About


April…born in May. Yes, that’s me (and born on Mother’s Day of all things) and this blog is one of my adventures, which has led me to some wonderful new opportunities and people. This Daily Frosting is not a newborn anymore, alas, is a blooming five year old and I continue to grow right alongside it!

Prior to writing, I worked in television doing graphics and was also a freelance illustrator. Art and design were at the center of my life for many, many years. The most recent years, however, have seen me raising two delightfully amusing daughters, volunteering in many-a-fashion at their school (those baby books never mention all of these hours) and now embarking on a writing and food/nutrition oriented career. I find it endlessly amusing how life is a series of stepping-stones and it is not until you look behind you at some point that you can see the path and how it has meandered.

What do I also like to do? Creative things, garden-y things, foodie things (particularly baking), find great, little restaurants, shops and spend lots of time in the great outdoors. What else do I like? Savor the little things in life. As someone who is…eh-hem, 46 years old, I’m seeing that life moves at a pretty good clip (despite some days feeling ennndless). Um, my eldest daughter is looking at colleges now-she was 5 years old about a week ago! One of my favorite quotes about Motherhood goes: “The days are long, but the years are short”.  Is that just the truth or what?

So, I like to make it my mission to appreciate the wee things that put a spring in our step, add some sparkle to our days, and Frost Our Cupcakes, so to speak. Hell, it can be finding the pair of jeans (otherwise known as the needle-in-the-haystack search), taking 15 minutes to sit on that bench that you pass 1,000 times a week and finally just BREATHE , making a swoon-worthy dessert (sometimes healthy and sometimes full-tilt boogie indulgent), or even trying something totally new “just ’cause”. This all might sounds a bit generic and even PollyAnna-esque, but I think it’s so easy to get caught up in the craziness of our daily life that we sometimes forget to notice the good stuff-people, things, moments-that surrounds us.

It’s tricky to have everything but you can have a good balance of things.

That is what this blog is about.

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37 thoughts on “About

  1. Let’s begin. And here’s to all the wonderful things we’ll encounter along the way! You bring a unique and exquisite beauty to this world, my friend. I’m glad you’ll be sharing it.

  2. Congratulations. Best of luck. This looks wonderful so far and I’m sure will evolve into a huge success for you in every way!
    Now…where is that guacamole recipe???? hmmmm?

  3. Hi…I am also a graphic designer/illustrator with a love for baking….we are getting ready for my sons 5th bday party with plans for a super cool Dr.Sues Hat cake ….do you want some cool recipes or are you…going to be posting them???

    thanks for the read
    Jen Heater
    aka rippart

    1. Hi Jen! Nice to meet you! If you have a great recipe that you would like to share, by all means send it along. I have a bunch que-ed up to share in the coming weeks (peppered with other “find”, misc. posts, musings..that sort of thing. Won’t be all recipes) so I’m in good stead for the moment….thanks so much for reading and I hope you continue to enjoy. Good luck with the Dr. Seuss party and Happy Bday to your son!

  4. Love that you’re doing this, April! You have beautiful sensibilities and a delightfully creative wit. I’ll happily follow your cupcake crumbs and enjoy the frosting!

  5. My morning ritual is to begin the day “savoring” a mug of coffee-reading my niece’s Daily Frosting
    blog is now included in the ritual. It is so you . It is thoughtful commentary and information
    sprinkled with your enthusiasm and humor. Reading you is akin to a visit with you. See you
    tomorrow morning.

    1. Wow…what a start to my day! Thank you, Sandra, for Frosting it! I will pop by your site and see how to pass this loveliness along, toute de suite 🙂
      Many, many thanks for the divine compliment!

  6. thanks for stopping by magnoliagrace! and i highly doubt the skirt would make you look like a relative to the Hindenburg! you’re adorable!

    loved your blog! hope we can follow eachother 🙂
    xo,
    Ashley

  7. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the “about” section. I hope you have time to browse through the recipes sometime and select a few to try. Please let me know how they turn out.

      1. I initially had it in mind for my kids to pass on to their wives and children. But about 5 years ago one of the gals at my church was bemoaning the fact that she couldn’t cook anything and was intimidated about trying because her husband was such a good cook. I decided to put some easy recipes together for her to try (no fail recipes!). When some others saw it, they wanted their own copies!

        I decided at that point to go ahead and type into the computer every recipe I ever made that we liked, as well as family heirloom recipes. It took me two weeks of night and day typing! I try to keep it updated and give it out to special friends or newlyweds. There are a LOT of recipes in it!

        As you can tell I love to try new recipes.

  8. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

  9. Found your blog and look forward to some yummy recipies like the banana cake! Pass it on to me if you don’t mind sharing! Thanks again everyone loved it today!

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