matt's birthday

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Wednesday was Matt's birthday! We went out for brunch (which is when I shot the above photograph with my phone), went to the record store, and went clothes shopping. If you follow me on instagram, then you will have seen the Wu-Tang shirt that Matt bought me when we were out for his birthday. SO SO happy that I now have a Wu-Tang tee & hoodie. We got his free pound of coffee from Alterra. They always send out an email that you've got a free pound of coffee for your birthday, just sitting on your loyalty card. Ahhh, so exciting! We watched Pitch Perfect, baked his very first cake, and then saw Despicable Me 2. I felt like I was pretty boring (we read a lot in between the main activities), but Matt insists that it was a fun birthday. I'm glad! I also made him a shelving unit for all of his vinyl. I'm still working on staining it, but he did get to see it and I'm becoming quite the builder. Bob Elis the Builder!
I would have posted all of this last night, but Flickr was down for maintenance. When I glanced at twitter, Tieka of Selective Potential was in the same boat. I have more photos from the day, but I'd just like to point out that the cake recipe is from Smitten Kitchen. It was a Chocolate Butter Cake and it was delicious. My mom rarely compliments my baking (that sounds mean, but she's really picky about her sweets), but she thought it was tasty. The frosting was a quick, rich vanilla frosting from America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. If you use that recipe for the frosting, buying heavy cream for 2 tablespoons is ridiculous. Just use the milk you have on hand. The more fat content, the better. I drink whole milk (most people cringe at that) so it turned out perfectly.


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