I am referring both to the cake, and the time. My parents were here last week and we had a great visit. We realized it was the first time they had come to NYC to visit when I wasn't in a show, which is so crazy and more importantly meant we could actually spend some real time together here in the city. I always underestimate how truly busy being in a show makes you. Which is to say, a lot. And though we had almost a week to hang out and eat (the main activity of our family), the time still just flew by. As always, it's a reminder to stop and breathe and be grateful for what's happening while it's happening.
Like how I do when I eat cake. I am a lover of cake. Pretty much all of it. I could care less about icing--I usually scrape it off to get it out of the way, which is no doubt a hate crime to some people. So when I saw this recipe, I said out-loud "oooooooooh!!" and actually ran to the kitchen to make it. It's icing-less and very simple ingredient-wise and not too sweet, which is a plus for me. I've been toasting it in the morning and spreading a little butter and raspberry preserves on it and loving it. She talks about how it goes so well with coffee and I couldn't agree more. That's what I'm having right now and she is 11 kinds of right.
In other news--I am very busy in my little craft room trying to get some new things up in the shop, which has been very neglected the past few months. These sorts of things will just have to come in waves for me, as I am balancing two different jobs, which suits me just fine. I like a lot of stimuli and variety in my life. Here's a sneak-peek:
And here's some very mysterious clues: sticker machines, vintage buttons, nerds.....what could it be???