Thursday, August 26, 2010


Make room for French macarons!

While on holiday in California, we had the opportunity to stop at Paulette, a wonderful little bakery dedicated to French macarons. That's all they bake--just macarons!
I have always wanted to try these beautiful, petite confections. And I have to say, walking into the shop was like walking into a candy store for a little kid.

The gorgeous colors of the macarons all in a row, side by side, just made me grin from ear to ear.

For me, It was very hard to choose what flavors to bring home to my family. Flavors such as chocolate, pistachio, coconut, caramel, rasberry, passion fruit, vanilla, earl grey, rose, violet...
Oh my!!! The stress of it all! How does an indecisive girl decide???

She doesn't.
She brings home one of each. And multiples of favorite flavors!
Just look at all of them lined up in the box. And they taste as beautiful as they look. They have a subtle crunch with the first bite, but then, they have a delicateness in both texture and flavor. Not too sweet---just lovely!

Looking forward to my next French macaron experience.
A new favorite treat indeed!
as much as I love this sweet petite cookie, my truest love still, will always be a cupcake!
Have you ever tasted a French macaron? Which would you choose?

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Well, I wouldn't exactly call it work. I love what I get to do, so technically I can't really call it work.
That being said, I have been itching to get back to what I do---making things for Posies On Parade!
The kids went back to school on Wednesday. The girls started middle school and they are handling it so much better than their mom! I'm still in denial that this is happening already. It seems like just yesterday they were starting kindergarten. Oh goodness gracious! Sigh...

Anywhoo... the summer was a good one, although it was too hot and our grass turned gray, the time spent with the kids flew by way too quickly. I do have to admit though, that I have missed working in my studio on a regular basis. Soooo, it's time to focus again on my poor neglected little shop. I have lots of new ideas and many things to add in the coming weeks.
So exciting!!!!!
The photos are a glimpse of my work table. This is what it usually looks like. I try really hard to keep it picked up and organized. But, when I'm working on a couple different things at once, my brain works faster than my hands and I don't have time to put things where they belong. So, whatever I'm working with at the time, is left on the table until I run out of room. ends up on the floor, especially all the fabric scraps and all those little threads! Does anyone else do that too?

I'm excited to get back into the swing of things. I hope you come along on my journey.

A little peek at something yummy in the works!!!!
Have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I wanted to share with you some of the beauty we were able to experience while on holiday in California.
Bountiful had amazing window displays.

On our walk to Shabby Chic, Cammy spied a great little coffee place where we all experience our first french macaron and where I had the best cappucino ever! And the almond croissant---YUM!!

Shabby chic was everything I imagined it would be!
I"m in love will all the soft pastel colors.

French General was the highlight of the trip. It was beyond amazing---in fact---I think I could live in that little shop.

We spent many hours here just taking it all in.

Wish we could have stayed longer.
Our holiday was one we will cherish forever. The three of us created a bond that will last a lifetime.
Now---where will we go next year, girls?