Friday, October 26, 2012

dear martha

Dear Martha Stewart;

Thank you for your 'creepcake' recipe.

Really, they were delicious.

But come on.
We don't know how you do it.

If we weren't flinging buttercream icing all over the place

we were cursing the batter

or googling 'should buttermilk look like this?!'

oh and also, it should not take two people to ice a cupcake

we're very proud of our creepcakes
even though they don't look related to yours at all.


Jess and Maryanne

(Martha's...but you probably guessed that)

are you ready for it?


Last weekend, this was a very welcomed break from the hectivity (is that a word?) of eight orders and a new job, too!

Now I must go get ready for the rehearsal dinner of a very special event (hint and hint)


Saturday, October 13, 2012

what do you do with a leftover turkey carcass?

why you make turkey soup, of course!

Back at Thanksgiving,
(where did last week go?!)

Sarah and I spent an entire day making turkey soup from scratch.

We let the carcass simmer for a few hours...

while we chopped five million vegetables
picked basil
minced garlic
and experimented with spices

Then we spent a good portion of our lives separating the rest of the meat from the bone,
before we assembled it all and let it simmer some more.

At the end of the day, it was well worth it.

It was the perfect thing to warm us up
and now we can say that we are successful soup chefs, too.

and I also learned what leeks are.
(I was picturing leeches....which I would not want to discover in my soup)

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving,
or will have one in a few weeks!

Monday, October 1, 2012

print, cut, fold, package, sleep, repeat.

It's printing day!
Well, Friday was printing day.

Today was pick-up-because-the-printer-broke-on-Friday-day.

I have a very exciting new store to share in a little while,
but for now, I have a very busy week of cutting, folding, packaging and shipping to said store (and a few orders to fill and a custom mobile meeting, too!)

I ordered 1800 wholesale envelopes.
and they arrived today.
and I almost cried when the man told me what I had to pay in taxes and duty.
I may have whimpered slightly.

They turned out to be not so much wholesale afterall.  Oh well, I am still saving a bit and feel like I have enough envelopes for the rest of my life.  Maybe.

Although it will be a super hectic week
It's a good kind of hectic.
and I can see the light (shining on a giant Thanksgiving turkey and fun weekend catching up with family) at the end of the tunnel.