Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Spring Engagement Party

Last night I got to spend a lovely evening at the home of some lovely friends, celebrating the engagement of their son. I also was hired to make some cake, so, I did. This one is a triple chocolate ganache:

And this one is Italian Cream Cake:

The flowers are from Jennifer at Fisher Branch Farm (find her at the City Market on Charlotte Street on Saturdays), and from my sweet friend Kari who brought over the little tea roses on the top of the chocolate cake. Both ladies saved my behind. Also, Michelle Bevans was there, from Asheville Face Painting doing some INCREDIBLE face painting:

Yeah, that's my pirate.
Thanks friends! what a great night.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
I'm feeling very special... as if it weren't enough that I have the coolest 2 year old on the planet to hang out with, and a babydaddy who's my best friend, yesterday said son and husband gave me my very own copy of Kill Bill Vol. I and II, and a gift certificate to Honeypot. And as if THAT wasn't enough, this morning I got my own little gift basket of mother's day love, in the form of Bake and Destroy gear. I also got to sleep in, take a long bath, and got pancake breakfast. No you can't have it. Any of it. Its MINE.
For those of you not familiar: Bake and Destroy is the blog/brand identity of Ms. Natalie Slater of Chicago, mama, writer, blogger, baker and destroyer. She makes cool stuff and sells it on Etsy. Check her out, give a mama some love.

And thank you so much, Duncan and Jasper. I'm one lucky lady to have you two in my life.

Also, I want to take this opportunity to give big love to my own mama, a wonderful Mimi to my son, and the lady who taught me how to bake, and send thank-you notes, as well as all those other important life skills like walking, talking, eating, using the potty- you know, the stuff your mom teaches you that you don't really think about. Thanks mom! We love you!