Weekend + Sprinkles.

We enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Seattle this weekend, to see the musical Wicked. It was AMAZING. We were lucky to have really good seats and frankly, that makes all the difference. We also took in a couple sessions of the LDS general conference and visited with my parents and our Bissinden cousins. What should have been a 4-hour car ride home turned into 7, when we discovered that I-90 had been shut down due to high winds and near zero visibility. It all turned out fine, we slept and read and I got to snuggle in the back seat with Trey and Taft. We arrived home safe and sound.

My mom and dad are serving a local mission to help provide support and connection to college students attending Bellevue Community College. They are working with what is called the LDS institute program and they host a weekly lunch on Fridays. Students are able to walk across the street from BCC and get a hot lunch and some downtime among friends. Mom shared a fun story with me while I visited with her this weekend.


Last Friday they served ice cream sundaes for dessert after lunch. Most of the students had come through the line to make their sundae and were eating and mingling, when one girl reached the end of the sundae line and asked if by chance there were any  sprinkles. Curious, my mom asked why she wanted sprinkles and the girl responded, “They make me happy!” Two other students overheard this exchanged and chimed in, “We’d like some sprinkles too!” As it turns out there were two bottles of sprinkles in the Institute building’s kitchen and they were quickly retrieved and enjoyed.

Mom said she asked the girl a few minutes later if she was by chance a scrapbooker and she responded, “I’ve done a little, why do you ask?”

“I just wondered, my daughter teaches scrapbooking and she loves sprinkles too!”

… and indeed I do–I love that this girl asked for sprinkles. Sometimes we go through life assuming that if we don’t see whatever it is we want or need, it’s not there, when in reality you just need to ask. Sometimes, often it really is that easy. Just ask.

I hope you’ll visit the *sprinkles* page today, because our first sprinkle has been posted. If you haven’t already, take a few minutes (eight to be exact) and listen to my sprinkles story. It will help you better understand my fascination and obsession with this colorful confectionery.

If you don’t yet have sprinkles at your house, add them to your shopping list, start using them and see if they don’t make life a little more fun.


To buy sprinkles online, visit cheftools.com and search sprinkles or decorating sugar.
To really stock up or buy enough for you and the whole neighborhood, go here.



  1. Stacy, I love your sprinkles story – 1st heard it years ago (maybe just after it really happened?) at a CKC in Bellevue. I will always think of you whenever I see sprinkles. And my kids thank you…you helped me make that simple cup of hot chocolate so much more special to them. Also hugs to your parents…I just sent my boy off to college and although he’s only at UW, he feels far away from me. Little kindnesses go a long way.

  2. All we need to do is ask? I’m having trouble subing to your new site with bloglines. I used to be able to save the posts and revisit them, but now in my subscriptions page it’s just a link to your website. I don’t know how to get the blog feed to show up so I can save posts for further review.

    My oldest child is a strange duck about food and will not eat things with sprinkles on them, however, I’m highly tempted to buy that big jug and just put them on a shelf so I can smile at it.

  3. I LOVE sprinkles too! You have a great story about sprinkles. Here is mine…Last week a really amazing man lost his battle with cancer. He was an example and lived a life of service. I love his family. I was asked to bring a cake to the dinner after the funeral. I made a jumbo cake (three cake mixes.) I made bright yellow frosting and bright sprinkles. They cut the cake and started to put it out on the table with the rest of the cakes. The family came in and made them stop serving it because they wanted to take it home and use it to “celebrate” their dad’s life. They sent me a really great thank you note. Sprinkles made it a celebration cake.

  4. Sorry, this has nothing to do with the sprinkles post. I was trying to find out more on the Oct mini album from 2008. I’ll just keep checking back, maybe I am jumping the gun a bit! Thanks! Love the sprinkles and how happy they make everyone!

    Note from Stacy: Read my post from October 1st and click on “My Present (2008 + 2009)” under Experience More on the right sidebar. Hope this helps!

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