"Celebrate we will! Cause life is short, but sweet for certain...”

--Dave Matthews Band


I'm Emily, a self-taught baker from Michigan. I am obsessed with macarons, reading, and traveling. And sour candy. And croissants.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Tim. We've been together for 13 years, married for five. Tim works in IT, but his passions are drumming and video games. Together, we love road trips, riding our Yamaha FZ8, eating, and watching Netflix.

We have two children, Katniss and Puds. Katniss loves laying on my head when I'm sleeping, doing yoga with me (or rather, loves getting in my way), and sampling all of my food. Her favorites are fish sticks, scones, and pretzel buns. Seriously.

Yes, we are those parents. The cool ones.

Pudsy was found outside Tim's work in a puddle 🙁 Tim took him home to "just take him to the vet because he's so sick", and obviously I took one look at him and he's been a part of our family ever since. Puds loves racing around the house, testing the nerves of his big sissy, and cuddling. He purrs 90% of the time and is so lovable when he's not scratching/biting me. He also eats everything. Anything we're eating, he wants. He is just like a dog.

My love of baking truly started in the last few years. As I am currently unable to go to pastry school, I thought it would be a great learning experience to pick a recipe book and make every recipe in it, from cover to cover, blogging about my successes as well as my failed attempts along the way.

I started this blog not only for accountability, but also because I need to push myself out of my comfort zone. I feel like I'm not doing what I want with my life. Now I have something to look forward to because I know I'll always be baking and learning something new and will be able to look back on here to see how far I've come! My hope is that I challenge myself and grow as a baker as well as hopefully inspire someone else to pursue their passion.

To learn more about me and my journey, start at the beginning HERE

*I want to note that obviously I won't be able to write out every single recipe in the book I'm baking from because that could take away profits from the author. My plan is to write what I've learned from each recipe and show what I can through photos.