What I didn't realize was that between work, sleep, my class, eating, cleaning, and my husband that I really wouldn't have time left for my beloved DIY projects and basically any other hobby - like calligraphy where I bought all the supplies and a book but now have no time to practice.
I thought that with time, I would get used to the schedule and still have some free time. Well, I've gotten used to the schedule and have come to find out that was wrong. I've even missed my absolute favorite event of the week (Taco Tuesday - free tacos and no cooking or cleaning, c'mon y'all) on a consistent basis.
There's not much time for fun things.
LIFE'S TOO BUSY MASS CUPCAKE METHOD
I spent considerably less time to make about 50 cupcakes, test drove a car, ate food from our favorite Korean restaurant, spent time with a friend, and caught up on Sons of Anarchy (the next show that is in order for TV night at our place).
I made successful icing for the first time in my life (yes, I could fail at making icing). I made the cupcakes pretty with the icing. And if that wasn't enough to make up for using boxed cake, I decided to sacrifice sleep and make some cute cupcake tags from old photos and my new calligraphy markers that I found on sale!