It has been a very busy week, but I wanted to take some time and wish everyone a very Happy Easter!
The kids and I spent yesterday morning making these cupcakes using Jordan Almonds as the little chick and rooster heads.
Some of them just look like eggheads, but hey, this isn't rocket science.
However, here's the best part. On Friday night I had a dinner party. Some of our guests included the Coleman family who own Coleman Vineyard, a winery and vineyard located very close to our property in Oregon. I have to say, they make the greatest Pinot Noir. If you are looking for a great Pinot, look no further. Get some...you won't be disappointed.
Do you see the tray the cupcakes are sitting on?
Here's a better shot. The Coleman's young son makes these Lazy Susans out of used wine barrels. The tray was brought to me as a hostess gift.
All I can say is, WOW, I am so thrilled with it. I couldn't wait to use it in some of my work. Can you believe a twelve year old made this? At twelve I was twisting my braids around my finger and sucking on the tips of my hair. Go figure.
Anyway, the tray is exquisite. It's massive, heavy, rustic and spins beautifully. I absolutely love it and consider myself so lucky to own it. It kills me to think I have to leave it in Oregon until I return. Thank you again Coleman's for such a generous and thoughtful gift.
Not only did the Coleman's spoil me that night but the Wrigley Family showed up with this magnificent bouquet. The Wrigley's own J Wrigley Vineyards, their property sits directly South of mine, on the opposite ridge.
The Wrigley's planted their vines last November and are eagerly waiting for their first estate vintage. I can't wait to celebrate that moment with them, it's very exciting and I'm glad we have all become fast and furious friends. I am truly blessed to have so many great people in my life.
Happy Easter everyone and enjoy your day!
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