Thursday, August 23, 2012

Getting my craft on

So, I feel like I've lost my creative mojo lately.  I've gotten behind in my knitting, my sewing machine is broken, and I'm afraid if I bake I'll sit and eat the entire cake by myself.  However, one of my coworkers had a birthday this week and it inspired me to get crafty again.  I saw this link on Pinterest showing you how to make a cupcake bouquet and decided to give it a try.  I found a great recipe on Allrecipes for lemon cupcakes that I topped with strawberry frosting (super yum!!) and set to work putting together my little bouquet.  

Just needed a few pieces to make the bouquet.  A cute pot (or cute things like ribbons and sparkly butterflies to decorate your pot!) a styrofoam ball and some tissue paper.

Also, some delicious mini-cupcakes.

The ball goes in the pot, and the cupcakes go onto toothpicks spaced out along the top of the ball.  Frosting gets piped onto the cupcakes, and tissue paper strips tucked in between the "roses" to fill it all.  

Ta-da!!  My bouquet. Super cute.  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shout out

I have a pretty awesome husband!!  Although I'm feeling better now that I've moved into the 2nd trimester, the last couple months have been a lot different than normal and I haven't been super on top of things.  I might spend a little bit of time (ok, maybe my whole lunch break!) reading the posts, ramblings, and drama of pregnancy boards and a major complaint of mamas-to-be is that their husbands don't do anything to help.  Phil has been the exact opposite. :)  Since we found out we were expecting he's gone from "I can make hot-dogs" to "Our first course tonight will be Italian soup..."  He's turned into a great cook, and has quite the repertoire of delicious recipes.  He also comes home between classes to clean the house and do the dishes, fold the laundry, and walk the dog!!  Last Saturday, after his gym class, he came home and had cinnamon rolls hot and ready for me when I woke up.  I love my husband!