I thought I would share some photos (and a video clip using an 8mm vintage film app on my iphone!) from my birthday last Saturday. Jed and I had such a fun time celebrating! I can't believe I'm 29 years old! Some would say that is young while others say it is old. I have given up figuring out which one I am, I'm just happy to be a year older! I don't think anyone should be unhappy about their age, whatever it is. I say, embrase it! Although I've often thought that I might be able to pass for a little girl if I tried, at least it would be fun to see if I could pull off what Ginger Rogers did in the adorable 1940's film The Major and the Minor. Do you think I could? ;)
For this birthday I made a chocolate chiffon cake with pink frosting, and it turned out quite good I might add! My cake making has been hit or miss in the past couple years and I think I've finally found the perfect cake recipe! Maybe my taste buds are changing but anymore I find that cake recipes are way too sweet or heavy. But this cake has the perfect lightness to it and there isn't an excessive amount of sugar (I even omitted a quarter of a cup, just to be on the safe side). I love how fluffy it is and the frosting is the best I've ever had! I didn't have rosewater, as the recipe called for, so I used almond extract instead. It was delicious! I gave away most of the cake after my birthday, otherwise I know I would eat it for every meal for the next week! I also made strawberry frozen yogurt. I think I have discovered the recipe I'll be making this entire summer. It's truly the best frozen treat I've had yet! And it's so simple to make, I almost can't believe it turned out so well. I used traditional Greek yogurt and I really think that made all the difference. Next time I'm going to try different types of berries or a mixture of several different kinds. I bet raspberry would be to die for!
I wore a new dress I purchased a month or so ago, which really worked out perfectly since the day wasn't too hot, but a tiny bit chilly. The heels I chose reminds me of footwear from the late '60s. I just love the chunky heels and how comfortable they are! I would wear them for more than just special occasions. I believe in fashion AND comfort when buying clothes and footwear!
I'll be spending my summer back home in Iowa, starting next week (can't wait!) so I'm thinking up a fun pajama party, complete with some silly 1960's beach movies. They make me nostalgic for my 16 year old self. My friends and I LOVED watching the fun girly beach movies back then. Perhaps even a Nancy Drew party is in order, since Mildred Wirt Benson was born July 10th (incidentally, her hometown is also in Iowa). And you know how much I love Nancy Drew! ;)
Have a perfectly lovely summer everyone! xx