Tomorrow my baby turns two . . . I guess that makes her offically no longer my baby. As I think back over the past two years, I can't believe how fast it has gone. It's been such a blessing to get to know her over these past two years. So far I've learned that she is determined, passionate, loving, curious, not easily distracted, very active and so much more. I look forward to getting to know even more about her in the years to come.
I've mentioned that I call her monkey because, often, as she climbs on the counters, over the kitchen table and under chairs, it's easy to mistake her for a monkey. However, lately her animal of choice is a puppy as she crawls around on the floor under foot panting and barking. So . . . for our little puppy's birthday, I decided to craft a doghouse cake. I'm thankful for the inspiration Jennifer at JK Country Bakery provided (see previous post). And although Jennifer is clearly more crafty in the cake creation department, I did try my hand at cake decorating this weekend in celebration of my spunky puppy's second birthday.
I have to admit that it was a whole lot of fun to figure out how to make this thing completely edible. A whole different kind of craft. So whether you have a special birthday to celebrate, an anniversary coming up or you're just hungry for some cake, think of something fun to craft out of cake and go for it.
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!