Thursday, January 27, 2011


Last week Celia and I styled photos for a new cupcake shoppe in Spokane! open and ready to bake for you, whatever you can dream, Judy

can bake it! Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Weddings, and my favorite The

Unbirthday!!! Judy's Website will be up shortly, but, for now you may order via her

cell phone (509) 217-9309. She is currently looking for a store front, and we can't

wait, Cel and I have designed a whimsical cupcake shop, for Miss Judy. This project

has been an absolute pleasure, to help a client create a dream into a reality is

like a little bit of heaven. We will post inspiration pictures soon and then within

the next few months, we hope, new shop photos!!!

The Cutest Cake Pops

Lavender Cupcakes baked fresh the morning of the shoot, for a little lady's 70

th birthday...perfect for a wedding shower too!

We love anything red velvet...

Oh! My! Valentine sweet and pretty!

Photos courtesy of Mike Lee ~

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Where there is great love there are always miracles. ~ Wila Cather

...Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day!*

Today is a day to be with those you love, most importantly be kind to yourself and show yourself some LOVE, a little self pampering perhaps??? It's called self-preservaton. I hope you can take a little time today for yourself. This month of February give yourself a day to tune out the wants of the world. Read a book?? How long has that been?? Or take a walk in your yard and look at things with fresh eyes, maybe planting a new flower bed. How about it?

A good friend of mine, Deb Thoen is in the well-being industry, she tells me pampering is preventive medicine. Deb says, pampering ourselves may seem strange at first but taking care of ourselves first is very soulful and loving.

Today I will have an afternoon massage, one small kind gesture for myself...I already feel selfish and frivolous just saying the words, but I shall persevere, and when I start to feel forbidden again, I know pampering is an important part of staying healthly and well, and loving myself.

Please pamper yourself soon ~ Glad

photos ~ found
Please forgive me for not giving credit to some of the photos, if you know where they are from I'll gladly give credit...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Art Found in a Chicago Auction House

A few months ago, I came across an article that was very interesting to me, because I love history, art, and vintage black and white photos. The article told the story of a women's belongings sold at an auction house, but very little was known about her and her life, except she had an amazing eye for photography! Since reading the article I searched on-line, and found a little bit more about this amazing street photographer... some beautiful photos! Her name is Vivian Maier, she was born in 1926 and died in 2009. Her work was discovered at an auction house in Chicago,by John Maloof. He acquired her belongings from a storage locker, that was sold off due to delinquent payments, for $400. The discovered work included 100,000 mostly negatives, and thousands of prints, countless undeveloped rolls of film. She lived most of her life in Chicago,worked in a sweat house when she was young, became a nanny for a family, kept to herself and always carried a camera with her and chronicled life on the streets of Chicago! Amazing story!!! Too see more photos check out Vivian Maier

Vivan Maier ~

I love this photo ~ it seems to glow

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Little Bit of Sunshine to Brighten Your Day

Oliver Cash~ I love his little tongue, just recently he's beginning to say his brothers names, when he says Char Char for Charlie, he puts his little tongue on the roof of his mouth and it curls in such a sweet way.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1-2 Punch ~ My Sister's Blog

1-2 Punch...Cassicus Clay, Sonny Liston, Leon Sphinx, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard...these are a few of the names we grew up with.

Watching the Saturday night fights with our Dad, a bowl of popcorn (or my favorite, boiled peanuts) was our "quility" time together. Who ever the winner or loser was, didn't matter to us, our biggest concern was whether or not either of them had a "cauliflower ear". As kids this was a fascinating possibility! Our Dad was a chef. Chef Fred Oliver, (so now you know where baby Oliver got his name). Over 30 years of experience. Starting out in the USAF as NCO and Officers Club Manager, and in his retirement (at age 40 something) at some of the most prestigious local clubs and restaurants. He even cooked for one or two of the Presidents of The United States.After his death, while plowing through his immense library of cookbooks a "TREASURE CHEST OF PUNCH RECIPES" was discovered. It is by far THE BEST and MOST COMPLETE collection you will ever find...with a recipe for every occasion. Also included in the find, were many party planning tips, menus and appetizer recipes.On my sis's blog are the best 50 punch recipes. There's literally 1000's.

My sis, Jan has made them available for all to see! I hope you will pop over and check out her blog, I think you will enjoy her music selection, as well, (Tiny Bubbles ~ my favorite). I know she would be delighted to hear from you too!

Bon Appetit!

Glad & Jan

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let Your Dreams and Wishes Unfold...


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

PAUSE ~ A word that will guide us this year

Doesn't a picture speak a thousand words?? Stay in the moment, enjoy the people closest to you. Relax more, stop thinking of all the things that need to be done, and PAUSE....


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Inspiration is Free!!!

Amazing Hat Block Collection...

More of this talented artist's work and her creative space ~ I could stay here for hours and the creating would be endless... don't you agree?

New inspiration for a New Year!!

Hatmaker's fascinating story...Magar