Monday, January 7, 2013

Boy oh boy!

*Image by pustecon

I had abandoned this blog after my birthday with good intentions of coming back sooner vs. later. It's obviously much later, but my absence has much to do with laziness as well as the need to rest & relax. I'm well into my second trimester of pregnancy and am less overwhelmed by the Internet now than I was while I was still trying to keep this baby thing under wraps from friends & family. Now it's all out of the bag & my belly is out there for sure. My new inspiration posts will either be baby, home or fashion that I can't wear right now.  What have you been up to?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Flame on

*Image & card by ShedLetterpress

If I were to share a cake with my mom today it would have 93 candles.  In four years, we'll have to make a go of sharing a cake to light up 100 candles together.  I wish I could be celebrating with more friends and family, but my good wishes and love can span the distance.  I'm looking forward to a fabulous cake baked by my husband and a fun dinner with a few of my favorite local people.  Happy birthday mom!  Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


*Image & cards by blackbird letterpress

I've been thinking cake all along and then out of left field today I got a hankering for rice krispie treats. For a while last month we went on a soft carmel corn kick and that gooey sweet goodness really hit the spot.  Are rice krispie treats too simple for a birthday dessert, or should I combine my sweets and add cake to the mix?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


*Image & card by ColorHug

Cheers to Sandra, who I imagine celebrates by slipping into her fanciest heels and sipping a martini from her favorite glass.  A Cosmo counts as dessert right?  Happy birthday Sandra!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


*Image & card by Fine Day Press

My husband the baker makes some delicious confections.  He is the best when it comes to birthday cakes, in my opinion.  One year he surprised me with chocolate lava cakes.  I could probably have any cake I could dream of, but I'm feeling stuck this year.  I just can't decide.  I feel like cupcakes could be delicious, but so could a pie.  Last year we did an ice cream theme party, but this year I'm keeping it small.  I have all week to make my request, but I need some help.  What should I have for dessert?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Birthday week

*Image & card by papillion press

It's birthday week all week, which will end with a lovely celebration of my very own birthday on Saturday (my mom's birthday too!).  I love celebrating birthdays, especially my own and have a few extras this week to make the celebration last.  Right now I'm thinking of cake.  What is your favorite birthday dessert?

Friday, September 7, 2012


Happy (belated) birthday to my dear friend Ryan.  I hope that your adventures continue to take you far beyond the reaches of the normal man.  I wish I could be celebrating with you over a pint in Seattle.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


*Image by karsayk

So, I've been helping out on deck with my school's water polo team.  It has been pretty fun getting to know the girls on the team and to have them look up to me because I'm an athlete.  My polo team was actually invited to play in the local high school tournament in order to help fill spots and to mentor other teams in the water.  It's really a fun experience to get in with girls who are learning and to help teach them the game.  Today I got in the water with my high school girls, which was great - until I learned that there was no shower at the pool.  They are practicing at a local community pool because one of our huge district swim complexes is getting a new deck and is closed for a few months.  No shower?  To top it all off I had a meeting before school today.  I planned for a laid-back ponytail, but not the accompanying chlorine scent.  I managed to wash my hair in the tiny sink to make due, but will reconsider getting in the pool again on Thursday.  Waking up at 5 a.m. surely deserves a wake-up shower.  Don't you think?

Sunday, September 2, 2012


*Image & pencils by cloud and clover

Where have I been?  Up to no good?  Last week school started and after a week in, I can happily say that I love my new job.  The overall mood on my new campus is energizing and refreshing.  Students seem happy to be in school and generally excited to learn.  I've been waiting to get this feeling back and am so glad it finally came.  I've been patient.  This past week my husband also got laser surgery on his eyes, and has been spending time recovering.  Busy week.  I hope to be back to more regular blogging now that I'm back into a more normal routine.  How has your week been?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


*Image & print by happydeliveries 

I'll take an adventure.  The first day was great - what a relief.  Back for more tomorrow.  I even gave them homework.  Yes, I am that teacher.  Ready for more?  I hope so.

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