We got a new scanner and it isn't working the way I'd like, so this is how I am sharing my polaroid for this week.
Me and macarons are together again. This batch was slightly better than the last, though I think I didn't mix the batter well enough. It wasn't as magma-like as it is supposed to be (I think), but the strawberry italian buttercream is yum! I made a good amount, so if I am gonna be seeing you within the next few days, you will be getting a few of these yummy cuties. I vow to be a macaron making PRO!
I also tried making strawberry meringues because True can't eat the macarons due to her nut allergies, so I thought something else pink might be right up her alley. She seemed to like it, though I don't think I do. I am almost sure I didn't do it right cause they don't look all that pretty, at least to me. My recollection is that store bought ones are prettier. I used a meringue recipe that utilized splenda, yeah... I don't really like splenda. Next time, I will use another recipe.
I was holding it out to take a picture of it before it made its way to my mouth, and my little Soulie was reaching out to grab it. She is like mama... she loves sweets!
Don't worry. I didn't give it to her, she is much too young for that. Now onto the dress that left me a bit down in the dumps, I feel a bit better about my dress today. I sewed up the holes and Ben says it looks fine (see it here and here). Makes me thankful it has a busy print to hide my little mess-ups. It is so pretty and my favorite parts are the sleeves.
I was gonna put the self-taken portrait of me in the dress here, but I am so self-conscious in pictures that I feel funny. I can't take pictures of myself or be in pictures by myself and look natural. I am horrible at looking natural! When Ben takes a picture of me I have to smile. Ben says, "Just don't think about it." But I can't. I think if I don't smile, I look angry. I am kinda doing a dare to myself (anyone else wanna join?). I am gonna work on being in a picture by myself, taken by me, Ben, or maybe the camera timer and I will just share what I wear or something. I seriously stay home all the time (rarely leave the house cause I have three kids remember?), but I do get dressed every day, so I will just share what I wear. I think my little dare is funny, but maybe some of you are as self-conscious about pictures as I am. Please tell me I am not alone...
See, I practiced last week with photo booth. Yeah, I know. I am a nerd!