Today, it is.
Newcomers. Each month I identify a holiday worth celebrating and you scour the Fancy Flours website looking for the cookie cutter you think will be hardest for me to incorporate. My job is to marry the two. Last month we combined Bucknell's college orientation with an ear of corn. The month before we celebrated National Ice Cream Month using a 3D airplane cookie cutter.
My challenge this month was to combine a guitar with National Good Neighbor Day (Sunday, September 27). I selected National Good Neighbor Day to compensate for being a bad neighbor. We've lived in our house for almost two years and still there are people living on our 10-house street who I do not know.
Stop the madness, I know.
This month's idea came while traveling home from Taste of USA. Heather, Cheryl, and I broke up our 11-hour flight delay by leaving the airport long enough to enjoy dinner at Louisville's Hard Rock Cafe. When we walked in the door, I was greeted with guitars and, since guitars were on the brain, I made an immediate connection.
Then it hit me. Instead of Hard Rock Cafe, my husband and I would transform our home into the Hard Block Cafe. Richard has a Starbuck's-sized espresso machine - perfect for a Sunday evening dessert reception. Add in a some pie, some lemon bars, a few cupbrowookies and we're ready to go.
While invitations were delivered on National Good Neighbor Day, the event is being held this Sunday. We're building on Hard Rock's fun by putting names of famous singers on each guest's back. Roam the dessert reception, using "yes" and "no" questions to figure our which musical icon you are.
Give us the Top 40. Tell us another event for which you could use the cookie cutter, accompanied by your best shot at a slogan. If your slogan goes platinum you'll win your very own guitar.
Signing off until tomorrow... when we select October's cookie cutter.