My birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Despite the first day of autumn occurring closer to September’s end than its beginning, the first day of September seems to demand its arrival. In the spirit of bidding summer an official farewell this week, I give you a photo series of my birthday … More Goodbye, Summer
The funny thing about the future, at least for me, is I tend to treat it as an impossibility. When Jonathan was little, and his end-of-July birthday rolled around, as it inevitably would, I’d say to him, “How old are you going to be, 25?” To which sometimes I’d receive a pudgy cheeked smile accompanied … More How Old Are You, 25?
There are several ingredients in the baking world which I refuse to buy. No, I promise I don’t stuff them under my shirt and steal them, but when their price point makes me feel like I’m the one being robbed, I know it’s time to find my own solution. Among the list of baking items … More Make it Monday! Cake Flour
“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are … More Happy 4th of July!
I love to bake, but I have something to confess. I hate making cakes. I really, really do, and I’ll tell you why. Cakes (and cupcakes) have become more like works of art to be marveled at than food which in a matter of minutes will disappear in bellies. It’s all about massive layers and … More White Russian Birthday Cake
I’ve wanted to post about the feelings this time of year creates for a while now. Anytime someone important in my life graduates, I always think I’m going to find some kind of inspiration to use from their graduation and it will write itself into a thought provoking blog post. I searched for it when … More Celebrate Good Times (Come on.)
Four years ago, we celebrated my Gram’s 80th birthday with a surprise soiree. Yesterday, she turned 84, and still doesn’t look a day over 50. Because desserts are the best, we had a dessert celebration in her honor.* *And perhaps I’ll post soon about the delicious cream puffs I decided on a whim to make. … More 84 and Loving It
Merry Christmas Eve Eve!! Please tell me you celebrate Christmas Eve Eve. I didn’t always, however, out of necessity and the desire to stretch this holiday out to its fullest elastic potential, I began. For as long as I have been on this beautiful earth, I have celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. Never did the … More It’s Christmas Eve Eve!
Today is this stud’s birthday… And although in recent years I haven’t been such a fan of my own birthday…I love his. Not only does it remind me that he will always be a year older than me, but without this day I may never have found my perfect counterpart, the one who absolutely, positively … More Thirty-Two Looks Good on You
Exactly one month from today, I will celebrate the fifth anniversary of my 25th birthday. I’m totally excited about it, can’t you tell? September is perhaps the worst possible month to celebrate a birthday, especially for a child. Despite how put together most teachers may outwardly appear during that first day of school, ask them … More Birthdays, aka, Your Wonderful Life