I'm taking away the things that add stress or commitment, things that are on the to-do list; instead of doing things for the simple joy of doing them.One thing that always brings me joy and that I absolutely love to do is...baking.
Not just cooking, but baking. (I secretly desire to someday be a baker) And one of my favorites is cupcakes!
This year, part of my first Valentine's day with Jake included cupcakes. More specifically, one of his favorite's, Bubble Room Red Velvet Cupcakes. The Bubble Room is a restaurant in Florida and he always talks about how awesome their cakes are. So I attempted to make them for Valentine's Day.
They were significantly more red than I anticipated.
|I also made mini ones because I love all things "mini"|
|The finished product|
But, if you like cake...these are a must! It was a definite thumbs up for Valentine's Day. Jake liked them, so I was happy.
Taking time to do the things we enjoy most is so crucial to enjoying life. I'm learning this slowly. It's usually hard to stop and do something 'just because' but it's wildly important. Doing the things you love, spending time with the people you love, and enjoying life. So simple, so why don't we do it more?