Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hats, hats, hats!

The first few hats I picked up in Oregon. I fell in love with that first one. It didn't get put with my other purchases and my son took me back the next day to get it. Such a sweetie. He probably got tired of hearing about the cutest little cupcake hat. You can't help but smile when you see it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Did you know

we carry Romantic Homes magazine? I could spend all day looking at the gorgeous photos of people's homes and gardens. In May's issue, they had some wonderful ideas for a Mother's Day tea.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lollia, I love it!

One of my favorite things in the shop is Lollia. I love the packaging, the fragrances, the price point and the product itself. The shea lotion comes in 4 oz tubes for $25 and the little tubes are only $8 for under an ounce. We have the little parfums for $10 and they are in the cutest teeny bottles. The large parfum bottles are on their way. I think Relax (lavendar and honey) is my favorite. My daughters love Wish which is sugared pastille. Other popular scents are Breathe(peony and white lily), Inspire (1000 flowers), Imagine (flowering willow and lotus) and Believe (cabbage rose and citrus) . Don't you just love the names! This is a great company out of Colorado.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A boy and his dog

This is my son, Nate and his dog, Libby, who as you can see are huge Beaver fans. I invited myself up for a visit this past weekend. He and his family live in Scappoose, outside of Portland, Oregon. I timed my visit so I could go Monticello's Garden Event on the 9th but more on that in another post. Just wanted to introduce my son.

Can you believe the size of these cakes!

Guess you can't really tell but they have seven layers and are about 15" tall. Unbelieveable!

Just got back from Portland and

I had the best time. I spent Friday with my new friend, Sharon. I had never met Sharon in person but she was the type of person when you talk on the phone (she is my rep for some lines I carry at the shop), you feel like you have known forever. I told her I was coming to Portland and we agreed to spend the day together. We meet in St, John and she took me around to some really fun places. The day got away before I had a chance to take a photo of Sharon but I did somehow manage to get a photo of the dessert we had at lunch. Don't know if you can tell how dainty this little red velvet cupcake is.
We spent several hours at this great place called the Monticello Antique Marketplace. Here are a few pics of the shop. I didn't take very many because I didn't want to miss out on any goodies (more pics to follow on what I bought).
Thanks, Sharon for a wonderful day!

Don't know it you can tell but there are three little chicks in here. Sooo stinkin cute!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Just wanted to thank all our wonderful customers. Last week, I asked for help with coming up with a tag line for the shop. We have gotten dozens of great ideas. It will be tough to pick just one. I am impressed with not only the creativity but the willingness of our customers to take the time to give us their thoughts. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You ladies are the best!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Girl's Night Out

My daughter, Amber, is greeting everyone and asking them to chose which sucker they would like. This time our gift was a sucker with a discount ranging from 10% to 30% good for Girl's Night only.

Tami is helping Bev with our make and take project. We had fun with games and drawings. Cindy A. won the drawing with the cute spring centerpiece and how Renee L. guessed the exact number of jellybeans (1239) inthe basket, I will never know! Thanks to all who came. I know it is a very hectic time of year.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Greek Feta and Olive and Pear and Pomegranate are the newest additions to the Wind and Willow cheeseball mixes. The Pear and Pomegranate is my new favorite. Although I don't think there is a bad one in the bunch.
Just made the Spinach and Artichoke cheeseball mix but instead of making it a cheeseball, I made it as directed but then spread it on puff pastry, rolled it, sliced and baked it at 400 for 10-15 minutes and it was great.