February is always a pretty slow month - aside from the craziness of Valentines Day and, at the end of the month, the craziness of National Cupcake Day.
I recently got two orders, completely unrelated - one for the Batman emblem and one for Spring robins. Heh heh heh. Get it? Batman & Robin? Of course, I naturally had to take a photo of the two orders together, because it was just perfect. And as a huge Batman fan, it definitely warmed my heart. Not much of a Robin fan, though... dude is always getting in the way or being useless.
National Cupcake Day is this month, too - normally it's held on a Monday late in February, but I decided to hold my cupcake party on the Friday before, which is the 23rd of February. I felt like more people would be enticed to eat cupcakes closer to the ending of the week than the beginning.
This will be my fifth year participating in the event, which is held by the SPCAs and Humane Societies all over Canada. Since our local Huron County SPCA just closed down (which is a real bummer), I am donating my funds to the Ontario SPCA in general, so it'll go to wherever it is needed here in Ontario. Normally I make about 25 dozen (300+) cupcakes, plus sugar cookies (for the past two years).
I've been looking at my kitchen, knowing that it's all mine and that we actually *own* the house we are in, as opposed to renting, and I've been thinking of the things that I could do to it. It could definitely use a facelift. I'll have to do some more research into it, but I honestly have no idea where to start. A kitchen reno seems pretty overwhelming. Have you guys renovated your kitchen before? I don't want to do a huge reno - just a lick of paint on the cabinets/drawers/etc. and some general cosmetic things. I don't want to set the bar too high, ya know? It'd be my first reno, and I don't wanna freak myself out.
Anyways - until next time. What great cookie mysteries do you guys want me to write about?