This is my first attempt at blogging . . . I'm very excited about the prospects of having my own blog after rewatching "Julie and Julia" again yesterday afternoon! I was totally inspired and now I'm daydreaming about the possibilities of inspiring others and being discovered and getting my own book deal - I digress . . . Get back to reality Beth!
However, in the midst of all my excitement and daydreams, I must confess that I've discovered that I'm definitely clueless about starting a blog! There were so many choices to make this afternoon before I could even think about writing my first post! Yet, to quote from a friend's facebook update quoting Pippi Longstocking, "I've never tried it before, so I'm sure I can do it!"
It is the exact attitude of these words which brings me to the subject matter of my first blog: My First Attempt at . . . making Diaper Cakes! I know you were expecting something a little more serious, and possibly life-altering, but for me, I find joy in all the little "belles" and whistles that decorate life! I'm a budget-conscious Mom who loves all things boutique, but cannot always afford the price tag accompanying such items. I had never attempted to make a Diaper Cake before, but after checking out the prices for "Boutique Custom Diaper Cakes" online, I agreed with Pippi Longstocking, "I'm sure I can make one myself - MUCH CHEAPER!" And I did exactly that . . . and here's the picture to prove it:
I got so carried away that I not only made one Diaper Cake in the traditional Three Tier Stacked Style, but I also made one in the shape of "Two Peas in a Pod" - the theme of the baby shower that I was hosting for a friend expecting twins!
When I finished making those Diaper Cakes, with new-found confidence, I decided to try my hand at a "Two Peas in the Pod" Baby Bath and Washcloth Cake:
After conquering that craft, I thought to myself, "Wow, Boutique party favors would be great, but they are expensive too! I've never tried it before, but I'm sure I can do a little something!" Here are my "Two Peas in a Pod" Bath Salt Party Favors: