Sunday, September 26, 2010

A weekend of baking, shopping and wine...

Okay... I'm not going to lie... I had a couple of glasses of wine prior to writing this... You see, I've spent the afternoon at my neighbours' little girl's Christening... It was quite a production getting me there, and so, once finally sitting down, I decided to kick back and enjoy...

This weekend went by in quite a whirlwind... I'd offered to bake cupcakes and cookies... and, just for the hell of it, I threw in a trifle as well... As per usual, I under-estimated the effort involved and decided to squeeze in said baking amongst outfit-shopping and polishing myself up...

First on the list was to get the girlies' sorted with appropriate attire. In the past, I've sprung for fancy outfits for such occasions, only to find them gathering cobwebs in the closet, never to be worn again... so, this time, I was prudent and brought some funky dresses from Target that will look awesome with their Converse... Then, it was my turn... and let me tell you, I'm in a sorry state of affairs... from my head down to my toes...

So, the hubby treated me to a shopping spree at Anthro (this event is as rare as an albino tiger)... with my frugal head on, I picked up a gorgeous red and black rose shirt-dress on sale (very 50's housewife)... I then had to tackle the old physical appearance... so, I had all my hair chopped into a short bob and coloured... When I heard the buzz of the razor (just on the neck), I panicked... I've not had short hair since Australia... but, I think I like it...

Once I'd sorted the family out for clothes, I donned the apron and got cracking on the  cakes... Oh, and flag making....
It all went down a storm... I have to say, it's very gratifying seeing people enjoying the fruits of your labour... I almost asked someone for some critical feedback, but the hubby reigned me in!
Anyhoo... the kids have run themselves ragged and, so, I'm hoping they will give me a good night's rest... and some much needed beauty sleep...
Wishing you all a happy start to the week!


  1. Good for you Laura. A little wine is good for the blood. Something my father used to say. Sounds like you got a nice treat at both the store and the salon. Would love to see your new hair! And I love your mug :)

  2. Your baking all looks delicious! I love the little flags in your cupcakes too. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Have a good week.

  3. oh i love visiting you with a cup of tea when the school drop-off is done and i have a little morning moment to myself...

    the christening, and all the PREPARATION such a day takes {!!!!} sounds like it was completely worth it!

    you were gorgeous and glammed up...the girls will look cool for many weeks to come in their gear and your goodies look DIVINE!!

    i am going to have to steal that gorgeous flag idea...i have a few bday parties before christmas like you...and christmas itself could do with a few festive cupcakes and lovely flags....

    hope you had a well-deserved sleep and took MANY photos!!

    hugs to you in your new hip hairstyle....

    melissa xxxx

  4. That sounds wonderful. I would love to see photos of the shirt and the hair!

  5. I'd like to see the shirt and hair pics too!!! Have a great day!

  6. This morning was my haircut. The last time I had it cut really short, and did the same today. I like being out in the garden and feeling like I can just hose my head down when I get too hot!

  7. What a lot of gorgeous looking treats. Love the mug too! LOL!

  8. Hi there sweet girl!! it can be so dangerous blogging after a few glasses of wine!!! I have done it before, it seems like a great idea at the time, then you look back and die!!!!! Saying that, I think you did just fine!!! And your cookies and trifle and such look just gorgeous!! Its funny how you say you dont worry too much about what your girls wear; I gave that one up too!!!!(my boys tho!!) I used to love dressing my boys up in matching t-shirts, pants and shoes, but now... I just dont argue any more!!!
    Love you hugs to you
    Laura c xxxxx

  9. Ooh your goodies look delish and your new dress and 'do' sound fabulous!
    Happy week.

  10. THANKS for the smiles
    as I now sit down with
    MY wine {it's good for
    you, you know!} and visit
    a few blogs. Sounds like
    the party was very special!
    I am also going to
    do the chop-it-into a
    short bob, this Friday,
    as I'm at my wits end with
    my hair! Your dress sounds
    fab and I bet you were all
    just as lovely as can be : )
    xx Suzanne

  11. I think it's safe to say that we all would love to see pictures of the black rose shirt dress you picked up.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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