The white on white will never, ever get old for me. tonight we went to the @icecastles_ and it was absolutely stunning (see my insta stories for a little peek at some gorgeous ice formations!). . .
today didn’t go as planned. my youngest got really sick overnight, my house de-cluttering wasn’t going as quickly as i wanted, my husband got sick as well, i ate way too much sugar again, my garage door wouldn’t close because a dang basketball got in the way a couple times, i spilled my entire smoothie on my lap and leg (and the chair, and the ground 🤦🏼♀️), my boys watched a few too many movies, my last bit of laundry still isn’t folded from tuesday, we found out all our exterior windows were never sealed when we moved in (no wonder it’s been so freaking cold!), i didn’t get my run in, the on-call pediatrician was a joke, i had my heart broken by some very personal news, and my son had to p*e ten minutes into the ice castles tonight. but you know what? there are those going through so much worse (i feel like most of these are first world problems anyway 🤦🏼♀️). i am still beyond blessed. there was still beauty in the day, and happiness to be found. even if it was a call from my sweet momma, sipping hot chocolate with my oldest son, and singing the greatest showman “from now on” and “this is me” like an idiot at the top of my lungs while flying down the canyon on my way home, i found a bit of joy in the crazy that was today. and that, my friends, is worth everything else i didn’t quite plan on having on my plate today. find your joy, and don’t you dare let the unplanned circumstances of the day take any piece of that away. not for one second. 💙 #midwayicecastles#bakingwithblondie
This is pretty much us, right now! so many christmas orders going out this week.
A little behind the scenes look at how we put the finishing touches on our creations.
4 weeks ago
Here’s one we made earlier… ‘yummy 'cake man' from @oleandsteenuk a danish birthday tradition! thank you so much.’ in denmark, this is known as kagemand and is hugely popular for kids (and some adults!) for their birthday parties. here in the uk, we call it either a cakeman or cakelady. they are £40 and come in one size which serves up to 20 guests we can also put a text on there for £3.50. contact your local store to make an order. photo by lenebladbjerg.
Whenever i get gloomy with the state of the world, i think about the arrivals gate at heathrow airport. general opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but i don't see that. it seems to me that love is everywhere. often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. when the planes hit the twin towers, as far as i know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. if you look for it, i've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around. #loveactually
Cake delivered safely to jacob’s 1st birthday party 🎈 🎉! here we have chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache! rice bubble sculpture for noah’s ark so is 100% edible that taste good too!! may god bless you darling jacob boy! thank you melissa for having us with your beautiful cooking and food!!