Sunday, July 27, 2008


LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors
I'm so excited about this new venue! Here's a little info to get your imagination up and running! Looking forward to it opening this Fall!

LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors. LolliShops will appeal to those who love...

* Elegant Whimsy
* Romantic Inspirations
* Fanciful Creations

... artists will enjoy setting up their own, customizable store fronts while LolliShops patrons enjoy feeling like a kid in a Candy Store!

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Faux Dough

When I was baking real cakes and goodies years ago I used to play around with making fake cakes for display, which reminded me of how much I love having sweets around (especially the low cal ones : ) But ever since Pinks and Needles opened in February I haven't had much time for creating anything else...except I decided to make the time this past week! I was invited to do a craft show in November up in Oro Valley and thought this would be a perfect venue to showcase some "Faux Dough"! I've made them all into ornaments for hanging on a Christmas tree but honestly the hook is so discreet you can use them as decoration for your cake pedestal too. They're very lifelike and cheery!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Monsoons are Coming!!!

Hope all of you had a wonderful 4th! It was a very low key fun evening fireworks for us but the fam watched the Bucket List and ate gelato out at Frost : )
It's been hot and yucky out and I've been feeling a little blah until last night! It dumped rain for a couple of hours - thunder and lightning, lots of wind so it cooled everything down to reasonable temperature! We opened all the windows (something you don't do too often in Tucson during Summer)! At last the monsoons are on their way! Relief!
This weekend my mom made a wonderful dessert from Pamela Clark's book entitled "Cupcakes" ~ here's a shot of the froufrou's! Oh my gosh they were delicious! Raspberry and Coconut ~ you can't go wrong in my book! We drank a bottle of Raspberry Framboise Lambic too.
: ) If you haven't tried this stuff you have too! This is what we served at our wedding instead of champagne...if you love a spritzer type drink it's perfect. It's the only alcohol that tastes just as good cold as it does room temperature! Oooooo and it's not too sweet either ~ think refreshing and fruity!