March 18, 2011

Spring Is In The Air

In a change from my recent obsession with cupcake/cake related photos, look what I found in my backyard! The yard is a hot mess of leaves and debris, but seeing the first flowers of spring always makes me excited.

It was 65 degrees today, and it felt so wonderful. It was nice being outside wearing only a sweater.

I know I have a few months until I can plant anything outside, but I am looking forward to getting the yard cleaned up, and seeing what perennials are going to bloom again this spring.

It won't be long until I can wear my beloved flip flops. I am in the market for a new pair this year and would love to find a pair that is cute and comfortable. Any suggestions?

March 17, 2011

March 17th

Wishing you a rainbow 
For sunlight after showers— 
Miles and miles of Irish smiles 
For golden happy hours— 
Shamrocks at your doorway 
For luck and laughter too, 
And a host of friends that never ends 
Each day your whole life through!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

March 6, 2011

Birthday Cake

 photo courtesy of the birthday girl

The story of the cake.

Conversation between the birthday girl and her mother.
Me: What kind of cake do you want for your birthday?
BG:  (hopefully)  A delicious store bought cake.
Me:  (somewhat dejectedly) No. I mean what kind of cake do you want me to bake for you?
BG:  Yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

The day of the baking of the cake.
Me: What kind of chocolate frosting would you like? Buttercream? Fudge?
BG: The kind from the can.

Argh!! I guess this is what years of being a working mom leads to. Store bought cake? Canned frosting?
Happy 20th Birthday Becky! I love you.

March 1, 2011


I am so happy to say hello to March. We are that much closer to Spring, and even more important for me, that much closer to setting our clocks ahead. Oh how I crave that extra daylight! Makes me very happy. So while we are waiting for sunshine and warm weather, I thought I would share some cheerful things.

Cupcake liners in polka dot and gingham. These put a huge smile on my face when I saw them at Michael's. I was even happier when I used my 40% off coupon to buy them. These are what I call an affordable luxury.

I made this crochet hook holder for Becky using fabric on found on clearance last summer, some pink gingham and this orange polka dot ribbon. Makes me smile!

I am thinking this would also work for double point knitting needles too. I may have to make another one. 

Making things with bright, cheerful colors is such a happy way to spend the last few weeks of winter!