It’s my birthday so what better time to start my blog---especially since it’s about celebrations! Not that I have anything special planned for my birthday…just deep dish pizza from my favorite pizzeria, Gino’s East, here in Chicago, IL (http://www.ginoseast.com/). I’ve loved this pizza since high school…and that was well over 20+ years ago. They have a really interesting crust…kind of like a corn-bread. The crust is topped with a nice thick layer of cheese and then it’s topped with a giant sausage patty…that’s right, there’s sausage in every bite! Finally, it’s topped with a sweet but tart chunky tomato sauce. YUM!! And to round out my birthday dinner…I’ve got a cupcake from a place called Molly’s Cupcakes (http://www.mollyscupcakes.com/). It’s such a cute place!! They have bright, colorful tables, old school games like Jenga and Connect Four, a ton of wonderful cupcake flavors (including build your own) and swings! Yes, that’s right…swings…like the kind you find at a playground. I found this place listed on one of the cupcake blogs that I frequent, went there and fell in love with 3 flavors…key lime (has a tart lime filling inside), build your own with a yellow cupcake and their brown butter icing, and the ultimate…Chocolate Decadence…oh my!
Well, blogs are supposed to be brief, which will be challenging for me---I’m rather long winded, but before I end my first entry, I just wanted to outline what I want my blog to be. I plan to share interesting little tidbits, fun (and unknown) holidays, ideas to help celebrate life and references to some of my favorite things. I want it to be a fun place---a place for you to take a little get-away to, to learn from and to share with others…and most importantly, a place where you learn to celebrate life more often. My plan is to post once or twice a week---so please stop by at least weekly to celebrate with us. Please feel free to share your celebrations…everyday celebrations as well as fancy, special ones. I’m not-so-technical so this blog will grow as I become more familiar with setting things up and adding things. Finally, I will be writing this blog thru my alter ego…my Barbie doll named Pixxa (pronounced PICKS-za). I love Barbie (I’m sure I’ll share more about this later) and Pixxa is a doll that I often travel with. Pixxa’s world is perfect…so who better than her to help us learn to celebrate life!!
That’s it…I’m officially a blogger! Happy Birthday to me!! Happy birth day to The Occasion of Celebration!! Welcome!!
Celebrate…and have a FANTASTIC day!!Stephanie