Monday, July 4, 2011

Firecracker Girls

My dad sometimes used the expression, "She's a real firecracker," so what better day to say a little about my firecracker sisters--Geri, Mary, Judy and Michelle? I can't say enough about their creativity and spunk--Geri, for example (who lives in Alaska) is a world traveler, an English language teacher to adult immigrants, and a tap dancer who turned 60 this year!  My sister Mary simply oozes creativity; as a writer, gardener, realtor, and really everything she takes on.  If you are planning a party and want it to be really special, she is also the best resource for creating an event that everyone will talk about for years (she does it for fun).  Michelle, too, is the kind of girl you want on your team if it has anything to do with coming up with fun, unique, thoughtful ideas and making sure they get implemented with care. (She is also a stand-out mom and daughter, I might add).

Judy, too, is no exception when it comes to creativity and a "can-do" attitude, but especially as it relates to being visually artistic. When she saw my first cake-pops, Judy caught the "bug" and has been baking up a storm ever since. She even took it to the next level and started a business, and it's really taking off!

Here are a few samples of her work:

If you'd be kind enough to "like" Judy's Facebook Fan Page, she would be tickled to death! If you're serious about ordering some, she has a deal on her page for 10% off your first order. Shipping isn't cheap this time of year (they're perishable, after all), but she's in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, so especially if you live there, check out Creative Crumb. I'm certain you'll find her personable, attentive, creative, and efficient!  (I have no idea how Judy's cake-pops taste, but since she learned how from me, I'm sure they're fantastic!haha)

So, yes; today I'm celebrating the independence of my country, the good ole U.S.A., 
but also the independent, creative, firecrackers spirits of my four beautiful sisters.
Happy Independence Day! :)

Judy, Michelle, Geri, Me, Mary


  1. I'm so impressed with your sister's cake pop business! I still haven't tried these amazing little things yet.
    Happy 4th to the Firecracker Sisters!

  2. Well, sweetie, you are one of the bunch! Nice tribute to the girls, though! You're killin' me with the cake pops. . . How many points per pop?

  3. This is one of the nicest fourth of July posts I have ever read. I so like your tender heart for your multi talented sisters. So now I know all five of you are show stoppers.

    Happy Independence Day to you and your family.

  4. I'm envious of your close relationships with your sisters. Cherish that.

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Fourth of July celebration.

  5. What a nice surprise post. Thank you, sis. You are an inspiration to me and a big part of who I am. We are all very fortunate to have you for a sister and most importantly, a friend. Xoxox. Happy 4th to all my beautiful sisters!

  6. What a sweet post. I absolutely agree with Michelle and couldn't have said it any better! You are an amazing Sister, Mom, Friend and cake pop connoissuer and I love you! Happy 4th Sis! Judy- AKA The Creative Crumb

  7. What a treat--These comments! Funny how that happens sometimes :) Thanks, you guys.

    Sorry, Ann; I have no idea (and that's intentional)!haha

  8. Personal and creative independence - that's a good idea for independence day. Nice tribute to your sisters.

  9. Cake Pops!! What a cool idea. Do they have bubble gum in the middle - or Tootsie Roll? Because THAT would be amazing. But. Even just cake is cool. And tasty, I'm sure.

  10. Great tribute to your sisters. They are wonderful to have. I feel very blessed that I have mine.


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