Tuesday, August 30, 2011

weekend update: August 26-28

Friday my mom, sister, niece (the 18 month old), aunt and cousin celebrated my mom's birthday with dinner and dessert at the Olive Garden.

On Saturday I spent the day baking my mom's birthday cake and ruining frosting. Josh and I stopped off at the grocery store to pick up some whipping cream and my mom finished off her own cake because I just couldn't handle it anymore!

Almond-White Cake (recipe HERE - they call for 1 T almond extract,
I only used 1/2 T and it was perfect in my opinion)
with seedless raspberry jam, whipped cream, raspberries and almonds.

Saturday night I met Kristen and Staci at Molly Brannigan's for some appetizers and then we went over to Coconut Joe's/Boardwalk.

Sunday Josh and I went to church, took a trip to the library, got gelati's at Rita's, took naps, I read my books and we had a yummy dinner of chicken with homemade BBQ sauce.

Erie Blasco Library

Up the stairs to the fiction section

New books: Specials & Extras from The Uglies series
and The Oracle of Stamboul (it looked cool, so I grabbed it!)

Hope you all had great weekends. Yay for Labor Day 3-day weekend coming up!!


Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is a very impressive cake! Happy birthday mom!!!

I second the yay for labor day. I NEED IT!

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AmYaroundthecorner said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Amy Grace - I found your blog via Hannah @ Culture Connoisseur :)

I love your writing style! Your pictures from the library trip make me happy... my hometown library is one of my favorite places to be! ...Also, that cake is gorgeous!

Have a great day!

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmm, those are some delicious looking food.


Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Always love Olive Garden! That cake looks so amazing too!

LeeLee said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh, nice cake. Have a lovely weekend.

Meri said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the cake, and your niece is too cute!

Meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

INSANE cake! I so wish I could bake like that! It's a work of art! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!