Hello my dear, sweet lovelies. It’s been awhile. You probably already had a feeling that it would be that way from my post “When you feel like you’re failing at your hobby.”
In June, I started posting my Table Matters recipes, but even that stopped. This summer I fell into myself, fell into some bad habits, and focused obsessively on training for the 2015 MS Ride. And what happened? The ride was canceled due to Hurricane Joaquin. I parted way with bad habits and influences, and now I’m here.
The gorgeous cupcakes you see above (more on that later in the week!) were whipped up as a fundraiser for PAWS. Thanks to a lot of hungry coworkers, I was able to raise $79, and then upped the donation amount so it’d be an even $100.
That cupcake resulted in a gig I was just hired for mere minutes ago, and since a darling gentleman friend was not able to partake in the PAWS cupcakes, I’m whipping up something custom for him this weekend.
And today is National Cupcake Day … for what it’s worth (I think every calendar day is a freaking food holiday, to be honest).
So, what are some of the good things I’ve been up to?
In July I bought a new bike and sold my old bike, and I love this new bike so, so, SO MUCH. She’s fast, she’s lightweight, and together we kick some major ass.
My friend Ryan has been working on bringing our group of friends together monthly to have intellectual discussions over delicious shared meals. For our first meetup, I whipped up these Manhattan cupcakes, which were a hit.
Liz, me, Michelle and Kevin at Noshhh, a speakeasy-style food and drink event. Gorgeous people, gorgeous night.
A tiny squirrel puzzle brought back from Japan for me. It’s adorable, and took 90 minutes to carefully assemble.
I own a waffle maker now, and in honor of my friends Ryan and Jess coming back from their wedding in Japan, I hosted a Welcome Home Waffle Brunch for them. This is a stack of Earl Grey waffles, which I HIGHLY recommend serving with honey.
I don’t have a firm plan for Squirrelly Girl Bakes, but I do know I have a backlog of recipes I’d like to share. And since I’ve begun blogging for my day job as Sass Marketing, the writing bug is back. Writing … baking … I’m feeling like myself again.