It's been a while since my last blog post and let me tell you it was not planned. I went back home
for the holidays. Before I knew it I was renovating my old bedroom (it was time for the rainbow &
palm tree wallpaper to go), I was eating my weight in chocolates, drinking way too much
Christmas Cheer and on occasion replacing my Vitamin D pill with Melatonin by mistake (note to
self a ziplock baggie does not work as a pill case). Needless to say I dropped the ball on
sending out my New Years Newsletter (sorry gang) but I did have a fabulous time spending many
days & nights with family and had one of the best New Year's i've had in a few years! I am so ready
for 2011 and can't wait to make The Happy Baker brand bigger & better. This year did not
disappoint in the gift department. Although I told everyone I really didn't need anything (unless
it's a yacht in the French Riviera with Keanu Reeves) I still was spoiled rotten. Some of my
favourite gifts include,
of course, baking items and fabulous props for the kitchen!
These cute little egg cups were a gift from Santa and in my
stocking. They are from one of my favourite kitchen stores Kulpepper's on the square in Goderich,
Ontario. Not only do they have my favourite Planet Bean Jumping Bean espresso but they have a
whole mish mash of kitchen gadgets from sassy aprons to fruit zesters to my cookbook!
These super cute accessories were given to me by my sister in
law from one of our fav stores HomeSense. We both have a bit of unhealthy obsession with the
store. You just never know what you may find there! She sure knows me well I can't wait to use the
props for upcoming Valentine's Day promo ... and if you didn't know yet my web series The Happy
Baker will be launching on the Food Network Canada February 14th so I will get some serious use
out of them:)
I just love these fruit pieces. My mother gave me these lovely
gifts from another one of my favourite small town stores The Gift Cupboard in Blyth Ontario. The
owner Janice sure knows her stuff and I always find something to buy when I am in her store. They
will both be a great addition to The Happy Baker kitchen.
A very Happy New Year to
everyone. I wish you all nothing but the best for 2011. I just know this year has a lot in store for
us. My batteries are recharged and I am ready for action!