Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In case you don't understand

All I've heard over the last 48 hours is, "Why did you put up your tree so early in November?" 
Well we didn't have much of a choice. The next few weekends are super busy so it was either the tree goes up November 15 or we have no tree at all. We still have to get some more ornaments but most of the work is done. Plus who doesn't love relaxing while looking at their tree?!?!

Friday, October 16, 2015

We're going to try this one more time

Seems like I try to start this thing back up once a year. I type up a post and then life gets in the way. Yes, life is busy, but what I've now figured out is that even if you fail you can still try again.
Here I am... trying again, perhaps I won't post again until next year or I might surprise myself.

Monday, April 21, 2014

My weekend

Easter Bunny Butt cake

German Chocolate Monkey Cake

Cannoli Cupcake Cross

2 Tiramisu cupcakes, 2 Birthday Cake Cupcakes, and 1 German Chocolate cupcakes.  Jordan toppers are made from chocolate.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Failed Macaron Diary

Entry #1

This was my first time making macarons outside of a controlled environment (i.e. a commercial kitchen of a wonderful macaron goddess) and let me tell you I have complete macaron fail over here.

I can't tell you where or how it went wrong, but this is a learning experience for me.  I might not have whipped my eggs enough, or let them "rest" for long enough, or maybe I let them dry for too long.

So instead of fluffy macarons, I have pancakes and cracked domes... I will try again, but I think you need a PhD to bake macarons.

On to the next batch...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Official

I took the plunge and created a website, go take a look and let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The time I planned a party

I love planning parties, better yet I love decorating for parties. A few months ago I started planning Lily's 11th birthday. She decided she wanted a carnival/circus and her colors were red, white, yellow and some blue. I have to admit that when I so something I go all out.
Like any other normal human being my search began on Pinterest. I'm pretty sure I looked at thousands of pictures and websites and pinned the few that I liked. 
I had to really figure out how to do this properly since I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment. It all started with a map and then it was magical. So much hard work and it was so worth it. I heard one of the girls say "best party ever" that's all I needed.