this will be my shortest post in YEARS.my friend jude is 50. i will refrain from commentary about how it seems impossible that my peers are turning such ages. her husband asked if i could make a cake. it was a tight squeeze, because we were leaving for a spring break trip the next day. […]
march mayhem (madness was taken).
turns out. march was busy. or at least that’s what my photographic evidence of march is telling me. aside from the items i will detail in this post, there was a cake, a big school project, a home improvement project, and a weekend bucket list getaway. now here’s the other stuff that happened. (this is […]
well. isaac is sixteen.that’s crazy, right? we kicked off his birthday festivities the weekend before his birthday, with a friend sleepover. anna made him a cookie cake and took the liberty of decorating it with a potato buffalo bills logo. (the backstory is that in josh allen’s rookie year, he was in an nfl promotional […]
celebrating crazel’s ninth.
this kid is nine. it seems impossible. but the calendar assures me it is so. for the first time in her entire life, she got to have a school celebration and a home celebration. the school version was really just me bringing chick fil a for her and cupcakes for her class at lunchtime on […]
christmas unicorn themed birthday cakery.
like clockwork, every year for the last nine (ten, really) holiday seasons, the christmas preparations and festivities are temporarily interrupted to focus on the birthday of one, hazel grace lidbom. this year, she insisted on keeping with the christmas vibes for her party theme, and requested a christmas unicorn cake. of course, i didn’t just […]
miscellany in novembery.
november is my favorite. maybe because i have a birthday right in the middle. but also because the weather is cooling off. thanksgiving is fun. and christmas is right around the corner. here’s what was happening this november, when i wasn’t quilting, making cakes, or visiting western new york… in very exciting home improvement and […]
another batavia thanksgiving. not another bills game.
for the last few years, except for that stupid covid year, we have been heading up to western new york for thanksgiving. last year, derek and frankles and i were able to attend a bills game on the sunday before thanksgiving week. when we were up for jakes wedding last summer, and since the bills […]
theannababy is twelve.
seems impossible, but i double checked the dates, and it turns out, the annababy turned twelve this month. her actual birthday fell on mother’s day, and i spent a good amount of time harassing her about it and reminding her that someday when she has kids, she will get combined birthday/mothers day gifts, so the […]
a chicken cake for a chicken whisperer.
it’s no secret that theannababy loves chickens. so, obvioiusly, for her 12th birthday, she requested a chicken cake. we researched the internet and gained much inspiration and decided that we (by we i mean i) would make several fondant chicken figurines and accessories, to adorn the top of a yard-ish themed cake.so, early in the […]
i think most people would agree that january is the most blah month ever. the holidays are over. it’s still cold and gray. there’s nothing exciting to look forward to for a really long time. and it seems like it lasts for like 75 days. such was the case for this january around here in […]