Thursday, May 14, 2009

Librarian Secret #7

Do you need a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage license, or certificate of divorce and you don't know how to find it or who to contact? Visit the Center for Disease Control's Where to Write for Vital Records page to find out. Simply click on the state or territory where the event occurred and follow the directions for obtaining the records you need.

The next time you need a vital record, I hope you will remember this tip! (FL)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all of you moms out there have a great day!

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Review: Hello, Cupcake

Title: Hello, Cupcake
Authors: Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
240 pages
Houghton Mifflin Co

I enjoy cupcakes! They are so compact, easy to eat, and generally delicious. What could be better than a cupcake? A really cute cupcake.

Hello, Cupcake is a fabulous book on everything you need to know to make delicious, adorable cupcakes for any occasion. You will find basic "cupcaking techniques" like how to spread frosting, designing with frosting, building with other edibles, and drawing and gluing designs for your cupcakes. The best part is, you don't have to be a professional pastry chef or own a lot of fancy utensils to make these delightful treats. Hello, Cupcake even includes directions for making a cupcake wedding cake, topped with an edible bride and groom. If a cupcake wedding cake doesn't appeal to you, how about werewolves, penguins, clowns, or sharks? These are only a few of the imaginative, delectable delights you will be able to construct with the guidance of this terrific book.

Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys baking.

If you are interested, the authors have a Web site with more cupcake tips:

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Thank You, Bev and Missy

A big Thank You to Bev at Merry Weather and Missy at Missy's Book Nook for so graciously nominating me for the "You Don't Say" award. The award is given to those who take time to leave comments on other blogger's sites. It is easy to leave a comment when you find a site you enjoy and that appeals to Merry Weather and Missy's Book Nook do to me!

I hope you will take time to check out their wonderful book blogs.

While I am not passing the award along, I would like to say thanks to Book Calendar, Barney's Book Club, and Genteel Arsenal for being faithful commentors on my blog. Please visit their wonderful sites.