I mean, could there be a better combination?
First off, I received two very exciting packages this week. There were two different pairs of shoes that I fell in love with on the David’s Bridal website. The first pair you already saw. These ones I ordered quickly while I waited for Taz to finish up with baseball practice. But when I came home to show DQ, she wrinkled her nose and said these weren’t the ones we had picked out together. Sure enough, I scrolled down the page to find the real pair of shoes we chose. Suddenly I was left in this quandary because I really loved the shoes we’d picked together, but the shoes that were now on their way were also really pretty. So I did what any girl would do in this situation.
I ordered both.
I figured that once both shoes arrived, I’d try them on and then return the ones I didn’t like. The first ones came and I oohed and aahed over them. Being that I’ve kept Mr. W out of the loop from seeing the dress and jewelry I’ll be wearing, I let him have a glimpse at these shoes. He totally loved them. I figured there was no way I’d like the next pair of shoes this much and would probably end up returning them. Of course I was wrong. The second pair came the next day. I put them on and totally fell in love. Now I was in this predicament of trying to figure out which ones I loved the best.
Here they are:
I actually made my decision on the shoes, but am curious about what you all think too. Do you love #1 better? Or #2? Let me know in the comments.
In other news….when life gives you lemons, what do you do? Make lemonade cake! I have been drooling over this recipe featured in Better Homes & Garden for a Pink Lemonade multi-colored cake. The cake, in all its gorgeousness, graced the cover of the May 2012 issue, and I’ve been dying for an occasion to make it.
Thursday seemed like a good enough reason.
I whipped it up before Mr. W started making dinner, but I made it blue instead of pink since I have manly men in this house who claim pink is a girl color. Whatever. I also changed things up a bit in the recipe. It calls for lemonade concentrate, but all I had were a ton of lemons. I figured it didn’t hurt to use the real thing. I made one pan with a light blue, darkened the batter before adding it to the second pan, then baked it for 35 minutes. I let it cool and then went about making the frosting. The recipe that goes along with this cake called for SIX cubes of butter and a whole jar of marshmallow creme. While surely delicious, I was having a hard enough time already compensating for the future calorie fest I was going to take part in. I just couldn’t handle a recipe that called for that many artery cloggers. So I searched for a different recipe and found this one that only called for 2 cubes of butter.
I sliced the cakes horizontally in half, alternating the light and dark to create 4 layers with icing in between. I then covered the cake with the remaining icing. I wish I had actually doubled the recipe, as there just wasn’t enough to adequately cover it. But because the frosting was on the sweet side, it wasn’t such a bad thing.
Here’s what I came up with:
Yeah. And it tastes pretty too.
Now it’s time for my confession. This is the very first cake I have ever made. It wasn’t too shabby either, except the cake was really dense. I think it might be because it needed to cook for a little more. And while tasty, I do wish the frosting were a little bit fluffier for this particular cake.
At any rate, if you want to try this out too, CLICK HERE for the recipe. And let me know how it was!