It’s been a 2015 of catching up on what I fell behind on during the 2014 holiday break and now I finally get to say I finished reading a novel in the new year. I can’t remember how exactly I heard about this one, but I got it through NetGalley, so likely it came through a promotional email they sent out. Regardless, I’m glad I applied for it, as it was a wonderful and touching read.
As many of you know, I very recently, after an 8 year break, had another kid. This means that nearly a decade after I first began the parenting journey, I’m back to changing diapers, breastfeeding, and taking power naps like a champ.
I dealt with a lot of new things during my pregnancy due to my “advanced maternal age,” such as trigger finger, more ultrasounds, and other such unpleasant things. Now that I’ve officially transitioned to new parent again, I’ve got another ugly new problem to deal with: diaper sores.
Two years ago, I posted about our peanut butter fruit tree, which had given us a few rather disappointing orange fruit that tasted a bit like peanut butter but wasn’t really anything special.
Fast forward to this week and I’m picking up the eggs from the hens and I notice tons of fruits on the tree. It was getting dark, but I leaned over the fence and picked as much as I could reach.
Sheesh, this is my third post for the day. I’m on fire! Or maybe I’m just bored. At least I’m being productive.
In addition to the chocolate covered strawberries, I wanted to make cupcakes for the kids and what better way to make a V-Day cupcake than to make red velvet cupcakes?
Three years ago, I made No-Fail Chocolate Covered Strawberries using candy melts. While I was thrilled about the fact that I could make them so easily, I eventually discovered something kind of gross. Candy Melts aren’t actually made out of chocolate. They just taste like chocolate.
Actually, they taste like fake chocolate. So, fast forward to 2014 and I’ve let some of my chocolate fears go and managed to make some pretty snazzy looking berries.