I’ll have my cake and eat it too

A couple of weeks ago I took a cake decorating class at a local bakery. We learned how to make an Italian meringue buttercream, how to frost and layer a cake, and then we finished with some piping decorations. All in all, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!   My interest in cake decorating was spurred by my anniversary cake. For our wedding cake, my husband and I ordered a top tier that we could save[Read more]

Jet setting equals jet-lagging!

Okay, okay. I know what you’re thinking. It’s been more than a week from my last blog post, I’ve already missed my goal! In my defense, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks! My husband was in the hospital about two weeks ago (he’s fine now!) and then we left for a 10 day trip to England and Scotland! A friend of ours was married in Chester, England. It was a beautiful wedding and an awesome excuse to travel with[Read more]


Let’s talk about goal-setting, shall we? I’m good at creating goals, but my follow-through could use some work. For instance, I wanted to write a blog. What a great idea! I set it up, found a couple of nice pictures, and wrote my first post. And then…..four months went by before I wrote another post. Whoops! But seriously, goals are a great way to gauge where you are and set something admirable to work towards. I find that I know[Read more]

What do I want to be when I grow up?

When do you decide what you want to be when you grow up? I’m 31 years old and I still have no idea. Like, really no idea. I first moved to Boston so that I could get my master’s in journalism. Well, that lasted one semester until I realized that I am a text-book introvert and approaching complete strangers to get a good “sound bite” completely terrified me. Okay, full disclosure. I didn’t even last the semester. I withdrew right[Read more]