THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
STORE HOURS
Thursday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm
CLOSED- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Thursday, February 28, 2013

SPRINGING FORWARD...

...into MARCH!!  Although life is a bit hectic right now, we are busy creating and filling the store with wonderful Easter and Spring goodies.  A huge box of reproduction tinware arrived yesterday and I am sure you will LOVE what we found!!  Also, the dips and cheesecake mixes from Halladay's Barn arrived..(Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake...OMG!!)
Our Keep Calm & Create Workshop is today (and every Thursday) - we have 3 kits available for you to create!! 
It is hard to believe Easter is only a month away....and if you don't "feel" it, all you have to do is visit The Cinnamon Stick and we will get you in the mood.   Sometimes it is hard to get "there mentally" when Easter is early....just the reason why you should come see us!!

AND...WE HAVE JELLY BEANS!!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MIA...

It has been a long and scary week for us here at home.  DIL's water broke and she is just 28 weeks into her pregnancy.  She is in great hands at Lackenau Hospital in Philadelphia ....and Mommy and Baby Girl are doing good so far.  They are doing ALL that they can to keep that sweet little baby in the womb - she is considered to weigh 2lbs. 7 oz. right now (and they are pretty good at that kind of thing)!! 
The FIVE that are home - range from 16 yrs. to 19 months... everyone is pitching in to help....OMG the laundry!!!  The best thing is if we can keep Mom (Wendy) and Baby just where they are for at "minimum" the next 4 weeks...every day is a blessing and prayers are most welcomed.
Don't want to burden you with our happenings - BUT the more prayers we get - you know what I mean!
Haven't been to the store for a few days and am anxious to see what "messes" I left....(smiling)..those who visit KNOW there are always "messes"....I like to call them "creative messes" !!  Lots of new goodies have come into the store....'tis SPRING at The Cinnamon Stick!!!
...the two youngest...19 mos. and 8 years...Trilby and Blakely!!  Grandmom LOVE!!
 Lots of SPRING ....
 ...lots of "garden" goodies arriving...
...and the "Fairy Shoppe" is growing....oh la la!!!
 ....Wooly bunnies looking for a new home!!
PS...glad it is raining and NOT snowing here....!!!  Have a good day!

Friday, February 22, 2013

RAINBOWS...without rain

Yesterday was a quiet day at the store...I have so much to do with pricing and displaying that I hadn't really noticed that customers were few...When I looked at the clock I thought YIKES..!!  I have to turn this day around...but how??   Tony always says to me on a slow day...just keep creating and you can count that as income...he, like always, was right.  So creating I did...making peeps on bobbins for our tiny cloches, finishing off two woolie bunnies, some Easter tags (as that display was almost empty) and making a new garland for the store and our Keep Calm Workshops for Easter.........!!!
Some pics....

 Finally remembered to tell you our spring issue of "A Simple Life" magazines came in last week....
Helen brought me new bunnies - love this guy!!!
 ...and this sweet gal!!!
...so by the end of the day I was feeling much better - (spent some time with Kass who was creating in the Attic Studio making a SPRING GARLAND...) AND .....
when I was ready to close up shop at the end of the day....this is what I saw behind my counter...
Thanks to my sweet spirits...who showed me everyday has a "RAINBOW"...!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SHOPPING TRIP...

My shopping trip to Lancaster was a really good one...found lots of new, fun goodies for the store.  I tried to get everything priced and displayed yesterday while we were closed, but the weather scared me a bit as the snow started to lay and didn't turn to rain...:(

We finally were able to "capture" Pepper and she is here at home with us....happy as can be!  After investigating every "nook and cranny" of the house, jumping and looking out every windowsill (I think she was trying to decide which "view" she liked best - we have 2 ft. deep sills) and snuggling on the sofa with me, she seemed to be very pleased with her new surroundings.  (relief)!!

We have SPRING kits available for our Keep Calm & Create workshop tomorrow....12-4pm...give a call if you would like to come!

                                                  ...the girls creating last Thursday!
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

..and now it is Sunday..

Is it me or are the days going faster - or maybe I just want to get so much more accomplished in a day than I do ???
The slogan "NEVER ENOUGH THYME" is certainly a mantra I am tired of repeating...!!

Finally put all the finishing touches on the Income Taxes (8am appt. on Tuesday)...which means tomorrow I can go play...shopping trip to Lancaster comes to mind.

Soon we will be parents to a new addition to our family....a feline named Pepper (9 years old) and such a sweetie.  She belongs to my son's family but they (since getting her) have a Labradoodle named Cassie and another cat named Cole...they tantalize the crap out of Pepper - teaming up to torture her - not hurtful, but always trying to scare her.  They stand at the bottom up the stairs and won't let her come down...together they stand there and meow and bark.  Pepper has been staying at my son's office and warehouse but seems lonely (after living with 5 kids)...so we are bringing her here.  The trick is to catch her...we are going to try again this morning and if not successful - Wendy (DIL) will have to capture her for us.  
Once she is here, she will be spoiled and loved and have a happy home..without anyone to annoy her!
I will post a picture - when we capture her (she hides in a crawl space...)!!  I am a bit excited to have a new family member in our home - it has been a long time.
Have a Happy Sunday!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS BOX...

A visit from Suzi and Carrie today brought a wonderful surprise....walking in the door they were carrying this...
 Suzi is getting ready to open her new store...very soon....called SWEET BAKERY & COFFEE GENERAL STORE - The address is 719 Ridge Road in Sellersville, PA !!
Don't know quite why I deserved this box of goodies but not going to question it - oh no...not one bit cause inside was this...(and yes one is missing already)!!
 Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cupcakes....OMG!!  You can't even put into words...chocolate cupcake with cherry and chocolate chip pieces..dipped in a chocolate ganache ...the icing was Suzi's version of a "whipped cream icing"...and a - (drum roll please) chocolate dipped marachino cherry on the top!!  HEAVENLY !!!  I had to eat one on the spot...(so far I have eaten two)...Just look at this decadent work of art!!
 ...in the center box was SWEET'S soon to be world famous Peanut Granola Crunch!!!  I am so about presentation and this couldn't get any better...check out the stamp on the box lids...details...love them.
...oh yeah...sorry you didn't visit The Cinnamon Stick today cause we were in the "sharing" mood and gave some "decadence" away....
I will let everyone know when SWEET BAKERY opens - because you will want to be the first in line!!!
Visit Suzi online at _    www.facebook.com/SweetBakeshopCoffeeGeneralStore  - click LIKE  (there should be a LOVE button) !!

BOXES -

Springthyme goodies are arriving everyday...and as exciting as that is, the amount of huge empty boxes is a bit overwhelming -( along with styro peanuts (some that just sticks to everything - including me), bubble wrap and newspaper shred )!!

Working hard to get everything priced and displayed - today however -  the Valentine decor must be put away for another year and I am anxious to redo - even though I haven't a clue what I am doing.

THINK SPRING !!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...

LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS... Sprinkling LOVE on you today!!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

THINGS TO DO...

...places to go....and only 24 hours in a day!!  I must get better at "time management"!  Seems I keep getting off track and have way too many projects going on, irons in the fire and things I want to do.  Which only means nothing...NOTHING...is really getting fully completed.
I am a list maker and lately I haven't been doing that...not a good thing - as I need structure.  So today, as I sit here I am going to make my lists of everything I want need to get accomplished!!

Our Keep Calm & Create Thursday workshop will start SPRING/EASTER projects....the first one is our NEST sign on twig.   Hopefully I will get a couple others started too....a couple simple but fun things to make.

Valentine gifts are still available...Heartspun goodies!!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

SPRING ...

I am so  in the "ready" for springthyme....flowers, herbs, song birds...make me smile!!  (not that the pretty snowflakes didn't tickle me - but enough white....I need color!!

I don't think the bunnies like being confined at The Cinnamon Stick because they keep leaving...maybe that is a good sign of a Happy Spring!!  Still I miss them once they are gone and hoping replacements arrive soon!

Enjoy this beautiful Sunday...

Friday, February 8, 2013

WHAT THE HECK...

...doesn't Mother Nature know that we are thinking spring and a snowstorm is NOT in the picture!!   (sigh)
It may be cold and snowy outside, however, I am doing my best to bring Spring and Easter to the inside of The Cinnamon Stick.  Pretty flowers, bunnies hopping here and there and even a peep or two are helping me to THINK SPRING! 


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

FAIRY GARDEN SHOPPE...

Some goodies have arrived and more are on their way - so I am starting to set up our FAIRY GARDEN SHOPPE !   We are planning on having at least two classes this spring !!  

The Cinnamon Stick fairies loved the cloches that we sell in the store and look what I found for them....
Tiny cloches - (there is a child's thimble under this one)
 ...fairy gardens


Monday, February 4, 2013

ALTERED HEART WORKSHOP...

  Just came back from one of the best trade markets I have gone to in a long time.  Maybe my tastes have changed - not sure - but I found some great goodies for the store.   Can't wait till they arrive....they are all worth waiting for!!
Sorry it has taken so long to post pics of our workshop....it was so much fun.  Creativity was everywhere and everyone did an amazing job creating their hearts!!  Look -







 I made some of these little triangle boxes that hold 3 "kisses" for the candy counter....we had enough time for the gals to make some after their hearts were finished.  They are a fun little gift....and pattern is available in our Keep Calm & Create Thursday Workshop!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

FEBRUARY 1st..

I like writing the month February...I pen a fun "F" - sort of flowing like I was taught in school....wish I could do calligraphy....I see such beautiful script on old letters and postcards.  (sigh)!!
However, February is the shortest month in days but the longest in waiting for the next season.   You never know what February will bring...snow, ice, rain, sunshine...???  Last year the forsythia was blooming...??? in February.  I guess we can call it a month of surprises.
Of course, we have Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day and sometimes even Leap Year to celebrate.   (if it were Leap Year I would choose my Tony all over again) : -)
I might try this coming week to bring some SPRING into the store...I love changing the store displays but new items are coming in very s l o w l y.
Tonight is our Altered Heart Workshop and "it" should be loads of fun with the group we have coming.  I look forward to "girls night out" !!  So off I go to finish getting ready...have a great First Day of February!!