Yesterday, Mark made my day.
He probably doesn't know it, but he did. You see, he found something that had been lost. Something that could have never been replaced, and something that I thought I would never see again. He found one of my jump-drives!
Not just any jump drive...the jump drive I used all through college and that held copies of every project I completed along the way. I thought that my work had been lost forever, but I'm starting to think that kharma is on my side once again.
Oops...I hope I didn't just jinx myself!
Something else that I found on this long-lost jump drive were photos of the baby shower I threw for my friend Jana when she was pregant with her little girl. Considering the fact that you've already seen me post about baby-Brin's first birthday, that should give you an idea of how long this jump-drive has been missing!
Well, you know me...I consider it a sign that these cupcakes are ready for their internet debut...and here they are...in all of their pink and brown glory...
...and here are some photos that I borrowed from Jana's Facebook page (thanks Jana!) that show the table set-up...
All of this was for the office baby shower, so I couldn't go as full-blown as you know I would have if the party were thrown at my own house. Yeah, there probably would have been streamers, and a back-drop, and cute little party favors...but I only had a breakroom to work with. Plus, there was only a small window of time available for me and my helpers to set up the room before the party started, so I had to scale things back as much as I could.
...and if you know me, you know that scaling back is not something I can do easily! Ha!
I thought for a breakroom baby shower, everything turned out pretty good. For the menu I made the cupcakes, brownies, strawberry-banana muffins, banana-nut bread, rice-krispie treats (on sticks and some dipped in chocolate), and I even had some strawberries with cream cheese and chocolate dips.
To make everything, I actually took a vacation day right before the shower. But you know that's what I'd rather be doing with my vacation time anyway!
Another thing I was happy to find on this jump drive were photos of some of the test cupcakes that didn't make the baby shower menu. As pretty and cute as they were, they were just too time consuming to make the cut.
To make them, you have to cut miniature marshmallows in half (diagonally), then dip them in some colored surgar (add a few drops of food coloring to the sugar then shake it around until colored) before arranging them around the frosted cupcake to form the flower.
Granted, they are super adorable, and incredibly delicious. I mean, adding marshmallows to cupcakes is pretty brilliant, if you ask me. I only wish I would have thought of the idea, but I acutally just stumbled across a You-Tube video that walked me through it. It's been too long for me to remember which video it was, but you'll probably find it with a quick search.
Well, I'm super happy to know that these good memories are back...and even more excited to be able to share them with you. Perhaps sometime down the road I'll even share some of my school projects. Most of them are commercial design projects, but I think they are still fun to look back at.
Tell me about the projects you still enjoy remeniscing about. What's your favorite? Do you still get giddy inside when you look at photos? I know I sure do!
Ps...did you catch the DIY lace crown tutorial link I posted on Facebook/Twitter? If you'got a little girl, make her feel like a princess with this simple DIY. Be sure to follow/like for the latest updates!