What’s the best gift you could possibly give your mom on her special day? COOK FOR HER. And clean too, but that’s an aside. Seriously, she’ll love it. I know from experience. (Besides, she doesn’t really have any place to put that thing you’re thinking of buying and last time I checked, flowers die. Very soon after they’re gifted.) Thus, this roundup! To inspire you and make you go out there and fearlessly do something awesome for your mom. Because she deserves it, right? Even if you think not, she does. Just accept it and move on.
So, I’ve never been much into chocolate. I mean, don’t get me wrong/freak out — I’ve always liked chocolate a lot. Obviously. But not until recently have I been like “OMG. CHOCOLATE.” Seriously, what is that? Imbalanced hormones? Too much hemp protein? You think I’m kidding but I’m not. I need more herbal tea and BROWNIES. And seriously, if you’re anything like me (and the rest of the human race) when you want brownies, you want them like, now. Hence the reason why so many people will reach for a box of Betty Crocker and those handy ever-present unhealthy add-ins. (Except for water — that’s not unhealthy. Yet.) But pleeeease don’t. Betty Crocker is owned by Monsanto — in case you didn’t know — and you can make your own healthy brownies for far less guilt. See? Everything’s going to be okay. And we’re going to use up some of that leftover almond pulp from your last batch of homemade almond milk, so yay. Win win win. (If you’re an almond milk drinker and you don’t already make your own almond milk, YOU MUST. Okay? Just.. don’t go buy that stuff in the carton. At least not without looking at the ingredients. Can I scare you?)
Do you seriously know how long I have been procrastinating on this blog post? I mean SERIOUSLY? You would think that someone who sits at her dining room table cutting tiny diamond shapes out of strips of wax paper would have a little bit more to say than this, but… she doesn’t, to be quite honest. At least we can talk about cake. But first we’ll talk about stencils, because you’re probably feeling a little confused after that last sentence. See all the pretty stuff going on with this cake? Do they make stencils for that kind of thing? Because I made some myself. Oh well too late move on.