Saturday, September 24, 2011

Layouts and Cupcakes

Sometimes I hit a wall when it comes to thinking about things to blog about.  When that happens, I just stay quiet and wait for something worth boring entertaining you with.  Such has been the case the past couple of days.  Hopefully some of you are still with me.

Yesterday, for the first time in several weeks, my friend Mickey and I had a whole day and into the night to spend together scrapbooking.  Of course when we do that, we take several breaks - lunch, snack, dinner, shopping, etc. - but mostly we work on our scrapbooking.  I worked diligently for hours on my layouts and completed three.  As Lloyd would say, Mickey won 7-3.  But it isn't a competition.  I'm a slow scrapper and Mickey is faster.  I think I might have ADD ;)

Here's what I accomplished yesterday.

Lloyd and I and our posterity

The girls in the bottom right are daughters of four of my children. It needs
another 'fun' on it doesn't it.  I'll go take care of that shortly.

This one uses pictures of my sister and me when we were younger

For our mid-afternoon break Mickey and I went to a cupcake shop we had never been to before.  Cupcakes are very popular here and it seems that a lot of cupcake shops have popped up in the past few years.  This new one, called Fuss (as in come see what all the fuss is about) was home to the most delicious cupcakes we had tried yet.  They were just about all gone before I thought to take a picture of them...these are the ones that we took home.

The green one is  called The Full Monty and is chocolate with mint icing.
The yellow one is called Lemon Aid - vanilla cake with lemon icing.
Aren't my little 1970s owls cute.  Daughter Jenny gave them to
me to add to my resurrected owl collection.

Another view of the cupcakes.  The little bouquet on the plate is garlic
chives from Emily's garden, complete with the sweetest smelling
blossom ever.  The chives were delicious chopped up in a
chicken sandwich.

I think it's a pretty safe bet that Mickey and I will be visiting Fuss again.  I had a chocolate Coconut Fuss cupcake with cream cheese icing and fresh coconut, as well as a caramel cake one with pear buttercream icing - delicious.  Mickey had Scarlette O'Hara (red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and the decadent Bliss (chocolate cake/chocolate icing/chocolate ganache).   We won't stop until we've tried JungleFever, Cloud 9, Purple Haze, Raz and the City, The Diva, The Don, and the rest of their treasures.  It might take us awhile, but we'll do it. More incentive for us to have weekly scrapbooking days. 

Now, go on out and get yourself a sinful treat.  Have a lovely weekend.



Ellie said...

Your scrap booking pages look really good. You sure do have a big family lol. I love the page with your sister and yourself when growing up. It's so nice to have that to look back on.
Now those cupcakes look heavenly, can you tell I have a sweet tooth.


All this talk about cupcakes is making my mouth water. And the photos were even more inticing. They look scrumptious. We don't have cupcake shops around here. It's tragic, since I'm now craving one. LOL My older daughter scrapbooks too. Your pages are lovely and showcase your family and talent perfectly.

Desiree said...

What a wonderful day you two had! I love your page layouts, Pat. I have never done scrapbooking, but your works of art are starting to make me want to. Those cupcakes look and sound yummy! They have named their stock so cleverly, too. I can see what all the fuss is about!

Fiona said...

So glad to read that you had a good day scrapping with Mickey.

The scrapbooks look brilliant. Well done you.
I wouldn't even know where to start doing one of those, but you have done a great job.

Love the cupcakes and the little owls too
they are so cute!

Have a good day Pat

Thisisme. said...

I can just imagine the fun the two of you had together! Happy times! I'm very impressed by your scrapbooking I must admit, and cup cakes! Well, I just love them, and yours look very special.

Mickey said...

Your layouts from that day are beautiful. It was a wonderful day. Very productive and fun! Good food, great papers, lovely company and awesome photos to work with! Thx Pat!

JQ said...

Aw, the owlies look so cute!

Granny Annie said...

There was a time I had an owl collection and I made a big mistake. I told people that I had an owl collection. Yikes!

It does seem that cupcakes are the rage these days but I don't really get it. For some reason I have never been a fan of cupcakes. I think they are too messy for me or something. Those sure are pretty ones though.

Kath said...

Can't go wrong with cupcakes!! Yum.
The chocolate n coconut one sounds delish!
The owls are adorable!

Kath said...

To answer your question- we will be very busy til the snow flies. So we hope the snow holds off for a long time to gets lots of baling done and....we just dont wanna see snow!

Anonymous said...

Lovely scrapbooking! Never mind the cupcakes - it's the owls that delighted me!!