With J being out of town working on his own talent (talent might be too strong of a word, but golf is definitely a hobby...) this weekend, I had plenty of time to work on my own. Unfortunately, I totally wasted most of that time on Glee, and watching Netflix is hardly a talent.
I did, though, work two extended shifts at W-S and with Father's Day on Sunday (not to mention that we're in the midst of wedding season), there were a ton of packaged to be giftwrapped. Y'all know I was in heaven! I also had the opportunity to provide some gift wrap training to a new employee. Watching her try to wrap reminded me that giftwrapping really is a talent, and one that not everyone has. On the other hand, she is a wonderful cook and has me beat in that part of the store any day! I can't wait until the holidays when I can move back to the giftwrap desk full-time!
I also spent a little time making chocolate buttercream frosting. When I first started decorating cakes, I was unhappy with my attempts at chocolate buttercream (not nearly chocolate-y enough). I think I've created a pretty good version using Hershey's Cocoa powder, and I've learned which type of cocoa powder should yield even better results.
Finally, I worked on the serving tray bulletin board. The first layer of cork is currently under a ton of books (maybe a half-ton, but still...). I used a thicker, but smaller sized cork for the first layer, and then I plan to cover it with a layer of thin rolled cork for a seemless look. With luck, that will be ready for next week's Tuesday's Talent post.