Hello, and Happy New Year!
The blog has been a bit quiet lately….certainly not planned that way, but the holiday season got a bit busier then expected. I hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas and that the new year is off to a GREAT start!
I’ve been pondering the changes of the new year and what my intentions in the new year will be. As our kiddos get older, I find myself wanting to simplify. I think de-cluttering and organizing will continue to persist, but I also will strive to live creatively everyday. Either in trying a new recipe, crafting, exploring a new shop……just trying new things is a very enriching experience.
This mini bundt cake is an example of simple, everyday creativity. We had one last holiday party to attend this weekend, and we always do a small gift exchange of homemade items. I originally intended to bake cranberry biscotti to go with these teas, but ran out of time. I turned instead to a cranberry orange muffin recipe, but decided to dress it up a bit by forgoing the muffin pan and using a mini bundt pan instead. A drizzle of a simple sugar glaze, fresh cranberries and pearlized sprinkles added the finishing holiday touch. 🙂
I LOVE packaging – its a great way to make even the simplest gift seem extra special. I hope they all are enjoying their mini cake and tea. 🙂
I’m excited to begin living creatively everyday, and appreciate the beauty of simplicity. Thank you for another year of following this blog and sharing your inspiration, I appreciate it so much! 🙂