So a blog

I am the least likely person I know to pursue a technological way of communicating thoughts, ideas and passions, as I am the girl who prefers to sit across the table with a muffin to swap ideas and would rather use a pen and paper to correspond. On the other hand, I am always trying some yummy dish that I want to share with others or finding a flea market treasure that I want to pass along. So with my wonderful husband’s technical skills and encouragement, I felt the courage to give it a try!

Then a name! I love names and they hold much value to me. Naming my children was an arduous process because 1. I love names so much 2. They set the tone for who they are known to be 3. They are forever. Cup-a Cup-a came to me as I was pondering my intention of swapping ideas, recipes and finds with friends. I was inspired by the recipe sharing that was done in the film Steel Magnolias of the cake recipe. Clairee, my favorite, asks Truvy for the recipe for her Cup-a Cup-a Cup-a. She told her she didn’t need a recipe it was just “a cup of flour, a cup of sugar and a cup of fruit cocktail with the syrup, stir and bake in a hot oven ‘til golden brown and bubbly. I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness.” Now I’m not a big fan of canned fruit cocktail but I am a fan of southern women and sharing what you know.

So here I am. Terrified and elated, brain busting with all of the “posts” that are backlogged in my mind from the past decade. What have I got to lose? It might even be fun!

10 thoughts on “So a blog

  1. Maria says:

    Julie! I just stumbled upon your blog and totally got the Steel Magnolia's reference from the beginning! 🙂 My family LOVES that movie and has over quoted it my entire life. 🙂 We actually tried to make the cup-a flour, cup-a sugar, cup-a fruit cocktail “with the juice” once when I was in high school – not a gourmet dessert for sure. Haha. Glad to see you're blogging! Your pictures are beautiful and your words inspiring. 🙂 Miss seeing y'all around. Praying for Trinity and hope y'all are doing well!


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