I wish I had a really impressive reason for why I haven’t updated in over a month, but I don’t. The truth is that I got busy with my externship and the tail end of school. Then the batteries in my camera died, and I kept telling myself I’d change them tomorrow… and tomorrow… and tomorrow. Well, tomorrow finally came. I changed the batteries, uploaded my pictures, and am all ready to write!
I turned 23 on Wednesday and the past two weeks has been a blur of birthday celebrations as I tried to squeeze in a party with friends, one with family and then the actual day itself. Because I have no idea how to structure this, I’m just going to post the pictures and let them speak for themselves. Except for my captions. We all know how I love a good caption.
My birthday dinner was at Carmine’s. My friend Chrissy behind me got the waitress to bring me this snazzy comp-ed cake. It was all sorts of delicious.
After dinner, we headed to my party at Fado’s. The bar reserved a huge area for me, which then had me immediately worried I wouldn’t fill it and would be that girl who overestimated how many people actually like her. I filled the area, though! So, yay!
A birthday is not complete without a good cake. While this cake was not from my actual birthday party, it is the one that I made for my family. I was planning on making something super fancy, and then decided at the last minute that I didn’t want to have to buy eighteen ingredients, half of which I’d probably only use for the cake, so I down-sized my cake expectations. I ended up going with a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting, and it turned out really well. Everyone took home extra pieces, so I’d say it was a success!
The cake is from Annie’s Eats, and she explains the whole process better than I ever could. I also unabashedly took my cake styling from her blog. What can I say, the lady has some serious cake styling flair.
Anyhoo, it feels good to be back on the blog and I promise the wait for the next update will not be nearly as long as this! So, please stay with me!!