Blog 2017-11-08T21:32:17+00:00

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Sweet Memories, Sweeter Friend

I want to shed a spotlight on a special member of the Gigi’s family - Brad Harlan.  Having served as manager of the original Broadway shop for over five years now, Brad plays a valuable role in the spirit and story of Gigi’s Cupcakes. Our friendship started over 11 years ago, and we have LeAnn [...]

Friends, Family and the County Fair

I have always loved the county fair.  Growing up in small town, going to the fair was the highlight of our year.  I will always remember participating in the 4-H animal contests or cheering for my mom as she won a blue ribbon for one of her amazing vegetables or one of her delicious baked goods.  Some [...]

The Simple Joy of Summer

Summer is here, and with summer comes a sense of joy.  For my daughter and I, this summer has already started off in a whirlwind!  In one month, we have experienced a lot of changes.  Among some business changes, we also sold our home as we are in the process of building a new one.  Our [...]

Celebrating with American Girl and Gigi’s Cupcakes

My daughter is turning five this month and one of the activities she really wanted to do was go to the American Girl store to look around and have lunch at their adorable café. So we decided to make a day of it and invited some of our friends to join us in the adventure.  [...]

Finding Your Inner Wonder Woman

From an early age, I have always been fascinated with super heroes and their unique powers. Whether their power is super strength or flying, I love the idea that their sole purpose is to help and serve others. If I could be one super hero, it would be Wonder Woman. She is fierce and strong – [...]

Homemade Sugar Cookies and Little Helping Hands

There is not a lot that tastes better than a homemade cookie baked with love. I always use my great grandmother’s 100-year-old sugar cookie recipe that has been passed down through my family for many years. Many hands have made it, but it always amazes me that a recipe can still bring so much joy… and [...]

Birthday Fun

My favorite birthday celebration is one spent with those closest to me. This year, my birthday was extra special because I celebrated with family and dear friends. The recipe that brings me the most joy on my birthday is my Great, Great Aunt Birdie’s famous fresh coconut cake with lemon pineapple filling – my absolute favorite [...]

Special Appearances at ICE at Gaylord in Nashville and Orlando

Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of the year.  I start listening to Christmas music and pulling out my pink Christmas lights in October.  One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to go to dinner and see the lights at Gaylord Opryland.  So I’m really excited that the holiday season is now upon us! In [...]

Traveling Tales

Although I travel often, most of the time, I have the privilege of being able to take my daughter on the road with me. I love spending as much time as I possibly can with her. Her bag is always packed, and she always has a smile on her face saying, “I’m ready to go Mommy!” [...]

The Magical World of Disney

My daughter, like many children, is at the adorable age where she is captivated by the magic of Disney.  These days, our conversations revolve around the stories of the Disney princesses and the joy of Mickey Mouse.  Having never been to Disney World myself, I realized it was time to save for a trip to [...]

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