thoughts and things

(Sorry, I just wanted to show that photo again. I love the frosting on the front one).

First off, look at this gorgeous corn! Second, I want a “corn teacher”. Seriously, look at the corn. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before.

I updated my mailing address with Larabar just in time. Sweet and salty? Well absolutely! Bananas Foster!? That’s just sweet and salty perfected. Complete with banana slices. Thank you, Larabar, you remain my favorite, and not because you send surprises in the mail.

From “Way Too Much Portland”. I’d say it’s a perfect amount.

Dear Businesses, when I ask to be unsubscribed to your emails, it is only after these emails have long since become irrelevant to me. “Processing” that request instead of unsubscribing immediately will not make me change my mind. Ignoring it completely? Now you’re just annoying me.

In other news? My inbox is much sleeker these days. Spring cleaning, if you will.

In other other news?Β these 33 animals, and how disappointed they are in you.

Thank you to those who continue to ask after my dad. We are waiting to hear the results from his CT scan, the two choices are more chemo + starting radiation, or having surgery. He is feeling okay right now, and the jokes are back. This makes me happy.

So do all of you.

Speaking of those cupcakes… I’m out. Already thinking of the next flavor.


Last but one of the most important – my spabettie salt scrub is one of the items up for bid in my friend Richa’s Fundraiser for VSPCA. The Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals work to provide care and shelter for animals in many ways, as well as provide vegan meals to people in need.

Head over to Richa’s and support a worthy cause?

Happy Thursday – any Thoughts and Things to share?



    • spabettie says

      haa, so glad you liked them, T. I may have thought of you when I first saw it. did you see the link to the VSPCA? those cookbooks you wanted are on there… XO

  1. says

    Glad to hear an update about your dad. GLAD he is joking! that is a good sign, humor, right? ((hug)) praying for good news! (and um, sweet and salty larabar? YUM!)

    • spabettie says

      thank you for continued prayers, Jolene! it means a great deal to me, and to my dad. (I used to sit next to him in his hospital room, showing him all the supportive love!). πŸ˜€

    • spabettie says

      thank you, Julie – it is such a great thing, I am so thankful Dad has remained positive and happy throughout all of this.

      about the cake mix… I honestly had not used one in years before this one! The one I used for these I bought at Food Fight, but have not seen it the last couple times I went. I liked it. As far as favorite brands, I can’t vouch for the actual cake mix, but I really like Jules Gluten Free products, and they just developed a cake mix, so I am going to try theirs. I haven’t tried any of the major brands in the grocery store… although I recently heard that Duncan Heinz regular cake mix might be vegan? I don’t know if they make a gf line…

    • spabettie says

      I could look at them all day too… which is good because this method is kinda fun, and I can’t wait to try other flavors… πŸ˜€

  2. says

    LOVE that your dad is joking again, that makes me happy too! It is important for him to be in good spirits <3

    Oh that cupcake pic was definitely worth showing again for sure πŸ˜‰

    Lots of love! <3

  3. says

    those animals are super cute. great to hear that your dad is joking again. Sending you all lots of good wishes.
    Thanks for mentioning the fundraiser.. we are steadily getting bids.. just 5 more days left.

    • spabettie says

      thank you for the continued good wishes, Richa. he is scheduled to begin radiation soon, so we definitely still need them! hope the fundraiser is doing good! XO

  4. says

    Sweet baby meerkats! I’m so sorry I disappointed you. I’ll do better next time. Also, that corn? Frikkin’ A! Also, apparently the spell check in Firefox has never heard of “meerkats” because it gave me “beermats” as an alternative. I don’t know what beermats are, but now I seriously want some. Also, cupcakes? YES!

    • spabettie says

      BEERMATS! haa, I love the spell check responses sometimes. glad you liked the animals – so cute, so disappointed. πŸ˜‰

    • spabettie says

      I know, I know. I never claimed to play fair.

      isn’t WTMP hilarious?? better for those who have been here, you understand… πŸ˜€

  5. says

    I’m working my way through the Larabar Uber flavors. So far I’ve had the roasted nut and the cherry cobbler ones. The nut was okay, and the cherry was AWESOME. I’m hoarding the bananas foster for last, because it sounds the best to me.

  6. says

    you lucky duck! or just more organized than me πŸ˜‰ – I updated my address with Larabar once we found our place and had a mailing address, so there’s a box from Larabar sitting at my mom’s house in Dallas! lucky for her, I suppose. :)

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