November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

I will definitely have to whip up a batch of my delicious peanut butter Italian buttercream frosting and create a cupcake to honor this yumtastic campaign for the PT Pet Supply’s 100 cupcake order for this Saturday’s CA$H MOB!!! The frosting literally MELTS in your MOUTH… You’re welcome. ūüėČ Not going?! GASP!!! Change that!!! Search Webster Cash Mob Loyal 2 Local and get all the deets!!!!!


(not school) pictures

I hate¬† dislike school photos. My girls always have a stiff smile on their faces, food and/or sweat +¬†dirt¬†on their shirts and¬†inevitably, (WHY do they¬†photograph¬†children AFTER snack/lunch/gym?!) someone thought it was a good idea to try to¬†COMB DOWN¬† their curly … Continue reading

dog poop cupcakes

That was all before I met Trish* (*a facebook stalking story for another day) and wooed her with my red velvet cupcakes… the best my phone camera can do. Next thing she knew, ¬† ¬† ¬†I was styling her backyard … Continue reading

Just ask.

The most important thing I have learned as a person this year is… ¬†just¬†ask.¬†

I come from a long line of hearty New England stock and I was raised with the notion that¬†you don’t¬†

ask, ¬†for ANYTHING.¬†If you can’t do it yourself or afford to buy it yourself, ¬†you figure out a way to

do it yourself or buy it yourself or you go without.  

 I lived by that rule for the first 37  years of my life.

Then my mother passed away, completely unexpected,  at age 57;

Joining my father, who had passed at age 53exactly 6 and 1/2 years before.

All of a sudden I couldn’t breathe. And everything I wanted in life seemed urgent..

Now, I’m not talking about material things.

I am talking about a quality education for my daughters.

Something for me to do with my time, now that my daughters

were growing up and growing wings…

To be happy, on a daily basis.

To embrace life and live it to the fullest

most importantly, to find out what that  meant to me. 

So I started asking.

 I asked if I could go back  to college.

Admissions and financial aid said, “Yes, here’s how.”

I asked if there was a way my daughters could go to 

a school whose hours and curriculum would fit  my

daughters’ needs for learning and mine for scheduling.

The principcal said, “Yes, and here’s how.”

I asked if there was something that could be done about 

 the daily pain I lived  with, caused by my [old] hip injury. 

My doctor said, “Yes, and here’s who you need to talk to.”

The¬†orthopedic surgeon said, “Yes, and here’s the plan”

People asked me¬† “Can I order cupcakes from you for my party?”

I said, “Yes, ¬†you can!” ¬†and “Thank you very much.”

When I saw a facebook status from another mom in the school having a horse and pony

at her children’s kindergarten graduation…

I asked if she would like a cupcake tower.

She asked me to DM her.

The result was this remarkably wonderful County Fair kindergarten graduation party.

Which wouldn’t have been complete without ¬†THESE

 farmstand  milk bottles + Yankee Doodle paper straws:

Which I spotted online at and just HAD to have.  Except it

was 5 days before the event and I didn’t have $90+ to overnight them – so I asked¬†

Jesse if she could¬†guarantee¬†I’d get them in time if I ordered them with 3 day


She said yes.

And I did!

So if  I could pass one sweet morsel of knowledge,

not necessarily party related, along  to our readers

it would be this…