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.