Happy Early Birthday to Me!

Due to everyone’s conflicting schedules, my family celebrated my 27th birthday today. Since I usually celebrate my birthday on my birthday, a number of my siblings wished me a “Happy Birthday Party” instead. Lol. 

Happy Birthday Anna!

Happy Birthday Me!

My party was just an intimate gathering with my parents, siblings, and grandparents.

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Wishing really hard! …with some help 😉

Menu: pizza, salad, beer, cake and ice cream; Entertainment: Rummycub, Farkle and Apples to Apples.

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Gifts

A big thank you to my wonderful family for a lovely party and for coming out in this frigid weather~!

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Surprise???

My baby sister Nina turns 17 tomorrow!!! It’s craziness yo! D: Anywhozits I am unable to attend her birthday party this year. Plain and simple it just isn’t going to work out so….

Imma gonna surprise her. Shh… it’s a secret. :3

I purchased neon pink candles…

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Neon Pink Candles…

am adding more sprinkles to the cake ’cause there’s pink in them…

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More sprinkles couldn’t hurt right?

and I bought a small cupcake cake! (Once I saw this one I was sold! So convenient!)

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Add sprinkles to cupcake cake and presto!

The idea is to zoom over there before work, gallumph into her room, wake her up, sing happy birthday and take a cupcake for the road. Yep. Nothing can possibly go wrong with this plan.

Wish me luck~!

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Happy Birthday Mom!

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13″x9″ Carrot Cake

Today is my mom’s birthday and being the thoughtful, loving and caring daughter that I am, I made her a carrot cake – from scratch.

This year I followed along with the recipe from Food Network with the exception of a few things such as pastry flour (All Purpose will have to do), omitting salt, not using a sifter (mine died T^T), using a 13X9 instead of three 9″ round pans and not following the time guidelines. (24 hours before frosting the cake??! Not happening. ) The carrot cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and walnuts – and of course I had to do the obligatory carrots on top. 😀 Since the batter tasted so good I am confident that when it’s time to serve, the completed cake will taste even better! 🙂

Birthday Blanket

A couple months ago, I picked up this lovely bit of fleece from a fabric auction. 🙂

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When I first saw the pattern I was like “Eww… fishing.” Then lightbulb~! My brothers are in scouts and had been learning how to fly-fish at the time so I decided to turn it into a blanket for the one with the closest birthday. 🙂

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So once again I wrangled the serger – which was much easier than when I had first used it on my dad’s blanket. 🙂

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Muwhahaha….

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Since I decided to do rounded corners, Nina had to help tug me the fabric into submission. ^^;

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However I felt more and more like a pro with the straight edges. 🙂

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Muwahahaha…

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When I finished serging, Nina threaded the remaining tail into a needle and had me weave the end in.

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The prettiest rounded corner (Nina did this one!)

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Finished! Happy birthday little bro!