We had a wonderful weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect so we took every opporunity to spend it outside.
We celebrated my mom's birthday on Friday night at my parent's house with pizza and cake. It was low key and perfect. Is there any better way to celebrate?
My mom and Miller
(a little blurry but still cute)
I was in charge of making a birthday cake for my mom and didn't have time for a cake from scratch so I decided to try a Pinterest trick that my sister used on Easter.
How to make boxed cake taste like a bakery cake
1. Look at the directions on the box
2. Add one more egg
3. Instead of oil use melted butter and double the amount
4. Instead of water use whole milk (I only had skim so I used that)
5. Mix well and bake for time indicated on the box
*the batter will be really thick but that's normal
Verdict: Success! The cake was moist and dense like a bakery cake- it was so good! I think this will be my go to from now on when I used boxed cake mix.
On Saturday we were able to enjoy our new deck and we took trip to a local state park which has a beach right on the Chesapeake Bay.
While it was a bit windy and cool on the water it was still nice to relax on a beach and already has me dreaming of our vacations this summer.
On Sunday Miller and I joined my sister at the Federal Hill Spring Festival in Baltimore while Kyle and my brother in law went golfing. The weather was gorgeous and the festival was small but fun. Live music, fun little shops, fried food, and big beers. In shocking news I took zero pictures yesterday!! That has to be some sort of record for me but I'm happy because it means I was in the moment and not stressing about documenting it. I'm trying to work on being more present instead of always trying to take a picture.
I woke up today with a pretty bad cold, I thought it was allergies but I'm afraid it's a cold that might turn into a sinus infection. Ugh. So I'm sipping some lemon tea and hoping it's just a cold I can fight through. Hope you all had a great weekend!