Friday, August 16, 2013

bird.i.y and bird seed: mimi and ben edition

i'm just going to do a quick post today and show you a couple of things i did this week. kind of a cop out diy post, but you also get a yummy bird seed post and some cute photos of birthday ben, so it all evens out, right???

i have been wanting to fill some space on the walls of mimi's bedroom. they were completely sparse and in need of a little something. i had some canvases and watercolors that i had no plans for, so i decided to paint a little series for one of her walls. the idea is that it is mimi as a fairy and a mermaid. now, i am definitely not an artist of any sort, but i think they turned out alright! and she seems to like them!

fyi, i made mimi's bed specifically for these photos. it is never this nice and neat.

now, onto the bird seed! i made my very first, from scratch, cake and frosting, for ben's birthday yesterday. it turned out super yummy! i followed this recipe for the cake and this one for the frosting. i am not a big cake person, and even i enjoyed it. i highly recommend these recipes. 
i mean, there was this much butter in the frosting. you can't really go wrong, right?
yikes! that's a lot of butter! you can find me at the gym today!

not the prettiest cake, but it tasted good!

happy birthday to you!

he is thinking, what is happening here? why is she putting fire near me?

happy birthday, ben! blow out the candle!

still wondering what the heck's going on. and looking for reassurance.

hooray! he liked it! (he still looks a bit confused. like, why are they giving me this delicious sweet treat? is this a trick? i will just stuff it all in my mouth super fast before they can take it away!)

these two rather enjoyed the cake, too! (later that evening, in their sugar induced state, they completely ransacked my house. and then we had a dance party. good times!)

happy friday, all! have a great weekend!

xoxo, nora bird


  1. Such cute babies you have! I love the paintings too! Happy birthday to Ben again. Have a great weekend!

  2. The paintings came out adorable! The photos of Ben devouring the cake is just precious :) And dang, that is a LOT of butter! The cake must've been delicious!

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  3. Aw happy birthday to Ben...what a cutie! And love the little series you painted :)

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  4. Awww... it's a beautiful cake! I'm sure it was delicious!

  5. Your cake definitely looks yummy! Whoo hop for birthday dance party!

  6. Such cute art pieces! And I hope Ben had a wonderful birthday!

  7. I think the little canvases are darling! The cake looks yummy. These totally count as DIY.

  8. Aww, what a sweet mama for making a special cake for her boy!! :) I love his curiosity about eating the cake....should I, or shouldn't I?? haha

  9. the paintings came out superfabulous! i love them! they're so pretty. i love to see a baby's first birthday. he's so cute! great job with the cake girl :D

  10. So cute! That cake turned out so amazing :)

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  11. this are so adorable!

  12. The paints turn to be really cool, no wander she loved them. Your baby is super cute.

  13. Oh my gosh! Love the new wall art! So cute!

  14. I love cake, seriously I need some now. Ben is adorable and you are a great mom. dawn suitcase vignettes xo