You Owe My Mom a Thank-You

6 May

Celebrate your Mom on May 8th

If you’re asking “Why on earth do I need to say thank you to this chick’s mom?”, let me help clear things up for you.

Almost a year ago, my mom gave a little bag full of cupcake related goodies. Some stickers, a cupcake mug, some notecards, and a magnet. The set of note cards said “Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake”. It was then that I was inspired to start my “Stay Calm, Have a Cupcake” blog and from there, open up my online cupcake store, “Stay Calm Cupcake Shop”.  See? You really do owe my Mom a thank you – without her, this blog might not even exist! 🙂

For some reason the 6  simple words on that set note cards really resonated with me. It was a message so simple and so obvious – just stay calm!

I began blogging shortly after with the philosophy that cupcakes are the perfect 5 minute escape from the craziness that can surround us at times. It’s just as important to me now, as it was a year ago, to remind each of you to take a few moments for yourself. Breath deeply, stop worrying, and eat a cupcake. Not because it takes good, or because it’s the “chic” dessert at the moment, but because we all need a couple of minutes to re-group. And honestly, you deserve it! It’s ok to quietly admit we feel overwhelmed while we sit down and take the first calming bite of a delicious vanilla cupcake with homemade buttercream frosting.

So this is for you Mom. Thanks for inspiring me to slow down and continue to pursue my dreams of baking in a greater way than I could have ever imagined.

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mom’s who have undoubtedly inspired your children in one way or another!

Stay Sweet and Stay Calm! The solution is only a cupcake away!

xoxo, Jill

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3 Responses to “You Owe My Mom a Thank-You”

  1. Nikki May 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Thanks Jill’s mom!! I should thank her too for my shop then, since you are the one that encouraged me to start my shop! So thanks Jill’s mom x 2!

  2. Mom May 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    Thank you Jill! That was very sweet of you! I remember sitting you on the kitchen counter at a young age and you would help me bake. Before long you were baking on your own and sharing your delicious cookies and brownies with everyone at school!
    I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished with Stay Calm Cupcake Shop 🙂 Love you,
    Mom

  3. ambermartingale May 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    I miss my mom. That’s all I’m going to say.

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