I am not a perfectionist. It took me many years and two children to learn this nugget of information. Now that I know, I truly live differently; more freely.

I am not ultimately creative. I steal others' ideas and make them my own. Creating from scratch makes me stressed, headachey and grouchy.

I am not a great chef or baker. I am only now learning to roast a chicken and bake chocolate chip cookies that will be eaten by actual humans.

However, it is a little known fact that I love making cakes. I started 3 years ago when a playgroup friend needed a cake and our actual cake-making-super-creative friend was unavailable. She told me how to do it and wha-la: a Caterpillar. From there, I made cakes for friends' kids and my kids and baby showers, etc.

Today, I'm embarking on an ambitious endeavor of actually charging real money for my creations (that are by no means perfect or ultimately creative; although it is certainly my goal!). I'm raising money for the Susan G. Koman 3-day for the Cure breast cancer walk. (I'm also walking the 3-day in September. More on that later)

Please consider supporting and getting a cute cake too! What kind of party are you having? What cake design do you want?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mill Creek garage sale fever

The city of Mill Creek is serious about their garage sales. If you can't beat them, join them. We sold about 200 hotdogs, 4 dozen cupcakes, half a tub of licorice, and loads of cookies! Big thanks go out to Aaron's mom, Nancy and our niece Emilie who rocked the childcare for the day! What a blessing to focus on work and know my boys were happy and safe. Also, special thanks to Barb for the use of her driveway and for donating all the hotdogs, buns and condiments!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm... Hot dogs. Nice work on the garage sale dogs Beth. Well organized, tasty cupcakes and treats, and money to the walk. Nicely done!