Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hooray for snow!

Furter and I woke up this morning to inches and inches of glorious soft snow. The first thing I did was throw a sweater on Furter and head outside to get record of this wonderful event. See, for 26 years of my life, there were only 1 or 2 times a winter it snowed and we're talking an inch if that. Ofcourse there was the "blizzard" of '92 which consisted of 3 inches. The city of Atlanta was paralyzed for days. Living out here for 2 years, I still get all excited when it snows. I always love when it happens on a weekend so I have an excuse to stay inside, under a blanket, drinking hot chocolate and watching movies. Furter, on the other hand, HATES SNOW. If I were only 6 inches I'd hate it too I suppose. Madea may have to wait until another day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Random Peeps Excitement

It's almost Easter which means shelves are lined with rainbows of Peeps! I can't help but be happy when I'm shopping and I come upon a wall of happy little Peeps bunnies and chicks smiling at me. One of my favorite recent memories involving Peeps was when my sister came to visit me here in KC. We stopped at a grocery store on the way home and were stopped dead in our tracks upon seeing their enormous aisle of Easter candy. The Peeps section was like a view of heaven. There were Peeps for miles! Just remembering this experience gets me salivating.
There is a newbie to the mix this year- an 8 pk of chocolate mousse flavored marshmallow bunnies. I'm slightly grossed out by the thought of the chocolate mousse ones but chances are I'll give them a shot anyway. Perhaps at the half price post-Easter sale?
p.s. Behold, the face of Jesus.
p.p.s. This is my nephew. Ok it's not but he sure as hell will be sporting one of these puppies if I can get my mitts on one!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Beginnings of "Sugar Pants"

I was down in Austin, TX a few weeks back. I have been there once before but it was on this trip that I realized exactly HOW cool Austin really is. I mean, where else could you accidentally stumble upon something as magnificent as "Hey Cupcake!" We were just walking along and all of a sudden, BAM! there it was on the corner of S. Congress and Milton. I swear, the rotating cupcake on the roof is like a freaking honing device or something.The line was crazy long but if you've ever been to the Magnolia Bakery in NYC, you know the crowds a good cupcake can draw and you know that however long you have to wait, it will be worth it in the end. Unfortunately, Donavan, having never been to the Magnolia Bakery, did not seem quite as willing as I was to wait in the multiple hour long line for a cupcake. So instead, we took pictures and swore we'd hit it up next time around.
Luckily, there was a fantastic candy store across the street, Big Top Candy Shop, where we got a heaping bag of candy and ice cream cones and watched all the people waiting in line at "Hello Cupcake!" for a sugar fix of their very own. The picture shown is Donavan and our "look out" spot right by the window.
After an afternoon of such fond sugar-filled memories, I was inspired to start a blog where I could share not only my vast knowledge of the where-abouts of sugar meccas but also my love of all things cute, sweet and fun. And thus, "Sugar Pants" was born. Enjoy!