Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

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.


Anonymous said…
ooh.. that looks and sounds yummy! i'll have to try them soon! I hope Lucy gets feeling better! ps. I tagged you on my blog.
April said…
CUTE cupcake pic! K - I can't believe there is a 3rd place comin to town! My head is spinning pre-sugar rush. And I am so the same way about Rio and Bajio!
katherine said…
i think i am a mini brat, i just like them as a whole a bit better, but seriously, put a cupcake in front of me and i will eat it no matter where it is from - well, almost no matter where it is from! hey, how is Lu? we miss you and can't wait til she's well, we will have to take advantage of this pretty weather!! go rams.
The Kyles said…
I didn't even know there was one cupcake place here! Oh the things I learn from your blog... I hope Lucy gets better soon! By the way we tagged you on our blog.

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