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Twenty-something. Former film student. Current artist and baker. Sleeps too much. Loves words. Small town southern gal at heart. Not often original but always sincere.

The Unexpected Kindness of Strangers

I have had a crumby couple of days and I’ll be honest, it’s put me in a pretty dour mood. Leave it up to Nashville to remind me that not all is lost and there is some hope for humanity out there. It’s sad, but it still amazes me when people I meet in this city go out of their way to be kind to others/strangers.

Yesterday on my way to work with my boyfriend our car died and we were doing our best to try and get it at least into a pump at the closest gas station and off the side of the road. To the woman and younger guy who stopped and got out of their yellow jeep to help us push our vehicle in the brutal heat, rather thank just honk, annoyed, at our misfortune, thank you so so much.

To the woman who took the time to pull me aside during my grueling, never ending, food running shift to slip me some cash and tell me that you and your family recognized how hard I’d been working and running around today, thank you. While I appreciate the monetary gesture, you couldn’t have known how much I appreciated and needed to hear your kind words today. I was definitely feeling like I was killing myself running up and down and everywhere to help everyone else so they could do their jobs, and you were the first person to genuinely acknowledge me and thank me for my efforts. I worry in my frazzled, sweaty, and hurried state I came off as ungrateful, so if you read this or perhaps someone you were with does, please know that your gesture really meant a lot. Also I was able to purchase an enormous bottle of water for my bike ride home, so thank you twice!

In short, keep it up Nashville. Everybody else, take note.

Just realized I never uploaded the last photo from the holiday cake truffles, so, here you go! 

GINGERBREAD CAKE TRUFFLES
Dark, spicy, molasses cake mixed with spiced molasses cream cheese frosting, dipped in vanilla coating, and decorated with raw sugar crystals.

Just realized I never uploaded the last photo from the holiday cake truffles, so, here you go!

GINGERBREAD CAKE TRUFFLES
Dark, spicy, molasses cake mixed with spiced molasses cream cheese frosting, dipped in vanilla coating, and decorated with raw sugar crystals.

For my Nashville and Middle TN friends: Since my Yuletide cake truffle collection went over pretty well, I decided to have another go for St. Paddy’s. Drunken Irishman are by far one of my most popular flavors and requested year round. These truffles take their queue from a certain cocktail with an off-color name. We start with a Guinness chocolate cake that has booze baked in, as well as brushed on, mix it with a potent Bailey’s buttercream, then dip in a swirl of white candy coating and bittersweet Jameson ganache. Very little of the booze used in these bad boys bakes out, so each bite packs a punch. This year you can drink your booze and eat it too!

For my Nashville and Middle TN friends: Since my Yuletide cake truffle collection went over pretty well, I decided to have another go for St. Paddy’s. Drunken Irishman are by far one of my most popular flavors and requested year round. These truffles take their queue from a certain cocktail with an off-color name. We start with a Guinness chocolate cake that has booze baked in, as well as brushed on, mix it with a potent Bailey’s buttercream, then dip in a swirl of white candy coating and bittersweet Jameson ganache. Very little of the booze used in these bad boys bakes out, so each bite packs a punch. This year you can drink your booze and eat it too!

Decided to finally do an accent challenge video. I do dumb one eye blinking stuff a lot and ramble on at points but it’s whatevs. Hope it amuses you!

Your name and username.
Where you’re from.
Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Choose a book and read a passage from it.
Do you think you have an accent?
Be a wizard or a vampire?
Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?
End audio post by saying any THREE words you want.

These days it kind of feels like baking is just about the only creative hobby I have that having an injured wrist hasn’t taken away. So, this is happening. It’s going to be a holiday cake truffle bonanza! I’m hoping to find the perfect metal tins to hold 12 cake truffles, including 2 of each flavor. Right now pricing is tentatively $15. I should have more firm information in a couple of days. Currently plans are to only make about twelve tins in total [lest there be a crazy unexpected high demand for more], so if you think you might want one, let me know asap! 

P.S. for those who are wary, the fruit cake truffles will be nothing like the holiday abonimations you find in stores. At least, there will be no green cherries in sight. It will be a delicious spiced cake with fresh and bright flavors like cranberry, orange, lemon, raisin, and walnut.

These days it kind of feels like baking is just about the only creative hobby I have that having an injured wrist hasn’t taken away. So, this is happening. It’s going to be a holiday cake truffle bonanza! I’m hoping to find the perfect metal tins to hold 12 cake truffles, including 2 of each flavor. Right now pricing is tentatively $15. I should have more firm information in a couple of days. Currently plans are to only make about twelve tins in total [lest there be a crazy unexpected high demand for more], so if you think you might want one, let me know asap!

P.S. for those who are wary, the fruit cake truffles will be nothing like the holiday abonimations you find in stores. At least, there will be no green cherries in sight. It will be a delicious spiced cake with fresh and bright flavors like cranberry, orange, lemon, raisin, and walnut.

Foul Mouthed Hipster Seeks BFF for Adventures in Baking, Knitting, and Tomfoolery.

Hi there. I’m Kim. I’m 24. I moved to Nashville a couple months ago and you know you want to be my friend.

I curse a lot. I’m kind of a sarcastic ass. Some of the things I enjoy are knitting things [I will teach you if you don’t know how already!], playing video games, scrapbooking and other arts and crafts, partaking in the occasional glass of bourbon/hard cider, marathon sessions of old TV shows on Netflix, reading books, taking and editing photos with my piece of shit camera, riding bikes, and more than anything else, baking. I could never bake enough. I’m hoping to one day get a job that allows me to do it in some fashion that will sustain me financially.

Things I don’t enjoy: smoking weed, shopping til I drop, using single letters instead of full words when trying to communicate [U is not a word. Ot is a vowel.], small children, homophobia, being politically correct, and people who “hate drama” but seem to be surrounded by it.

So, that’s me in a nutshell. Send me a message and let’s hang out sometime?

Guess who became a little older today? This gal! I am now 24 years old. Nearly as old as a good bottle of bourbon. My family is in town visiting and wants to take me out somewhere but I have no clue where to go. 

Any one have some sweet Nashville restaurants to suggest for my birthday dinner?

Second, I got a  job! Woo for employment! I can take the bus for the most part but on Sunday I need to be at work by 6 AM and on Monday I need to be there at 5 AM, which is too early to bus. So, I’m looking for someone to car pool with or just someone who could drive me. I live in North Nashville near Brick Church and Ewing and my work is near 21st and West End close to Vandy. I can offer gas money. 

Could anyone help me out or know someone who could?

Guess who became a little older today? This gal! I am now 24 years old. Nearly as old as a good bottle of bourbon. My family is in town visiting and wants to take me out somewhere but I have no clue where to go.

Any one have some sweet Nashville restaurants to suggest for my birthday dinner?

Second, I got a job! Woo for employment! I can take the bus for the most part but on Sunday I need to be at work by 6 AM and on Monday I need to be there at 5 AM, which is too early to bus. So, I’m looking for someone to car pool with or just someone who could drive me. I live in North Nashville near Brick Church and Ewing and my work is near 21st and West End close to Vandy. I can offer gas money.

Could anyone help me out or know someone who could?