So today…ahhhhhhh…very interesting start. Had early meeting with publisher and had a text from my friend D while getting ready. We have been having photog dialog which got me to thinking…D and his son T were my very first official photo shoot eva! I shot some pictures of them for his Mom’s Christmas gift and it happened to be about this time of year…I thought it was 2 years ago however, D reminded me it was last year.
At that point I started thinking back…it has only been 1 year since I felt confident enough in my photog abilities to actually charge money for photos. Well lordie, what a dang year it’s been…someone opened those gates and life took off along with my photography! YEAH ME!
Oh and I need to mention….D, T, L, A have had a hell of a year as well…they hired me Nov 08, Dec 08 for Christmas cards, March 09 for engagement photo’s, then again in May 09 for a wedding! Seems my friends and I don’t waste time…ha!THANK YOU CLARKS FOR ALL THE BUSINESS..KEEP IT COMIN!
So back to today…blowing through the past year, there’s been weddings, PR pics, holidays, lots of shoots, recent shoots like baby Hayden, Sloans, Dovers the Monell’s 15th anv book deal, pics published…and they keep coming! That being said…I decided to celebrate with a Naticake cupcake. I haven’t been in a week or so and was missing my cupcakes.
I just finished my meeting with the Monell’s publisher and decided to take my files in and enjoy a little time sitting down and enjoying my cupcake. It was funny, I found myself helping the lady in front of me decide which ones she wanted…I was really just wanting her to hurry so I could get my cupcake and then 2 sisters came in behind me. They wanted to know what a Naticake was, well they sure asked the right person! See they weren’t from around here, they were here from KY so I got to start at the beginning with them and share they were the best cupcakes in the world, then they had to try the Natichino…and then I started in sharing Nati story, mission, and Naticlub info. Before they hit the counter they were both so excited they even bought matching Nati-shirts!
We all sat together and shared stories, the Nati story hit home personally for them so we shared a nice time chatting and learning about each other. It really reminded me how very important it is to always be open and avail to others..you never know who might need you to listen, or who might be there to listen to you. They were both 2 of the neatest, most creative, caring people I have met in a long while. We all shared a hug before I sent them to Monell’s for lunch around the corner. I’m assuming they prob rolled back to KY so full from all the food…ha anyway…I wanted to share a picture of them as well as a picture of the write-up on Naticakes that included one of my photos..what a great wrap up to a blessed 1st-ish year!
Thank you Naticakes for being a part of my celebration!
So..been working on the books..in fact so much I’ve not been as good getting my cupcakes in as I should. Today I decided to be a GOOD CUPCAKE LADY..so I headed out in the baby benzo to my FAV cupcake location in Franklin, TN Naticakes (makes my mouth water just to type this blog).
Of course I open the Nati-door and whooooosssshhhhhhh the smell of fresh baked cupcakes…it’s like that cartoon with the snake eyes that go all silly..that’s what the smell does to me when I open the Nati-door. Who’s with me on this one? Lordie, we need to bottle that smell and make Nati-home spray and Nati-candles. I bet they would fly off the shelf! OK, back to the story….
I usually get my Naticake to go however, I decided to plant my rear and people watch. OH OH lordie can’t believe I didn’t mention….hello Chocolate Peanut Butter dreamiest cupcake yet. New flavor..and it has GOO! Huge fan of the GOO in the middle Naticakes HUGE….however, before I could dig in a huge group of younger less exp cupcake fans came in…one claimed the line of tables on the left…I knew they were here for a long while. They were having a little Naticake love time togetha…I just love that. THEN…4 more exp Nati-lova’s came in – these were the fully decked, big huge bling, vuitton, dior sporting SKINNYYYY Nati-lova’s (we come in all shapes and sizes).
As I was listening to the orders…they all ordered Nati-chinno’s and then they were all deciding which cupcake they were going to SPLIT..STOP RIGHT THERE..did you hear me? SPLIT? a NATICAKE? how do you split a Naticake 4 ways? are they nuts? right then I decided they were nuts! Then I decided I would rather be fat and have my OWN NATICAKE thank you…and then I felt sorry for the skinny Nati-lova’s…I can’t imagine having that kind of control! If Nati-team would let me…I would dive head first into the cupcakes and I wouldn’t come up for air..who needs air when you have Naticakes cupcakes? So I thought…JUST EAT ALREADY SKINNY NATI-LOVA’s! FREE YO-SELF..
So yesterday was P-Dawgs B day…and today I’m going to take him some cupcakes…since he always tells me they are fresh out in Portlan, TN…brought my own. So I made my way to my fav little cupcake casa, The Cupcake Collection in downtown Nashville. I walked in and realized there was a cupcake I’d never had before…the marbled cupcake! I’m sure Paul won’t miss one little cupcake out of the box right?
Heaven – super moist, lots of flavor…just melts in your mouth! Just the right mix of both flavors..and it looks pretty too! If you’re nice I might, just might share one with you one day…
OHHHH…look at this cupcake, and I’m so not a fan of pineapple upside down but ohhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyy gosh!!! There aren’t words…just look. OOOHH and the Strawberry Swirl…….WOWOW!
PERFECT PARTY CUPCAKE – These are the classic in size and taste, a great homemade cupcake. They are totally different from all the other gourmet cupcake eateries in Nashville. The Cupcake Collection is the PERFECT PARTY cupcake for sure! It’s a charming house in Germantown DT Nashville. Plenty of parking, cute purple house and everyone is VERY friendly and someone says hello and welcomes you the moment you walk in. Makes you feel warm and cozy!
The cupcakes are only $1.50 each, which is amazing compared to any others. It’s a great little place for a quick cupcake treat and THE PERFECT PARTY CUPCAKE hands down. They are SOOOOO good, and will travel well and aren’t messy making them the perfect cupcake for any party!
The Cupcake Collection
1213 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208