Before I share with you this super yummy recipe (if you can even call it that, it’s so darn easy) can we have a quick coffee date/ girl talk sesh? That’d be awesome, because I feel like there’s been a lot of lemons this week and not so much lemonade. #reallife Our little town made national news because of a crazy rain storm and flash flooding. Since we’re in the middle of replacing our windows and hadn’t trimmed them out yet, our basement took a bath. So instead of framing last night, we were saving stacks of baseboards on sawhorses and tossing all the towels and blankets we own on the floor to try soak up the water. We were already behind schedule to get our suite done. Speaking of floods, our bathtub started leaking again tonight. And today our fridge stopped working… but it started again. But only after I spent two hours on the phone trying to get a service call on warranty. And I’ve spent three nights scrubbing the haze off our kitchen backsplash and am only about 1/3 of the way done. Top that off with not much sleep because my little man has been teething to the max? I don’t mean to be a downer but I’m feeling a bit worn down.
We’re also in the midst of some big changes. We’re moving churches for the first time since before Shane and I met- which is a great thing, it’s time for us- but it’s overwhelming. Plus I’ve got less than two months before I need to either go back to work or figure out some kind of income from home. Maternity leave is so close to being up. I’ve been a bit of a basket case. Having this little blog as an outlet to take my mind off things, and focus on the awesome crafty things I want to do with my spare time has been a huge help though. So thank you for reading and being so encouraging. Seriously, you rock.
Now, on with the sweet stuff! This watermelon looks like a cake (which every party needs), but is such a refreshing treat in the summer heat. I’d seen this recipe for a watermelon cake on Pinterest and was taken with the idea. When we decided we were going to do cakeballs for the Fiesta instead of a cake, I thought this is the perfect sub! The funny thing is everyone thought it was cake until I cut into it- it’s a tricky one. I followed the tutorial on how to cut my watermelon, but decided my ‘icing’ needed a bit of something something. That’s really what this post is about- I’m sure you can figure out the watermelon bit on your own. (Cut the ends off then cut the rind off like a cylinder. And as for process photos- I didn’t take any because I really hadn’t planned on posting this. I just had SO many favourable reviews on this ‘cake’ that I couldn’t keep it from you. So I hope you’ll forgive me once you try it out. [Read more...]