Marching On by Kate Sterner | Apr 02, 2015 All I was seeing in February was pink, pink and more pink and now my eyes won't see anything but green! Green took over the cupcakery this past month, and we went all out for St. Patrick's Day. Our decorators had fun getting into the Irish spirit, and their talents and creativity never cease to amaze! Wedding Season is Upon Us! Scratch Cupcakery would love to be part of your big day! Send Kate an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about how to make your wedding extra sweet! Check out some of these beautiful wedding cupcakes that have left our kitchen! Employees of the Month Coralville Our employee of the month is Maggie! Maggie has been a front staff with us since July 2014. Maggie loves Scratch, well, because of the cupcakes of course! Her favorite is Doughlicious! Maggie is originally from the Chicago area, but we are sure glad she is in Coralville with us now! She loves to sing and dance and she participates in many performances with Combined Efforts Theater. She also loves Carrie Underwood and country music! Maggie has been such a blessing to work with and she brings smiles to everyone she comes in contact with! Our Scratch family would not be complete without Maggie! We are so honored to have her here at Scratch! Cedar Valley It's more than just a job; it is a family. Courtney Dreyer, our March employee of the month, is one of our hardest working front staff employees and has grown and evolved alongside Scratch. She has been invested in her job since the doors first opened in June 2010 at "Little Scratch" and her hard work derives from her love of working for Natalie Brown, the owner. Courtney also enjoys putting smiles on customers' faces and being part of the Scratch family. In August, Courtney will start Physical Therapy at Des Moines University and has graduated from UNI with a degree in Exercise Science. There are few people more passionate or dedicated to a job, and there aren't words enough to describe just how much Courtney will be missed when she moves on but she will always be a key member of the Scratch family! We love you, Court! West Des Moines Caitie has been a go-getter since day one. She is eager to learn and is able to produce great quality cupcakes consistently. She has a great personality that brightens the atmosphere in the kitchen and you can always hear her laughing at somebody’s joke. Plus, have you seen her calf muscles?? Thanks for being so great, Caitie! Meet the Management Last month we started a new spotlight section where I introduced our General Manager, Dee! This month's special guest is Sam, check it out! Tell us a little about yourself and what you do here at Scratch? Hi! My name is Sam, I'm from southeast Iowa! I have a three year old puppy Bentley, and just got another puppy named Huck! I coached division one basketball for ten years and lived on the East Coast. I came back to Iowa to coach, until Natalie stole me to work at Scratch two years ago! My technical title here at Scratch is the Director of Administration and Development and I'm currently acting as interim CFO. What is your favorite part about your job? Every day is different! I never have to do the same things over and over again, and I get to do lots of traveling and see the beautiful countryside with some of my favorite people. Favorite cupcake? Brownie Batter. What thought or message would you like to put in a fortune cookie? Don't eat yellow snow. You won the lottery, YAY! What's the first thing you do with your winnings? Pay off all my debt and my family's debt a build a tiny house on a beautiful piece of land. Close your eyes and picture your "beach" or your sweet spot. Where are you? Any beach in Florida. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? Traditionally Unconventional Would you rather be an extremely giant rodent or a ridiculously tiny elephant? Ridiculously tiny elephant! If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would you be eating? Pizza! There are so many different kinds of pizza you would never get bored! Shipping Season Coming to a Close If you haven't sent your out-of-state friends and family cupcakes yet, don't worry, there is still time! Our last day for shipments to go out before the weather gets too warm is going to be Tuesday, April 14th. Call (855) 833-5719 to get your cupcakes ordered by 2 PM on Monday, April 13th! Curbside Season Right Around the Corner! Although shipping season is on it's way out, Curbside season is on its way in!! We still have lots of open dates for Curbside to visit your town, and we would love to be there! Send Tabitha an email at email@example.com to schedule a visit to your town. Our first scheduled event is April 21st, and we couldn't be more excited for another fun-filled summer traveling to see all of you! If you have any questions about anything on this month's newsletter, send Kate an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!