I was checking the weather report this morning and this newsline caught my eye:
“Nude nymph not allowed in Alabama restaurants.”
Logically, I clicked on it. Turns out that Alabama’s ABC board has deemed the logo of Cycles Gladiator wine “too much” for Alabama. I could rant here, but I’m not since I’m sure you share my feelings anyway. So I clicked on over to their website and wrote them a letter. I hope it made them feel better and perhaps shed some light that Bama is an awesome place to live and we’re not all “that way.”
I live in Alabama, and I just wanted to tell you that the fact that my state will not allow you to sell your wine here is just ridiculous. I’ve heard of a lot of dumb things come out of this state, but this is at the top.
I have not enjoyed what I’m sure is an amazing product that you have, but next time I go out of state I’ll have to try it, just to give my state’s ABC board a kick in the pants.
Keep up the good work and awesome logos.
Malinda Kay Nichols
My sister asked me to make these cupcakes this weekend for our friend Emily’s baby shower. Her nursery has Peter Rabbit in it, so what is more fitting than tiny marzipan veggies and Peter himself?
I just returned from a weekend at the beach with Zack and the youth group. We had a great time––even me, the foremost anti-beach advocate this world has probably ever known. But with some cool kids, a chair, the latest Fresh Home magazine, and a July cold front, it was actually fun! Can’t wait to go back in September!
Ruth knocked this one outta the park. First let me start by saying that I changed the name of my “bakery” to The Atomic Cakery. Little Bird Cakery was cute, but I’m over it. I still wanted something sweet but a little more rock-n-roll, something that jived together both my vintage side and my “cute” side. And here it is. Ruth designed me the best logo there ever was, and whipped up these friggin’ adorable, awesome business cards for me. Hooray! And just in time for a big cupcake delivery I have this weekend. Call me if you need a cake, cupcakes, or sweets for any occasion!
And Ruth, thanks again for being so awesome.
Today I have yet another Christmas photo shoot. Why can’t I be back here??
(the crater of Mt. Vesuvius)
It’s been a long day. It’s going to be a long night. And a long week. So just now when I came home from work, before beginning the long, but enjoyable, task of handcrafting 4 dozen tiny marzipan cupcake decorations, I settled down with a dreamcakes cupcake (thank you Gwen and Andy!), a cold glass of milk, and Tallula. Sometimes you just need a moment to unwind and clear your head, and this Curious George cupcake was just the trick. (Curious George cupcake = banana cake, peanut butter frosting, and two banana runts candies).
Ok, duty calls. Bye!
P.S. little factoid about the milk glass there. I got it at this awesome restaurant in Florence. I asked my waiter for a to-go cup for my latte—herecy in Italy, I know, but I had someplace to be—and not surprising he didn’t have one. So he told me I could keep this glass. Cute, no?
As ready as I was to come home from Italy to my Southern comfort food, I still love the food over there. Zack and I both fell in love with Caprese sandwiches, so the other night we pulled some basil out of the backyard…
And some tomatoes too…
And combined it with the olive oil we bough in Italy and some buffalo mozzarella (yes, really from a buffalo), and we ate a kick-butt dinner that tasted just like we remembered.
I know it’s such an ugly term, but photos and food styling like this are so beautiful that it must be sinful. To see more gorgeous stuff by Alexandra Grablewski (and I highly suggest you do), just click here.
I have been seeing this vase everywhere. All the time. For about 3 years now. I think I first saw it in Domino (RIP). Today I found it here. I love it more and more every time I see it. It’s so tongue-&-cheek and I think it’d look simply smashing on my coffee table, minus the fake red roses.
When I posted on Friday, I was in the middle of baking Taste of the South’s blueberry/blackberry cobbler for the various cookouts I went to this weekend. It turned out so beautiful that I of course had to share. It got rave reviews from everyone, from my little cousin to my grandmother to my father-in-law. Even though the 4th is over, I would definitely recommend making this (any shape of the biscuits on top would be cute…even round!) It’s so easy and so full of summer flavor! Thank goodness I have leftovers (albeit not much) in the fridge, because I’m craving some right now. With a big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream.
*note* I brushed the sweet biscuits with some melted butter/cinnamon/sugar and baked them for about 8 minutes on 450. Then I topped the cobbler with them (which is the stage this photo shows) and baked the whole thing, loosely covered with foil, for 20 minutes at 400. It turned out fabulous.