“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. Anything carb, really.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Tim. We’ve been together for 12 years, married for four. Tim works in IT, but his passions are definitely drumming and video games. Together, we love road trips, riding our Yamaha FZ8, eating, and watching Netflix.

We have two children, Katniss (she only comes when you call her Kitty, though, because my husband and I could never agree on a name. Lame.) and Puds. Katniss loves sleeping, poking my face every morning to wake me up, and sampling all of my food. Her favorites are mozzarella cheese, fish sticks, scones, turkey, and pretzel buns. Seriously.

Yes, we are those parents. The cool ones.

Our newest child, Puds, was found outside Tim’s work in a puddle 🙁 No one wanted him, so Tim took him home to “take him to the vet”, and obviously we fell in love with him, and he’s been a part of our family ever since. Puds loves chewing on cords, teasing his big sissy, and cuddling. And purring, 90% of the time. He’s so lovable.

My love of baking truly started in the last five 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 needed to push myself out of my comfort zone. I felt like I wasn’t doing what I wanted to with my life. Now I have something to look forward to because I know I’ll always be baking something new and will be able to look back on here to see how far I’ve come! My hope is not only to challenge myself and grow as a baker but also to hopefully inspire someone else to pursue their passion!

You can start at the beginning of my journey HERE