Wednesday, July 28, 2010

For My Pregnant and None Pregnant Friends Who Love and Adore Cupcakes

Cupcakes the bane of my existence. The sweet sugary snack I would probably never eat of my own choice. For I, am not a cake person...(pause for gasp). Yes but between my cupcake crazed sister kayla, my cake loving BFF Anne "Boylen", and a general nation obsessed with tiny cakes, they are to be unavoidable. And I have tasted hundreds. So I am here to give my option on cupcakes. I am giving my coast to coast ratings of the cupcake places I have tried.

L.A. : Here in this picture before you are the famed Sprinkles cupcakes.....DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. There are so many other better cupcakes out there! I was less then disappointed. They were fine but NOT fabulous. They do have many flavors and going to Beverly Hills to pick up your order and paying 36$ a dozen does give you the sense and promise of a good time but it's less then WOWing and maybe for the experience and bragging rights yes it may be worth it to you to get your cupcake here. BUT not me I'd drive 10 mins over to Susie Cakes and get their delicious lemon cupcake.

Las Vegas: Shocker of the night HERE is where you get the best cupcakes. THE CUPCAKERY gorgeous to look at, the lightest frosting and so tasty you'll want to eat 6 and try every kind. A year ago Christopher and I bought 2 dozen cupcakes to bring back to our families in Provo.....only 6 survived the ride home. Each one has a different filling, and all the flavors are unique and delightfully playful. Lemon berry is a must

Provo/Orem Ut: YES we have awesome cupcakes too. If you go to the Cocoa Bean in Provo.... SPIT that @#%^ out it NASTY!! and forget the Sweet tooth fairy the frosting is so loaded with cream cheese you can't taste any flavors, no to mention it's so heavy you're sick after two bites, NO forget what you know about cake and deserts and go to THE CHOCOLATE in Orem. It's is so awesome I have to give it it's own post.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Toy for Evey

Keeping in the tradition of 4 letter names for the granchildren, (Finn, Elle, Cade, Jade) Kayla has decided to name her tiny kicker, Evey Wren. While working at the Renegades Fair Today I picked up the most adorable sock monkey! I am going to stitch "Evey" into the bum of the monkey. Emily Sparks made Kayla a lovely Ducky and Panda as well, they are so adorable and sweet. When Evey is born she will have some lovely new toys.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I'm off to Renegades Fair in L.A. with Emily Sparks. Here are some of her new things, I love her pillows so much, I adore the vintage look of the pot pads.

While I'm there I'm going to hang out with Kayla, Devon and Amelia. I'm sooooooo happy to see all my friends again. It's going to be such a wonderful weekend!! Friends, a Fair and Sprinkle Cupcakes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Favorite Movie

This movie was inspiring every set was more thrilling and beautiful then the last. I adored it, I love the ending, I love the beginning, I love it all. This film was a show stopper so romantic and gorgeous. This is not a skin deep romantic film though, it has depth and portrays a fantasy world of leisure where; money, power, age, do effect love and hinder it. How we must be intelligent enough to recognize true love and not throw it away.

Watch out for Michelle Pfeiffer's appalling acting.

Look for my favorite costume a beautiful women dressed all in purple with a purple fur stole. Another hidden delight of this film is the use of famous paintings, they recreate the masters art with each scene, some of my favorites were the Alma Tadama recreations.

Almost every scene from this movie is a famous painting, from alma tadama, to lord fredrick. All pre raphaelite-art nouveau artists are represented in this movie and that makes me love it, also I adore a dose of reality in star crossed lovers scripts, otherwize they are all cliche. I love the reality that love doesn't always work out for everyone. I appreciate that deepth that money, power, and age do hinder true love. No "love conquers all" here.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I went to Alaska, and I have never been so heart broken to be put back on a plane to go home. Look at my baby, he was so happy I was there, we went to an all you can eat crab legs joint, among many many things, but mostly it's making me so depressed to think about him I'm not going to say anymore.

Beautiful Jannette's Wedding

Anne and I did the flower arrangements,. They turned out amazing!!! We love Jannette so much she is one of the nicest people I've ever been pleased to meet. Her Wedding was held at her family Bed and Breakfast "The Johnson Mill" It was gorgeous and so beautiful there. We all had a great time, and even though Chris wasn't there to take me round the dance floor my friend Adam danced with me. I love dancing at weddings. When Christopher comes home I think I will take him here for a romantic weekend away.

Anne Jenn Me a cake and the bouquet we made

The happy couple

Wednesday, July 14, 2010