It doesn't take much to make me happy for my birthday. If the day includes my family, a view of the water, good food, and good books, I am a happy girl.
And that's exactly what I got!
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If you live in central Ohio, check out The Smiling Daisy Cafe in Millford Center.
Heading to Lake Erie? One of the nicest beaches is Headlands Beach in Mentor, Ohio. Stop at Scooter's Dawg House for ice cream and a hot dog.
I read The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chamblis Bertman and really enjoyed it. It reminded me a bit of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. I'm definitely buying a copy for my classroom library.
In the mood to bake? Annie made Alisa Huntsman's Pistachio Cake (and took an hour to shell pistachios) and iced it with Honey Vanilla Buttercream (scroll to the bottom for the icing recipe). Like the buttercream roses? They're not hard to make. Check out this video tutorial.