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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Yes, I know...it has been forever!  I promise to try better next time.  I won't leave you for so long.  It looks like we have a lot of catching up to do...

Well, I've had some VERY busy weeks lately with the school year ending, which means that I had to get gifts read for Nicholas' teachers and bus driver.  I absolutely LOVE that Nicholas is taking advanced classes at school.  He truly is very smart, but that also means triple the number of gifts to send in!  But, it is all worth it.  I came up with a really cute idea for his teachers, that "hopefully" they would be able to use over the summer.  Since the hubby is a teacher and I worked at a private school back in the day, we really try to send in gifts that the teachers will appreciate and USE.  I can't tell you how many bottles of Bath & Body Works lotions I received over the years that are still in my gift tote.  I started to wonder if they thought I smelled bad, but then realized that smelly stuff just seems to be a typical gift.  Haha.  Here's a pic of what I sent in.  Total cost per gift worked out to be around $11, plus the kids got to enjoy the leftover snacks (bonus!). 

The buckets were filled with a personalized water bottle that had crystal light drink packets in it, a beach towel, snacks and candy.


The same week was filled with lots of cakes.  My favorite one was made for my cousin's graduation.  I haven't seen some of my extended family in 10 years or so, so when my aunt asked if I would make my cousin's cake, I was honored.  We drove out to their house for a party and spent some time catching up with everyone.  It was neat for my kids to meet a whole different side of the family!  My cousin, the one I made the cake for, has been accepted into the Navy Seal program as a Navy Diver and leaves this fall.  So, we only thought it was appropriate to make a Navy Ship Cake.

The hubby had to help guide me on this one because my ship looked like a cruise ship for a while.  He said it needed more weapons! 

I also made a graduation cake for a friend's sister.  She is a huge Beatles fan.


And my neighbor was celebrating his 2nd birthday.  Aren't these Blues Clues cupcakes adorable???

Oh, and I made the awesome BEATS headphones for a good friend.  They were a lot of fun to make.



And, while I've been away, I purchased my new CUPCAKE MOBILE!!!!  Yay!!!!  Here she is.....


Do you like the little cupcake antenna topper?  (Thanks Mom!)


Since then I have ordered some advertising for the back window and can't wait to put it on!  I'll post pics hopefully next week.  So, what's going on now???  Well, my first day at the Snellville Farmers' Market will be this weekend.  I have made product lists, gone shopping, ordered promotional items, and I'm not even close to being ready yet.  I am overwhelmed, stressed, nervous.... VERY nervous.  What if people don't buy my treats?  What if they don't like them?  AHHH!  But, at the same time, I am very excited to have this opportunity to share my sweet treats with the community.  And, it will help by some time until we hopefully hear some good news about the Georgia Cottage Food Law!

Until next time,
Jennifer

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