Saturday, April 23, 2011

Life is Sweet

Life IS pretty sweet, is it not? This phrase, while simple, means many things for my husband and I, and our family. To us, "Life is Sweet" is a reminder that every day is a gift, that every breath is a blessing and every laugh should be cherished. "Life is Sweet" is the phrase that energized and empowered one of our dearest family members as she battled - and beat! - breast cancer. "Life is Sweet" is the name of her candy business- a lifelong dream that she didn't pursue until after her treatments were over. Life IS sweet, and it's too short to not take full advantage of every minute we have. During this season of Easter, and the story behind Easter celebrations, I'm reminded yet again, that life. is. sweet.

So what does this have to do with cupcakes? An amazing pair of fellow Boston bloggers have launched one of their own dreams this year- Bloggers Bake for Hope. From May 4-6, blog-readers will have the opportunity to place bids in this virtual bake sale to win/buy sweets from participating bloggers. 100% of the funds raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation's local affiliate - Massachusetts Komen for the Cure.

I will be baking and auctioning off the coconut sparkle cupcakes pictured above (actually, a "Frost Yourself" cupcake kit), and on May 4, I will post more about the treats I'll be offering. In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the Bloggers Bake for Hope site, save the date for the opening of this bake sale, and as you round out your weekend and start a new week, remember that life is sweet.

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