Driving Miss Cupcake

I am not the most patient driver. This is one of many things I’m working on. I have the tendency to tailgate and to drive way too fast. I am constantly reminded that this is a foolish way to drive and I need to change my ways. Yesterday was the perfect example.

100 cupcakes

I’m cruising down the freeway, trying to get to a surprise birthday party for my friend Ann before she walked in the door. I’d baked for the masses and had two platters full of iced cupcakes in my car — one on the front seat, one on the back.
Can you see where this story is going? I took an off ramp on to another highway, only to be dropped down into a huge mess of unexpected traffic. I hit my brakes and the cupcakes went flying. I have bits of chocolate frosting, coconut and cream cheese all over my car — a sweet reminder to slow down! Thankfully, they weren’t ruined and I got to the party in time to make the surprise, with most of the baked goods in tow.

swing bag

I thought Ann should have a rockin’ 30th birthday bag too. She isn’t really the “pursey” type, but I think she’ll dig the simplicity of this fabric and design.

matching wristlet, key chain

Again, it is an Amy Butler swing bag. I used fabric from Ikea that I just love and lined it with a bright red cotton. I got the idea for the key chain from Autum. Great tutorial!

Driving a bit slower,

17 Replies to “Driving Miss Cupcake”

  1. It’s a great bag and I bet she loves it!

    I’m the opposite in terms of driving–I am one of those drivers everyone hates because I look both ways about 40 times, obey the speed limit, never-ever tailgate and hate anyone getting in my safety zone between cars, and I always drive in the lane easiest for turning (if I have to turn left 75 miles from wherever I am, I’ll drive in the left lane). My husband gets so stressed when I drive. I always tell him that I’ve been driving for 39 years now and have a spotless driving record, so he should be grateful–but he never is.

  2. Sorry to hear about your traffic woes. I spent yesterday evening in traffic for 3+ hours leaving D.C. to head home. I guess it was a mixture of regular traffic and holiday traffic for the weekend. I had to keep myself patient, which is not one of my virtues!

  3. The bag and keychain rock my toes, and I am thrilled to hear that the cupcakes were saved! Nothing makes me sadder then hearing about innocent cupcakes brought down in the prime of their lives.

  4. Hi Kelli-

    Traffic was miserable yesterday here in L.A., too! My daughter thinks the heavy crush was a result of the “Friday before a three day weekend” phenominum. Too bad we weren’t going somewhere fun!

    Loved the handbag and the small purses. I notice you put your logo/name on your projects. I just completed a little horse quilt for my niece; people have been suggesting I put on a label. Where can I order nice little tags like yours? -Tina

  5. You must have got caught in the terrible accident on I-10. The traffic was backed up for 10 miles in both directions for 3 hours. Slow down girl! It only takes a split second for something life changing to happen.

  6. Well, it was a gentle reminder in terms of what might have been, but why do these things always seem to happen with *frosted* goods? That’s been my experience, at least.

    I think even a non-pursey person would love that bag – good choice.

  7. Oh Miss Kelli – I know this issue all too well. My friends are always getting cell phone messages in which I am unconsciously yelling at people (I’m never rude to them outright though ;)). I have often had that “flying food” problem. I’m trying to imagine a small child in my car each time I drive.
    I love the bag too – subtle and sophisticated…..yet fun! πŸ™‚

  8. I understand you perfectly well, I have the tendency to push a little hard sometime, then I remind myself I have a nice girl at home and that I really want to see her grow up, so I slow down!

  9. super, super cute bag.

    and those cupcakes look devine.

    i’m exactly like you with the driving…eek! got a ticket last week coming back to work from jury duty. 81 in a 55.

    my hubby cop wasn’t too happy about it πŸ˜‰

  10. I stopped tailgating ages ago after near miss. With our winter weather it’s really a bad idea anyway…love those cupcakes i’m sure they were delicious…ciao

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