Another Year, Another Birthday

Happy Birthday to me.
(I gotta remember that icing color darkens when it dries.)


Water Water Everywhere...

Has it been almost 3 weeks? Oops.

Well, I guess it's not like I haven't been doing anything. I hosted a bridal shower for my cousin. 40 ladies in my home. That's a lot of people! That was a lot of baking too...banana cake, chocolate chip cookies, lemon meringue pie, key lime pie, and chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow icing.

Sorry for the dark photo. It was probably close to midnight when I took the pictures.

The recipe was simple enough. And the icing part, even simpler. Put a marshmallow on the cupcake 2 minutes before they are done and put back into the oven. Take out of the oven when the time is up and smoosh the marshmallow onto the cupcake to look like icing. I found the idea in a Martha Stewart Good Things for kids mini mag.

In other craftiness, I've dyed some yarn -- still contemplating whether to try my luck to sell on etsy or not (pic soon), worked on a few sewing projects, and stenciled this lovely shirt for my husband.

Chuck Norris. I also added the tagline "Guns don't kill people. Chuck Norris kills people." He loved it.

Oh yeah, there was also an attempt at a Garfield stand up cake. That didn't work. I didn't take the shameful picture of the overflowing upside down cat cake. I'll just have to pay more attention to the instructions next time.

As for the title of this post, I came down Monday morning to a pool of water covering my main floor bathroom, and alot of water seeping into my basement. My basement floor was practically covered. Somehow, the water from the toilet seeped into the walls and floor and ruined my hardwood from under neath. It needs to be all ripped out. Boo. There was some drama with the builders who built my home for a bit. But I have since called the house insurance for the sake of reducing headache. I have some pictures somewhere...I'll post them soon.