February 2009

The last of the birthday week posts

I’m finally getting caught up, yay! I am also finished with the birthday cake and cupcakes and all of the other-cakes that I have been overwhelmed with the last few days… voluntarily overwhelmed, but still :) My stomach needs to take the next couple of days off from sugar and butter to recover I think. […]

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My very first Sprinkles

I’ve heard of Sprinkles for some time now, but only learned last week that one is now open not too far from where I live. A friend of mine applied to be a Cupcake Associate… I have not had a chance to drive the 20 minutes to go check out the cupcake mecca, so when […]

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Birthday dinner

My first official birthday week was awesome and exhausting. But no complaints about birthday week will be found here. My only complaints are about work not honoring my special week, but I will spare you those complaints as well. This post is only about happy-fun-stuff… now on to it: When I last mentioned birthday week, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! (and a roundup)

It’s been a busy week with all the birthdays and Valentine’s Day, but I have a ton of updates to share which will have to wait until tomorrow. For now though, I will leave you with a brownie roundup. This week I am behind on my blog reading so instead bring you a few I’ve […]

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Strawberry fields forever: lighting for my food photos

Photography has been a hobby of mine off and on for a while now. But until recently, most of my photos have been of landscapes…Na Pali Coast on Kauai Or people…300 Pounds at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz And I have relied on good natural lighting or a good flash (not the wimpy built in […]

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strawberry cupcakes

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I’ve never celebrated a full birthday week before, but this year is a little different. Anyway, it isn’t just my birthday this week. D.’s birthday is this week as well. We are having a joint birthday party this Friday, but as I stare squarely into the eyes of 35another year, I thought I’d need a […]

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The road to recovery is paved with wine, chick flicks, and breakfast frittatas

Between my work and D.’s move, we haven’t spent a lot of quality time together in the last couple of weeks. Sure, we’ve hung out, but we’ve both been preoccupied and exhausted. So we planned to have a date night yesterday. We decided to go see a movie. D. chose the last movie we saw […]

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