Monday, March 29, 2010

Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake

You know I'm mad about cake, right? Thanks to Rachael who saw this cake on Cake Wrecks and thought of Girl Land (aw, so sweet). I feel like Veruca Salt, and I want it NOW.

Photo courtesy of Sweety Darling via Cake Wrecks via Rachael!

I'm gearing up for my New Moon party which will be on June 12, 2010 WHICH, by the by, is a new moon (see how I do that? See?). And my cakestress will be making these bad boys:

Photo Courtesy of Annie's Eats

And I'm thinking about bringing one of THESE to Easter dinner at the in-laws this weekend. I have such a craving for a big fat piece of..............CARRRRROT CAKKKKE!!!!!!! Doesn't this look good?

Photo courtesy of Fefa74 via Flickr

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Shamrock Day!!!!

Hope it's a lucky one!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Eyes Are Smiling!

We are an Irish household. Today was spent tending to the corned beef and cabbage. Hubby needs 3 hours+ to prepare, so we typically do it the weekend before. He eats all the leftovers. We figured it out today, and this is the 12th year of the tradition. Good stuff.

This feat requires two LARGE stockpots. He boils the corned beef with seasonings for 3.5 hours. In the last half hour, he throws in the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. He pulls the corned beef out, puts it on a baking sheet and coats liberally with honey mustard glaze then broils for 10 minutes. The piece de la resistance is his honey mustard glaze which is just French's yellow mustard and honey. No recipe-- just to taste. Again, good stuff.

So in the wake of St. Patty's Day sneaking up on me, I thought I'd throw out some festive Etsy picks:
Left to right, top to bottom:

1. Irish Rose Green Stud Earrings by Forevermore Creations
2. Vintage Good Luck Care Bear Magnet by Green Clean Toys
3. Mini Green Cowboy Hats by Imagine Art 7
4. The Leprechauns Craving Soap by AJ Sweet Soap
5. My Everyday Rainbow Necklace by Bikimiki
6. Leprechaun Stache by EllieKat
7. Green Beer St. Patrick's Day Letterpress Coasters by The Paper Peony
8. Vintage St. Patrick's Day Cake Picks by Tinsel and Trinkets
9. Pastel Rainbow Pocket Mirror by Starry Eyed Bowtique

Have a wonderful week! :) xo

Monday, March 8, 2010


So I got to get away for a nice 4-day excursion to see my girlfriend in Phoenix! What a lovely break from routine and from the horrrrrible weather we were having in Michigan. My hubby was so great, and my parents were around one of the days to assist, so that was nice of them. But to him, "piece of cake". He's a good one!!!!

Highlights of the trip (please note most of these things center around food):

  • Ross: a pair of sassy Etienne Aigner shoes for $20?? Shut the front door!
  • Sweet Tomatoes: I am sure people who have these restaurants take them for granted. Do you KNOW how hard it is to find a good salad bar in the Detroit area???? I could have stayed here all day.
  • Ginger Lychee Mojitos and eel & avocado rolls at Sushi Roku = yumz.
  • The Desert Botanical Gardens:

  • The Crazies: Loves me some zombie-types AND Timothy Olyphant (who is now, consequentially, officially on my top 5 laminated card). A winning combination.
  • QCumberz: got an awesome little strawberry creamer and these sweet arse AZ postcards:
  • The Parlor Pizzeria: was an old beauty salon turned super cool pizza parlor! Even have the original chairs up at the bar. Our fave was the funghi (truffle oil & mushrooms) with added bacon!
  • And finally, the best part, my FF: