Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Pioneer Woman

I am so impressed with the bloggers of our day. Not just those that blog but those that follow and keep up with their favorite blog sites. I really should seek a site titled "confessions of a bad blogger" since my ability to keep up is a D+ at best, and I need to know that there are others like me out there. I have lots of sites that I have bookmarked with great plans to visit them as soon as I finish other tasks at hand. Unfortunately, those tasks get in the way of returning to those sites, but I keep them bookmarked just in case.

There is one blog, The Pioneer Woman, that I try to peek at least once every couple of weeks. A friend, Cheryl, told me about this 'mom in Oklahoma' a couple of years ago. I am sure many of you are familiar with this blog and the amazing lady behind it. Ree Drummond is our modern day pioneer woman. I won't go into details about who she is, or what all she does, but I will tell you that she really knows how to entertain this reader!

A few weeks ago I stumbled onto a TPW post from October 2006. That date stood out to me because that was 1 month after opening the door to our shop, The Cupcake Cottage. This short post is sweet, sad, honest, and FUNNY! I now click the audio portion almost daily just to have my heart tugged by this fabulous mom/woman/daughter/wife/modern day Pioneer Woman! Here's the post for you to read: They Absolutely Hate Goodbyes Be sure to click on the audio clip. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

(and) What about you? Do you follow The Pioneer Woman, or other amazing and inspiring blog sites? Let us know!!

Read more about Ree Drummond here: Forbes Woman Q&A

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wedding Shower!

Recently, we baked cupcakes for a wedding shower with a request of white cupcakes, various designs, with certain sprinkles and sugary pearls on some. The hostess set our cupcakes in silver-foiled liners and Voila: A sweet display for a soon-to-be-bride!

Wedding Cupcakes!

Here's a wonderful little series of pictures sent to us following a wedding that took place in 2010.

When special colors are requested in our buttercream, and if we can 'hit' that color without compromising the yummy taste of our frosting, then we are happy to do so. Such was the case with the lovely couple that requested this sage green and our natural buttercream white.
We really enjoyed seeing this lovely display!

Celebrate With Cupcakes!

The Cupcake Cottage has lots of visitors each and every day! This little sweetie, Olivia, ventured in with 'camera-ready' mom who took this adorable shot. Thanks for sharing Widad! =)