Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I had the pleasure of eating my way through Chicago's cupcake shops... I only hit up four of them, and seriouly each was better than the one prior. So I won't say which order I went in- but the red velvet was from The Cupcake Counter, The "Happy" ones are from Swirlz and the chocolate lovelies are from Molly's. I also took a picture of their sign out front because it was perfect, as is their website: www.mollyscupcakes.com
Now to bake some of my own goodness
You know how you can walk in somewhere and feel home immediately? I had that happen this weekend.
I went to Chicago to check out the last stop. Perhaps I saved it for last because I knew in my heart I would love it and didn't want to be biased. I don't want to call it out yet... I don't want to jinx myself and anyhow, there are about 12 things I need to do and have to make work in order for this next part of my dream to become a reality.
Either way, I walked in and felt like a recruited athlete. They rolled out the red carpet for me and I was in awe, humbled and so inspired. Surrounded by people who were just as excited about flour, butter and sugar as me- it was a sugar high for sure.
AND! and... I FINALLY had dinner at Frontera Grill. yup! it lived up to my every expectation and then some. had some fiiiiine tequila as well. was a good, good night.
lots and lots to think about and discuss. ahhhhh! seriously, I'm so giddy and inspired.
Which is good timing because I have to start PRACTICING for #1's upcoming b-day cake.
Can anyone say "Yoooooooooooooooooooo Gabba Gabba!!!"
I'll post my results later
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I went through so many changes; euphoric highs and deep down lows, lots of laughing and some inevitable tears. But through it all, I baked... and baked...
Changes needed to be made and one day while plodding away on the treadmill, it hit me like a ton of bricks. The questions that lurked around every corner of my brain for the past couple of years, "What is it that I love? What makes me happy?" finally had an answer- Baking!
Um, excuse me? Did I just say "baking"? Did I go to college and spend a ridiculous amount of money to realize that BAKING is what I want to do?
Creating some goodness, some home baked love from MY hands to your tummy and seeing that smile... Yeah, bottle me up some of that and let me wear that around my neck every day. I love it. I love to make other people happy and it also makes me happy. But, what next? Well, this is my way to document the 'what next'.
are you ready? I am... here I go... Come with me, the best is yet to be