Hey, kids. It's been a hot minute since I last graced the internet with my blogging presence, but here I am.

I've had a rough couple of days.

Nothing overly dramatic; just a few incredibly awkward situations that I'll happily fill you in on tomorrow.

But I should probably alert you to the adorable Easter cake I made first:

Look at the mother Peep and her delicious chocolatey babies in their nest!

I saw cupcakes decorated like this at the grocery store and decided it would be the perfect decor for my carrot cake.

Want an awesome carrot cake recipe that never disappoints? Here ya go!

Sally's Baking Addiction is a godsend. I adore that woman's recipes. 

And to top off the moist not dry carrot cake, I added several layers of my mother-in-law's marvelous (I can't even think of a good enough adjective) cream cheese frosting. She sent me the recipe and I archived it under "amazing".

I'd share it with you, but then I'd have to kill you.

Clayton and I spent Easter Sunday at my mother's and in addition to enjoying some sunshine and a delicious feast of lamb, twice-baked potatoes and white corn, we took part in our longstanding family tradition of dyeing Easter eggs.

We were more interested in adult beverages and new cell phones, so we didn't give our egg-dyeing project as much attention and dedication as in years past.

Although Ashley's boyfriend, Chris, painted eggs like the rent is due tomorrow. He can take full credit for the pretty, multi-colored eggs at the back of the above photo. All the eggs that look purplish/pink? That's my work. I'm in my Purplish/Pink Period.

The one that looks like poop is Ashley's.

Clayton broke his first egg and then quit. 

And I should mention that the dye did NOT easily wash off. Today is Wednesday and I still have pink dye under my fingernails.

And I have man hands.

I only had one Cadbury Creme Egg this year which is a record low for me. I didn't give Easter candy much thought this year which is both sad and sacrilegious. But based on the amount of cream cheese frosting I ate whilst baking my carrot cake, it all evened out.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Those were by far the worst eggs we've ever done! And I like that you can see Clayton's shattered one in the photo. I had 6 Cadbury Cream Eggs by the way.


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