This blog is a hodgepodge of things I want to share, from the good deals I find to my newfound cake decorating hobby and everything in between. Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Construction Site Cupcakes

My friend Colleen threw a construction themed 2nd birthday party for her son. She made an amazing cake which you can see in this photo:

These are the cupcakes I made to compliment her cake:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BBQ Grill Cupcakes

Our Lions club had a BBQ, and so I made these cupcakes!

For the grill grate, I piped Wilton dark chocolate candy melts. The hot dog and hamburger are fondant with black food coloring for the lines, and the kabob is cut up gummy bears on a toothpick! I think they turned out super cute!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Buzz Campaign

With summer coming, I was super excited to get a sunscreen buzz campaign! I got the campaign for COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer sunscreens! 

I was really excited to get my buzz kit in the mail:

I have already tried the sunscreen and LOVE IT! I use the spray for my son, since he can't sit still long enough for me to put on lotion, and I love how it feels so light. I can easily use it on my face without my face feeling all oily.

Friday, May 23, 2014

"Vintage Elegance" Cupcakes

A former coworker asked me if I would make cupcakes and a cake for her sisters bachelorette party. I was really excited about the vintage elegance theme!

I'm sorry to say that the cake turned out to be a disaster. I'm not quite sure what went wrong. It fell apart in the car when she was on her way to the party.

The saving grace was the fact that the cupcakes turned out so beautifully! 

Burt's Bees Baby Bee House Party

How lucky was I to get this house party? I was able to give samples to all my mommy friends!

Bottle and Bottega Owl Painting

If you have never been to Bottle and Bottega - GO! It was SO MUCH FUN! I went with a group of fellow mommies. We had an amazing time!


Heart Wreath

I made this for a coworker to cheer her up while her mother was sick. She had shown me a picture of a similar wreath in the past and said how much she liked it and how she wished she was crafty enough to make one. Note: she really likes birds!


My winter knitting projects included an infinity scarf for myself, a winter scarf for my son and a super cozy winter throw (three years in the making!).

Cinderella Cupcakes

Made these for my niece's 3rd birthday. She had a princess party, obviously!

My little king had a great time at his cousin's party!

RIP Dominicks

One of my favorite grocery stores, Dominick's, went out of business this winter. While I was super bummed, I was able to stock up on ALOT of 50% off merchandise. And - it was 50% off on top of the sale price and any coupons you had, so my husband and I both had a lot of fun shopping! I didn't keep all my receipts, but I think we calculated that we spent $600-$700, and had about 60% savings. Here are my scores:

These diapers came out to about 9 cents a diaper!
And I thought 18 cents on Amazon was good!


Gender Reveal Cupcakes

I've made these before. One of my coworkers, Jenn, recently had her first child. The other one, Becca, is pregnant with her second! Since I have no photos of the insides, I will let you know that they are both boys!

For Jenn

For Becca

Christmas Cupcakes, Cookies and Presents!

Christmas was awesome this year! Toddlers bring back the magic that is Christmas morning, so although this wasn't my son's first Christmas, it was definitely the first one where he (kinda) knew what was going on! I have a few Christmas items to blog about, so I'm going to combine them all into this one post.

Christmas Cupcakes
I made cupcakes for my office Christmas party. I thought I would try a new concept that I saw on Pinterest- making cupcake toppers with melted chocolate. I used the vanilla Wilton candy melts died the colors I needed.

Apricot Cookies
My Grandmother was "famous" for her apricot cookies. I never at them as a kid- but most of my family went crazy for them. For mom mom's gift, my sister had the idea to get her a platter from with my grandmothers handwritten recipe on it. To top it off, I decided to try to make the cookies as an added surprise. They turned out pretty great- but probably not as good as Grandma's!

Busy Board
So this one I didn't make, but my dad did as a gift for my son. A coworker told me about the concept of a busy board, and I thought it would be perfect for my busy toddler. Here is what my dad came up with. My son's favorite part is the whistle!

Graduation/Fire Marshall Cake

Ok, so I haven't blogged in almost a year. Life with a toddler is so busy! Now I have a whole list of blogs to post and I plan to get most of them done today! So here we go- post number one!

A good friend of ours recently graduated with his masters degree and got a new job (fire Marshall!) Here is the cake I made for his graduation party.