this group! You end up laughing the entire night! This was a fun experiece even if 1/2 of you flaked out before the night! HA (kidding...again).

Loren was able to have her grandmother come and explain some of the religious traditions that were done during the Passover. It was neat having someone explain it all. :)

We even had the chance to try some WONDERFUL new things! I think these things are easier if your not a picky eater... but there wasnt any SEA FOOD present so I did pretty good! (pass the rolls please) HA

Over All... we had a GREAT NIGHT! I love hanging out with this group! When's the next MOVIE NIGHT! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Favorite CUPCAKES

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer to break up. Add the cake mix, water, and canola oil; continue beating for 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each 1/3 full. Place a frozen cookie dough ball (Pillsbury) on the top center of each cupcake and fill 2/3 over cookie dough.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion of the cupcake (not the cookie dough ball) comes clean, about 19 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

and ICE away! :) I used chocolate cake with cream cheese icing.

You can use strawberry cake with sugar cookie... red velvet cake with chocolate cookie and creak cheese icing. Oh.. i just can't wait to experiment MORE! :) I believe one of these will be at my BIRTHDAY PARTY!

1st/2nd Birthday Present!

Well... had to share my 1st/2nd birthday present!! It was from my hubby... picked out by the birthday girl! :) HA
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The reason I call it my 1st/2nd gift is because about a month ago I bought a NEW swimsuit and I told Stephen it was going to be my BIRTHDAY gift... until I ran across this! HA I will try to stick to only these 2 things! HAHA It better hurry up and get here! HAHA


Monday, April 4, 2011

It's coming up....

Well... there has been more purchases since I took this last picture.... but I wanted to share with you guys what cute stuff you can get from TARGET! It's kind of like my purse/bag fetish... I LOVE LOVE the HOLIDAY section at target! I love the cookie sheets, icing, stupid cups and plates, decorations, plastic containers.. I LOVE IT ALL! HA

I have this IDEA and PICTURE in my head... and I always pray it turns out. There is always something that doesn't work just like I wanted or thought... but sometimes you just have to go with it! :)

I'm SUPER EXCITED about my party!!!

It's my BIRTHDAY.. gonna PARTY.. like it's my BIRTHDAY! :)