So…2011 is almost over.
I’d love to say that I have tons of resolutions for the new year, but that is not the case. I have no resolutions. NONE.
Not to say that I’m perfect. I mean, obviously not. But I’ve found that being imperfect is waaaay easier, so why mess up a good thing?
Also, the whole “fitness” thing that starts every January has kind of turned me off from resolutions. I mean…I’m happy for everyone who gets super excited and motivated and joins a gym/buys a treadmill/starts a relationship with Jillian Michaels because if that’s what you want then good, I hope you get super skinny or muscley or good at walking and lifting things or whatever.
But the bad part is when fitnessey people decide that EVERYONE else needs to be all fitnessey too. And then when you decline the gym invite, they assume that even though you’re saying no, you secretly wish that you had the motivation to say yes, and they proceed to tell you how good you’ll feel, how you just have to push yourself, blah blah blah.
So please trust me when I say, I do not want to go to the gym. I do not WISH I wanted to go to the gym. And when I browse Pinterest, and there’s a pin of someone lifting weights among all the triple layer brownie cookie caramel pins, my heart frowns and a tiny Crisco tear drops down and lands on my pile of Twinkies.
I’m fairly certain that the part of my brain that is supposed to want to be healthy never developed, and was instead replaced with a brain thing that makes me want to read magazines and eat Hot Tamales. So basically it’s a disability and not my fault.
And it’s mean to pick on people with disabilities, so you should probably just let me avoid exercise without judgement.
Anyways, since it’s the end of the year, I thought I’d do a round up of my most popular posts of 2011. But if we’re being honest, I am feeling lazy this week, haven’t baked anything, and this is just easier than cooking.
Happy New Year!!
You really can’t go wrong with these Cookies and Cream Cupcakes….and they have filling!! Filling always makes cupcakes better.
My Cupcake Milkshake brought all the readers to the yard…heh heh.
These Confetti Cheesecake Cupcakes with Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting have the longest dessert name EVAH. But–they’re sooo worth the effort. And this was probably my favorite post I’ve done so far.
These Thin Mint Truffles are worth buying extra Girl Scout cookies and freezing them so you can make them year round.
These Angry Birds Cupcakes are actually easier to make than they look. Great Birthday Party idea!!
These Cap’n Crunch Cupcakes are great and the frosting is AMAZING. Also…another one of my favorite posts. I still get emails asking about Crazy Cereal Lady!!
These Tin Roof Bars are as good as they look!! Also, I discuss JOTS in this post. Do you know any JOTS? I bet you do.
These Melted Ice Cream Cupcakes are (again) very simple and super cute for a birthday party!! I think Ice Cream themed parties are the cutest.
These Boston Cream Pie Twinkies are one of my best ideas ever. Even better than when I invented the wearable body alarm (protect thy personal bubble!).
I cannot stress to you the importance of making these Zebra Cakes. Just do it and trust me, okay?
Can you believe all the stuff I did this year? It’s amazing that I even had time to breathe, put on socks, or buy Chapstick!! I’m practically a food making machine!!
I hope your year was fabulous. I look forward to sharing many more recipes with you in 2012!!
Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful New Year!!