Happy Birthday to Me.

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Just a quick note to say how completely overwhelmed I am by all the awesome notes on Twitter and Facebook. You all rock and I’m so terribly, terribly grateful. That being said, I completely suck at baking, apparently. Or maybe it’s something else. mr myn was supposed to work today. Note I said *supposed to.* Note that he is currently not at work. You may infer from that what you will. 1) mr myn ran to the store this morning. Bought cake mix. I made said cake. It baked. It was lovely. Cake completely crumpled out of the Bundt pan after cooling and became a big hot mess. 2) mr myn ran back out to the store. Bought more mix. Bought Baker’s Joy for inside of Bundt pan. Bought a different brand of cake which required less butter and water. Which I did not read. Cake did not make it… Read more

There Can Be No Heaven Without Hell…

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…but the local restaurant no longer makes their version of Heaven-and-Hell Cake. I was gravely disappointed, but somehow I managed to suffer through with a slice of this calorie-laden monstrosity. There is peanut butter mixed in with all that chocolate, btw. Just sayin’. No, I did not finish. But I did take it home. Or, to the point – mr myn took it home when I went back to work. Whether it will be available for breakfast tomorrow is anyone’s guess. In the meantime, should you wish to attempt to make your own version of the H&H cake, you can find the original recipe here.… Read more

Boot Whore!

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I caved this week and bought this awesome pair of boots from New Rock. They come from Spain. They are awesome. And I took a big chance on them, because you can’t return them – even if you buy the wrong size. I’m normally about a 7.5, (which can really go either way depending on the brand of shoe). All they had was a 7 or 8, and it’s a damn good thing I went with the 8. They fit like a glove. Now I originally bought them as part of my super-duper SteamPunk costume thing I’m putting together. (And awesomely enough, the designer has sent me the corset mockup – I need to get laced into it and take pictures to send her…I’ll probably post a few here as well, but it’s coming along very nicely. 🙂 You know – here we are again. I’ll admit I just put… Read more