I have felt majorly depressed the last few days. Why you ask. Well, summer is quickly coming to an end, and that makes my heart sad. I thoroughly enjoy having my sweet children home everyday.
Ok, before you roll your eyes, just hear me out. We all have our moments. The boys yell at each other, at me, at their big sister; I need alone time; everyone gets bored; I have begged and pleaded ten thousand times for the toys to be put away. BUT at the end of the day, I only have them for so much time, and I really do love having them home. We get to sleep in a bit, have fun playing outside, have pj and movie days, go out for froyo just because, go on fun outings with special friends, make special summertime memories…swoon…
Ok, what does any of this have to do with end of summer and this post?? Well, when I get in a funk baking calms me, cheers me, and just plain makes things better. I was thinking about the end of summer and school beginning. Then thoughts ran to ideas for making all of our new teachers feel special. In walked these super adorable retro oven cupcake holders.
I figure goodies are always a great way to start off new relationships…especially with special people that my children will be with for much of their days for the next 9 months.
I was browsing the internet for something, who knows what, and came across these fabulous printables. I LOVE retro. I LOVE ovens. I LOVE cupcakes. Match made in heaven. The Retro Oven Cupcake Holder is one of many printables made by the ultra clever Claudine Hellmuth, claudinehellmuth.com. I was able to put the whole thing together in less than 15 minutes.
And sitting in my kitchen just waiting to have their photo taken were a few delicious Key Lime Pie Cupcakes. If you like citrus, you have got to have one of these. Graham cracker crust on the bottom, lightly coconut and key lime flavored cupcake, filled with creamy and tart key lime curd, topped with whipped cream cheese frosting. Yum.
So, I went from being depressed to being very excited to have a new project and some new special teachers with which we get to bless in the upcoming weeks. I am now going to go have a fun day with my kids, and try to forget that summer is ending until the last day of summer