Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cupcakes and Celebrations

You probably don't know this, but Ollie and I have birthdays that are very close together. His is about a week before mine, which henceforth and forevermore means that we will be broke around my birthday! Because a small little pirate party has turned into the price of a 7 day cruise without the all night buffets and people serving you constantly. I'm sure you know the phenomenon.

Anyway, to save money, I am making my own cake {more info on that later} and also serving cupcakes at the party. And at pre-school tomorrow. And for snack because 2 little boys can't resist the urge of 72 fresh cupcakes staring at them {I believe this is the same feeling as driving past Krispy Kreme when you see the flashing light; you just have to stop}. It feels like I have opened my own bakery. I'm only specializing in Betty Crocker's finest that can be baked with 2 added ingredients and in 20 minutes.

cupcake collage

In other news, I am planning a fun little bloggy celebration for my birthday.

jumping for joy

Ollie's excited for me. Recognize that mask? It's still hanging around... his neck.
Last year was #30 for me, so this year is a boring 31. To make it not so mundane, I'm going to do a week-long extravaganza of giveaways! I got this fantabulous idea from Melissa at A Familiar Path. I'm a copy cat, but it's my birthday {almost}, so you have to forgive me.

If you know of anyone who wants to give something away right here, then let me know! I have a few things up my sleeve and am working on more, so get your comment clicking finger ready! It's going to be fun.

Gotta go. It's time to make the doughnuts cupcakes.


The Gunters said...

Fun! Can't wait for the giveaways! Camp and I have close birthdays too....right around the corner! I'm September 20th and he's the 26th.

Laura said...

here is that pirate cruise at the beach I was telling you about:

Lori said...

How fun! Way to make your entry into your 31st year fun for everyone. :) Happy baking!

Rebekah said...

Happy early B'day to O Man! I can't believe he's 4. I know what you mean about the donut sign, when it says 'fresh donuts' somehow the car drives into the parking lot on its own.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Ooooh, fun! No, I have nothing to give away.

Unless you'll consider giving away my cat, Peanut? She's overweight but very cute. A little needy, but we like to call that "affectionate." And she occasionally pees on my stuff.

Any takers?

Unreasonable Grace said...

Oh goodie. You can have Morris the cat - presently belongs to my daughter. This wonderful creature left a present on the top of my car this morning - so disgusting that decorum prohibits detailing it here. And he's afraid of mice. Could get a hefty price on e-bay!
What's your address? I'll fedex him to you.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Sounds like fun! You can count me in... I will be checking back.

Now I am hungry for something sweet.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Farmgirl Paints said...

You had me with the pics of the cupcakes!!! Happy birthday to your Ollie...go pirates:)

Farmgirl Paints said...

You had me with the pics of the cupcakes!!! Happy birthday to your Ollie...go pirates:)

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