Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Festivities...and Food

July is a big month around Casa Giese. We celebrate Avery's birthday (yesterday!), my birthday (??), and our anniversary (this Saturday!). That makes it a fairly busy month, with lots of family time. Good stuff. I have to admit, though, that I feel a bit lame for my lack of design-goodie posts. Life has been very full lately, and whenever blog inspiration hits me, I rarely have the chance to act on it, to create a fabulous, and oh-so-interesting post. My hope is the "real-ness" factor is what you visit for, anyway, and that you'll forgive me the indulgence of posting simply about our goings-on.

Like giant cupcake birthday cakes (that need a little alignment hygiene**)

Tidbit: Can frosting sorta freaks me, so I bought this box version of my Granny's 7-minute fluffy icing. It's awesome - waaaay better (not necessarily better FOR you, as implied.)
...And, since I'm on the subject of food. I made fish tacos for the 4th. I know, not exactly traditional Independence Day fare, but they were money. Trust. Actually, trust Tyler, they're his "ultimate" recipe.
** A special prize to the person who can name the movie this phrase comes from**

***UPDATE: Bingo, Averill! ***


Chesapeake Chic said...

Get out! Our anniversary is Friday the 9th-- celebrating our 5 year.

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby-- hope it is a wonderful weekend!

Lindsey Encinias said...

Celebration month! I love posts about the goings on of real life. Cake looks fab, fish tacos look delish and I'm eager to see what movie that was from. Sadly, I don't know.

Raina Cox said...

Happy everything to everybody!

Averill said...


And I always love blue cupcakes. ;)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

busy month:) Happy happiness :) Love the cupcake!

LindsB said...

Yum, those tacos look delish!! Happy Birthday to you and Avery and happy anniversary to you and the husband!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Oh see, I LOVE can icing. Guilty pleasure I suppose. At our cake tasting Pete and my parents were flipping out over how amazing this organic buttercream creation made by some charming Aspen hippy baker lady, and I quietly raised my hand and said, "Urm miss? Is there anyway you could do a tier with little kid type icing? For me?"
Shameless is the word you are looking for.

Happy July festivities you cute family, you! I just like hearing from ya, even if it is to diss my beloved can icing :)

my favorite and my best said...

i love tyler's ultimate everything.
have the cookbook.
happy birthday big girl!!!