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About MeHi! I'm Melissa. I'm a twenty-something at-home mom with four boys nine and under - and a girl on the way! I'm LDS, I homeschool, and I knit, crochet, sew, cook, draw, write, and generally hold down the fort while my husband pursues dreams filled with motorcycles. We're either genuinely insane or the sanest people you'll ever meet. Stick around and find out which it is!
Monday Morning Link Party: IX
Good morning, guys. I’m having fun practicing my Roman numerals with these link parties. Now, be warned: the following picture doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but I am SO PROUD.
I don’t think I have ever in my life EVER had a shaped cake turn out from the pan so cleanly. I mean, honestly. It’s gorgeous. It looked pretty good after I got it frosted, too, but that’s another post. To the links!
Cheri sold the original tutorial and pattern to benefit earthquake relief in Japan. I haven’t posted about this before, but when we lived in Japan we were actually in the Tohoku region. We moved only 5 months before the earthquake hit, and so we still had a lot of friends living there when it happened. They were far enough from the epicenter that most buildings remained standing, but they were without power for days during a time of year when families still rely heavily on their heaters (because snow is still piled high in most places). So much of the devastation hit close to ‘home,’ in places I have been and some I love, and our area was not nearly as destroyed as some. I just don’t really know what else to say about it.
It looks so nice. (I’m also a bit envious of that chandelier. And the windows. And that molding. But that’s beside the point.) I’ll have to remember this when ours starts to look old. I kind of hate it anyway, we bought the cheapest big wooden table we could find and it’s sort of dark red wood and has black painted parts. Gloomy!
I think that’s enough for today, don’t you? Let’s link up!
- I’d love to see something interesting. It can be something you posted or something you ran across, but please link to the specific post instead of a website.
- Feel free to link to as many as you like!
- Have a recipe? A tutorial? A finished project? Philosophy on life? Anything? I’d love to see it.
- Ads, links to shops, products, giveaways and spam will be deleted.
- Don’t forget to check out the other links and show everyone some love!