It’s nearly time to ‘spring forward.’ Just a friendly reminder that this weekend is daylight savings time so do not forget to turn your clocks ahead!
At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11, we’ll be springing forward—and losing an hour of the day, for daylight saving time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later. The bad news is we will be loosing an hour of sleep, for me however, I would rather have the sunlight for a little longer everyday because I will have more time for activities outside before dark.
You may have noticed the annual tradition of daylight saving time has crept forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4.
Rarely do you find many cupcake shops around the Chester County area. I think this is because people don’t really think about going out to a specific shop to buy a cupcake or cupcakes; I thought the same thing. Until I took a recent trip to the West Coast; Arizona in particular. I found myself seeing numerous local cupcake shops all around the area, I was very curious what these cupcake shops had to offer, so I decided to stop into one. What I found was a shop that offered a wide array of gourmet elegant cupcakes in all different shapes and flavors; Who knew there could be this many different flavors and looks of a cupcake. I was simply amazed and had to get my hands on one of these handcrafted works of art. It was nearly impossible to choose which cupcake I wanted as the employee explained each cupcake, After a tough decision I went with what the employee said was a favorite of many customers “the red velvet cupcake.” As I took my first bite my eyes immediately bulged out of my head… I was astonished with how amazing a cupcake could taste. (Before this experience I only had cupcakes that were pre-made/packaged and purchased at a grocery store).
At this point you may be asking yourself what’s the point of this story? Well here it is…. After my cupcake experience in Arizona, I was determined when I got home to West Chester to find a local cupcake shop! As I began my research I came across a custom cupcake shop right outside West Chester! It is known as Sweets by Samantha and they are located in the Olde Ridge Village shopping center in Chadds Ford, P.A. I knew I had to stop into Sweets by Samantha because I was in dire need of another cupcake since my last experience. Therefore, I stopped into the shop last week. As soon as I walked in I noticed they had a red velvet cupcake (pictured at the top) immediately I knew I had to get one in order to compare it to the one I had purchased in Arizona… to say the least it was extraordinary! It was even better than the one I experienced on my visit to Arizona. Therefore, I thought I would share my local cupcake find with everyone so you can go experience a wonderful gourmet cupcake for yourself. You can visit Sweets by Samantha website at www.sweetsbysamantha.com
Sorry for the lack of updates… Last week I took a 10 day trip to visit my friend Andrew Cannon who is a professional skateboarder originally from West Chester, P.A. For those of you that know Andrew know that he is an awesome positive guy. Therefore, it made for a very exciting trip. From Arizona we headed to Long Beach, California to visit World Industries offices (Andrew’s skateboard sponsor) because Andrew and a few of the other World team riders had to great a contest winner. The contest was called “Sketch a Deck” and the winner happen to be from Delaware. Below are some photo’s that I shot along the way. If you ever want to pick up any of Andrew’s gear check out Fairman’s skate shop right in downtown West Chester.