Monday, September 27, 2010

We all live in a..

Yellow Submarine! I was so excited to make cupcakes for Maggie's drama troupe cast party for "The Little Mermaid & The Yellow Submarine". Maggie played Polyurethane Pam, the evil sea hag. Here you can see her conjuring up the "Blue Meanies" on Sgt. Pepper & the Little Mermaid.
You can see my inspiration for the cupcakes, was of course the Yellow Submarine!
Thanks so much to The Cupcake Blog for featuring my cupcake on their blog today!  They were pretty to look at and really tasty too!  A big hit at the cast party.  Great job Fairytale Town Troupers!   

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Make it Work!

Can I just say I love Tim Gunn?  I always have.  I like to imagine that he was my classy, fun, gay uncle who would come over occasionally to clean out my closet ,be my fashion consultant, and just hang out and have cocktails and dish.  I've always enjoyed him on Project Runway, in fact I think he's the best part of that show.  Without him it would be unwatchable.

I just came across a wonderful post by Big Fat Deal "Tim Gunn is a National Treasure"  which just warmed my heart and make me love him even more!  While out promoting his book and during an interview with Perez Hilton he said the following:
 If I were to do a clothing line, it would be for sizes 16 and higher. Because I really believe that those women are truly a neglected population, and when I visit department stores and I go to the shop that’s called “woman,” I am horrified! Horrified by the awful, degrading, disrespectful choices that women have. It is mind boggling. I mean, selecting these gigantic prints, and it’s… I mean, who wants to look like a couch?
Bravo!!  It's nice to see someone in the fashion industry who has style and taste is looking out for us fat gals.  I look forward to seeing your size 16 and higher clothing line soon, I hope you do it because I think that's the next step in your career, Tim Gunn!  Make it work!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Meet Ellie the Kitty!

Let me introduce to you, Ellie, the newest member of the family!  A couple weeks ago, Leo called and said he the kids at his school had found a kitten in a box on the playground and the box had UNO GATO written on it.  He asked me to come pick up this kitten and bring it to the shelter since, animal control would not come to the school to get it.  He knew he was in trouble because once he handed her to me there was no way I was taking her to a shelter.

Poor baby looked so sick, her eyes were just about shut with goop and she was just a mess.  Even so, she was acting as though there was nothing wrong with her with the expception of an occasional sneeze.  The minute we put food in front of her she chowed down and drank water with no problem.  We took her in later that day to the vet, and she weighed 1lb, but did have an upper respitory infection and of course covered with fleas.  The whole time she was purring, so happy to just be held, even when they took her tempature..and you know how they do that!  Many $$ later (she's our million dollar kitty) we left with meds and cleaned her up real good and she's been thriving and getting along with our other cats Stitch and Captain Jack. We just took her back for a check up and she has gained 14 oz. and is recovering nicely. 

Now we are up to 3 cats, and I feel almost like we should be on the show Animal Hoarders! As for names,  I turned to my Twitter friends for some Disney suggestions.  I was leaning towards Lilo since our other cat is Stitch.  We also thought about Dora (non Disney), since she was found at Leo's school and their mascot is the Explorers.  My Twitter friend Lynnette  (who is now Ellie's Fairy Godmommy) came up with a wonderful suggestion and it just fit.  Ellie from the movie UP!  If she was human, I can hear her talking just like her! Life was an adventure to Ellie and well, she looks just like her.
We are in love with our sweet Ellie!  I know she will bring us lots of joy for many years to come.