Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

January 10, 2012, (Los Angeles, CA) Goodie Girls are preparing to host their second benefit with Home Baked Beanies, most popular for their “Scented Cupcake Beanie”. This event will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 from 1-4pm at Goodie Girls (415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting. Guests can expect to be treated to cupcake samples, discounted cupcakes and Home Baked Beanies all to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting.

Annette Starbuck, the multi-Award Winning Founder of GOODIE GIRLS exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting talent. Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but she’s achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal experience and pure creative determination. “Baking is a passion of mine and I create every cupcake with all my heart and soul. Whether for a small occasion of getting together with Friends, BBQ’s, Showers or a big event for Charities, Weddings, or Banquets I craft each batch as I was feeding my own family – it’s who I am at the core. I am lucky to have my whole family with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!”

HOME BAKED BEANIES are the first smelly hat company. The owner and creator of this new sweet idea is Tracey Scott, as well as the whole family that contributes to the designs. Smelly or not, the styles are totally unique like their cupcakes hats that smell like cupcakes as well as the hand tie rag hats, vintage shabby chic, every color, every style, and every size. They invite everyone to stop and “smell the hats“. Fans of these unique beanies can find their own Home Baked Beanie to match their personality/style at several locations including: Big Bear, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles (Select boutiques), Trunk shows, holiday events and red carpet events.

READING, WRITING, IT’S EXCITING (RWE) is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. They do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. The reason for RWE’s program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. Their goal is to help all of them… For more information about RWE, please visit: www.rweprogram.org.


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‘He’s in a lot of pain’: Mariah Carey keeps bedside vigil as husband Nick Cannon suffers kidney failure…

By Laura Schreffler

Last updated at 12:57 AM on 5th January 2012

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2082418/Mariah-Carey-keeps-bedside-vigil-husband-Nick-Cannon-suffers-kidney-failure.html#ixzz1iXhqYfXF

As is characteristic of his happy-go-lucky nature, Nick Cannon isn’t letting his recent hospitalization get him down.

The 31-year-old tweeted an update this afternoon after being rushed to an Aspen hospital for mild kidney failure.

‘Currently being transferred to a hospital in LA,’ the TV presenter wrote on his Twitter page.

‘My brave man’: Mariah Carey feeds her husband Nick Cannon a drink after he is hospitalized with mild kidney failure

‘Thank you for all your love, prayers and concern. You know me…I will be a’ight.’

His wife, Mariah Carey, agrees that her husband is in a good mood, though admits that he isn’t doing as well as he would have his fans think.

‘As always, he’s in good spirits considering the situation,’ the 41-year-old Jenny spokesperson told People magazine today.

She said that ‘the situation is not easy’ and says that Nick is stable but ‘in a lot of pain’.

The mother-of-two added: ‘We are hopeful that he’ll be 100 percent as soon as possible. We really appreciate everybody’s love and support.’

Earlier, she urged her Twitter followers to ‘pray for Nick’, though didn’t seem to be genuinely worried about her husband’s health, given her online activity.

She bizarrely posted a photo of herself posing beside an ailing Nick, 31, in his hospital bed in Aspen, Colorado.

But the couple are clearly optimistic he will recover, with Mariah describing his kidney failure as ‘mild’.

The Fantasy singer posted news of Nick’s illness in the early hours of this morning.

She wrote: ‘Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman.’

She then wrote a more detailed description of his medical drama on her official website.

She wrote: ‘This is us in the hospital – role reversal; Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having babies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.

‘We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.

We’re doing OK but we’re “straaaaaanded in Aspen”. #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK.

‘I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers. LYM.’

The couple have been spending the Christmas and New Year period in Aspen with their twins Moroccan and Monroe.

Nick’s hospitalization perhaps explains why the couple haven’t been photographed out and about in Aspen since New Year’s Eve.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2082418/Mariah-Carey-keeps-bedside-vigil-husband-Nick-Cannon-suffers-kidney-failure.html#ixzz1iXf0WUxd