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!