Monday, May 28, 2012

Today She Is 14

Today is my youngest daughters birthday.  She is 14 years old.  This coming Friday she will complete middle school and move over to high school in the fall.  I can not believe this is so!

Sweetie, at 14.......

1.  You love your friends and are a fierce fighter for the underdog.
2.  You can go thru more gum in a week than anyone else I know.
3.  Your favorite food is chicken quesadilla...with sour cream and hot salsa.
4.  You are a huge helper around the house with chores.
5.  You have become addicted to coffee drinks like your mother.
6.  You still have the passion in your heart to cook and bake and try new recipes.
7.  You have a wicked sense of humor and are the comedian in our family.
8.  You rock at speaking Spanish.
9.  You are taller than your mom.
10.  You have a very good sense for fashion and are not afraid to use it.  ;)

Hope your special day is filled with fun and happy memories darling daughter.  Mama loves you very very mucho!!  xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Many Many Reasons

Reason number 300402847502834 why it is so much fun to bake in a cafe.  You get to bring "samples" home.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

This morning I went into my oldest daughters room to make sure she was up in time for her job.  (She works in the same little cafe I do.)  For just a moment, the hands of time literally wound backwards.  I did not see the young woman that she has become....I saw the sweet toddler face she used to have laying on the pillow.  And I just stood there looking at her.  Soaking in the moment.  Remembering a time when I thought "that stage" of mothering was the hardest.  The terrible twos.  Was I ever wrong on that note.  Teenage daughters....well....let's just say some days I am holding on for dear life.

There are so many things I wish I could go back and change for my firstborn.  I have told her on many occasions that I am practicing this job of motherhood on her.  I am still not done yet.  I am not her friend.  But someday, I hope to be.  I know that she will do some things differently, than I, when she becomes a mother.  But that's ok.

My own mother practiced on me.  I was her firstborn.  And she did an amazing job as a mother.  AMAZING!

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mama's out there.  And especially to my own.  :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Coffee Love

While my sis was here, we took the time to stop at one of my favorite antique shops and poke around.  I found this darling coffee can for $2.50.  Since I have a particular fondness for coffee, I thought this was right up my alley.  After the antique shop, we headed over to Michaels to get some gerber daisies for my little can.  Inexpensive cuteness for my kitchen's a good thing.  ;)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

First Visit

 My sis and nephew are here visiting from Illinois this weekend.  So far, we are having loads of fun.  We started out downtown at the little cafe where I spend my days.  It was their first trip there since it opened.  The window display was recently redone and it is LOVELY as this fantastic lady.
 Little details are so much fun.....
 Gosh do I love this place........
 My nephew and I picking out a cupcake from the display.  I knew he would want the Oreo one!
We went back to the kitchen and he had a lesson with the pastry bag and frosting.  He did a great job!!                          

 Then over to the prep station where he created a wonderful salad.
And this handsome boy spent some time out on the deck with us last night enjoying the breeze and the smells and sounds.

I love it when people I love come to see me.  Simply love it.......

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pastel Pretties

I have some pretty things to share with you that have been coming out of the kitchen at the little cafe where I spend my days.   For instance this little rainbow platter (which are not frosted yet in this photo) are chocolate chip, pistachio, strawberry and Bailey's Irish Cream flavored baby cupcakes.  Aren't the colors so pretty?  Love the pastels.

 These are classic cup cakes which are chocolate with peanut butter filling inside them and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkled with chopped peanuts.  Oh my......
 This platter is chocolate cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting and a dollop of chocolate buttercream in the center.  Drizzled with chocolate syrup...just because.
And I made these little pretties this morning.  Tuxedo brownies with frosting that I thought looked like the signature Tiffany blue.  :)

And this is a calorie free blog today.  Hee hee.