Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Just returned from a lovely lunch with my 13 year old son, "Longhorn". I don't want to write about him, out of respect for his privacy, but I'm so proud that in three months he has dedicated himself to healthy eating and exercise and he has totally changed! He has lost 34 lbs. He is an inspiration. He has gotten himself accepted to a top public high school in the nation AND he has transformed himself into a really handsome and healthy guy. (He was always handsome, but now you should see him!) As we sat at lunch before returning him to school I tried to impress upon him that I am one lucky mama. I am so proud of him. He and I are going through that stage that teen-agers go through where he doesn't always like to talk to me, or hear me talk, or even breathe near him in the same room sometimes, for that matter....but he's awesome, and I know that, and if I can just keep teaching myself to BREATHE, in another room, and not take things personally, I think it's going to be alright.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Winter Warmth

I have no complaints. Working today with my little kidlettes...the sweet and saucy Grace, and my new client Eli, whose family tells me they are interested in selling my candy in their new store/cafe in Hell's Kitchen that's fixin' to open March 1st. I think that's exciting and when I know more about it I will share the information. My sweet neighbors Daise and Gregory went to B.J.'s Wholesale tonight and replenished my ingredients. My darlin' Pink. etc. was such a good helper today. After the babies left we walked to Times Square to peruse Toys r Us for a new Barbie that she wanted to buy with her own money. After stopping back home to see if Longhorn wanted to join us, we went to our favorite place on 9th Ave. the Chelsea Grille, for a delicious dinner and delightful conversation. The three of us totally enjoyed watching the fellas on American Idol tonight. That Ace Young was really....reeeeaaaaallly enjoyable.

Winter Break

We are on Winter Break here. The kids are out of school. I am still working with the kiddos I care for every day. Up until this entry I have primarily written about my candy...let me tell you that my teen-age son has been accepted to Bronx High School of Science, www.bxscience.edu and when we visited there Thursday night it was really very exciting. I am proud of my young man. He has navigated the public school system here in New York City and he has done an incredible job.
WAY TO GO LONGHORN! (see archives, Jan.)

Pink. Pink. Flower. Pink. is working on designs for the logo and poster for her school's spring festival. SPRING FUN AT P.S. 51.

I am on a short hiatus with the sweets. Basking in the glow of thanks from my friends and loved ones. No, thank YOU. *Annie*

Friday, February 17, 2006


Have a special day Barbara. You are fabulous at any age!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


What a difference a year makes. Thank you to all who purchased for today. My Aunt Marlene and cousins Lynn Marie and Carol Jean, look for your sweet treats to get to the beaver state on Thursday. I'm sure you miss your loved one today. Digging through the snow on the corner to get to school today... Tomorrow will be a busy day. Lots of kiddos coming through Annie's Kiddie Camp and Day Spa. I'm grateful for all that has come our way this week. I'm grateful for all that is to come.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snow Day

What a beautiful blustery day here in the Big Apple. I took advantage of being socked in to work on some gifts for my family in Oregon. I've been asked to donate to the annual auction for 43rd Street Kids Preschool that will be held at St. Malachy's Church-The Actor's Chapel on March 11th. Hope you all get what you want this Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Life is just a box of Chocolates

I've been so busy with my kids and the candy. I've made some new friends and I'm looking forward to getting to know a few of you better. Loved speaking with Lori Craig yesterday. It might not seem like it would be that difficult but finding the perfect container for one's product can be a challenge. I am not kidding when I tell you that these boxes are exquisite, and they can be kept in the fridge or freezer which is important when storing my treats. Some of you have had trouble leaving comments, but I believe I have changed my setting to make it easier to drop by and let me know what you think. Sent some candy out yesterday. My hairdresser's anniversary is on Valentine's Day and her lucky husband will be receiving his "bites" soon.


Monday, February 06, 2006

Love Is In The Air

Valentine's is fast approaching and I have been busy as ever. This year is my first Valentine's season using my beautiful candy boxes from www.aspecialtybox.com. At this time last year I was just purchasing my first computer and soon after began my search for the perfect boxes to ship my delectable treats. Lori Craig at ASPECIALTYBOX.COM helped me to choose the perfect designs to suit my clientele. My loyal clients know that my treats are made for this holiday...they know that Annie's Candy is an adult indulgence, the perfect taste experience to preceed, or be included in a night of romance. So enjoy, my friends, new and old, and thank-you for your support.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Writer Ian Cohen's play "Lenny & Lou" is getting it's New York premiere tonight at the 29th Street Rep....I read the reviews for his production in Washington D.C. a while back and I highly recommend it. His cast will be receiving boxes of bourbon bites tonight. Break a leg and enjoy the CANDY!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Kids and Candy

Some of you have wondered why I haven't been able to respond personally.... but, the good news is, it's busy here. The Anderson School on the Upper West Side is requesting my usual donation for their annual auction which will be held Saturday, March 25 at The Altman Building. More later.