adding ginger to your sass

GingerSass - adding ginger to your sass

Happy Birthday GingerSass giveaway!

In honor of the first birthday of GingerSass, in addition to rambling and eating cake, I did promise a giveaway!

I will be putting together a really fabulous prize pack of some of my favorite things. Think of it as me “pulling an Oprah,” only without sponsors or really expensive stuff. I’ll be putting together some of my favorite things this weekend (rubber ducky! snacks! fake nails! burning a mix cd of some of my favorite music! play doh! a poem on celesbianism! more things that still need to be determined! ).

duck face


One of my favorite things is trying on clothes and pretending to be the sort of girl who makes duckfaces at herself. Maybe I’ll send you a rubber ducky!

You have until April 4th to enter to win a taste of my awesomeness. This is my way of saying thank you for putting up with me and humoring my weirdness for the past year. I really, truly am grateful for all of you, and I can’t wait to see what else this sassy journey holds for us. <3 You da best.


So what are you waiting for? Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and win!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Birthday cake, Ginger Sass style!

So last week I made a call for you lovely readers to tell me what I should bake/ eat in honor of the first birthday of Ginger Sass. An overwhelming number of people said I should make ginger carrot cake so I did. I cheated a bit and used a box mix, but I added ginger and vanilla extract to the mix, as well as dyed some of the cream cheese frosting orange.

It was a very happy birthday indeed.

2013-03-25 13.52.41

Evidence of my cheatery

2013-03-25 14.01.14

Mix it upppp

2013-03-25 14.59.24

My oven shut off as I was baking. I had to turn it on after waiting 40 mins for the cake to bake so that my cake wouldn’t be soup.

2013-03-25 16.41.11

I didn’t have enough dye to make all of the icing orange. Le sigh.

2013-03-25 16.44.07

Icing cake is a biotch, as I soon began to realize.

2013-03-25 17.06.13


I decided to bring the ginger carrot cake home to enjoy with my family. After all, they celebrated my first birthday with me… why not have them celebrate my blog’s first birthday with me as well?

Then it hit me.

I don’t have a cake carrier or anything to transport it in.

It was raining.

And snowing.

And gross.

Aka the worst kind of weather to carry a cake to a parking lot in.

So, using a foil tin, aluminum foil, masking tape, and a cardboard box, I essentially made an aluminum foil igloo/hut/fort/tent/thing for my cake. It got home safely, with only a teeny bit of icing getting on the aluminum foil.

2013-03-25 17.12.25

See? It looked really good.

2013-03-25 18.31.11

Oh, and it tasted really good as well, despite what my face may suggest.

2013-03-25 19.15.59


Happy 1st Birthday, GingerSass. Here’s to many more! <3