I’m one of those “All heart,” “Tries really hard,” and “She has great team spirit” sort of a person. You know the type from your childhood. The skinny boy who always showed up for practice smiling but never got a hit ( ok actually that was me, I was the tiny girl who played softball for 8 years and struck out every time.)
According to the coaches I was “Such a joy to have on the team.”
I doubt that. But I will say that I tried.
To this day, I don’t quite get things exactly right. I have tried the occasional Pinterest attempt, running to the grocery store with excitement, a clear vision, and then later frowning in dismay.
My friend Allison coined it the “mom fail,” after I showed her my porcupine cupcakes. I don’t even remember why I made them. Porcupines?
The thing I have learned is no one really cares about the presentation. It’s pleasing to the eye to look at beautiful cakes and creative creations online, but in real life, where you actually hang out with someone and use your lips to talk to them, not your fingers, your friends and family are happy to talk, connect, and have fun. They don’t expect Martha Stewart showing up to dinner.
I used to be an obsessive baker.
THIS WAS INSANE!
But then I realized I was losing my mind. It took many friends along the way to tell me it was ok to buy store-bought.
I still bake but I also buy! Last week I went to a friend’s house and bought stuff to make S’mores. Look at this cutey! Didn’t get any complaints from her!
So I got completely sidetracked but the point of this post is that I do believe it is important to be thoughtful and to do things for others.
Just do something with love and make someone’s day.
These are pictures of my thoughtful dip.
Copy this idea and write any sweet message on these paper chips and bring them round. I’m sure someone will love them! This bowl was for teachers as you can probably tell!
This is what I put in the dip if anyone was curious.
Bottom Layer – Refried Beans
Next Layer – Sour Cream
NextLayer – Avocado with lime juice and salt
NextLayer – Pico de Gallo
Top Layer – Cheddar Cheese
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF GIA AND I MAKING IT!
Gia makes Mexican Layer Dip