The 60-Day Project has gotten off to a delicious start!
Look at those phenomenally-gorgeous mini-cupcakes that the dear Maggie of Dog Hill Kitchen made for my mum, aka Mammafish! Not only did Maggie put love, time and genuine effort into this sweet birthday gift, but she delivered them personally to my mother! I know not everyone lives close enough to bring her something sweet – heaven knows I can’t – and when Maggie said she was up for a “special delivery” I was just giddy with excitement. She even made them vegan! She also threw in a jar of her homemade quince jam made with organic quince from her father-in-law’s garden! Talk about an extended-family affair! Maggie’s got the recipe for the Strawberry-Topped Vegan Lemon Mini-Cupcakes up on her blog if you want to make some for your mother (or for yourself!).
Thanks again, Maggie! You are a real friend, and you made my mother’s (and father’s) day!
Riding the high from knowing how well this first surprise went and hearing the joy in my mother’s voice over the telephone, I stumbled upon two other (much less important) surprises! My humble little blog got two very special mentions this weekend and I’m feeling so snazzy-pants about it!
Erik Marcus featured my Vegan Spinach Pasta from the March Daring Bakers Challenge on Vegan.com! I must admit, I was feeling a little sparkly!
And the Feeling Stitchy blog gave a special mention to my Little Bear which I literally just happened upon. I clicked on the blog and began scrolling down and was like, “hey, that bear looks like mine…it is mine!”. How flattering!
I obviously wish that I had come up with this cute little bear, but anyone can stitch themselves one! Just visit Hillary Lang’s Wee Wonderfuls blog, and you can score yourself a free pattern, too!
We’re about to begin an exciting week! April is just a few days away, Friday is my mother’s birthday and I’m feeling really excited about getting gifty-projects ready for Easter and Guppy’s birthday. Have a great week!
Maggie’s gift looks awesome!
How sweet! Literally! It will be fun to follow the 60 Day Project.
Congrats on the awesome special mentions, Shelly!! That is so cool, and you should be given special mentions every day because you’re just that special! Cheesy, but true.
You should be feeling special… because you are special!!
Those cupcakes look wonderful! Maggie has really set the bar high for the rest of us!!
Wow, those cupcakes are really too precious. Your mom is a lucky lady to have a daughter like you!
hey, congrats on the special mentions! and those cuppers look so yumtastic…your mom is one lucky lady, and only about to get luckier!
awesome on the blog mentions!
i wish i lived close enough to hand-deliver! i’m looking forward to sending out my package!
Wowee fantastic cupcakes! No wonder your Mum was over the moon!
Congratulations on the mentions! I am not surprised you have been up to some great stuff recently.
By the way are you running next weekend?
Congrats on being featured on Vegan.com, I saw it, that’s awesome!! Those cupcakes are adorable 🙂 I wish someone would make me some homemade quince jam ♥
such gorgeous cakes!!
I cheated and made a dessert- I’ll have to try your recipe and find out what everyone is raving about! Congratulations!