Texas Holiday Treat

Ooh. A delicious Texas dessert. You know I've grown up with there always being some type of Colin Street Bakery dessert available during the holiday season. When I saw this giveaway from another Texas girl I couldn't help but to share it.

 I was born and raised in Texas, so I am very familiar with Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana Texas.  The bakery has five locations, two in Corsciana, one in Waco, Greenville and Lindale.  The Waco bakery is just a few miles from my house. You can choose from a variety of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, pies,  or enjoy gourmet coffee at the Cinchona Coffee Bar. Collin Street bakery was founded in 1896 and is famous for their fruitcakes that are shipped worldwide and are still to this day handmade. I have traveled many times threw Corsicana and stopped by the bakery.  I have always had a very pleasant experience. I love their cookies.  This will be the first time, though I have tried  any of the fruitcakes because I have never been a fan of fruitcakes of any kind. This just does not appeal to me at all. 

 So when I received the Pineapple Pecan Cake to review, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. The cake comes in a lovely little tin. The first thing I noticed is this cake is  full of native Texas pecans, and I absolutely love pecans , It's a Texas thing! The pineapple in this cake is grown in Costa Rica on a plantation that is owned by the bakery.  I love Pineapple and pecans, so I was hoping this cake was as great as the reviews on the website. 

 I cut a small slice and decided to give it a taste right away after receiving it, and I was so glad I did. I loved this cake. A small piece went a long way. It is not overwhelmingly sweet, and I liked that. I look forward to tasting other cakes like the  White House Pumpkin cake and  a fruitcake during the holiday season.
 Want a chance to win a Pineapple Pecan Cake to try? Collin Street Bakery is sponsoring a giveaway to win one of these delicious cakes to one lucky reader. Enter our giveaway below.would like to thank Collin Street Bakery for providing a giveaway for my readers and would highly recommend their quality products.

Disclosure: I received a pineapple pecan cake to review from Collin Street Bakery free of charge. All thoughts and opinions of this product and company are my own.

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Expecting Number 2

I’m expecting my second baby!


Ever since my adolescent years or may be, even earlier, I have always believed that when you do or experience something for the very first time, it’s a very different feeling. It could be something as simple as going to school for the first time, topping your class, going on the first class-picnic, winning your first prize ever in any competition, your first outing with your friends only, your first date or even your first night with your dear hubby. Well, the ‘first time’ has its own charm, its own thrill and its own unmatched excitement. Can you really imagine the fun and the joyous feeling that a young lady experiences when she gets to know, for the first time ever, that soon, she’s going to be a mom? And her ‘on top of the world’ exhilaration in the delivery room when she hears, of course for the first time ever, that it’s a boy or a girl, a little angel?

From the time a girl gets to know for the first time that she’s pregnant, she starts living in her own world of fantasies, her own dream-world. Every day brings a new hope, a new excitement, a new thrill and a new expectation. She does not only undergo a physical change with every passing day, she also grows mentally, emotionally, psychologically and also spiritually. She’s a different person every day, a more evolved individual. And at that, a more lovable person too!

Motherhood brings with it a lot of new challenges. So much more to learn!

I didn’t, for example know one bit about a lot of things which I learnt after the arrival of my first son Z who is 6 years of age now. Breast-feeding the baby came naturally. Changing the diaper required a lot of practice. Wake-up calls in the middle of the night were on expected lines. His smiles and a little later, his giggles truly made my day. Watching my son grow and change on a day to day basis was a treat.

And now, let me share something with you. I’m expecting my second son to arrive soon. And believe me, what I am feeling and going through every passing day is as if this is ‘my first time’. I am getting the same goose-bumps. The anxiety is exactly the same. And of course, now I have my son Z by my side to share all my excitement with! 

Z's mommy