Friday, June 8

Is it too much to ask to put more than one grocery store bag in my car?

Sara's dad has a 1956 Thunderbird and each of his girls in high school got to drive this classic when they were in school. It was georgous; jet black, white wall tires, red vynal interior with white trim. Man was it sleek.

She taught me how to drive in the parking lot one time. I decided that was my chance to smoky and bandit the car, forgetting that she was a yellow, green, brownish belt in something and she kicked my butt.

I didn't get the car.

Fast forward ten years, I'm getting married, and guess what my wedding present was? A bright red TBird! Whooo Hooo! It was like getting called down for the Price is Right, it was blinding, it was so freaking cool!

Logistically, there are some issues.

The airport- Ann asked me to take her airport. She packed more than a backpack. We literally had to sit on the trunk to get it to shut, move our seats so farward they wouldn't latch into place, take the top off and put the other bag where the canvis soft top is supposed to go. 

Tammie Coe Cupcake 1

The grocery- I don't know why I volunteered to pick up drinks for a marketing event today. I needed 1000 caprisuns and ice. I got 180 in there. Do you know how many trips to CostCo I made today? Oy!


Tuesday, June 5

It's here and we're back in action!

I had a pretty little UPS note waiting for me today. I was bummed because I thought I missed their delivery and that I would have to wait one more day, but around the corner, I saw a little box tucked away and guess what was in it?


I have lots to do, learning a new camera. One little project I'm going to start on is taking photos of some of the cool business signs around Phoenix. This town has some tensile.

Here's my first photo:

Chandler Liquors

Reese's cupcakes inspired by a Queen

Hangar Cafe is good, but the median age of patrons is about 55 and they're mostly ex former military. Have you ever seen the red white and blue, eagle, Constitution polo's at Kohl's? Let's just say that there was a lot of those shirts represented.

I was there meeting DJ. He's cute. A little bit of a flirt. And slobbers a little when he kisses. (his parents, my BFF from high school and her husband were there too, but when there's a new baby, who pays attention to the parents?)

One thing about DJ's mom is that she's got quite the sweet tooth. While we all went for the savory dishes (biscuits, gravy, potatoes, eggs) she goes for the pancakes with lots of syrup.

Sara, here's what you would have enjoyed if you were able to stick around on Sunday.

I don't have a camera yet- I got a text message update from HSN and it should arrive on Thursday or Friday. It's very exciting! But, you can imagine the following.

Cupcake Queen inspired me again with these little gems. Plus I had new cupcake liners from Martha Stewart.

I baked a box chocolate cake, took a Reese's mini and put them in the raw batter and baked them as usual. When they cooled, I put creamy peanut butter on top and then topped that with milk chocolate frosting. These babies smelled like a little Reese's pieces bit of heaven.

See, BFF from high school, if you didn't have to go "play soccer" and be "athletic" you could have sat around with me and enjoyed one of these babies.

But it's your loss. Hmmmmmmmp. I'll just eat your share and show you.