I live in a small town………population under 45,000, so by some standards a small city. We don’t have a lot of the larger chain restaurants or stores………..we do have a Target and that big box W store, and we have groceries, and small versions of a JCP and Sears, but we don’t have much “big” stuff. It can make it tough for some shopping, and it can make it harder to find just what you want in food to eat out,, but we do have some things that just make living here fun and friendly.
Two businesses that share a lovely little cottage in Downtown Titusville are Something Sweet Cake Studio and photoArtworks.
Isn’t that a quaint little cottage? It’s adorable! What is inside is something spectacular!! Years ago I began seeing the photographic work and genius of Sharlene Gaenicke, senior portraits, and weddings were the first things I saw. In the last couple of years I began seeing cakes and goodies from this fabulous artist Johnnie Sue Messler……..and I even tasted some….oh my! Just in the last few months I started stopping by the cake studio and picking up a few treats, and then the most wonderful thing happened……..Johnnie started doing this wonderful thing she calls “Facebook Fan Fridays” and she gives away treats, while they last if you are fan! Oh my goodness I’ve been treated to red velvet cake cuppies, a yummy white cake with raspberry cheesecake, a cuppie named a Salty Dog, and much more………..they are so so delish!
Then, just last week Sharlene posted on FB that if you came by on Friday she would take a free FB profile picture for her fans………….what another treat! This woman is amazing! Just look what she did for Nick and I.
Now granted Nick is a beautiful subject to photograph, I on the other hand am just a little haggard looking most days! I didn’t even prepare for this really, my right eye had been bothering me, so I didn’t wear my contacts, and I had to take my glasses off, I didn’t wear as much make up as I usually do, but Sharlene make me look so gorgeous! I’m not fishing for compliments, I just want you to see what great work she did!
I cannot wait to have her take the girls Senior Portraits, if you look around her web page or her facebook you will see all the great shots she takes, love the outside downtown shots or on the beach ones too.
These two women make each person that walks in the door feel like an old friend, someone you can’t wait to chat with and share a smile. I love this part of small town life!
If you are ever in town……….these are two businesses you can’t miss…………and if you come to my house it’s a good bet that if I have time I’m picking up dessert from Something Sweet!
*all photos courtesy of photoARTworks.