Tuesday, February 26, 2008

so cupcake

So, we're shut-ins again. Poor little Lucy has RSV and an ear infection. No fun for anyone involved. She's wheezy and coughing and all stuffed up. She likes her funny, hoarse voice, though. She keeps making the funniest noises and sounds, just to hear herself. Anyhow, we've quarantined ourselves so as not to spread this plague to anyone else, but some little pixies brought us a treat today. How can you not feel better just looking at this cheery little cupcake?
I'm pleased to announce that in the last month, not one, but two cupcake places have opened in the Salt Lake area. I've already mentioned Mini's in a previous post, so I'll put in a plug for So Cupcake. It's been featured on our local news with this cool story about how an 8 year old girl created this place after becoming a Make a Wish recipient! How cool! (I felt like a Make a Wish recipient when this little bundle came to my door! Thanks, guys!)
I'm also pleased to tell you that they are different enough that you do not have to declare loyalty to one or the other, you can like them both! Like I can like both Cafe Rio and Bajios and not feel disloyal when I go to one instead of the other. I can love the Barbacoa Pork salad at the former and the Pineapple Shrimp salad at the latter and no one's feelings get hurt. Same with Mini's and So Cupcake! I'd say Mini's is a little more grown up and concentrates on crazy concoctions and gourmet flavors whereas So Cupcake is all about traditional taste and bright colors. That's just an initial observation. AND I just now got wind of a third cupcake place, this time in Sandy, called SugarRush Cupcakes. This may warrant further investigation.

Monday, February 11, 2008

easy baby skirt

Hubby came home awhile ago with these darling baby legs for Lu but they sat in a drawer waiting for something to wear them with. So, I made her this little skirt out of a light corduroy and (the part that makes the skirt cute) this new Michael Miller trim! I sewed it around the inside of the bottom edge of the skirt so just half would show, like a little scallop edge. It would look great on the outside, as well, like a huge ric rac, which is what I may use the rest for on an old skirt of my own. . . you know, jazz it up a bit because I'm bored of it as is. Anyhow. . . thanks, Kathy Miller, for letting be part of the first group to see and use the Ruffle Rac! I love it! Free pattern here. . .

Friday, February 08, 2008

Lucy and her buddies watchin' the Super Bowl

Lucy, Grace, and Hazel watching the Super Bowl. . . and playing with each others' hair, of course. That's a Heather Bailey headband that Janelle made for Hazel, by the way. Add that to my list of projects. . .

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

happy super/fat tuesday

What a day! I think they should pass out beignets and king cake at the voting booths today instead of "I voted" stickers and tootsie-rolls. . . but no beads, please, voting booth volunteers . . . just leave those festive sweaters on.

So, I need to post this picture of Mitt Romney.I'm officially declaring my endorsement of the velvetmitt.com website. . . you've got to see this incredible velvet painting of Mitt Romney! Hilarious! Not that I'm voting for him necessarily, but I love the website and the painting and the funny story behind it, it was commissioned as a Christmas present to an unsuspecting (and, as yet, unaffiliated) wife. Did it work? Has she been persuaded to vote for Mitt today in the primaries? We'll have to ask Alyse later today. . . and, for the record, I was not able to find any velvet pictures of the other candidates to post. . .

Friday, February 01, 2008

Warning: This is neither cute nor fun nor crafty. . . but it is important

So, somehow I missed this news story, "Living wills easier to get in Utah," that KSL reported about the new and easy procedure Utah Legislature has adopted to make it easier to make your dying wishes known and legal.
It's a topic no one likes to think about but every family needs to discuss: end-of-life care. A new law went into effect this year that simplifies the process of getting a living will. . .

In 1990, a 26-year-old woman suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma. Fifteen years later, the decision to take her off life support turned into a historic legal battle, and all because Terry Schiavo didn't have a living will. . .

The new form is less confusing and easier to execute. No attorney or notary is necessary. It just needs to be signed in the presence of a witness who is not related to you by blood or marriage, entitled to any portion of your estate, the beneficiary of a life insurance or trust, financially responsible for your support or medical care, a health care provider who is providing care, or your appointed agent.
I hope that anyone out there that might be reading and lives in Utah takes a minute to print and fill out this form. It's not fun, but it is extremely important and can save your family at least part of the heartbreak of future tragedy.

Here is the link to the pdf.

And just so I don't end on a downer, I'm going to put up a link to April's pictures of Mini's Cupcakes, because mmm mmm. . . I totally gotsta to get me some of those!