Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recycle... Reduce... Reuse...

I've been trying to think of a cute way to get people to return the clay pots that I use for the cupcake bouquets. Not for economical purposes or anything, just to be less wasteful. I came up with something; it's not creative at all. I am offering a $5 discount on the next bouquet order when you return a pot, given that it's in reusable condition. Don't go digging out the fern you planted in it just to get a discount. That won't work.

Now as I said, I came up with a non-creative idea for cutting down on waste, well one of my customers did just the opposite. One of the doctors I work with on my day job purchased a hydrangea bouquet for his very pregnant wife, which she loved, and wouldn't you know it she was hit by the creativity bug. For the good doctor's birthday she gifted the pot back to him as a cute little flower pot picture frame artsy thingy. I absolutely adore it.
So, in addition to accepting the clay pots back, I welcome pictures of customers' creative uses for them as well. I know there are some crafty folks out there and I would love to see what you come up with.
 I feel a contest coming on.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunni Days sweeping the clouds away...

This past week my daughter, my first born child turned 13, ugh, even now saying make me feel a little queasy. When did that happen? I don't recall being a mom for 13 years, but some how, here we are. As I remember all the birthday parties with frilly dresses and butterfly decorations, I have to come to grips with the fact that she's a young lady now and wants nothing to do with all of my frilly and girly ideas of what a birthday party should be. Now, I just have to wait for girly birthday orders to come in and live vicariously through my customers. And that's just what I did this weekend.
Sweet little Sunni Anysa turned one and for her "Sunni Days" themed party I got to pump up the girliness. For Miss Sunni, it was only fitting that I did sun cupcakes and cookies, along with a few other essentials for a sunny day.




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Go Phillies!!!!

I had a request from the mother of an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, to make baseball cupcakes for her son. He was turning 21 so I couldn't just make any old baseball cupcakes, they had to be sophisticated. I brainstormed a bit and these are what I came up with. I think they're pretty awesome myself!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stopping to smell the roses...

I recently halted all cupcake production to spend the afternoon with my husband and kiddies to have some very long overdue family pictures taken. My new favorite photographer/blogger/friend Nicole of Girl Photography took the pics for us. When I tell you she is amazing, I mean she is amazing! I am not the biggest fan of having my picture taken and she just made it super easy and I was able to relax. We went down to Old City, the historic area of Philly. Nicole scoped out a spot and we got down business. My kids are not the easiest to wrangle, but I think for the most part she had a good time with us. The end result of the shoot is a set of awesome shots that so vividly express exactly who we are and the love that we have for one another. It was a beautiful day.  To view the shots click here, Family Photo Shoot.