I'm ashamed to admit that I lived up to my reputation and bought another teapot (it's a sickess, I realize this). I used the fact that it's my birthday on Monday (the second reason that this week is always fun for me) as justification for this moment of weakness. My dad sent me a little money as a gift, so the teapot was essentially my gift from him (are you buying any of this?!).
I just had to share a photo of the amazing cake that my mom made for my birthday (we celebrated tonight). It's the biggest, loveliest (and yummiest) strawberry shortcake I've ever seen.