Friday Letters

Dear Blog,
I'm so sorry I've neglected you over the past couple of weeks. You must feel like a spanked puppy, and that's downright tragic. The reason for this unjust behavior is simple: Life has been busy and I've been distracted (i.e. I've been really focusing on my running, I've had cakes comin' out of my ears, and Carl's just got me the latest season of The Biggest Loser. I'm o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d). Nevertheless, I promise my absence will be short-lived. You need not fear, I'll be back on this blogging wagon again next week. No lie.
Dear Fall,
I know I say this often, but it's just a testimonial to my true affection. I adore you. Almost as much as I adore back rubs, rainbow bubbles in the bathtub, or Olive Garden bread sticks. You're by far the most handsome, rugged, vibrant and modest of all seasons (shhh, don't tell Summer. There's potential she'll become emotionally unstable and paranoid)  and if it weren't for you, my morning runs wouldn't be as comfortable, beautiful and truly enjoyable as they have been. More importantly, I wouldn't be able to stroll down the sidewalk, crunching on crisp leaves dreaming of piping hot French Onion Soup, sporting my favorite knee-high leather boots. So, please, stick around for a while why don't ya? We're in the process of doing some kick-ass bonding.
Dear You've Got Mail,
As far as I'm concerned, you truly are one of the best films ever made. I love you so much that I've watched you 4 times this week alone..4 times! And we both know that's not at all sad or pathetic. Hell no. I just don't know what it is, but there's something magical and enchanting about Tom Hanks (so what that my fondness is ever so slightly linked to the fact that we share the same birthday) and I always find myself wishing that I could be Kathleen Kelly for a day and own The Shop Around The Corner. It's my idea of heaven: a children's book store in the West End of New York City, just a block away from Starbucks The Heavenly House of Pumpkin Spice Latte's. I mean come on? Who could ask for anything better? Seriously?
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Anyway, I'll wrap this letter up with one of my all time favorite and most poignant movie quotes:
"Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that would turn out to be a mistake - as almost all hats are."
Amen, Kathleen. Amen. 
Thank you. Thank you for bringing me so much joy and pride. Thank you for making a dream come true and thank you for giving me hope. I'm enjoying every single minute on this sticky cake-covered roller coaster ride. Today, I completed and delivered my very first 'official' cake order and it was an outstanding success. I grinned from ear to ear as my very first customer smiled at me and said 'These cakes are so lovely, Amanda. Thank you! You can't go back to America, I've just found my cake girl!" 
This is only the beginning of exciting and wonderful things. I can't wait for the future. Bring on the next cake order! Let's do this thing! 

Happy Friday, love bugs!
Lots of love, love, love,


  1. I love fall too!! (: So excited to feel that crisp morning air! (: Found you form the blog hop!

    1. Yay for Fall! :) Thanks for stopping by, Alyssa!

  2. Running, Biggest Loser, and baking are also some of my favorite things :) I'm loving your blog. New follower :)

    1. Yay for new bloggy friends!! I love finding new people who have so much in common! :)

  3. Such a wonderful outlook you have. As usual I love reading what you post, so please don't get too busy and forget to write for me. xoxo Mom

    1. I'll never get too busy to write for you, Momma! Love you the most xoxo

  4. oh my goodnesss...I love You've Got Mail! Such a great feel good movie!


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