Monday, August 22, 2011

Turtlebug Goods blog has moved!

Hey guys!

I'm leaving blogspot for a blog hosted on my own website. I've already migrated a few important blog posts there. Please check it out to keep up to date with Turtlebug Goods:

Thanks blogspot! Its been fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hit and Miss

Baking has always been Hit and Miss for me, with luckily more hits than misses. You can ask my boyfriend and he'll be the first to admit that I freak out when things don't go perfectly, but I'm not always so bad that it burns. But last week I had an expereince so catastrophic I had to tell you about it.

It provided momentary amusement to my friends on facebook, too.

My friend Kristina, over at Ayianai Home Goods, invited me over to make cupcakes one day. We set out to make Black Forest Cupcakes and Chai Honey Cupcakes. We never got to the second recipe, but we are planning to get there sometime next week. The Black Forest Cupcake recipe we used first required us to make a tame looking Devil's Food Cake recipe that I swear I've made on my own. You then top it with glaze, and lastly with a fresh cherry/heavy cream topping we made.

The first batch looked like it cooked fine, at first, but it did overflow a little. We assumed that we filled the cups too high, and so we scrapped those cupcakes by making them into cake balls, along with some other cake we made earlier that day from a box.Which came out fine.

By the time the second batch came out of the oven, we were ready to call it quits. It was beyond terrifying just how bad they came out. They crazy thing is that these are not burnt cupcakes. They tasted fine, and they were still soft - well, what was left in the cups were still soft. The only burnt parts were the parts that fell into the oven itself.

So, I suppose....better luck next time? Round two of baking should be sometime next week. Let's hope for the best!

If you haven't already, I hope you are keeping up with my facebook fanpage. I've been posting some new sneak peaks of cupcake cards that I hope to release in the coming month!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Where did I go?!

Hello, followers!

I know I haven't been around a whole lot lately, and I do apologize! Things have been crazy around here, in an exciting way! First off, I have been hard at work on my website, providing content that I think you guys will enjoy as well as keeping it maintained and up to date.

And very importantly, I graduated from Colorado University at Denver on the 21st with a degree in Business Administration! Let me say, it was well worth the effort. I am so glad to be done with this chapter.


This means more time doing what i love the most - creating! As a result, I've started to research all sorts of fun products that I may be able to implement! Some of the things are for my mother's vintage shop, such as fabric flowers and pendants out of otherwise ruined products - such as ceramic pieces. Other things will be for my paper goods shop, such as spiral journals, notebooks, other sizes of calendars (and more designs!) and maybe even day runners. Stay tuned for more information on that end!

At this very moment, I'm printing off some cards that will be donated to a friend's silent auction for charity, which I hope to have more information out for those of you in the Denver Metro Area.

Alright everyone, I hope you are all well, but I'm about to wrap this blog post up! Tell me what you think about the new product ideas!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Website is Up!

Hey guys!

I'm sure some of you have noticed, but our website has just launched! Please check it out at

And I have some good news. I have decided to keep my blog right here on blogspot. This means that I can keep up with all of you! You can navigate to here and from here by using some handy links at the top of the page.

That's all for now, folks!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Turtlebug Goods!

The short: Turtlebug Goods has been open for two years as of the First of April. Happy birthday Turtlebug Goods! May there be many more years!

These next couple years promise to bring many exciting changes...
-The reintroduction of jewelry!
-An awesome website!
-And so much more!

Thank you for everyone's support over the past couple years. And here's to many more!