Anyone notice this trend that is happening?? Aunt Lisa, do you know what is going on? The past two batches have done this. This recipe I have used before and this hasn't happened until now. If you recall my caramel apple cupcakes did the same thing on Sunday. I have a brand new oven! Does anyone have any tips as to why this is happening?? For the sake of my pants I'm glad all of them didn't rise. I have eaten 3 of these already. They are sooo dangerous. Maybe my oven is telling me something. 5lbs have snuck onto the scale. Okay I lied, a little more than 5....
1. I think I sprained my ankle today. Seriously, why do they call it "sprained". There is nothing springy about it. It feels like it's completely broken. I guess that's what happens when you wear nothing but heels and flip flops during a weekend trip to D.C.
2. I drove 2 hours home from the airport concocting this recipe in my head for Caramel Apple Cupcakes. They smelled amazing but look like brown craters. Not only do they have a black hole in the middle but they are completely stuck to the wrappers. Sadly, they taste really really good. I guess it's back to the drawing board.
So I walked up (3rd person in line) and said at lightening speed, "Hi! I flew all the way from Illinois just to see you. Here sign my book. Can you pose for a picture? I think I started crying when I saw you. Your books are amazing." I think that all came out within 3 seconds. Either he was mimicking me and my crazy state in this photo or he is just an awesome fun guy. Lets say the second option.
Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black who wrote the
Spiderwick Chronicles they were hilarious!!! I plan to get the
series now and start reading them!
Mo doing a reading from his book, "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed".
I had second row seats front and center.
I HIGHLY recommend getting their new book Robot Zot. I laughed until I cried.
I would like to say a huge thank you and I love you to my husband who "allowed" me to go. I have spent mucho monies this month. But he saw that meeting Mo meant a lot to me. You're the best Ry!!!!!!! I will blog as soon as I can. Bye blog family.
Let me rant for a split second. I have attended 4 weddings this year and it never fails. A female always shows up dressed from head to toe in white. What planet are these women from? Isn't this something that is just complete common sense? DO NOT WEAR WHITE TO A WEDDING!! I don't care if you are on a beach, on the boardwalk, if it's the last dress you own, if you are over the age of 10, DON'T DO IT! Come on ladies, the bride spent hundreds of dollars to look good in her white gown. Please don't show up like you thought it would be a good idea to match her. Alright, there I said it. Now I will focus on matters that are worth more energy. Sorry girls, I had to do it!
At the end of the night we had the Harry Carrey glasses and a pair of broken sunglasses. We made sure to get a good picture. We really make a beautiful trio. Thank goodness we aren't afraid of a little humility....
I can't wait to post a picture of Mo and I! I hope he doesn't think that I am a stalker. I would bet all of you that I will be the oldest by 20 years there waiting in line for an autograph. Maybe I will say it's for my kid that couldn't make it...
Mo just heard the news!!
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My most favorite author of all time is Mo Willems. His hits are Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Don't Let the Piegon Stay Up Late, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, and Knuffle Bunny to name a few. Obviously, Mo is a children's author. On September 26th he will be at the National Mall doing a book signing and reading his favorite Dr. Seuss book, along with gobs of other children's authors! Secretly, my life's love is children's books. I get a high just walking into the children's section at Barnes and Noble. Every Christmas I ask for a stack of kid's books. I have zero children blog family! This is for my reading enjoyment only! I realize this is a little eccentric. But I'd like to think that by the time we do have children, I will be the best book reader my kids have ever heard!! ; )
I would just give about anything to see him in person. But the problem is I don't have enough days saved up to take off. Anyone want to loan me theirs? How long is the drive to D.C.?
Who wouldn't love this?? This is his dinning room. Every week his family decides a new theme to draw. Last week was the circus.
Rheannon, you sooooo need this!!
For the past month I have been planning a shower for a dear friend of mine who is getting married October 17th. Our plans were to throw an outdoor shower complete with a big white tent. The plans changed last week due to the possible rainy weather and the tent being damaged. The gears started turning and I immediately thought of Ryan's parent's barn behind their home. When I approached them, they thought I was crazy to want to throw a shower in there. But I saw it's potential! Needless to say, after Ry's dad stored 2 trailer bed's in Grandma Mary's barn, I had a blank canvas to work with. I also had a headache causing gasoline smell that was due to the 2 lawnmowers that are stored in there. We worked for a straight week making it a rustic fall backdrop for Shelly's bridal shower. That morning, Katie came by and took amazing pictures with her fabulous camera. She also posted some different pictures, check out her blog on my sidebar. These pictures are from her shoot. The candles were lit, the smell of fall was wafting in the air (thanks to B&B pumpkin simmering oil), deep orange and creme roses adorned each table, and Norah Jones completed the atmosphere. Once Shelly arrived and saw it, the tears in her eyes made me realize that it was a success. Take a look...............
We both stepped in this four feet of mud. Katie lost her brand new shoe in the muck!
We thought it was pretty hilarious. I drove with a muddy foot.