Cakes, Zombies, Anniversaries and Columbus.

It has been a busy week.

A breakdown, in list format:

1.) Say a prayer and keep your fingers crossed for my dear blogging friend, Lucinda, and her husband and little bean today.
2.) Hats, hats, and more hats! I'm making so many my fingers are sore. Anyone know where I can get my hands on a hat form to take photos of my little wonders? Susie? Any advice on this?
3.) Go Vikings!
4.) Zombie Pub Crawl in NE Minneapolis this weekend. Heard it was the biggest yet. Can't wait until next year when I can finally attend!!
5.) This cake was made for Elena's birthday party yesterday. By Me! And it turned out!

....wait..... let's process that last one for a minute....

6.) I had my first paid photography gig on Saturday: A darling anniversary party for my Auntie K's in-laws. 50 years together! Congrats Neil and Jane! (I'll upload photos, don't worry!)
7.) SNOW. It snowed today. Measureable amounts. It's still snowing. I love MN. And no, that's not sarcasm. It really is pretty. Especially when it's heavy, and wet, and sticks to everything except the roads.
8.) Columbus Day is my least favorite holiday. Ever. I think it's preposterous that such a thing is even still celebrated. Can't we all get 9/11 day off, instead? At least that's something worth commemorating and respecting with a day off work. I could rant on this...but I'll spare you the diatribe. I just don't think it necessary to celebrate or honor the start of genocide. But that's me...
9.) I'm a week (or better) behind on my DVR. And I've given up Survivor, CSI: Miami, Heroes and America's Next Top Model. Lost hasn't even started yet. What's a girl to do!?!?

That's the news for now. I'll upload photos of Elena's party and of some hats as soon as I can.



  1. You can get styrofoam heads on Ebay or Amazon for just under $10 including shipping. For all your pretty hats you may deserve it, but otherwise I think you and Elena make darn good models!

    -Jen B

  2. dear athena,
    i would like a hat with ear flaps. i will pick out the yarn. how many yarns should i buy?
    lydia M. Reyes

  3. Thank you Jen!! I'll have to look into that!

    Dear Lydia: You can have as many colors in your hat as you would like. I happen to think multicolored stripey hats are fabulous. Would you like a flower on your hat as well? I will need at least ONE SKEIN of yarn to make you a hat...AND the okay to (possibly) name my new little baby Lydia. When that time comes...

    I do have a stash of yarn at home if you want to save your mama a trip to the yarns store.

    : )