Queen of Pink

Loving all things pink, glittery, shiny and the list goes on

And the College Search Begins…

We took Ali off to her 2nd college tour yesterday.  Although John had been adamant about which college he was going to go to, Ali has left herself more open to ideas.  She has 3 colleges picked out and we set up tours at all 3.  2 down, 1 to go.  Why am I not more worried about how we will pay for college?  Bob thinks about it almost constantly.  Somehow, I feel like God will provide as long as we do what we can do to help.  Ali’s job is to look for and apply for scholarships.  I get some great ideas while I am driving that I want to share with her for her essays, but she doesn’t want to hear them.  At this age, mom is pretty lame and doesn’t know anything.  Just imagine how smart I am going to be 20-30 years from now when it hits her-hey, mom actually did know a few things.  But that’s all part of growing up and my baby is sure doing that.  A little over a year from now, I will suffer the infamous empty nest syndrome (I almost typed empty-next…perhaps that is really me being ready for the next phase of my life although I don’t plan on an empty next.  I plan on a full next).  Anyway, being a housewife in Detroit means helping your children grow up and move on.  Ali still has another year of high school, but before I know it, she will be off to spread her wings in the world.

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March 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Only in LA!

Check out this website: http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/03/01/sprinkles-debuts-24-hour-cupcake-machine/?nl=CCF_20120302_Top5_Cupcake&sni_mid=30875&sni_rid=30875.309.190390

Only in LA could you find an ATM machine that dispenses cupcakes!  This is so not happening in Detroit.  We can’t even get food trucks in the Detroit area.  I am originally from Portland OR and for as long as I can remember, food trucks were part of the downtown Portland scene.  And of course, now that their popularity is soaring and there are so many different trucks, I can’t enjoy them.  Sad face.

Portland also served Dippin’ Dots at certain McDonald’s locations.  I love Dippin’ Dots!  One year when my kids and I visited my dad, we went to McDonald’s everyday just to get the Dots.  Now I only seem to be able to get them if I go to the zoo, the Fox Theater, the Palace or some other special place.

About the only foodie type thing in Detroit is the Eastern Market.  It really is an interesting place to go and we go at least once a year.  It’s a big outdoor Farmer’s Market but it is covered.  More like open-air sheds.  Fruits, vegetables, plants and small business food stands.

What do you have in your area regarding food that you find interesting?

March 3, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment