Y’all the jet lag is real.
Yes I am back.
Yes I had a great time.
Yes I have tons of pictures I can’t wait to share with you!
I am so tired the words are duplicating, expanding and going all blurry as I write them.
Luckily I finally (re-)discovered a mug I have deemed worthy for my coffee.
Anyone remember my Winnie The Pooh mug from Venice I so did not steal?
Yup that’s the one.
(Pfft tea or coffee what a question!)
So before I reveal anymore FDA unapproved information or one of us falls asleep I decided to do a quick, low-key monthly round up which is kinda turning into a thing, and do the exciting round up next time. (If you’re dying for information check out my last post for a glimpse of what I’ve been up to wink )
What do you say?
Sound like a plan?
Great! Then let’s get crackin’!!
Just one moment just really quickly need to refill my coffee.
Ok. I’m good. Let’s do this!
My book this month:
Meet me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan.
This is just the cutest, frilly, fluffy wuffy feel good book I’ve read in a long time
It’s about this girl, Issy, who is “made redundant” at her bleak dead end job and is incredibly talented at baking. She decides to make her passion into a business blah blah blah through in an idiot boyfriend and a cute banker and ya got the story
It’s a typical chick lit and even though I’m not done yet I’m preeetty sure how the book is going to end.
But it makes me happy, the main topic is cupcakes (if you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know how committed I am to cupcakes. And cookies. Never forget the cookies.) aaand it has recipes sprinkled on between soooooo I’d say Score!!
My pet peeve this month:
My gawddang bed sheet white skin.
During my time in the tropics I pretty much had to ninja from one shade to another all the while wearing a thick coat of 50+ sunscreen.
Basically imagine a white greasy mozzarella ball speedily rolling from one shady tree to the next.
C’est moi. (Which means something…or other in french. Can’t quite recall cause I suck at french, which while we’re on the topic is another pet peeve of mine but we’re not gonna talk about that now because eew.)
My obsession this month:
The crazy was always present, but was awoken from its slumber when i started reading the book and after being separated from my dear baking utensils for almost a month has turned into a full blown craze.
Sadly I have yet to get a hang of them. I made 2 different kind for my grampa’s birthday but they ended up all runny and gross looking (they did taste kinda good though if I may say so myself )
My victory this month:
Meeting up and successfully reconnecting with Long Lost Twin.
Albeit we’ve only met up once but have been messaging quite often and I’d say we get along quite well. Almost like before. But different. Because we’re different. Everything’s different. The whole world is constantly changing and it needs to stop!
My cookies this month:
Pretty much everything from the book.
Brownies. The aforementioned Disaster Cupcakes. (No pictures because no cookies.)
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
And some good ol’ fashioned oatmeal raisin cookieeess!!! Because this is a healthy and wholesome family. *cough, cough*
Just a handful of the posts that I enjoyed this month:
As the great philosopher T-Swift once said, “I’m feeling 22” via Ollie & Oscar
Friday thoughts: Fitness via Ollie & Oscar
Dear Teacher: You don’t suck via Under and Over, Around and Through
Lunes 222 & 223 – Camera Shy via Owen “Beleaguered” Servant
You gotta get a coffee guy. via JES AT WORK
Because, Blueberry Scones w/Lemon Glaze. via mistyannesays
(Ok ya got me only one recipe, BUT they are incredibly tasty!! )
And some I simply forgot to mention (sorryyy)
But let me try to redeem myself.
Add this month’s blog post you are most proud of to the link up below!