It's Thanksgiving weekend, my family is leaving to go to New Hampshire on Thursday, I'm going to Disney World on Friday, the PTA at my children's school (which I'm president of) has a million activities going on next week, and to top it off, Mia's birthday party is this weekend.
A normal person would have probably just called a bakery and ordered a cake -- a very wise choice! Or maybe they would have made a sheet cake, added a few sprinkles, and called it a day -- also a nice option.
I don't know what it is, but three times a year, I pull out my cake decorating supplies and go to work. I've never had any training, unless you call watching "Ace of Cakes" training. But for my children's birthdays I feel the need to become Chef Duff. There have been times (like last Dec.) when I've had complete disasters, stayed up all night, and vow that I will NEVER put myself through that torture again.
I'm a stay at home mom with many "irons in the fire". I teach dance, volunteer at my church & children's school, choreograph for a local theater company, and I'm a member of the Disney Mom's Panel. In my spare time, I'm a consultant for Close To My Heart. Sometimes life can get a little hectic with our family of 5, but I wouldn't want it any other way.