Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Know How I Know It's Spring?

Stone colored khaki pants!

Hi Spring - missed you and your April showers. Glad you came back. Hope you decide to stick around for a few weeks. Don't let Summer bully you into leaving early. xoxo

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Most of the philly folks I know LOVE Brown Betty cupcakes. The boutique bakery is doing so well that it recently opened a cupcake-only shop in Rittenhouse. I liked them so much that I hired them to make our wedding cakes.

After consuming many BB cupcakes, in every flavor, I realized that I am over BB cupcakes. They are kept refrigerated, which makes immediate enjoyment significantly less. The cake is too dense, the frosting too sweet. And the size. My goodness, each cupcake is easily cut into 3 manageable portions. The 3 people who live in my mother-in-law's house love these cupcakes, so I will keep buying them for those 3 people, whom I love very much. But they are not for me anymore. Nope, i've found something new.

The cupcakes from Grocery are more than a bit better. O.M.G. I had my first, a coco loco - coconut cake, cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut, on Tuesday. (Jed bought it for me as a surprise and left it at my hair salon. Seriously, my husband is great, but that's not what this post is about. ) These are how cupcakes should be - small enough for 1; moist, soft cake; icing that doesn't send you straight into an insulin overdose. The next time you find yourself on or near 13th Street (like at the Wanamaker building for a meeting with the webteam or finance), treat yourself to a delish cupcake. I'm pretty sure the beauties will make you reconsider your allegiances.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Postcard From My Momma

About a year ago, I learned about the website Postcards from your momma, and instantly became hooked. When I started reading the site, I was a few months from my wedding and my mom was sending me amazing emails about planning and ideas and flowers and spanx. So i did what many readers did - I submitted one of lo's better emails.

DO NOT GET SPANX. they stop circulation. It could cause fainting spells. Really they are only for the very, very skinny who have nothing to push up or down or around. Get something comfortable and not tight that will just smoth you up and down.

Love the picture. thanks

I rsvp's to the Kick-off lol

This is email gold - it's got it all...the all caps yelling effect, the bizarre rant about an object of underwear, and the lol.

Long story short, the website became a book (duh) and the owners/authors (what are they called? they started the website, but what did they write?) wanted to include lois' email in said book. I am excited to say that Love, Mom is now available and it was great seeing my momma's email on pg. 63.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sneak Peak

Just loaded all of our almost 400 France pictures to the computer. Still processing the trip. Here are a few until I get my act together and shake off the jet lag and write a real post.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

DDPP in the spotlight!!

Thanks to the one and only Lily Cope DDPP got a shout out in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer!! Thank you Lily! You can check out the article for yourself here. See you ladies Sunday at 5pm!!!!!