Baking season is over – but not for me!

Hope you had a fantastic Christmas 🙂

I had to go back to work Tuesday, which I was initially dreading, but I’m realizing I actually relish routine. I feel a little out of sorts without a schedule and I’m looking forward to getting back to my usual workout routine.

I wasn’t completely horrible about eating this month, but I definitely let myself indulge more than usual. It’s hard not to when you’re surrounded by so much delicious food! So as “baking season” comes to a close, I’m keeping my baking challenge going but with a lot more self-control 😉

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Five baking tips from my day of baking fails

I woke up this morning feeling inspired to write after a conversation I had with my friend Kristen, who reminded me to not let the struggle of doing something new or challenging get you down.

The other day I made a cake that failed on so many levels I didn’t even write about it. But after a few days to let my frustration pass, I have a new mindset on it, and I’m going to take what I learned as baking notes and pass some tips (and laughs) on to you!

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Staying committed to baking, blogging, or whatever your goal

Hey, hi, hello. Happy Friday Eve!

So, before I go any further, let me just say this upfront: This post is less about baking and more about blogging – or sticking with any goal, really.

I know, I’m breaking the cardinal rule of blogging by talking about something outside of my “niche,” but hopefully my feelings will resonate with some other people out there!

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10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving


Hope your Thursday is full of good food, family, and football. I’m not even a huge fan of football, but the sounds of the game in the background are quintessential Thanksgiving IMO.

When I was originally planning what to write this week, I was going to talk about the best Black Friday deals I’ve seen on some baking necessities. But then I remembered that’s totally not the reason for the season and I’m not going to feed the capitalistic consumerist beast (with the exception of #9 below 😊). Plus, I’m sure you’re capable of looking up the kajillion ads online.

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She’s here!

Yay! My copy of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible arrived today and I couldn’t wait to crack it open.

Mary Berry is the queen of cakes and I fell in love with her on The Great British Bake Off (Great British Baking Show in the states). I like GBBO because unlike the baking shows here, everything looks rustic and delicious rather than garish (as Mary would say). Watch it on Netflix to hear the accents if nothing else.

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