Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life all around me...

Sugar and flour may not seem like much on their own, but with a little inspiration, these ingredients will bring a smile to anyone's face. Endure the photos of the sweets to finally arrive to the sweetest of them all and my new little piece of inspiration...

Happy Graduation WBHS!

Happy Birthday Cookies!

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

More Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Baby Shower Cookies

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Easter Cookies

For some reason, since February 14th, I have been feeling somewhat uninspired to write. I think about it sometimes but my eye for the inspiring has been blind. Yesterday, a small spark of inspiration finally reappeared. Call her my muse if you like, but Kelsi Morgan sparked my fire once again. Holding that sweet little new life in my arms reminded me that life is happening all around me. I have been numb to it, jaded I guess. I have gotten into my own little routine in my own little world and have failed to be grateful and amazed by the life I witness every single day.

Having the privilege of being a stay-at-home mommy has afforded me opportunities I would never have had otherwise. I have been able to watch my sweet Layla Paige grow like a weed right in front of my eyes. I have witnessed her tiny little life unfold before me, and it has been nothing short of amazing.

During my time at home, I have developed a new love for cooking and especially for baking. I am by no means a master at my craft, but I am getting better. My developing skills have given me the chance to be a tiny part of the lives of others... some I don't even know. I can't say that my baking will ever make a fortune for me or that it will even bring in more than a few dollars here and there, but what it does bring me is excitement, fun, and challenge.

I have been invited to share in so many life changing events, and I have finally come to understand that life is what inspires me. The privilege of making the cake or cookies for some life event is so much fun. Dessert always makes people happy, but dessert that is pretty and tastes good and that is made from scratch with love makes people ecstatic! Making people ecstatic is my passion in life!
Over the past few months I have baked for wedding showers, baby showers, graduation, birthdays, and most recently, the birth of new baby! I love being a part of life, even it is just with sugar and flour. It makes me excited to know that people are turning corners and passing through life every single day and that in some way, I may have made that passage a little sweeter.