Archive | December 2013

Creamiest Irish Cream Fudge

Just finished making a decadent fudge for our sweets shop.  Oh my!  I think I died and went to heaven.  This is my NEW FAVVV Fudge.  It is deliciously creamy and smooth, just melts in your mouth.  The hard part is only having one piece…unfortunately  I have pigged out on at least four pieces…Oooops!   Gotta luv my treats.  Ahhh what the hay, you only live once right?  

Decadent White Fudge with                a hint of Bailey's Irish Cream Yummers!

Decadent White Fudge with a hint of Bailey’s Irish Cream Yummers!

Fun package idea for fudge.

Fun package idea for fudge.

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Abercrombie A Constant Shopping Horror

3594-Gilly-Hicks-saleANF_LOGOShollister-logoA letter I sent to Gilly Hicks today in my absolute disappointment with their horrible service.  I know mistakes happen but this is a constant thing lately with Abercrombie’s empire, it is just ridiculous.

Gilly Hicks,

I am totally disgusted with your service this year! I placed an order with Gilly Hicks well before Christmas and was told I would receive the parcel on or before December 22nd, 2013 with my SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION. Gilly Hicks received my order December13, 2013 and took their sweet time sending my order out only on December 17, 2013, but it was NEVER shipped to begin with! Upon calling Purolator the woman informed me that a waybill was created and that they have been sitting there waiting for Gilly Hicks to send them the parcel for shipping? Really?? I called Gilly Hicks and you NEVER even sent the order out. Why did I receive a shipment confirmation?? Your operator and Gilly Hicks seemed like it was no big deal? I guess Gilly Hicks has been making so much money (Abercrombie & Fitch / Hollister Co.) this year that my order ($122.66) was just meaningless. The operator offered to resend my parcel but of course half of my items were no longer available. Not to mention two girls have been disappointed.

Last year it was just confusion as well with the wrong items sent etc…

This is my tip telling me that I should no longer order from Abercrombie/Hollister or Gilly Hicks which had become a family tradition…Too Bad

SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION

  • ORDER NUMBER

    2002#######

  • ORDER DATE

    12/13/2013

  • ORDER STATUS

    SHIPPED

  • YOUR ORDER IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ON OR BEFORE 12/22/2013 FOR ALL IN-STOCK ITEMS.

LOOKING FOR SHIPPING AND PAYMENT DETAILS?

ORDER TOTAL

SUBTOTAL $89.88
SHIPPING & HANDLING $0.00
TAXES $32.78
GRAND TOTAL $122.66
YOU USED A PROMO & SAVED:$15.00

ORDERS ARE PROCESSED AND SHIPPED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. TRACKING INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

SHIPPED

PAYMENT DETAILS

MERCHANDISE TOTAL $89.88
SHIPPING & HANDLING $15.00
TAXES $32.78
SHIPMENT TOTAL $122.66

PACKAGE 1

CARRIER: INTERNATIONAL

TRACK YOUR PACKAGE

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50 Shades of Zzzzz

So I finally got around to start reading the “50 Shades of Grey” books.  I purchased the 3 book set in the spring of 2013.  Okay, okay so I haven’t had time geez!  I did actually get through (and I mean it took me a while), the first book.  I started reading this past June and I just don’t get it?  I have been hearing that you will either love it or you will hate it.  I won’t say that I hate the book, I have to congratulate E.L. James for actually writing and getting her first book published, but I am not sure what all the hype was about.  I definitely found the writing to be amateurish (?) and E.L. James is how old?  Sorry, but there were many sayings in the book that people just DO NOT say, especially 20-30 year old’s who are having crazy sex.  Really?  I just could not get into the story.   It took me 3 months to read the first book, Yeeks!!  and I am reading the second book now,  3 months later and I have barely gotten anywhere.  I find the reading very boring.  I highly doubt I will finish it or the third book.  Ebay here I come….Oooops.   When I am engrossed in a good novel or story it takes me a few weeks to read (I was done with East of Eden in about 5 days,  I am certainly not comparing her to John Steinbeck).  Well what can I say, it’s just my opinion, but I definitely am in the list of the “Hate it” or let’s be nice and say,  “Did Not Like It” category.  If you are having a bad night and your sleep is restless, maybe you are having a little insomnia, I suggest you pick up a 50 Shades of Grey book, it should do the trick and put you right to sleep…

Thoughts anyone?

50 Shades Trilogy = 50 Shades of Zzzzz

50 Shades Trilogy = 50 Shades of Zzzzz

Christmas Desserts

Getting ready for our show this weekend.  We have 200+ pounds of our special family recipe Fruitcake all ready to go.  Have been working on Yuletide Cakes (Bûche de Noël) as well this week.  We have these delicious cakes available for order .  A festive dessert for your holiday table.  They make beautiful host or hostess gifts as well.  A Bûche de Noël has been a longtime tradition at Christmas in my family ( Mocha is my favorite 😀 ).   

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Vanilla Cake with a Tutti-Frutti Cherry and Peach Filling, Frosted with a Vanilla Buttercream and decorated with a Vanilla-Coconut Bark.

Vanilla Cake with a Tutti-Frutti Cherry and Peach Filling, Frosted with a Vanilla Buttercream and decorated with a Vanilla-Coconut Bark.