Donut you want to be my Valentine?
Article by Ericka of Little Apple Styles
Images by Rebecca Keller Photography
There is no such thing as too many donuts – Mr. Little Apple
If you have been reading me this week – you may think I am slightly consumed with Valentine’s Day. Good news for you, I am an equal opportunity offender as I am the same way with any holiday. I just love any reason for celebrating!
I went to run some errands earlier today and you could tell the Valentine’s aisles where looking very empty… and the Easter stuff was already taking over. No worries guys, flowers and chocolates have been moved right by the cash registers so you do not even have to walk to the back of the store anymore – haha!
This year I am planning in having a fun Valentine’s breakfast for my little family. And since the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I decided to explore Mr. Little Apple’s favorite spot. He has been talking about Rise for quite some time. I am not a donut lover, so I had not been there until recently. I wanted to check the menu and see what all the fuss was about. Becky and her little ones were coming over that afternoon – so it was the perfect time for an impromptu tasting party.
The Rise store in Morrisville opens at 7 am and closes at 2pm. I arrived there at 1:55pm and the store was pretty full for being almost closing time. The line moved really fast. I thought it was because the employees were ready to go, but I heard from several friends that is a common practice. I am normally very indecisive, but this time I knew exactly what I was looking for. The Maple Bacon donut! Thankfully, there was one left. My special taster said it was fresh and tasted delicious. I once heard someone saying “It is so good it makes me want to write some poetry” WELL, this is what my 7 year old told me when I asked her if she liked her Cheerwine Iced Donut….
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I like Donuts
Donuts are Good….
It cracked me up! For the record, she did not come up with it. She heard it somewhere – but I found it very self explanatory. It was also Owen’s favorite and he happily volunteered to take pictures holding one – as long as he got to eat more!
So ladies and gentlemen – if you want to surprise your Valentine for breakfast tomorrow, sneak out early and get Rise donuts. I am glad I surprised mine ahead of time since he gave up sweets for lent. I still can’t figure how someone can have that much self control!
*Ericka has been taking over the blog with so much Valentines this week – see more here.
Ericka Jimmerson is a busy mom of two who runs Little Apple Styles, photography + event styling. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help making your event picture perfect!
Rebecca Keller is a family photographer featured in People Magazine who spends her time sipping iced coffee, chasing after her two little ones, reading, running, and editing. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Raleigh Styled Food Photography.