Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wall Words

When we were in the 'spinning ideas' phase of our business there were many things I was certain would go from idea to reality. Quotes painted on some of our walls was a must-have! I kept a list of favorite quotes but worried that it would take forever to paint them with the precision I wanted.

About two months before we were to open I came across a mention of Wall Words in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine. I checked out the Wall Words website, played around with fonts and colors and got in touch with the local consultant, Krista Sleeper. Krista was extremely helpful with the tweaking of my quotes.

I have so many customers ask me "did you paint those yourself" that I thought this would be a great way to share some details. Wall words are transfers that you easily rub onto a variety of surfaces.

For general information, visit Wall Words:

For further questions, ideas and assistance, contact: Krista Sleeper at 817-788-0849

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


"Ladybug, Ladybug, STAY right at home...."
Staycation - I keep hearing this term and love it! With so much to do and see in our area, planning a staycation in the Fort Worth, Dallas area is a great option.
We are baking this spring break week, so come on by for a cupcake. If you can't visit our shop when we open at 10:00 a.m. we encourage you to call so we can let you know what flavors are available. We're happy to hold cupcakes for ya! The Cupcake Cottage: 817-732-5670

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Radio Stations

I like the mornings! I have always been an early bird and, though baking for a living means waking earlier than ever before, I enjoy it.

I don't know if early morning would be quite as fun without WBAP. Growing up, I am certain that this was one of the stations my dad would have set on his car dial. It was probably a station I dreaded and thought 'old fashion'. I would have preferred he tune into Red Beard, or any station that offered what we now call 'classic rock', to information that makes me think.

These days the sound of Hal Jay, Amy Chodroff and Steve Lamb are welcomed. I just feel a little connected to the many other listeners that are making their way to work, or making their way home from work, while I gear up for lots of baking.

I especially love the visiting 'characters' that pop on the air for a less than 2 minute opinion on some current topic. There's, uhhhh the American Airline pilot, uhhhh Captain Steve Lightning, a feisty cowboy called Tug McCord, crusty-ole Andy Rooney, Mystic Chuck, Dr. Phil and a few more. I must be getting old because the silly reports these guys offer are actually funny to me!

If I make my way into bake before 5:00 a.m. I catch the Midnight Trucking Radio Network with Eric Harley and Gary McNamara. This is a nationally syndicated program and listeners from all over the U.S. call in to discuss current subjects. Great stuff!

On Saturday mornings I usually catch BBC world Services, People's Pharmacy and Weekend Edition on KERA . (and) Yes, I do like music. We tend to flip on JACK-FM when we want a break from talk radio.
Whatever station I'm tuned into the hum of the radio (and a rather loud refrigerator) are welcome guests while baking!