Cars and Cupcakes for a Cause - Oct 12 11-4pm
Dear potential Donor,
name is Jessica Sutliff. I am the head baker at Cocobeni Confections in
Northborough Ma. We are a small cupcake shop that specializes in cupcakes,
cakes and other specialty desserts. We
are going on our 3rd year in business in October.
Cocobeni Confections opened in October 2011. Mary Beth
Benison is the owner/founder of the business. It took a long time for Mary Beth
to get where she is right now. For 20
years she worked in Software communications. In 1999 Mary Beth was diagnosed
with a rare brain tumor. It took a few years for her to get back into the swing
of things, she had to relearn how to eat and speak with extensive therapy. Once
she was recovered she started to really evaluate her life and what was truly
important to her. This led Mary Beth to Pastry school where she learned how to
bake and create different baked goods and become a certified Pasty Chef!
Sadly following her brain tumor Mary Beth encountered yet
another rare type of cancer, this time it was breast cancer. During this time
Mary Beth was laid off from her communications job, leading her to follow her
dreams. She has since then opened Cocobeni Confections. With the help of family
friends and co-workers Cocobeni has taken flight and slowly but surely becoming
the buzz in town.
With business booming and orders coming in Mary Beth
seemed to be getting very tired and having difficulties getting through a full
work day. With numerous trips to the doctors she could not find answers as to
what was going on. In June Mary Beth yet again was diagnosed with another form
of cancer. This time it is mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. Back in
August Mary Beth had surgery to remove the tumor. It is going to be a long road for recovery
for Mary Beth. With the unexpected medical expenses and extensive visits to the
doctors we are reaching out in hopes to support our dear boss and her recovery.
We are hosting a
car show in hopes to raise money to help cover any expenses she has incurred
due to this unexpected illness. We are looking for sponsors and donors to help
make this car show benefit a success. We are looking for cash donations to
cover the cost of hosting the show in addition to raffle prizes, door prizes,
and other varies expenditures. All donors will be recognized at the show and on
If you decided to donate we will be handing out bags of
promotional materials supplied to us by the donors! We hope you consider
helping out a great cause as well as supporting us and the local surrounding
businesses participating in the show!
Thank you for your time and support!
Labels: benefit, car show, cars, cars and cupcakes, causes, cocobeni confections, cupcakes
Walking in a winter wonderland, in October.
It's October. It's before halloween. There's snow on the ground. Lots of it.
Nature decided to give us a nice ole nor'easter before halloween this year. I dont think I cant recall a halloween with snow on the ground. Wearing boots because it was so cold, sure. But snow, actual inches of snow on the ground, nope. It's a mix of heavy gross snow and powdery stuff on top. It's also very blinding when looking out a window. I don't recommend you do that longer than 1.2 seconds. You'll see spots and thats never a good sign.
It's way too early for this amount of snow. Too early. Probably not a good sign for how the rest of the winter will go. I do not approve.
I also just dumped prisma color pencil shavings all over my desk because the pencil sharpener just popped open in my hand. Probably also not a good sign. The end of the pencil also keeps breaking off into chunks as I sharpen it. This is bothersome. At $1.60 per pencil, I better get to use it before it all breaks off into chuncks. Trying to sharpen it, but it's not having it. Maybe I'll try a new sharpener. Idek. I got a few to try out. Still need to get a blender pencil because CC Lowell didn't have the prisma color blender pencil.
I'm going to stop here before this post gets wildly out of control and way way off topic. Though I fear it's to late for that. Going to make some coney sauce
for hot dogs today. Should get to doing that soon.
Until next time, *throws snowball* SPLAT!
Labels: artsy fartsy, food, rambling, snow, winter
[ ~Frog ]
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Etsy. Some of you may be familiar with it, some may not. Let me enlighten you.
This place is dangerous. Spending your last dime dangerous.
Ok. Now that I got that out of the way. It's a sink hole of time spent browsing and oogling. Also buying. Lots to buy. Buy, buy, buy. Or sell, sell, sell if thats your thing. Buying and selling. I love browsing Etsy
to look at random curiosities. Lots to see and wish you had all the money in the world to buy. There's a lot of handmade items on here. Ranging from inexpensive to expensive and anywhere in between.
My newest thing is coming up with a theme and finding items for member curated galleries. Like this one: Lapis Lazuli
. It's fun trying to browse through thousands and thousands of items to pick out what you want to highlight for a particular gallery. Of course its limited to 16 items but thats fine. The first 4 items show on the treasury page when you browse. So put the best ones in the group there.
Now go forth and shop!
Labels: etsy, shopping, sites
[ ~Frog ]
Sunday, October 23, 2011
"Paint it over if your world is grey" watercolor
This is a watercolor painting I did while I was bored the other day. Kinda based on this blog layout too, haha. It's one of my favorite lines from the song, Look Around.
I've been browsing Pinterest
lately, which then leads me to other craft or artistically inclined sites. So I've been spending money on various art supplies. Gasp. Probably shouldn't be. But. I'm trying to have some sort of creative outlet. Even if it is short lived and all over the place. So hard to keep at one thing.
This is the result of one of my artistic attempts. Kinda happy with it too. If only i bothered to check up on how not to get the paper to warp when using lots of water on water color paper. Haha. Minor in convenience. It's slightly off center too. My perfectionist OCD is kicking into gear here. It bothers me. I won't lie. It bothers me a lot. Perhaps I'll just trim the left just a hair and then I'll frame it. I think that's what I'll do.
Though a thought crossed my mind. How does one go about making prints from a painting. I'm not even sure. Like small scale printing. Not a lot. I'm sure someone out there might like to hang it on their wall too. It was just a thought. Most likely nothing will come of it, like everything else. Ha.
Labels: art, colorful, painting
[ ~Frog ]
Monday, November 8, 2010
What's a girl to do on a cold slushy rainy day?
Make a bookmark of course!
Or at least attempt to while in a creative slump.
This would be the end product of putzing around on and off all day.
Hopefully some of you will like it enough to use, I'm looking at you youngins in particular.
Reading is important, even if it means occasionally glancing at your bookmark. Ha!
Download all 3 in one file for easy printing ->HERE
Individual book marks: Click image on the left for full size, then save.
Should print up at 300dpi. 2"x7" bookmark.
Open up in MS Paint. Then print. Easy.
Works best on heavier paper. Laminated, even better!
[ ~Frog ]
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Other Side Of Down Promo Flyers
Over the past week or two I've made some promo flyers and cards for people to hand out if they wish. I remembered I had made some cards for the xmas album last year and it kinda went from there. haha.
So, there are 3 sets, and 2 additional flyers(7x10). I'll probably make those into half a page size and 4 to a page size, but for now, this will do.
That'll do pig, that'll do.
Set 1 (download
):Set 2 (download):
Set 3 (download):
Click for full size
Click for full size
Click to view rest
[ ~Frog ]
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Well since I am a self proclaim twitter addict, and im suuuure no one will contest this matter, I have to talk about this.
Today is the one year anniversary of the premier of David Archuleta's debut song, Crush! Happy Anniversary Crush!
I can't believe its been a year already! Time certainly flies. It seems so long ago but it really isn't. Got up real early to tune into Z100 and listen to it! It was awesome(I abuse this word) and so cool!
#Crush managed to make it to #2 on the Twitter trending topics list, along with #DavidArchuleta at #3!
Keep on chugging along, little Crush!
[ ~Frog ]