Linky Delights

– Click on over if you’d like to enter the new Kellogg’s $100 Visa gift card giveaway.

– If you sponsor a child through Compassion, don’t forget that you have the opportunity to give him/her/them a Christmas gift. The suggested amount is only $20, but you need to make your donation by October 31st to ensure delivery by Christmas.

– I’ve read a bunch of great Mississippi State articles this week; the win against Florida seemed to make some folks sit up a little bit and pay attention to what’s going on in Starkville (TIPPY-TOE! CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM!). My favorite was written by Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi, who said some not-so-kind things about State and Ole Miss over the summer – but has since revised his opinion. So funny.

– My friend Jan owns a bakery called dreamcakes here in Birmingham, and it is divine. DIVINE. I don’t really have a reason for telling you that – except that I’m currently in the middle of a deep and powerful craving for one of her Caramel Sea Salt Mocha cupcakes, and I thought maybe blogging about it would break the craving stronghold.

So far it’s not working.

Nope. Didn’t help a bit.

– Melanie wrote a great post for AllAccess earlier this week. It’s so touching. And so true.

Happy Thursday, everybody!

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  1. oh thank you thank you for the compassion reminder. i always think of the Christmas deadline when i’m not by my computer. you’re so helpful boomama!

  2. You know I went to Dreamcakes a couple of weeks ago and they were out of the Caramel Sea Salt Mocha (dang, that’s a long word to type. I’ll call it CSSM from now on.)

    I KNOW.

    I did have a red velvet that caused angels to sing and traffic to stop outside, and Camille had one called “Lunch Lady” which was PB&J (pretty sure I saw her shed a tear over it – it was the quietest she has been EVER) but I still haven’t had the CSSM yet. And now you’re craving one.

    I’m pretty sure that’s the Lord’s way of letting us know we should enjoy this little delight TOGETHER. With the kids, of course.

    Or without them. I’m not picky. ;)

  3. i read melanie’s post yesterday…i love to go there and read the other side of y’all’s personalities…helps me appreciate you that much more…you brighten my day

  4. Mary Kat's Mom says:

    O.K. Thanks a lot! Now I am craving the Caramel Sea Salt Mocha cake! I got an 8 inch for my daughter’s birthday and talk about yummy! ! ! ! ! UMMMMMMMM! ! ! ! ! Just thinking about it makes me want to . . . excuse me while I jump in my car and dash off to Homewood!

  5. Oh, I am so relieved you posted a link to the website for dreamcakes so now I don’t have to frantically text you when I get a craving for cupcakes and a desire to wander aimlessly around homewood!

  6. Thanks so much for the Compassion reminder. It had completely slipped my mind. I also need to write a letter!

  7. Oh my, when dreamcakes moved my waist (what was left of it) moved out! We just went there last week after Jane fell running down that hill in the back of Sams because a cupcake really does heal skinned up knees you know!??!! All that to say that I totally broke from my tradition of getting wedding cake and got the caramel sea salt mocha. Let’s just say momma has a brand new tradition!! It’s really NOT a good thing that we can walk there.

  8. Thank you for this post; it was chock full o’ goodness. As an Ole Miss alum and fan, I got a kick out of Mike Bianchi’s column. Poor Mississippi gets kicked around a lot, and, in the words of the late Rodney Dangerfield, gets “no respect.” Glad to see he gave it a little of the respect it deserves. (Though, I do believe that the poor choice of a new on-field mascot leaves Ole Miss open for ridicule … again.) And Melanie’s post spoke to my heart. I’m in the same boat, and need to do some closet cleaning (literally and metaphorically). Thanks!