ma’s famous chocolate cake recipe

ma’s famous chocolate cake recipe

Ma is 91 years young and makes an amazing chocolate cake.  She is my husband’s grandmother and she has so kindly been feeding me this cake for the past 11 years. The recipe has been in an old family cookbook for decades, but no one has ever been able to truly...
family, work and slowing down

family, work and slowing down

First, hello.  I have missed the Sunny Slide Up blog!  It has always been a fun, creative outlet for me. I’m so happy to be back. What have I been up to?  Wow.  Where do I start?  I can’t believe it has been a year since posting last here!  And at the same...
giveaway with dry ink designs

giveaway with dry ink designs

This week you heard from Mandi and her etsy shop… Well, you are in luck as one of our readers will win a hand painted quote handmade by Mandi herself! As Mandi talked about here, she has found a new love for hand lettering and experimenting with new pens, ink...
new shops, baby, and life… oh my

new shops, baby, and life… oh my

Hey guys! It’s Mandi… We are so excited to be back here on Sunny Slide Up!  We took a little time away, but I will tell you it was for good reason.  We all had a full plate and today I am happy to be able to share with you what I had going on. As you all...
we’re back

we’re back

Surprised to see us?  We took a year vacation!  Just kidding.  Life gets busy.  People have babies and start a handmade gift ETSY shop (Mandi!), people design kids clothes for the cutest online shop (Jenn!)…. So, as you can see we have had a lot going on.   But,...
winner of borelli scarves giveaway

winner of borelli scarves giveaway

We hope you have had a chance to enter our Borelli Design Giveaway.   Before we announce the winner, let us tell you a little more about the awesomeness of Marissa Borelli and her company Borelli Designs. Marissa Borelli’s fascination with combining fashion and...
meet corey from sans map

meet corey from sans map

Thanks to everyone that entered our Instagram Giveaway with Sans Map!  Congratulations to @rockstrmum for winning this awesome bag! Let’s get to know Corey, creator of Sans Map! Q:  You have such an interesting name for your company.  Where did that come from?...
sans map bag giveaway

sans map bag giveaway

Happy Birthday to us!  Here is a another gift for you!  A fabulous bag from Sans Map…. This zippered pouch is made from a vintage Pendleton wool skirt in purple plaid. Lined with organic grey cotton, it’s a great size for makeup or cosmetics and could have...