Monday, August 30, 2010

I Do Love Cupcakes

When I go out of town, one of the first things I look for is a local cupcake shop.  It always seems to make my trip, especially if it's a work trip.  Everyone needs a little fun, right?   A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Carrie Underwood's wedding and how instead of a traditional cake she opted for a cupcake tower from IveyCake located in Franklin, Tennessee.  Since I was headed to Nashville in a few days, I was excited to try this local sweet spot.

 With names like "The Breakup" and "Lucky in Love" you must choose your cupcake wisely.  I chose the "I Do" cupcake, a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting, made specifically for Carrie Underwood's wedding by owner Ivey Childers.  I loved the pretty pearls on top!

Around the corner from IveyCake, I snatched up this adorable cupcake stand for one with glass top from Lulu.  How adorable would it be to have one of these individual cupcake stands at each place setting?

Now I'm on the lookout for a standard size cupcake stand so I can serve more than one cupcake at a time...  I saw this lovely wire stand at Post 31 recently.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I saw these not so serious predictions today on what the next generation iPad might look like. How would you like to carry #3 around with you? Or better yet, what room are you going to designate for #4?

photos from TFTS

Friday, August 13, 2010


This week we celebrated 8 years of marriage! On our anniversary Bryant took me to The Beauty Shop for lunch. We've been many times for brunch and dinner, but this was the first time for lunch. I think my favorite part of that restaurant is its cute name. And, of course, their yummy coconut cake. That night we went to Jerry's Sno Cone for the first time this summer. Bryant used to cut the grass for the Cliftons, the previous owners of Jerry's, in exchange for sno cones. When we were dating, Bryant would take me to Jerry's and we would sit at the table out front and enjoy our cherry sno cones. This was 9 summers ago when they still had tables out front and shorter lines at the window... Rewind a few months prior and I still remember the day in February when I was sitting in my dorm room reading an email from Bryant asking if I wanted to go to Jerry's with him one night when I got back in town. I remember saying out loud, "Yes, I do."

And we did. And here we are celebrating #8.







Happy 8th Anniversary, my love. If I hadn't found you, I'd be forever looking.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday, Mandy! Wishing you lots of love on your day and lots of hugs to last the whole year.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Bryant made it home in time to see Miles' stitches before he got them taken out the next day. After 10 days with staple stitches, the vet said everything looks good and he is healing up real well. He wasn't the only one who had to get stitches this week. If you look real close in the picture, you'll notice "Lamby" was stitched up on the very top of his head. This is the second time that Miles has chewed a hole in his favorite toy. Amanda says he was just trying to show us what the groomer has been doing to him :(


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