|custard and funfetti cake: 5 eggs used|
There has been a profusion of babies locally, and I have sneakily integrated my unending craving for cupcakes into the celebrations. Hey, want some christening cupcakes? Oh, I'll make some coming-home-from-the -hospital cupcakes. Wow, it's amazing that I have all these cupcakes left over, guess I need to eat them... This has also been helped along by the fact that I found a recipe for frosting that DOES NOT MELT in Belize weather. This has revolutionized my cupcakes.
Continuing on my challenges challenge, I took a trip across the border to Melchor, Guatemala. For various reasons (mostly that I am cheap and used to have to pay to cross before) I haven't spent any time there, even though it is about 7 minutes from my house. Anyways, there is a thrift store. What does it say about me that a Guatemalan thrift store makes me so excited? I got a lot of funny looks, but there are lamps! And clothes for 50 cents! And hundreds of belts! All items that are mysteriously absent or ridiculously expensive in Belize.
|Not a thrift store purchase, I made this. 1/3 of the way through I discovered I hate embroidery.|
We have a three day weekend. Like the last three day weekend, I will spend it trying to bat-proof my house. Google says that bats can get in spaces the size of matchbook, so I'm thinking of just shrink-wrapping my whole house. We have some bat problems here. Locals (including Daniel) suggest garlic for bat-repulsion, but I think this is coming from a misunderstanding of vampire bats/ actual vampires. Any tips?