Tuesday, September 28, 2010

D'Lish Cupcakes

It's no secret I really enjoy gift markets. Granted, most in this area have some of the same vendors that I know and love dearly, but I still like to pop in and take a peek to see if there is anything I just cannot live without.

Plus, I get the chance to love on my friends who are uber creative and have booths at these markets.

There was a Christmas in July market this summer at a nearby church and I discovered 2 gals that are taking cupcakes to a whole 'nutha level.

Mercy me. These cupcakes are the perfect trifecta: look amazing, smell delightful and taste like nothing I had ever tasted.

May I introduce you to D'Lish Cupcakes?

Monica and Jen are the co-owners of D'Lish Cupcakes. They bake these darlin' treats in their own kitchens in Spring, TX.

They offer cupcake catering for all occasions: private parties, birthdays, corporate events, weddings and gifts (I took a box of 4 to a friend as a housewarming gift, SCORE!)

They offer a myriad of unique flavors. Here's a few: coconut cream pie, pumpkin cream cheese, cranberry orange cheesecake, caramel apple, strawberry (with real strawberries pieces, yum!), dulce de leche, pina colada, raspberry lemonade, mint chocolate chip, and their signature d'lish..which is the ultimate chocolate cupcake with turquoise frosting.

What I loved about these gals is they have taken the cupcake and dressed it up by thinking outside the box. Their flavors are uniquely theirs and they have a hint of decoration that is the perfect touch.

Take a peek at the pictures below and see if you can resist. If you can't, email them at cupcakes@dlishcupcakes.net and asked to be added to their email mailing list. They will email you what shows they will be at and also when certain flavors are available.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pumpkins, Corn Maizes, Hayrides and More

*Halter Inc Pumpkin Patch
17410 Clay Rd.

*Matt's Family Orchard
20010 Bauer-Hockley Rd.
reservations required

*Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
yes...they have pumpkins!
7632 Spring Cypress Rd.
Admission $3

*Dewberry Farm
7705 FM 362

*Cypress United Methodist church
13403 Cypress N Houston

*Oil Ranch
23501 Macedonia Road

*Home Sweet Farm
7800 FM 2502

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Complimentary Admission Days at the Zoo

The Houston Zoo wants to offer you complimentary admission!

According PAIGE HEWITT of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE ... "Rather than offering free admission on already-crowded holidays, patrons now will be admitted for free after 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month."

So which Tuesdays are the free days? The zoo website states "the Houston Zoo will offer free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing. During the months that Daylight Saving Time is in effect, the Houston Zoo closes at 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.). During Central Standard Time, the Houston Zoo closes 6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.)."

Less crowds and less heat. Double bonus!