The Saint Cupcake employees charged with the updating and the liking and the posting and the picturing are now freed up to do other things. Not better things, mind you, but other things.
Like getting out from behind a computer screen and getting in front of our favorite customers. Or pushing a cute cart overflowing with ice cream treats down the street. Or making short videos detailing our behind the scenes antics (!!!). Or showing up when you least expect it - in the middle of a crowd - with treats for all.
Basically, all the time we were spending with our customers virtually meant we were spending a lot less time with them ACTUALLY. And we want you to like us for real - not just virtually. We want to see you with our own eyes, not just through a computer screen. We want to hand you a treat across our counter, not simply show you a picture of that treat.
We want to be real friends. Not pretend friends.
So while we know some of you Facebook diehards just won’t get it, we want you to know that we do get it. We get it so much that it hurts.
We still love you as much as we always have. It’s just that now we won’t send you an update about it.
We’ve got a lot going on here in bakery land, but I wanted to take a quick break to share with you a string of emails between us and a wedding customer of ours.
When we cater weddings we offer rentable cake stands along with the sweets. The catch is that you can’t destroy the stand and you MUST return it within our timeline so that the next client on the list to use it may do so. This, for 8 long years, has gone along swimmingly…until last week. We had a stand returned to us 9 days late and completely destroyed. The client signed a contract stating they’d return the stand to us the day after their wedding and that the stand would be in acceptable condition. It was late. And we deemed it destroyed. Just as the contract stated we could do. So, being a small business who doesn’t have cash to throw around, we charged the client’s credit card for the price to replace the stand.
And that’s when it all went crazy.
Now, for your reading pleasure, the emails regarding the situation:
1st, let me say that the cupcakes you supplied for our wedding and the sales and delivery process handled by Claire we’re absolutely exemplary.
Unfortunately, I’m writing you about an unfortunate situation with the cupcake stand we rented. I’ve been trying to resolve the problem amicably with Jennifer Batchelor, but without success. Please see the email thread below.
I’m hoping that you will be able to step in and help. The cupcake stand was in no way damaged — not even a scratch. We carefully cleaned it and because it came appart easily when we attempted to move it, we gently disassembled it for transport back to your St. Cupcake Galore location. Apparently that was a mistake on our part, but I think it was an understandable and easily remedied mistake. As soon as I heard that there was a problem, I offered to come over and assemble the stand to quickly return it to the same fine condition in which it was delivered to us.
Jennifer refused this offer and has charged our credit card for the full replacement cost of the stand. I find that very inappropriate and have disputed the charge with our credit card company.
Also, since the stand was returned disassembled, I’m happy to pay the late fee of $25 as stated in the contract. I just don’t think it’s fair to have to pay to have the entire stand replaced when it’s not damaged at all.
Thank you for your consideration. We have friends and family getting married over the next year and would really like to be able to recommend your services to them.
The Angry Groom
Hi Angry Groom,
Sorry to hear about your troubles with the cupcake stand contract.
The problem here is twofold: first, the stand was returned 9 days late. We made repeated attempts to contact you. We had the stand booked out to another wedding. We had to purchase a new stand so that we could fulfill an obligation to other customers. Had the stand been returned to us from you at the agreed upon time (stated in the contract and signed by you,) then this would not have been an issue.
And then the stand is eventually returned to us, in a paper grocery bag. Your wedding ribbon still adhered, and in pieces. We had the stand built for us - to our sturdy and stout specifications - and in no way whatsoever was it meant to be disassembled.
I appreciate your offer to reassemble the damaged stand, but that isn’t what the contract stated. We never agreed that if you the customer returned the stand late, destroyed, that it would be acceptable for you to come and fix it for us. What we agreed was that you would return the stand ON TIME so that we’d be able to continue to do business with other customers and that you’d return it in a condition to make that possible. This you did not do. You did not hold up your end of the contract.
If your credit card company needs copies of the contract you signed please let us know and we will gladly provide them, with the sections pertaining to this situation clearly highlighted.
We provide contracts for stand rentals so that our interests can be protected. And while it is disturbing and sad to read that your next step is to alter your friend’s and family’s perception of our business as a result of this situation, I have to accept that as your choice. But in the interest of Saint Cupcake, I really must stick to the contract you agreed to and signed.
Insert several more emails here to our Weddings and Events Specialist. Also insert several Yelp reviews, Twitter comments and Facebook shout outs. All extraordinarily negative and not representative of the actual truth. The Angry Groom failed to do what he said he would - he signed a contract and he did not hold up his end of that contract yet wants me to bend over and take it. Sorry, Angry Groom. Not gonna happen.
Because there’s not enough time in this life to continue to go round and round with The Angry Groom and because his daily slanderous comments were starting to take a toll on my staff, I made the tough decision to refund his money. A cleansing. A burning of the sage. A ridding myself of his twisted lies.
The receipt detailing his refund was sent along with this letter:
Dear Angry Groom:
As you can see from the accompanying attachment, I refunded $220 to your credit card today, May 21, 2013.
Make no mistake, we are well aware that we are under zero obligation to refund any amount of money to your card but are doing so because we can no longer afford the drain you are continuing to put on our resources both mental and otherwise. If you have any additional confusion as to the contract that you signed it is attached for your review.
What is perhaps most unfortunate is the fact that you will take nothing away from this situation but the knowledge that incomplete truths, harassment and slander will get you exactly what you want.
I trust that this will be our final correspondence. In addition I request that emails to Jennifer Batchelor now cease as well.
Wishing you every happiness,
NOTE: We DO NOT want the stand returned to us. Please keep it as a token of your wedding day and of the hours you spent spreading lies about the responsibilities you agreed to when signing our contract.
Note to humans: Take responsibility for your actions. It will make you a better person.
Each year I need about a week to recover from Valentine’s Day. In my dreams this week is, basically, a staycation (I do laundry, clean out the fridge, reorganize my office. I find all of the clothes in my kid’s closet that are two years too small for him and donate them. I take sweaters to the dry cleaner. I stock my freezer with soups. I sleep.) I fantasize about this leisure time like most people dream about a week on the beaches of Hawaii. I know what you’re thinking. (I’m crazy.) And it’s true. I’m pretty much only accustomed to working. When given the choice of relaxing on a beach or organizing my home closets, I’ll always pick the closets.
This, er, personality trait is handy when you’re running a business. It’s even handier when you run a business that relies on your ability to continuously come up with new candies and treats and flavors for your hungry bakery fanatics. (See, it’s totally fine that I’m a freak. I can blame it on work!)
Spring is around the corner and instead of resting I’m putting the finishing touches on a couple of new recipes. Coffee & orange caramels with smoked salt (inspired by LucLac.) Buttered popcorn caramels (inspired by how much I miss going to the movies.) New flavors of Sour Supremes (cherry and lemon.) And a black tea ice cream that will be sandwiched between sparkly lemon butter cookies.
We’re also getting ready for Easter. All sorts of perfect-for-your-Easter-Basket treats are in the works. Plus our always amazing packaging will be just as amazing as always. Maybe even better.
And since we’re discussing Easter I might as well push it a little and tell you that we’re working on fantastic chore coupons for Mother’s Day - mom can redeem the coupons for around-the-house chores. I can hardly wait to cash in on some laundry folding and dishwasher unloading!
Not exactly the staycation of my dreams, but at least it’s something!
Time to get back to work.
As usual, thanks for all of your support - and stay tuned for the debut of our latest creations.
It’s almost here! The day of hearts and roses and sweet nothings and…ninjas?
Our Valentine’s Day offerings are pretty much over the top this year: Cupcakes with black hearts, cupcakes with red hearts, cupcakes coming out of our ears (this place is covered in folded boxes, you should see it.)
Then there’s candy: Caramels in pink boxes, lollipops in special bouquets, bags and bags of the sweet stuff all decked out in their Valentine best.
And then there are the cookies: Heart cookies with messages of love. Heart cookies with messages of unlove (they’re really funny! And perfect for that person in your life who is all ‘bah-humbug’ about Valentine’s Day.) And then, THEN! Valentine Ninjas! With tiny hearts instead of throwing stars. They’re amazing.
All this deliciousness is available at both our SW Morrison location and our SE Belmont location. It’s not too late to place a special order for any of it. Plus we’ll be open and ready for VD2013 - come by and see us!
Now, I’m not claiming to be any sort of medical expert. No way, no how. But I do know that I have seen miracles as a result of people chugging giant steaming cups of hot cider mixed with ginger, lemon and cayenne. And while I normally steer clear of people with colds so bad that they need to subject themselves to this sweaty endeavor, this year I’ve been paying special attention to the experience. And I turned all that special attention into candy.
Behold! The Sniffle Slayer. It’s a lollipop. It contains sugar. It contains my hopes that all your colds get better. It contains cayenne pepper that makes your nose area feel less restricted. It contains ginger and lemon and honey and apple cider that make you feel like you feel better even if you don’t feel better. But at the end of the day it is indeed C A N D Y. Because, seriously people, I am not a chemical factory churning out cold remedies that are based in medical science. I am just a lady who likes sugar and who enjoys making treats for people. Especially treats that make people feel better - even for a minute.
And while there is no cure for the common cold you might as well make the journey to wellness a little more fun by picking up a Sniffle Slayer. Suck on it, stir it into hot tea. Mix it into a Hot Toddy. Whatever it takes to feel better, you know?
PS: special thank you to the WW for taking my endeavors in sugar so seriously. Whoa!
Oh my goodness! We made it! We survived the holidays! (And by we I mean all of us - You! Me! Your mother in law! My mother in law! Even uncle Jeff and aunt Sue!*) It’s over!
The last of our decorations finally came down yesterday. The last of the foil-wrapped chocolate Santas were eaten last night. I’m tucking the box flaps over this holiday season and packing it away ‘til next year, and I couldn’t be happier.
Here at the bakery? The holidays are behind us and we’re focusing on making you lunch. Delicious lunches. Screw-the-resolution lunches. In-a-hurry lunches. Sit-and-stay-a-while lunches. Even I’m-on-a-diet lunches. We’ve got what your January needs.
People, I am up to my elbows in sugar and butter and heavy cream. I recently introduced a line of confections at the bakery, and I have been on one long sugar high ever since. My caramels have been especially popular lately - to keep up with the demand most days of the week I’m making 60 or so…
Hey there, Saint Cupcake fans! Did you know the secrets to our famous caramels was recently published in The Oregonian? True story! Now you can make caramel at home…follow this link to the best sugar high, ever!
SAINT CUPCAKE TEAMS UP WITH AMBONNAY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th FOR A NIGHT OF BUBBLES AND CHEER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Saint Cupcake’s Jami Curl and Ambonnay’s David Speer are joining forces on Thursday, December 13th to host an event full of holiday cheer. For only $45 guests will enjoy bites from Saint Cupcake and four Ambonnay sparkling pours from 7:30 until 9:30. Ladies, this is the excuse you have been looking for to buy that holiday dress and get your partner out of those rain boots!
Jami has been famously satisfying Portlanders with sweet and savory creations since 2005. Everything from her cookies and candies to brioche buns and pies are made using all natural ingredients highlighting Oregon’s bounty season to season. With over 10 years experience, noted sommelier David Speer opened Ambonnay in 2011 bringing Portland its first and only bar exclusively featuring champagne and sparkling wine. David also owns Red Slate Wine Company and works as a private sommelier helping his clients develop the personalized wine collections of their dreams.
The two join forces this holiday season as Jami prepares both sweet and savory bites while David pours four glasses of bubbles. For reservations please call Saint Cupcake at (503) 997-3674 or Ambonnay at (503) 575-4861.
It’s no secret (well, maybe it is) that I ask my five year old kid for advice in naming new treats. He usually has some amazing ideas (after all, he is responsible for the genius that is the bonbonbunbun,) and with our latest project he has certainly outdone himself.
Behold! The Twizzlie Roll.
Our Twizzlie Rolls are a lot like that small chocolate chewy candy that can sometimes be found in the center of a lollipop. You know what I’m talking about, right? Right. Anyways, Twizzlie Rolls are like that candy mentioned above, the main difference being that Twizzlie Rolls are actually delicious. Like, so delicious that our supply of them has been hidden from me somewhere in the bakery so that I cannot find them and eat them all.
They are the essence of chocolate with just the right amount of salt. I had dreams of this candy pretty much all night last night (and the night before.) Oh my god, someone please help me.
They’re available now at our SW store in bags of 15 candies for $8 - and they’ll be available at our SE store so so soon!
Below is a photo of the Namer in Chief of Saint Cupcake enjoying his very first Twizzlie Roll before they even had a name. Yeah, we eat candy in the car. (At least this one time we did.)
Candy and coffee. That’s what I had for lunch yesterday.
What’s weird is that I also had candy and coffee as my mid-morning snack AND my afternoon snack.
It wasn’t until I got home from work (and wasn’t feeling very well) that I realized I had pretty much only eaten (various types) of candy all day.
When we’re on the verge of ‘launching’ a new ‘product’ it’s easy for me to slip into a no man’s land of tunnel vision…treat after treat after treat goes into my mouth, all in the name of making sure each item is perfect (PERFECT!) before debuting in our line up of delights. What doesn’t go into my mouth? Anything else. Like, say, a sandwich. Or a piece of fruit. Or a salad. Who has time for a salad when there’s treats to eat?
Speaking of ‘launching’ and ‘product’… …Let’s talk about CANDY! We’re all set to introduce you to candy, Saint Cupcake style.
Debuting this week:
Caramels! Sea Salt, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Oregon Honey with Hazelnuts, Smoked Sugar - we’re seriously in to the sticky stuff around here!
Goodie Drops! Tiny chocolate palettes topped with various delicious delights: White chocolate with fig, almond & coconut Milk chocolate with spicy pecans and dried sour cherries Dark milk chocolate with Peanut Craquelin
And speaking of Peanut Craquelin - this stuff is causing us to go B A N A N A S around the bakery. Personally, I cannot stop eating it. Like, seriously I have a problem, get this shit away from me, someone please make me stop eating this, oh my god my stomach hurts, maybe I’ll have just one more bite PROBLEM. I had no idea that peanuts and sugar could make me so crazy.
Interestingly enough, I call all of these sweet shenanigans “work”. Tough, I know.
You! You should take a break from work. Stop by. Come visit. Try some candy. We’ve been working hard to make it perfect - just for you.
And when you visit? Pay no attention to the crazy ladies behind the counter spinning in circles caused only by eating too much sugar. It might look like we’re not doing anything important, but (trust us) we’re actually working. No, really.
If you’ve stopped by the bakery lately you may have noticed a particular buzz in our kitchen. Lots of coming and going! A few new faces! And…the smell of lunch in the air!
Why? Well, get a load of this: We’re sharing our gorgeous kitchen space with a scrappy elementary school lunch program. It’s true. Every day Chef Ben shows up at the bakery and makes a school lunch from scratch from start to finish. This guy even makes his own bread! And buns! And applesauce! Once all that food is prepped it disappears - a short trip down the street to the school and it’s served for lunch. Voila!
School lunch is nothing to mess around with - feeding kids a delicious, from-scratch lunch, especially when they can’t afford to pay for it, is something we can all say we’re concerned with - but we here at Saint Cupcake are ACTUALLY MAKING IT HAPPEN (or at least we’re donating the space to make it happen.) Kind of amazing.
We’re so totally tooting our own horns over this. Toot toot.
Our Melty Goods rolly cart. (Oh, and btw, Willamette Week, we l o v e the name Melty Goods even if you say stuff like ‘gag me’ about it. But thanks anyways for the shout-out!)
So, yes. We ordered a beautiful silver ice cream cart from a place in Brooklyn. It was hand built just for us and has taken an extraordinary amount of time to get here. And, finally. FINALLY it has shipped. It’s supposed to be here next week.
And then we’ll get some Melty Goods stickers on it and hit the streets with our ice cream. Pioneer Square! Director Park! Jamison Square! We’re coming for you! We’ll take it to parties! Weddings! Baby showers! And probably even the E A S T S I D E!!
Our bakery inspired ice cream treats have gone are getting ready to go mobile people, so get ready!
It’s July 5. Any true Oregonian knows what that means: It’s our official first day of SUMMER!
Sun. Picnics. Olympic Provisions frankfurters* (holy mary, mother of god, if you have not had one of these yet you need to get one. NOW.) Grilled corn on the cob. Iced coffee. Giant sunglasses. Sunscreen. Sleeping with the windows open. Lemonade. Running through the sprinkler. I C E C R E A M!
It’s the last one on the list that’s got me all crazy right now. While we are still patiently awaiting the arrival of our (handbuilt in Brooklyn) Melty Goods push-cart, we’ve got ice cream treats at both of our locations just waiting for you.
Our current best seller is the Galore-e-o Cookiewich. It’s the best Oreo cookie you’ve ever had, except it’s an ice cream sandwich. The cookies are crazy chocolately and full of flavor…and the ice cream! Vanilla bean and white chocolate. Yes, please!
Here’s what one of our customers had to say about the Galore-e-o Cookiewich, “It was the best f*cking thing I’ve ever eaten in my whole life.” We agree wholeheartedly - until we compare them to two of our other Cookiewiches:
The Strawberry Honey Cookiewich and the Roasted Banana and Coconut Milk Grahamwich.
The Strawberry Honey Cookiewich features Oregon strawberry ice cream with a touch of Oregon wildflower honey. We bake delicious brown sugar butter cookies and sandwich the whole thing together. Refreshing and delicious, it tastes like summer!
And then there’s the Roasted Banana and Coconut Milk ice cream. I worked and worked at this recipe to eliminate any frozen banana ‘chunks’ to make sure the ice cream is as creamy as possible. We sandwich a scoop between two of our housemade graham crackers - Layer upon layer of flavor! So, so good.
Oh, and one last thing (for now): our sundae cups. We make ice cream. We make toppings. We combine them in cute cups and give them to you with a wooden spade. I have two current favorite flavors: Buttered Pecan Praline and Buttery Hazelnut & Chocolate.
The Buttered Pecan Praline features a praline ice cream topped with Oregon sea salt roasted pecans that are then drizzled with our housemade praline sauce. I could eat this every single day and never tire of it.
The Buttery Hazelnut & Chocolate sundae cup is filled with our chocolate-hazelnut ice cream (think Nutella, only better) and then topped with Oregon hazelnuts that are roasted in a combination of European butter and Oregon sea salt. Simply delicious.
Oh! Wait! One more sundae cup: Vanilla Bean ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkles! The ice cream is rich and creamy. But the chocolate sauce is the star: we make it using delicious Swiss chocolate and Portland’s own Water Avenue Coffee. The ice cream goes in the cup, the chocolate sauce is swirled on top then we sprinkle on a flurry of rainbow jimmies. Outrageous and nostalgic all at the same time.
Come see us. Try some Melty Goods. Let us know what you think.
It’s summer! The sun is shining! Things are growing! There’s no better way to celebrate this wonderful season than to head out to Sauvie Island and get in touch with the land. Lucky for you Saint Cupcake is sponsoring a spot at Sauvie Island Center’s Farm Camp - each day the camp focuses on a different aspect of farm life - from planting to growing to harvesting and even cooking. We’ve visited the farm and believe us when we say: there’s no place we’d rather be spending a week of our glorious NW summer!
Saint Cupcake is giving away one spot for a lucky kid to attend the Farm Day Camp at Sauvie Island Center July 16th-20th!
Kids (3-5th grade) will: Explore and learn all about life on a working farm. Discover stages of growing and how to harvest crops. Cook alongside a chef with seasonal and healthy ingredients. Soak up the fresh air and get in touch with the land!
Sound interesting? Parents, have your kid send us a creative representation (drawing, essay, diorama or even a video!) describing their favorite vegetable or fruit, garden or farm experience. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at our location at 1138 SW Morrison (on the corner of SW 12 & Morrison.)
Get your submissions in by the end of day on Sunday, July 7. We’ll pick (and announce!) the winner on Monday, July 8!
Oh! And! If your kid is already signed up for camp, enter anyway! We’ll reimburse your tuition if your kid wins!
About the Sauvie Island Center: The Sauvie Island Center increases food, farm and environmental literacy in the community by providing hands-on educational field trips for elementary school children. The trips, which take place on the Sauvie Island Organics farm and on the grounds of the 120 acre Howell Territorial Park managed by Metro, offer a rich and unique opportunity for Portland elementary school students to visit and explore a real, working farm.
Summertime treats by Saint Cupcake are getting ready to make their debut! It’s true!
—- And, as a special treat, here’s a story for you!
Anyone who really knows me knows that I have been working since the age of 12. My very first job was at the Geneva Dairy D’lite in the tiny Lake Erie town of Geneva, Ohio.
My first summer at the D’lite was filled with lots of ice cream - AND lots of impersonations of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. See, the D’lite wasn’t air conditioned and we had a very large fan in the back room to help cool things down. Being the show choir nerd that I was (yes, really,) I L O V E D singing the opening notes from “Part of Your World” into the fan. It would literally make me sound just. like. Ariel. (Freak out!!)
In between eating massive amounts of ice cream and singing Disney show tunes, I’d help customers. I’d build gigantic sundaes. I’d think up new flavor combinations and talk them up as “specials”. My favorite of the specials was a sundae made of vanilla ice cream topped with peanut butter sauce, strawberries and chopped salted peanuts. Seriously delicious. And a huge seller.
My stint at the D’Lite lasted two summers and then I graduated to the ice cream big leagues - at least for Geneva, Ohio.
Eddie’s Grill was the place to work a summer job. The Grill was opened in the 50’s by Eddie Sezon. At first it was a simple hot dog stand (food carts, eat your heart out, seriously) then it grew. And grew. And grew. Along the way my own mother worked as a counter girl at the grill. The menu expanded to burgers and fries and chili dogs and fried fish sandwiches. And then came the ice cream.
Most of what I know about the working world came from my years at Eddie’s. From relationships with coworkers to balancing customer desires in relation to the rules, it was the perfect start to my life in food.
But the ice cream was what really mattered. We were serious about it. We’d start out our mornings drawing a blueprint of the sundae we’d eat that afternoon. I learned how to do all sorts of amazing things with chocolate dip. I tested the laws of physics daily while piling vanilla soft serve on to cake cones. My right bicep will forever be stronger than my left thanks to the ungodly amount of freshly squeezed lemonade I made.
Every year when summer starts to roll around, I miss Eddie’s so much I can almost taste the peanut butter milkshakes I used to love so much. But this year I miss it just a little bit less - because of Saint Cupcake’s Melty Goods.
I’m taking some of the best flavors of my childhood and combining them with milk and cream (and sometimes chocolate!) to create summertime ice cream novelties that are destined to be universally loved (or something like that.) We’ve got push pops! Ice cream cookiewiches! Ice cream cakewiches! And a whole lot of chocolate dip that creates the most delicious outer shell - encasing our salty peanut butter ice cream and even (EVEN!) frozen toasted coconut cream cupcakes.
It’s Mother’s Day weekend! The sun is shining! We’re baking loads of sweet treats!
AND we found our Top Mom!
MarlynnSchotland was nominated for our Top Mom award by her super sweet husband. We love that she’s a busy mom juggling a thriving business A N D she’s out there helping other moms everyday!
Here’s what her husband had to say about her:
My wife is everything a great mother should be: loving, kind, selfless, patient, and more. Whenever one of the kids’ birthdays is coming up, she’s already been working for weeks planning out the theme with them, designing cards and giftbags, making up games. She volunteers for the school PSO and in the kids’ classrooms, and is always there to pick them up from school. All that on top of a full-time job. But it’s her willingness and enthusiasm to help others, especially other mom’s, that is truly inspiring. A few years ago on Mothers Day, she launched the networking organization Portland Mamas, Inc., to help bring mom business owners together and share with each other what they’d learned. Over the years, the group attracted more than 200 local members and held regular meetings, workshops and events to help draw attention to mom-owned businesses. This resulted in many long-lasting friendships and business relationships, and through it all, she never lost sight of what’s most important to her: her family.
We moms are often the last to forgive ourselves, aren’t we? We are laden with guilt, heavy with “if only I had done this” and “I shouldn’t have said that.” We live in the no-win zone daily, and we reserve the harshest judgment for ourselves.
But if our kids forgive us so easily, so too should we.
Lately, I haven’t been feeling like the best mom in the world. I’ve been exhausted to the point of constant physical pain, which has made me cranky and impatient with my sweet children. I’ve been busier than busy, and definitely haven’t given my kids my full attention.
It’s funny, how kids will give exactly what they get. Impatience. Attitude. Crankiness. They are the reflective mirrors of our parenting triumphs… and our parenting missteps.
Today, I listened to my gut, and my kids. I turned off my phone. I closed my laptop. We talked, a lot. We played games. We joked around as we do best, and laughed. When I asked them questions, I looked them straight in the eye and waited patiently for an answer, and they delivered answers excitedly, talking non-stop. I sat with my son while he did his homework, answered his questions with a smile instead of impatient pleas for him to hurry up because it was bath time.
My kids were pretty amazing today. They were their normal happy, silly, giving selves, but they also listened and followed directions, they shared excitedly, they laughed heartily. I worked hard to give them my full, undivided attention (which is not the easiest thing in the world, whether you work or you don’t), and they gave me theirs.
It really is true: in parenting, as in life, you get what you give.
The trick now, is to forgive myself when I am not giving at the level I think I should be. To allow myself to have those days where my patience is short, my attention span is divided, my ability to fake my enthusiasm for made-up Pokemon card games is non-existent. There is no perfection in parenting. It takes effort and love, and I have to remind myself that as long as I continue to try, as long as I do what I do and say what I say with love, and apologize for times I do not, it makes a difference. It all makes a difference.
So I write about the good days – days like today – to remember that with kids, there is always another chance to make things right. To give them my all, when I can, and know it’s okay if it’s not 100% of the time. At least now, while they are young (and not apt to run off to Paraguay just to spite me), I am still forgiven and, always, loved.
We need to be kinder to ourselves, fellow mamas. Hopefully our children will learn self-forgiveness and remember this important lesson when they are grown and in our shoes.
I say amen to that! As a mother of a young kid myself, I understand these thoughts so deeply that I could have written these same words. Marlynn, you’re an inspiration! And our Top Mom!
As our Top Mom Marlynn will be receiving an extra special delivery of breakfast treats and sweets on Mother’s Day. We hope you stay in your slippers and robe all day Marlynn - you deserve a break (and a load of delicious goodies!)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (last week!) to Will & Kate. To honor a year of wedded bliss, here’s a re-post of an entry I wrote immediately following the actual wedding:
[ps: I wish I had a chocolate biscuit cake right now. I’d eat the whole damn thing. Myself.] _________
Dear Your Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, the Baron and Baroness/Lady of Carrickfergus, Mr. & Mrs. Wales, or, as I like to call you (in my dreams) Will and Kate;
Congratulations on your marriage.
I have watched your wedding ceremony 16 times. Not all 6 hours of coverage or anything crazy like that, but just the ceremony. I love it. It’s literally my new Pride & Prejudice. I could watch it every day. Actually, I could watch it multiple times a day. And I have.
That said, I just have a few observations of that incredible moment in time that I just have to ask you about or comment on:
1. Kate, Mrs. Wales, Duchess: How in the world did you DO that? First of all, you’re so pretty. Second of all, you weren’t shaking or crying. When those trumpets sound and “I Was Glad” begins, how did you not just crumple into a heap of “I can’t do this!”? Instead of crumpling (as I surely would have done,) you smiled a beautiful smile and held your dad’s hand and just floated down the aisle. Without crying. Or shaking. I think there are probably only 2 people on the planet who could have done that. And Lady Gaga doesn’t count.
2. The words of your ceremony were so beautiful. Everything that was said reminded me of why I got married in the first place. It also made me hate my own wedding’s guts. WHY didn’t we put more thought into our ceremony? Sure, it was decent and full of love…but then your wedding comes along. So, thank you for something so beautiful. But, I think I should warn you, you’ve ruined all weddings for the rest of time. Actually, you’ve ruined all weddings past, present and future. At least for me. Nice going.
3. The music. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I thought my husband’s best friend playing the piano at our wedding was special…but that guy was nothing compared to the Westminster Choir and the London Chamber Orchestra. Yes, we had a special arrangement of a radiohead song played. But you. YOU had one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY for your wedding. It’s a fact: my wedding was a complete dog compared to yours.
4. Still, all this aside, we do share one thing: real, actual love. Sure sometimes my husband is a complete you-know-what in the you-know-what, but I love the guy to bits and pieces and can’t imagine a day of my life without him. And - from all appearances (and based on the words that were spoken during your ceremony) - you feel the same way about each other. And it’s for that reason that I think the following:
we should be friends. OR, you should at least come and visit us.
See, I noticed you’re going to be visiting Canada in July. How exciting! (You should have a bagel if you go to Montreal. Kate, I can’t wait to see all the fantastic clothes I’m sure you’ll wear while oot & aboot in Canada.)
And then! You’re coming to America! Duchess - it’s your first trip to the USA, right? And you’re heading to California! Wonderful.
As excited as I am for your trip to Canada and California, I have a suggestion (if I may):
You should add Portland, Oregon to your intinerary. I live in Portland, and it’s a lovely city. We have delicious foods, amazing trees and really weird people just about every where you look.
Moreover, I would be doing you no favors if I didn’t tell you that a trip to California isn’t exactly a true snapshot of real, actual American life. But Portland! Portland is (kind of) perfectly American and filled with far less Hollywood insanity. Additionally, there are very few people who live in Portland who are actually FROM Portland, so it’ll kind of be like visiting all of the US in one short stint! Did I mention we have delicious food?
Speaking of delicious food, I own a bakery in Portland. Because of my baking roots, I followed your wedding cake activity closely. I love that you two are serious enough about sweets that you had two cakes PLUS desserts on your big day. Impressive. And speaking of cake, I was most interested in the chocolate biscuit cake - so much so that I created one for my coworkers to eat the morning of your wedding. Here’s a photo of it:
That said, if you visit Portland and we somehow arrange to meet-up, I will literally bake you any American (or other) delight you want. I’ll even make you another chocolate biscuit cake - seeing as how you were probably so busy at your reception hob-nobbing and watching people curtsey to you that you didn’t have time for a single bite.
So, Mr. & Mrs. Wales, have a lovely trip to Canada. Enjoy California. Please come to Oregon.
ps: Congratulations on the adoption of that baby penguin.
pps: Please tell Victoria Beckham that I love her.
pppps: Mrs. Wales, again, I have a blog and I write an awful lot about feeding my husband and young son. Not saying you do all the cooking, but you might find it useful. Maybe?
ppppps: You’re not going to believe this, but my husband and I spent our honeymoon in London. IT’S TRUE! We were there for a few weeks - just enough time for multiple visits to the V & A and for us to gain 10 lbs a piece eating chocolate covered digestive biscuits and ham sandwiches from Pret A Manger. Here are two of my favorite photos from our trip:
this one here might look familiar to you. It’s Westminster Abbey. That blurry thing in the corner is my husband’s nose. While traveling it’s tradition for us to take photos of his nose with every major landmark.
and this one is me. Standing in front of the Tower of London. I look grumpy because it had been exactly 7 minutes since my last chocolate covered digestive biscuit and I really wanted another one.
We’re all aflutter around here getting the last minute details in place for the debut of our brand newonline Goodies Shoppe!
We’ve overhauled everything from the customer shopping experience to the variety of goodies and party supplies available to the (super cute) packaging - and we can’t wait for you to see it all.
Tomorrow we’ve got a photo shoot scheduled with our very favorite photographer - Maggie Hudson of Honeysuckle. We can’t wait to see what magic she works with our treats! We can’t wait for you to see the Goodies Shoppe. AND we can’t wait to start shipping our sugary delights across the land. Hooray!
That sunshine out there is amazing, ya’ll! I can’t believe it.
Wait a minute. Of course I can believe it. Right when I have a vacation scheduled to a place where it’s sunnier than it is in Portland it actually becomes sunny in Portland. Sigh.
Anyways, in honor of the sunshine and the coming of summer, we’ve got our Spring cupcakes read for their debut! So exciting!
Meet our new cupcakes:
The Salty Captain : This is the cupcake that steers the ‘salted caramel’ ship. With a salty-sweet ‘ahoy matey!’ caramel buttercream atop our rich ‘thar she blows!’ chocolate cake, your taste buds won’t know what hit them. Ahoy matey, indeed.
Lemon Sparkle : Our lemon buttercream is so delicious that it sparkles. Sitting atop our vanilla cake, it’s the perfect way to celebrate any occasion that needs celebrating. Cheers to that.
Oregon Marionberry : Made from real Marionberries from the real Oregon, this buttercream is perched atop our vanilla cake. Perfectly fresh and screaming ‘summer!’ you’ll love this one-of-a-kind treat.
And over in our pastry studio we’re working on a few great surprises: sandwiches on our housemade brioche ‘pretzels’, our own line of confections AND our new deluxe trail mix.
So much to make eat and so little time.
Please tell me you’re out in the sunshine right now - or that you’re on the way here to get yourself a sweet treat…
Saint Cupcake is looking for Portland’s Top Mom and here’s your chance to nominate your own mom for the title! If your mom is chosen as the tops she’ll get a fantastic Mother’s Day breakfast (for four) compliments of us. Everything from our delicious scones to Water Avenue coffee to a perfect floral bouquet from Anna Mara Floral Design - we’ll deliver the goods to her place on Mother’s Day morning. You can decide if you’ll deliver it to her room for breakfast-in-bed. How sweet!
Here’s how to enter:
Send us an email telling us why your mom is our Top Mom. Be as detailed as you like - the best entry wins breakfast for Mom! Happy Mother’s Day indeed!
And, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, I thought you might like to read this poem that I wrote for my mother on Mother’s Day in 1984. My interest in baking already apparent…
Dear Mother, You have been so nice to me for eight years. You fed me, you put me to bed, you took me shopping. You gave me a life I’ll never forget. I love you so much i won’t know what to do without a mother like you. I will bring you flowers and everything else - candy, cookies and cake. I just hope you have a happy mother’s day.
From your daughter, Jami Lynn.
Enter your mom! You’ll be her favorite! Email us at email@example.com with your entry essay by end of day on May 7. Can’t wait to read what you have to say! We love moms!
As if things couldn’t get any crazier, I’m now - again - a student.
I somehow managed to carve out enough time to take French classes. And, yes, I’m already behind on homework. And, no, I can’t remember the word for Wednesday. And, yes, my grasp of the formal and informal is lacking. But, it’s…
Heck yeah! So exciting! We’re gonna be on T E L E V I S I O N!
Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets visited our little bakery several months ago and took the place over - lights, cameras, crew - the whole real deal. We can’t wait to see what our sweet treats look like on television!
Saint Cupcake on Unique Sweets! Cooking Channel! Debuts May 6 at 10:30pm!
What channel is Cooking Channel on in your area? Check here!
Behind the scenes:
PS: in case you’re wondering, we’re TOTALLY ready for our own bakery reality show. Around here we’re calling it Six Ladies In an Office - we laugh, we cry, we make fun of each other - it’s seriously good television. Now we just need someone to make our dream a reality (show.)
We’re busy working on delicious stuff around here. Making a debut this week? Our extremely perfect fig bars. One million times better than a Fig Newton, ours is slightly caramelized with hints of cardamom and orange. Delicious and nearly healthy if it wasn’t for the crunchy buttery top. But, wait. It contains figs! That’s a fruit! So of course they’re healthy!
Next! Three types of brownies! First, Mexican Vanilla Brownies. Next, Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies. Then we’ve got our tried & true Classic Brownie. BROWNIES!
Then - get this - lunch! With the help of our friends at Grand Central, we’re making some truly tasty lunchtime sandwiches (awesome baguette, Grand Central!) Here’s a sampling:
Ham and creamy brie with a touch of Oregon peach preserves on baguette
Smoked turkey and cheddar with housemade apple cranberry chutney on baguette
Slow roasted tomatoes with goat cheese and baby arugula on baguette
Salted peanut butter and housemade Oregon strawberry preserves on multigrain whole wheat
PLUS! You can add a bundle of field greens and a cookie and make it a lunch special for the awesome deal of $7.50. Fantastic!
Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11:30 until we sell out of lunchy delights!
So many of you came to visit us on Valentine’s Day - amazing! Unbelievable! Incredible!
We’re so thankful that something we make with our very own hands makes so many people happy. It’s an overwhelming feeling, for sure.
Thanks for coming to see us yesterday and for making this (our seventh!) Valentine’s Day the best yet.
ps: just wait ‘til you see what we’ve got on tap for Mother’s Day!
pps: if you received a singing telegram and you saw my husband in that pink sparkling shirt, I’m sorry. I can’t control what a grown man wears out of the house. Especially when I leave for work before he’s even out of bed.
Psst…Valentine’s Day is next week. Yeah, I know. I can hardly believe it either.
Know what else I can’t believe? Anna Mara flowers. They are too beautiful to be real - but they are! And our SW store will be hosting an Anna Mara pop-up shop on Valentine’s Day. So when you’re in the bakery picking out delights for your love, you can also scoop up some of the most gorgeous flowers imaginable. Delicious treats and stunning flowers all in one place - you are going to totally ace this Valentine’s Day! You’re welcome.
There’s more! if you call Anna (503.758.4986) and arrange a flower delivery you can add cupcakes or cookies to your order…OUR cupcakes and cookies! So perfect.
If you’d like to see some of Anna’s work, you should (so totally) visit her website. Prepare to become addicted to her creative knack for arranging amazing bouquets!
(Matthew Henry Curl, if you are reading this, I would never say no to Anna Mara flowers. Ever.)
And, after some really fun (and messy, sprinkley, sugary, hilarious) test classes, we’re ready to announce our first baking class for kids: Valentine’s Day Cookies!
Classes are taught by Saint Cupcake’s owner, Jami Curl and Saint Cupcake’s pastry studio manager, Karla Arria-Devoe. We focus on fun - we focus on hands-on instruction - and we focus on getting kids excited about baking. See? Fun!
Here are the details for our inaugural class:
Our first class is for 4 - 6 year old kids. Parents should plan to stay by their child’s side throughout the class.
Saturday February 11 2pm - 3pm Saint Cupcake Galore - at SW 12th & Morrison Class Fee: $50 Using Saint Cupcake’s classic butter cookie dough, students will roll, cut, stamp and bake delicious cookies. Next, armed with piping bags, students will ice and sprinkle the cookies to perfection. Finally we’ll package the cookies so that students can give them to their special Valentine. Class includes a sweet treat and milk or juice. Participants will receive a copy of the recipes to take home.
To secure your spot in the class, please call Saint Cupcake at 503.997.3674 or 503.916.9835.
We just put the finishing touches on our delightful Valentine’s Day 2012 cupcake designs - and we think you’re going to be so excited.
Hearts! Pink! Red! Hearts!
And for those of you in the anti-Valentine’s Day camp, boy oh boy do we have a treat for you! Cupcakes with BLACK HEARTS! (Don’t tell anyone, but these are my personal faves.)
In addition to cupcakes we’ve got some deeelicious treats perfect for the one you love:
our best selling bittersweet chocolate + sea salt cookies.
our extra special brownie cookies (1000 times better than a box of chocolates, trust me.)
our signature alder smoked chocolate chip cookies (the ideal sweet for the man in your life - really.)
PLUS! Flowers! We’re teaming up with gorgeous flower artiste Anna Mara to create the prettiest little nosegays you’ve ever seen. Imagine showing up at her house with a box of sweet treats and gorgeous flowers - H E C K Y E A H! And in addition to real life flowers, we’re also busy creating tissue paper bouquets proven to last forever…just like your love.
And - because all this could never be enough - we’re offering SINGING TELEGRAMS for the 5th year in a row! We’ve got an expanded song list, two teams of troubadors AND we’ve dropped our prices making this the most affordable way to melt someone’s heart known to man (this is scientifically unproven, but we’re pretty sure whoever you send a singing telegram to is going to basically pee in their pants.)
To order a singing telegram and to discuss all of our other heart-y offerings, give us a call at 503.997.3674 or 503.916.9835. We can’t wait to help you make this the best day o’ love ever!
…but before I talk about that I just want to say two things:
First, Happy BirthdayKate MiddletonDuchess! I cannot believe you are only 30 years old. I hope you eat lots of cake. Because, by the looks of those photos of you in that lace dress at the premiere of War Horse, you could really use a snack. (And I’m only saying that because I’m jealous. Really.)
Second, Beyonce and Jay-Z! Congrats on your new lil’ baby! When my own baby was born it nearly made my head explode…so good luck in the coming weeks! Sleep when the baby sleeps! (Oh, wait. I’ll bet you have an army of night nurses on hand to help out. So, sweet! Sleep whenever you want!) But seriously, babies are magical. Congrats.
And now, let’s get down to business. Wedding stuff!
Isn’t getting engaged exciting? It’s SO exciting! One of the best days of my life so far was the day after I got engaged - calling all my friends and family to tell them the news was SO exciting. And so was staring at my engagement ring. All day long.
Anyways, I know a lot of you lucky people out there got engaged over the holidays, and that’s seriously so exciting. And now that January has rolled around you’re in full-on planning mode, right? Right!
Well, we’ve got some really great ideas for wedding desserts. First of all, we’ve got cupcakes! Our cupcakes are still the perfect way to celebrate your big day, of course. But in addition to cupcakes we’ve got loads of other deliciousness: our signature cookies, tiny pies, bonbonbunbuns - so much to eat! We can even whip up custom cookies with anything you want written on them - think of the possibilities for wedding favors!
And with these new desserts come new ideas for your dessert table - from vintage cake stands to rounds of wood, a dessert table is the best place to pull your whole wedding look together!
Give us a call today to set up your wedding tasting. You’ll eat cupcakes, check out our past weddings and talk with our wedding coordinators about all the sweet possibilities!
First of all, there’s Grüner. Delicious food. DELICIOUS FOOD. Incredible staff. And a deluxe new bar with plenty of cured meats (my favorite kind!) If you haven’t been, you need to go. It’s a great experience and a special treat. (Be sure to ask for a pretzel roll!)
And then there’s Grüner’s neighbor, Alder & Co. There’s literally nothing in this shop that I don’t want. From luxe blankets to beautiful candlesticks to perfect kitchen items, Alder & Co. is kind of like my home away from home. Carla & Rebecca deliver amazing service - you won’t be sorry you stopped in (although your bank account might be!)
And then there’s Grüner’s other neighbor - Gold + Arrow - a salon to end all salons! This place is gorgeous - you kind of have to see it to believe it. (When you pop in for a glamorous makeover, be sure to say hello to salon owner Gretchen! She and Mr. Saint Cupcake are childhood friends. How cute!)
And then, kitty-corner to all the above magicalness (that’s a word, right?), is Canoe. You know Canoe. This gem of a shop is always in some magazine - their highly curated wares (and incredible selection of Heath Ceramics) make my heart happy. My latest find? This nifty Japanese match strike. Ours lives by our fireplace.
And these great businesses just scratch the surface of the other delights the West End has to offer.
We’ve been busy around here cooking up a new lunch menu.
Yeah, you read that right. Lunch menu. A menu of lunch. A delightful menu of items you may enjoy for lunch. Eat lunch. Here. (I’m sorry. I’m acting a little weird because I made a resolution to drink more water and have - as of this moment - had 130 ounces of water today. It’s making me feel slightly tipsy.)
Here are the yummy details:
Monday through Friday we’ll serve two types of tarts and one delicious little number we’re calling a pocket sandwich. We fill our fresh-baked brioche rolls with tasty stuff then wrap them in a pocket of foil and bake them in a toasty oven. The result? A pocket sandwich!
In addition to the above delights we’re also making a few new salads. Today I whipped together a tasty trio of roasted beets, carrots and figs all marinated in a roasted shallot and orange vinaigrette. We put this concoction on some spinach, add in some goat cheese and - wow - lunch is ready!
And of course, you can’t forget my favorite part of lunch - dessert! We think our cookies go perfectly with lunch. Come to think of it, so do the cupcakes. And the bonbonbunbuns…
Next time you’re here sign up on our lunch email list! We’ll send out a daily menu each morning with all the deets on lunch.
The amazingly lovely folks from the Multnomah Country Library brought by the sweetest gift:
A Saint Cupcake Readers Advisory Chart!
They basically made a (very scientific) matrix of books you should read based on your preferred Saint Cupcake goodies! Incredible!
Here are a few highlights:
If you like vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream: You understand that vanilla doesn’t mean boring; cupcakes and books become classics for a reason. Much like the vanilla cupcake, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has stood the test of time.
If you like red velvet cupcakes: Sweet southern charm, hidden surprises, that deep blood red interior? You need a little Sookie Stackhouse. Start with the first, Dead Until Dark, and work your way through the following ten titles in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series.
If you like Fat Elvis cupcakes: You want it all - chocolate, banana, peanut butter, pound cake. You probably like your stories the same way. Try out Daniel Klein’s murder mystery series starring the King himself. Colorful characters, humor and exciting plot twists just might cure those cravings.
If you like bonbonbunbuns: These little sugary and spicy treats are addictive, just like books from those sassy authors Jen Lancaster (Bitter is the New Black) and Mindy Kaling (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?) You’ll read one and find yourself wanting more, and more, and more…
If you like alder-smoked chocolate chip cookies: Pull up a log, toss another on the campfire and prepare to enjoy these smoky delights with a couple of smoky westerns. True Grit (Charles Portis) is a classic and The Desert of Wheat (Zane Grey) not so well known, but both will keep you there until the embers die down.
The English major in me appreciates this gift more than those crazy librarians will ever know. Thanks so much, smartypants reader types! We love you!
I have these crazy dreams from time to time. In the dream I’m eating something. A lot of something. Say, dozens of doughnuts or pounds of french fries. Or bags of cookies. Or slabs of bacon. Or freezers full of ice cream. And when I wake up I notice two things:
I’m overjoyed the dream wasn’t reality because, seriously, who needs to be eating dozens of doughnuts?
I can still taste and feel whatever I was dreaming about in my mouth.
Last night I had the dream only in the dream I was eating pecans. Hundreds and hundreds of pecans. In the dream, enormous bowls filled with pecans were everywhere I went. And, instead of finding it strange, I just kept eating them.
When I woke up I could still feel that dry-icky-been-eating-pecans-all-night feeling in my mouth. And I also felt completely relieved that I hadn’t actually eaten 12,000 calories worth of pecans.
And then I thought about the sweet & spicy pecans we make at the bakery. And how we’re selling them in 1 lb bags. And about how perfect they’d be at your holiday cocktail party. Or as a gift for your favorite party host. Or your doorman. Or your babysitter.
And thinking about the nuts made me think about our other treats perfect for gifting during this the giftiest of seasons.
Our outrageous hot chocolate & mini marshmallow kit is perfect for anyone on your list - especially someone who likes to drink delicious stuff…like our outrageous hot chocolate.
Our decorate your own cookie kits are perfect for folks who like to get all DIY.
Our holiday sparkle cookie sets feature three of our best-selling holiday cookies all dressed up in festive sprinkles.
And don’t forget: we can wrap up any of our fresh baked goodies as a gift! So come on in to the bakery and cross every name off your list. (And don’t forget to pick up a treat for yourself!)
To find out more about our holiday gift offerings, give us a call at 503.997.3674 or simply stop in and pick something up!
Did you know that I’m married to a musician? I am.
Sometimes (to quote one of my favorite Journey songs,) lovin’ a music man ain’t always what it’s supposed to be. Holy cow, that Steve Perry really knows what he’s talking about. I mean, seriously. Have truer lyrics ever been written? (Aside, of course, from Bon Jovi’s I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all. Because I truly believe that when I hear it. He HAS seen a million faces and he HAS rocked them all.)
Anyways, lovin’ a music man - and a lead singer no less - means lots of late nights, more forgetfulness than I can deal with and such a display of histrionics that I sometimes wish I could form my own Academy that gives away golden statues. He’d be a really, really big winner.
Thankfully he balances out all the drama with some special contributions to the bakery:
First we have our singing telegrams. It’s true. We’ll deliver cupcakes to anyone you’d like and he’ll sing them a song. My personal favorite is when he swaps out a name for Caroline in Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. (True story: on my birthday he showed up to the bakery and lead the staff in singing Sweet Jami Curl to me - a moment I won’t soon forget.)
He’s got all this gear…PA systems, projectors, giant screens, keyboards and whatever other tricky things are needed at weird times. For example, this weekend is our staff holiday party and he’s supplying the PA system and the projector and the screen so we can turn the bakery into a movie theater and watch that holiday classic Love Actually. And drink egg nog.
And, finally, what’s super handy is this: he can provide in-store entertainment.
Speaking of in-store entertainment, guess what’s happening this Saturday at our SW Morrison location? IN-STORE CHRISTMAS TUNES! Featuring Henry Curl (Mr. Saint Cupcake) and his musical partner-in-crime E. Chris Brown. They’ve promised me a rendition of Last Christmas by Wham! and have been working for months on their version of Mariah’s All I Want for Christmas Is You. I can hardly wait.
Come on down to our SW Morrison location this Saturday, December 17 at 3pm - we’ll have music! Egg nog! Treats! You don’t want to miss it. Really, you don’t.