Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So I have a new brother-in-law, and while you expect to eventually have in-laws, it's hard to imagine what it will be like. I grew up with some pretty awesome siblings; we were, are, and always will be pretty tight. It's hard to imagine adopting someone completely new into such a tight group. I'm not even kidding when I say that we have a billion "inside jokes". How would someone new feel about ALWAYS not getting our jokes? We randomly rattle off movie lines (sometimes unconsciously) and expect each other to know what movie we're referencing. How will someone new keep up? We have secret passwords that are necessary to ensure a conversation is confidential. How will someone new....nevermind, they're not supposed to know the passwords. But you get the point.

Turns out! Adding someone new to the family dynamic is the coolest thing ever! No, they don't get the jokes...but we get to relive their creation by explaining their origin! No, they don't know all our movies...but we don't mind watching them again! And if we ever need to have a sibling-to-sibling secret conversation...sha-bam, password protected.

So my new brother-in-law adds a lot more to our family than your normal brother-in-law...he's from another country! He has a whole bucket load of other country things to bring to the table. Good things: He's got good jokes, good foods, he and my sister will have the cutest kids, he speaks another language, the list goes on. Bad things: because he speaks another language he is somehow uncommonly good at MadGab...the "boys team" now has a secret weapon.

Random facts: He speaks spanish, but did not grow up in Mexico. And as it turns out, not all Spanish speeking countries are taco eating countries. As a small joke, we celebrated his birthday last week with a taco cake!

Monday, March 7, 2011

new look...new purpose

New Look!! If anyone can tell you, my mom can, new looks are my fav! My sisters and I rearranged our bedroom quite often. Often enough to have an ask-permission-before-you-move-ANYTHING rule.

Now the site has a new look!...and a new purpose! Not too long ago, I decided to start a blog. The purpose was to document and share my cake adventures and maybe make a few extra bucks along the way. October, November, December, January, February...I was having a blast! We did make a little extra cash...but my hesitancy to overly charge my friends and family ultimately kept the profits low. 

And now a change of heart. I have a job, my husband has a job, we live in a very small, very cheep apartment. Was this extra money really doing anything? My closet might answer yes...but I'm going to say no. I was really challenged to use my talents for something bigger than just a new blouse. So, I'm turning the blog into a glorified bake sale for the world...for the brokenhearted, the downtrodden, the orphans, the widows, and the needy. Beginning March 2011 donations will be made based on the month's cake profits to prayerfully considered individuals or organizations.

What can one cake do? You'd be surprised. Check out the new page to find out!