May 13, 2013

A Weekend of Cake, Blogs, and Game of Thrones!
























Brr, it was a chilly weekend here in DC! At least I had a cake to comfort me. *Hugs cake*

Speaking of cake, I decided to undertake my very first Julia Child recipe for Mother's Day! I've been eying Julia's Queen of Sheba cake for a few months now, and so I figured it was time to take the plunge. I was pretty nervous since I'm not a very good baker (oh, pizza crust, how I have failed you!), but both my dad and grandma gave me two thumbs up for this endeavor. So yay!

In other fun news—okay, maybe just fun for me!—I finally tried the manual setting on my camera. For nearly a year I've been using the aperture setting (It's so easy, I told myself!) but I want to get better at photography so learning manual is a must. Anyway, this is a definite work in progress. Manual mode, I shall conquer you! And you too, Pizza Crust!

Finally, while I was watching Game of Thrones last night, I fiddled around with a new blog design. I wanted to create something soft and spring-y and romantic. I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet—maybe I'll customize it for a friend or (gulp!) even sell it? Here's a teaser:



Enough about me already! How was your weekend? Are you as obsessed with Game of Thrones as I am? I can't believe that there's only three episodes left this season. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!  *Wails* *Cries* *Gnashes teeth* I'm super stoked for the final episode because I've been reading the books and have a hunch of what's coming... Mwahahaha!

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  1. Oh, I love the new design you made! It is cute and springy and reminds me of those painted, inspirational quotes I always see floating around on the internet that also have the flower motif.

    Also, OMG Game of Thrones! After we finished the episode last night, my sister was like "WHY ONLY 10 EPISODES A SEASON?! I wait an entire YEAR for just 10 episodes! *cries*" to which I replied with Sirius Black's movie-famous bit of dialogue: "I did my waiting! 12 years! In Azkaban!!"

    Ahem, so yes. Why are there only 3 episodes left? *tears*

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    1. Hahaha, I love the Sirius Black quote! I seriously need to hang out with you and your sister!

      Honestly, why can't we have a few more episodes, GoT?! Like, 16 episodes? Even 12! Ten is just not enough. Blergh!

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  2. Your blog designs are SO gorgeous! Do you ever design for wordpress.com? If so, I might reach out for you one day! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Ghenet!!! I'm actually trying to teach myself Wordpress right now so fingers crossed it won't be a huge learning curve. Would love to work with you someday!

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  3. such a cute blog design! And congrats on your successful baking endeavor, it looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much, Prerna! I appreciate your comment so much!

      And I might've eaten a piece of cake for breakfast today... Maybe. :)

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  4. I love your designs they are so pretty! Wanna do one for me even though I'm on wordpress? No really... are you ready to be a blog designer??

    Now my tummy is craving chocolate cake *sigh* What is the drive time between us?

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    1. Once I teach myself Wordpress, I am all yours, dearest! :)

      And we need to have a baking party when we get together in July!

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