An Aged Elephant And Master Of The Grill

Tuesday July 25th –



I had been hired to make a unicorn cake for a birthday and that morning was my time to finish creating it, as I had the cake and icing all ready.

Things started going from sort of bad, to worse and then just plain awful real quick 😜

The cakes sides had crumbled a little more than I’d hoped for an easy icing process and the no name brand of icing, though it tasted fine, went on fairly sticky and began dripping off the sides.

I figured the fondant would fix that issue and then it would continue on simply from that point… but no.

The fondant was a different brand from last time too and though it rolled out decently, as soon as it hit the icing, the two immediately bonded in a gooey, sticky mess.

Creating awful folds and wrinkles, unable to be moved or flattened in any way and the animal cake it would have created would have been more likened to an aged elephant than a majestic unicorn πŸ˜¬πŸ˜ Continue reading “An Aged Elephant And Master Of The Grill”

Chefs, Baristas, Landscapers And Bakers

Wednesday June 7th –


Cake day! πŸ˜¬πŸ¦„πŸ₯„πŸŽ‚

A birthday dinner (for me) / celebration for   (for Emily) was planned for the next day and I’d been itching to try my hand at making a unicorn cake, so it was the perfect excuse πŸ˜‰

I (and the sis) worked on that process between sitting outside in the sunshine and other odds and ends which occupy the average day.

A few little pots of espresso were brewed in anticipation of needing an iced coffee later on, in the hot summer day.

Does anyone have any awesome iced coffee tips/tricks/recipes??

With minimal effort required? 😜

Mine has for sure been better with the espresso rather than cold, normally brewed coffee but it still just lacks something post milk/caramel and or sweetened condensed milk… πŸ€”

The sister made us hot chicken wraps for lunch and then we all hung out outside for a while.
Tossing a water soaked pool toy back and forth for some activity and the cooling off effects πŸ˜œπŸ’¦

A walk was went on in town with all of us women… and Spencer πŸ™ˆ
Mom and Becca continued the walk longer then Pro and I, as she stayed to help me load up all the grass piles from lawn work the evening before.

Dad had said a few boxes would suffice but we filled the whole TRUCK box 😏

Non perk of ‘town’ life… having to haul your yard stuff and not being able to dump it at the back of your property πŸ™„ Continue reading “Chefs, Baristas, Landscapers And Bakers”

Birthday Shenanigans And ‘The Good Old Hockey Game’

Friday April 14th –

Michiel’s birthday 😊

I’d mentally been making note of things he said he wanted for the last few months, telling my family what he’d said so they too would have an idea of what to get him.

It was decided that both sides of his family would join in on giving him one big gift which he’d mentioned wanting, countless times πŸ˜‰

A tool setπŸ”§πŸ› βš™οΈπŸ”©
Boys and their toys 😏

So come his birthday morning, I made it upstairs before him so I could ‘wrap’ the tools.
Otherwise known as put a big, black garbage bag around them and lay a note on topπŸ˜‹πŸ™ˆ

He guessed it was tools and after opening the bag and being right, he told us he’d laid in bed that morning and truly hoped it wouldn’t be a golf set that he would open and have to fake excitement over, so he was very happyπŸ˜‚
(Good thing I’d told my brother I thought golf clubs wouldn’t be the best choice 😝)

Mom made us some delicious breakfast bagelsπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

JalapeΓ±o and cheese bagels filled with melting cheese, egg, bacon and sauce make for a breakfast even I, as a not really breakfast eater, will eat 😎🍳 Continue reading “Birthday Shenanigans And ‘The Good Old Hockey Game’”

Pretty Over Practical πŸ°

Wednesday Oct 26th –


By Wednesday I was getting into a nice little morning ritual 😊

Roll outta bed, let Fiji out of his room and pet him a bit, get coffee brewing, do a couple of odds and ends until the coffees done and then take it to the nap room and sit in front of the little window and read before truly starting the day πŸ˜Šβ˜•οΈπŸ“š

After that mornings session was over I had bread from Sarah for breakfast πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
A cheese filled roll was heated up and it tasted pretty much identical to breads we had eaten in Greece 😁

I had internet again so the blog got tended too as well as paperwork I had been putting offπŸ™„

And then some Adventures In Odyssey was happily listened to while going about the days tasks. Continue reading “Pretty Over Practical πŸ°”

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