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Shag-a-delic

12 May

I always start my week with ambitious intentions. One being writing at least 4-5 posts a week. Well, we can all see how THAT is going.

We have yet to pick a country for our culinary travels for this week. (slacker) I guess we will be doing that this weekend. If I am done shagging by then, that is.

Instead of being focused on myself goals this week, I have spent it spring cleaning. And we all know how fun that can be with a 4 year old toting behind.

I spent more time picking up his attempt at helping, than I did actually getting anything done.

As a reward for his “help” I let him pick out something from Michael’s last night, while I picked up a few things I needed for a cake due tomorrow! It was 8:50, the store closes at 9:00. It was a mad dash, and an hour past my assistants bedtime. He goes in 12 hour cycles, and when the twelfth hour is upon us, look out. The other half of We decided to take Isaac to find the perfect reward, while I grabbed what I needed.

And guess what they chose? A shag, latch hook rug. SHAG. Hook. Rug. (and I quote the box: “Longer, plusher look!”) Not only is it shag, it is a rainbow swirl pattern. Lovely. All I could do was give the Big Guy a look. He smiled, and said “What, I loved these as a kid. We can all do it. It will be fun”. Mmmhmm. Right. Let me translate this for you; I will be doing all the shag hooking. (wow, does that sound as wrong to you as it does to me?)

The box claims the project to be:

 LIARS.

I had to purchase a latch hook tool. And that little gem is a giant pain in the @$$.

This is what I have done so far: (look how long and plush they look!)

At the rate I am going, I should be done by next month.

Isaac asked if he could help. Absolutely! He gave up within 5 seconds because he could not get the yarn wrapped around the hook tool. Poor guy. So I suggested he hand me the colors as I needed them. He seems content with that job. (and I am content not saying anything about the giant pile of yarn pieces now all over the floor, really – it looks like a rainbow threw up).

We took a break from our psychedelic rug making, and made some cupcakes. Because what I really need right now is a 4 year old tripped out on sugar to help me finish all that needs to get done today. (also I can use them as a bribe to get the Big Guy to help with the rug when he gets home)  Always stay one step ahead!

Vanilla Cupcakes, filled with chocolate orange ganache, topped with ganache buttercream.

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4 Comments

Posted by on pmpThu, 12 May 2011 12:44:10 +000044Thursday 4 , 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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4 responses to “Shag-a-delic

  1. thefooddoctor

    pmpThu, 12 May 2011 14:12:40 +000012Thursday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    I LOVE reading your posts…I know what you’re going through..I end up most “we” projects and I have a 2 and 6 year olds to balance along side everything..
    those cup cakes look heavenly

     
    • metrocakegirl

      pmpThu, 12 May 2011 14:58:15 +000058Thursday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

      Thank you! If I find some extra time I will either post the recipe or send it to you directly. 🙂

       
  2. myblogject

    ampWed, 18 May 2011 01:38:47 +000038Wednesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    cupcakes Look amazing. I am a recent baking convert so love it. As for the shag rug rainbow part… Is it a toy… Is it a craft… I’m confused.

     
    • metrocakegirl

      ampWed, 18 May 2011 09:28:06 +000028Wednesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

      I think it is supposed to be a craft, and after I am finished who knows what it will be; a magic carpet, a shag wonderland for Polly Pockets – the possibilities are endless. 🙂

       

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