We have a number of things to celebrate today:
Say whaaaat?!? Can it be?
Let me say first that it feels like forever. It’s like any long term relationship, I think. In one way, it’s hard to think back to your life without that person/animal/thing, and at the same time, life seems to be moving at warp speed.
Forgive me as a get a little weepy here. (Feel free to jump ahead to the cupcakes)
My blog birthday (blogiversary if you prefer), is something that I usually kind of forget about until it’s right here, or last week. Mostly because a good chunk of my time is spent running around like a crazy person.
At the beginning of the year, my #1 goal or resolution was to just slow down and take a breath. I was going to work less, play with my kids more, make new friends and reconnect with old ones. I had big, wonderful plans.
And I’m still struggling to change. I’m struggling to make my kids a priority and not view them as an obstacle between me and my to-do list. I’m still struggling to close the computer and turn off my phone.
How is that for a depressing birthday speech? Let me change gears.
The reason it’s so hard for me to let go of things is because I feel so, so insanely lucky to be here. There are a lot of parts of this job that are not fun, but I get to cook, in my home, and it’s my day job. I can make my schedule however I want, and work whenever I want, and hug my kids and tuck them into bed.
The thought makes me so ridiculously happy. But my “don’t-ever-stop” nature turns it into something overwhelming and exhausting.
So what I’m trying to say, again, is thank you. Because it’s difficult to blog for a living without an audience, even if you’re here just for the cupcakes and you’re one of the ones who “just wants to get a recipe, not a sob story!!!!”, thank you even so.
And on a final note — this recipe is from the actual, real deal Sprinkles bakery cookbook. I was beyond thrilled when I found it, and I wasn’t going to leave it behind. To be honest, I’ve only had a Sprinkles cupcake once, but it was one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had in my life, and I just had to recreate some! I highly recommend the book if you love baking and cake and sweet treats as much as I do.
Here’s to 3 years! (and yes, I’d rather toast with cupcakes than champagne)