that was a stinkin' long day!

After a grueling fifteen-hour workday, I did manage to cross lots off my to-do list, most especially having an iced capp and a doughnut break. Veto and I sprayed the cabinet doors and yes, I talked to super-cute electrician and super-sweet plumber but unfortunately super-adorable carpenter spends every weekend in his hometown, visiting his mother and his sisters (yes! now do you see why I must find him a suitable wife?) so I didn't see him today or take his photo for the blog, that will have to wait until Monday.

I don't know if I ever mentioned before on this blog, but on our second date, Veto didn't bring me flowers. He brought two doughnuts from Tim Horton's. He'd just stepped off the plane from a business trip and came straight away to pick me up for dinner.

I never did eat those doughnuts. I knew Veto was special, so I saved them. I still have them, in their original bag. They dried out nicely, sprinkles and all.

We really wanted a wedding cake of doughnuts, but I also wanted the challenge of baking my own cake because I'd baked a few cakes for friends and wanted to do my own! The idea of the groom's cake made it possible for us to have both. And in the category of I swore once upon a time that I would never ever be "that kind of bride" I just want you to know that yes, I did mix up those sprinkles myself for the baker - he let me bring in my own colours because all he had at the time was orange. Not that I have a problem with orange, per se. I just really wanted the bright colours.

Can you say obsessive-compulsive disorder?


jazsutra said...

saucy dear,thanks for leaving some love on my blog.and hey you have such a vibrant blog and i so HEART your blog!!! the poka dots so cute!the photos are beautiful!your journallings are so shhwweet!and hey all the best to the wedding party on the,jaz

100 Percent Cottam said...

okay, i LOVE the doughnut gesture, first of all. man after my own heart! :) and the groom's cake is the cutest idea ever - i absolutely love it. in fact, i may steal it for a birthday party or a brunch or baby shower or something. that is too cute an idea not to borrow! :)

Heidi said...

Totally get the OCD!!

I've been married twice and lovingly remember both weddings. The first was a bigger deal... I made all of the wedding favors personally, hand sketched wildflowers (each original- and I'm no artist) over a couple of quotes commemorating the day and included packets of California wildflower seeds I bought in bulk with color-matched envelopes because we lived in CA and the wedding was in New England... I had trouble giving them away (the drawings), honestly! To this day, people sometimes show me the flowers that they grew from the seeds when I visit them.

Second wedding, my homemade contribution was homemade, one-of-a-kind invitations. HOMEMADE paper, different colors, with dried leaves or flowers we'd collected on travels or locally... This was fun because my soon to be husband, step-daughter and our foster daughter all helped make them together.

I think it's nice to contribute something of yourself that you made lovingly, to the group of precious friends and family who are coming to celebrate with you. I love the idea of something homemade at a wedding!

And, it feeds right into OCD (obsessive-compulsive) which is just a bonus for some of us!

Rosa said...

I'm loving everything about your wedding! How fun! Mmmmm, doughnuts!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I heart cake donuts.



Hilarious post, loved it!

~ Gabriela ~

The Other Side of Me said...

I am lovin the donut wedding cake! I am also missing Tim Horton's. I spent 10 years in Ontario and even became a Canadian citizen. I am back state side now, but missing those Iced Caps.


stephanie (bad mom) said...

The doughnut cake is genius. I am jealous that I lost all creativity when it came to planning my wedding.

Every time my husband & I have gone to one in the past 15 years, I lament about at least one thing that I should have done for our ceremony or reception. And now I didn't even have to leave my own home to find something!