Pusheen Birthday Party for a 4 Year Old

This post is a bit belated but I couldn’t not share pictures of a Pusheen birthday party! Isabelle wanted a Minnie Mouse party like she had last year – I think she’s at the stage where she enjoys the comfort zone of repetition and wants to repeat the same fun experiences over and over again. I asked if she […]...

Happy Birthday to Me: Strawberry Pink Velvet Cake

This is a big post, and it’s a big birthday for me. Last week I turned 40. (I actually made this cake in time for my birthday, I’ve just gotten to posting about it now). When I started this blog ten years ago, I was single, working full time as a design engineer in San […]...

Minnie Mouse Cupcakes For A 3rd Birthday Party

One of the best reasons for having a kid: an excuse to make adorable Minnie Mouse cupcakes for a Minnie Mouse birthday party. I probably wouldn’t have thought of making these years ago, but here I am fancying up some cupcakes for Isabelle’s birthday! Just for the record: we celebrated Isabelle’s third birthday on her […]...

Happy Birthday to Me: Strawberry Rose Fraisier

  Yearly birthday confession time: in the last few years I’ve gotten really bad at remembering my birthday. Not in a I-don’t-want-reveal-my-age way, but in a I’ve-got-so-much-to-do-I-just-plain-forgot way. I’m way past the age of all-night celebrations in a nightclub anyway, and once you have kids, all the elaborate party planning ends up going to their birthday […]...

Summer Catch-up

Finished reviewing cookbook galleys…guess what’s next? Happy summer! During these lazy and languid days, the instinct is to be out in the sun, watching my daughter testing her increasingly steady gait around the playground or enjoying something cold and preferably garnished with a paper umbrella by the pool, not indoors staring at a computer....

Pink Ombre Cake for Baby’s 1st Birthday

A couple weeks ago Isabelle turned one year old. One! How did my inaugural year as a mom pass so quickly! I meant to post another update in between her six month milestone and now, but I guess a mega-ish update will have to do. Hopefully these periodic updates are still enjoyable!...