Infinite Easter

This past weekend was Easter weekend. I went to my mom's house on Saturday and spent the entire day baking. I think I successfully made my first legitimately good-looking cake, which obviously means that I forgot to take a picture of it completed. In total I made over a dozen "bird's nest" cookies (thanks to an AWESOME recipe from Butter Baked Goods. If you ever need a baking cookbook, trust in Butter. I've tried countless recipes from them and have never had anything fail or taste bad.), hot cross buns (also from Butter), and a three-tier carrot cake with lemon cream cheese icing and Swiss Meringue buttercream. (The most moist beautiful cake I have ever made.) 

Below are a few pics from the baking process. (Pic 1: hot cross bun dough waiting to rise, then the beautiful little buns!!! I find them cute... Pic 3+4 are my bird's nest before and after filling...)

I really love baking and think if I were to ever quit my job, I'd open a bake shop where I would just play records all day and bake cookies and cupcakes. THAT'S THE DREAM. (Bakers have to start their days ridiculously early though... that might be a problem.)

Also look at this pic of my nephew hugging his baby cousin for the first time. B'AWW. Also don't look at the pic of me from graduation in the background, lol. #bangs 

Also look at this pic of my nephew hugging his baby cousin for the first time. B'AWW. Also don't look at the pic of me from graduation in the background, lol. #bangs 

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On another note, I watched a Buzzfeed video about girls who seriously tracked their spending habits and it made me want to sit back and look at mine this week as well. I still ended up spending $32.00 yesterday on a Nick Cave record from Vinyl Me, Please. (The Boatman's Call on red smoke marbled vinyl!!! I had to!) + $2.00 on an iced coffee. Fail. Going to try to make these Easter leftovers ride until Friday. (Unlikely.) 

I'm also trying to finish Infinite Jest again. 2017: The year I finish Infinite Jest?! Maybe???? I think I've been "reading" Infinite Jest for like 3 years now... :/