Grrr, I can’t bring myself to write this post. It’s not the sheet cake, don’t worry. It’s just that after two very hectic weeks, I am in the middle of what I consider only our second week of summer vacation and I am just trying to hang on to it. Sure, camping was vacation but anything you have to prep and clean that much for takes some of the fun out of it. I’ve been having fun these last two weeks alternately doing nothing and then deep cleaning corners of my house that have desperately been needing it. I also decided three weeks ago that the most fun and rewarding thing for me to do over the summer (besides catch up on some sewing, which has been going well but there is still more) is to reorganize my craft closet. I spent way too much time looking for stuff in there over recital and it is hampering my ability to catch up on projects. I think that putting some blog props away in there would be a good idea too. The two shelves that the stuff currently occupies is getting awfully cramped.
I also now realize what a crippling thing procrastination is. I will put off lots of other things if I have a more pressing deadline. But if I push back on a deadline it’s hard for me at that point to reprioritize and move on from there. It just makes me push everything back and nothing gets done. Procrastination was fine for papers in high school and even college but running a household? Not so much. And even though this is my blog and I’ve been “late” before, being two weeks behind for Sundays with Joy was just not something I wanted to do. So I had to get it done. Plus, we have ice cream coming up this week! I bought a small ice cream maker for this summer so even though I may have to churn in batches at least I won’t be hand cranking a child’s toy like last year.
So in an effort to look forward, here is my cake from last week. Can you believe I’d never made a Texas Sheet Cake before? What the heck was I waiting for? Super easy to whip up. If you have just one hour’s notice before company comes you can have a from scratch cake baked, frosted, and cooling for them when they arrive. It is no diet cake mind you. There are reasons it is such a crowd pleaser. My only issue was that the sheet pan I used was crooked and I didn’t realize it till after the cake was baked. I had some very thin pieces but most of it was perfect. If you’d like the recipe please buy Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.
My Geekylink for this week is aliens! Well, no, not really but anytime anything like this happens I get all goosebumpy. Also, if you have any alphabet learners out there, you might wanna check out my latest iGameMom review that posted just the other day. Also, my friend Alyssa has embarked on the most awesome business adventure. So if you are into some of the stuff that I talk about in this section and you like nail polish, I’d advise you to check out Frakker Lacquer!