KB Cakes & Creations

Hi. My name is…. June 19, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 1:13 PM

Hello Blog-o-nators!!! Has it really been since last November since I’ve posted a blog worthy post?!?! Looks that way 😦 Would you all forgive me if I say I’m sorry?? Yeah? Maybe? ……I’m sorry.

A lot has happened since November at KB Cakes & Creations. I’ve been busy baking and creating, and I promise to share some posts over the next week. I’ll pull some pictures from my Facebook page to show you all 🙂 (www.facebook.com/KBCakesCreations) Lots of new stuff, some old stuff, and some upcoming stuff! Bare with me, and I’ll get some stories up here for you all to read!!

As always, I love to get your feedback. Hook me up with comments, suggestions, etc. and I’ll see you real soon!

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Finger Puppets!!! September 27, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 4:24 PM

My biggest project that I decided to do while I was healing came in the form of Finger Puppets! My niece’s birthday was coming up, and being of the crafty-kind-of-giver people, I decided finger puppets would be a really neat gift for imagination games and stories. What started out being just a set for my niece for her birthday, ended up being three different sets each for my niece AND my nephew! And at the prompting of my Mom, decided that they are fun things for others too, and decided to sell sets. So, if you know of some little fingers that need a set, or two, or three of these little guys, please let me know! I’m always excepting orders and look forward to making many more of these little guys……and there’s always room for more….a frog, a turtle, a hippo, oh and a raccoon….well, look for new little animals soon! 🙂

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Fairytale Set, $10.

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Zoo Animal Set, $10/5 finger puppet set, mix and match

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Farm Animal Set, $10/5 finger puppet set, mix and match

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Super Hero set, $8/3 puppet set

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And because the husband wanted a Minion…I’m working on Minions, too 🙂

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He was super geeked about his finger puppets. Aunt Kristin did good!!

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Where have I been? What happened to my summer?!?! September 11, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 1:09 PM

Hello Blog Followers!!

Wow…summer is pretty much done, expect for the 90° weather we’re having here in Michigan today, and fall has slowly commensed. Kids are back in school, and I’m looking forward to sweatshirt and jean weather! If you are a Facebook follower as well (http://www.facebook.com/KBCakesCreations) you know where I’ve been most of the summer. If you aren’t a fan of the page, make sure you go click like and stay up to date on what’s happening at KB Cakes & Creations. But for a quick recap on here, I broke my ankle at the end of June running the Tough Mudder at MIS. Yes, I’m that crazy, lol. But, alas, I didn’t have the outcome I wanted…I didn’t get my headband, my beer, or the satisfaction of finishing. And I wasn’t even doing an obstacle when it happened, I was just running in downpouring rain (no big deal!) and slipped on a hill, and the end result was a dislocated Tibia and a broken Fibula (in four places!), surgery (8 screws and 1 plate later), and THE longest recovery I’ve ever had for anything! lol. But amongst my disappointment in not being able to finish the race, having a broken ankle, and not being able to do much of anything for about 6 weeks, I started to crochet a lot. After the first three weeks, I finally felt up to doing something other then sitting, sleeping, and eating in a recliner. So I started sitting, sleeping, eating and crocheting in a recliner!

Ok, so being up to it, was only part of it….I was actually starting to go stir crazy. I’m not one to sit idle, and have everything done for me. It’s actually quite the opposite. But having a broken ankle is a very humbling experience. Things like making dinner for my family, doing laundry, driving, grocery shopping, washing dishes, vacuuming, and showering, all took quite a bit of help. And I owe my husband, my parents, my in-laws, sisters on both sides, and some of my church family, a great big additional “Thank You.” But I digress…they already know they’re pretty special :)…..back to crocheting. I sat and made quite a few items, but the first things I made were a bag for my crutches and my cell phone. This helped me be able to carry at least some small items with me, and not feel SO helpless! Worked great I might add! I apologize for the cell phone pictures, as I wasn’t doing much moving yet by then and couldn’t even think about attempting the stairs (Husband’s orders, lol).

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I made quite a few hats, a scarf, and finger puppets!! But….those are for the next post, so stay tuned!

I’m getting back on my feet. Still driving left footed because of the boot I’m wearing, and started Physical Therapy this week….but I’m getting there! I’ll be posting some new things to the Facebook page in the next couple days, and then I’ll be back to updating you on the stories behind the work as soon as I catch you all up. So, if you want a first hand look at everything that I’m up to at KB Cakes & Creations, please stop by the Facebook page and give it a like 🙂 (www.facebook.com/KBCakesCreations)

**My constant companions during this whole ordeal, my cat and my dog. When I didn’t have visitors, the hubby or my kids around, these two kept me company and looked after Mom 🙂

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Never far away….
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Saying Goodbye to my Grandma… May 30, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 5:54 PM

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Many of you may know that I recently lost my Grandma. It was both bittersweet and fitting that she would decide to go on May 11, 2013; the day before Mother’s Day. Bittersweet, because as my family and I celebrated our Mothers, Aunts, and Grandmothers, we did so with a heavy heart, knowing that my Grandma (or as the Great Grandkids knew her, Grandma GG(GG for Great Grandma), wouldn’t be here on earth to celebrate with. Fitting, because if you knew my Grandma, she did everything in her own time, and when she felt like it. Fitting, only because she decided to go when she was surrounded by family and there was laughter in her house again. And even though it was hard and I miss my Grandma….there was nowhere else I wanted to be.

I got a phone call that Saturday morning from my Aunt. She said that Grandma only had maybe 24 hours. I’m not going to tell details of what lead to that 24 hour timeframe, but know that my Grandma wasn’t sick with cancer or another form of disease, but at 86 years old, she had lived a full life and she was being called home. Needless to say, my family and I were aware that the time we would have with my Grandma would be short. When I got that phone call, I was finishing up a cake order for a birthday party. Something that wouldn’t have surprised my Grandma, since she always asked if I was “still making cakes.” She was always, in her own quiet way, very supportive of KB Cakes & Creations. I always tell people my art and “craftiness” comes from my grandparents and my parents. My Grandpa was a painter and woodworker, which were passed down to my Dad, who used to do a lot of woodworking. My Grandma enjoyed latch hooking and I can remember her always making pie, which was passed down to my Mom, who taught me to crochet and bake. It’s amazing the legacies that are created when things are shared with the next generation, something I hope to pass on to my kids and nieces and nephews. My Grandma knew the importance of family, tradition, and leaning on the Lord for everything.

After delivering the cake order, I traveled down to my Grandma’s house once again, finding my parents and other family there. Slowly over the next few hours, several more family members arrived. Everyone handles the death of a loved one in a different way, and for me, I just needed to be there to say goodbye one more time, be there for my parents. During the last few minutes I spent with my Grandma, I was thankful for a really good visit several weeks before, and for the brief time I spent with her earlier in the week when she could still communicate. But during this time with her, I told her that I loved her and that it was ok. She could go when she was ready. Mostly, with tears, I just was with her, quietly, praying. When she did finally go, it was with my Mother standing by her side, my cousin nearby, and the rest of us telling stories and memories and laughing, with tears of sadness and joy at the same time.

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At her funeral, her flower arrangements had one of her favorite flowers in it, a daisy. Regular and gerber. As is sometimes done, each of us, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, took a flower from her arrangement at the gravesite. Some of mine will be turned into memory beads, something that I do thru KB Cakes and Creations, but never had to do for my own loved one. And I have other reminders of my Grandma, and cherished memories.

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This post is dedicated to my Grandma: for being a true spitfire of a woman, for passing on the “Huffman stubbornness”, and loving all of her crazy family. Having been there with her when she passed, I will be forever grateful that I got to say Goodbye one more time. And it has shown me that family is so important, and I have an amazing family. She was a country and gospel fan, but this song just seemed to fit for me…..Rest now, Grandma. We love you!

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Winner of the Gender Reveal Cake Contest March 22, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 12:54 PM

Congratulations Lisa Stutzman!!!! You are the drawing winner!! I will be getting a hold of you to see what hat and for which munchkin head I’ll be making it to fit 🙂

Thank you to those of you who took the time to vote. Baby Boike will be a baby boy :)…..story to follow about the cake!

 

2nd Annual Holiday Show November 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 1:56 PM

I am once again hosting a Holiday Show this year! The show is this Saturday, November 26th, 2011 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the St. Mary’s Activity Center here in Adrian.There are several vendors that will be there this year….Mary Kay, PartyLite, 31 Bags, Pampered Chef, and so much more! Please come and finish your holiday shopping with us!!!! Details below!!

2nd Annual HOLIDAY SHOW

November 26, 2011  12:00pm-3:00pm

Featuring Local Area Businesses:

KB Cakes & Creations, 31 Bags, PartyLite, MaryKay, Adrian Therapeutic Massage, Pampered Chef, SimplyFun, and Much MORE!!!

Door Prizes! Refreshments! Free Chair Massages! Lots of great products!

The Show will be located at St. Mary’s Church Activity Center at 305 Division Street, Adrian, Mi   49221 (Entrance into the Activity Center is located behind the church.)

 

Please come out and see us!!!!!

 

KB Cakes & Creations launches on Facebook!! October 7, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristin Barrios @ 9:57 AM

Hello, and Good Morning to my awesome blog followers!!

This post is to tell you that KB Cakes & Creations has gone Facebooking! That’s right! I just launched a new page on Facebook. So, GO LIKE IT!! lol

What that means, is that I will be posting pictures of items and pricing, giveaways, etc. on the Facebook page. And people can post orders, ask questions, etc. I will still continue to blog about all the adventures and stories behind items right here at the blog (plus giveaways!!), but it will also be linked to the Page. You, my wonderful subscribers and followers, will still receive your email notifications, but sharing will now be a little easier 🙂 I’ve been a busy bee since the last few blogs, and there will be several new posts coming up with some awesome new items….which are all my own designs!!! So excited!!!

I’m still currently working on the Page, so bare with me for a couple days as I get everything up and running!  

So, go “like” the page on Facebook, if you yourself are a facebooker, and tell all your friends and family as well!!!