Festivities...and Food

July is a big month around Casa Giese. We celebrate Avery's birthday (yesterday!), my birthday (??), and our anniversary (this Saturday!). That makes it a fairly busy month, with lots of family time. Good stuff. I have to admit, though, that I feel a bit lame for my lack of design-goodie posts. Life has been very full lately, and whenever blog inspiration hits me, I rarely have the chance to act on it, to create a fabulous, and oh-so-interesting post. My hope is the "real-ness" factor is what you visit for, anyway, and that you'll forgive me the indulgence of posting simply about our goings-on.

Like giant cupcake birthday cakes (that need a little alignment hygiene**)

Tidbit: Can frosting sorta freaks me, so I bought this box version of my Granny's 7-minute fluffy icing. It's awesome - waaaay better (not necessarily better FOR you, as implied.)
...And, since I'm on the subject of food. I made fish tacos for the 4th. I know, not exactly traditional Independence Day fare, but they were money. Trust. Actually, trust Tyler, they're his "ultimate" recipe.
** A special prize to the person who can name the movie this phrase comes from**

***UPDATE: Bingo, Averill! ***