Sunday, March 31, 2013

Glass Etching

There was a baker, a birthday, some Pyrex, and time on my hands. This was the happy conclusion.

Bookshelf, meet lotus flower


Mascarpone Cupcakes

The texture of these cupcakes is smooth and velvety, and the flavor is subtle but unique. The trick is not to pair it with a heavy traditional frosting because the frosting will take over. I suggest whipping cream or old school icing.

Mascarpone Cupcakes

2 egg whites
1/4 c oil
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1 box white cake mix
1 c. water

Combine ingredients in a bowl. Beat on medium for about 3 min, scraping sides. Bake at 350 for 18-23 minutes!

Cupcakes for days

I made a bajillion cupcakes yesterday. The good news is that I now have delicious new cupcake recipes to share.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Crayon Art

We used an 18x24 canvas and a box of 96 crayons to create new art for the baby's room. Just hot glue then blow dry. Thank for helping Husband! Hope I didn't burn your fingers too badly.

I do not think it means what you think it means

Do you have a word that you constantly struggle to remember the meaning of? Historically, I have struggled with "obsequious," nowadays I still have to look up "ubiquitous" before I use it in a sentence.

Anatomy of a Cheese Plate

My favorite grumpy cat meme

My sister showed me this meme weeks ago and I still chuckle every time I think about it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Sandlot

So much childhood...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

much luck

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chic and casual

The colors and texture of that sweater are beautiful.


Dreamy Dress

I feel some Spring coming on.


It's the fox coloring and the gold elephant belt that really make this.

Gorgeous silhouette

I would wear skirts like this every day if I could get away with it. Who's with me?!


wise words...

The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Create a Life

Chunky Monkey Pie

This. Pie. Changed. My. Life.


For one thing, I have finally conquered my fear of heavy whipping cream and for another, this pie is topped with honey roasted peanuts. Nuff said.

Make it, love it, and your life will change too.

Chunky Monkey Pie

Two oreo pie crusts
1 3.4 oz box of vanilla pudding
1 c. cold water
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 large or 4 small bananas
1/3 c. powdered sugar
honey roasted peanuts

1. Mix pudding, water and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl until thoroughly blended and set in the fridge.

2. With a hand mixer, whip 1 cup of the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

3. Remove pudding mixture from fridge, stir in peanut butter, then fold in whipped cream. Return to fridge.

4. Slice up bananas and line the bottom of both pie crusts with the banana slices. Divide peanut butter pudding mixture between the two pies and spread evenly.

5. Combine remaining whipping cream with powdered sugar. Whip with hand mixture until soft peaks form. Divide evenly and spread over pies. Cover pies with plastic domes and refrigerate for a few hours.

6. Before serving, top with honey roasted peanuts. Die happy.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mom Advice

A totally rad friend of mine (currently pregnant with her 4th) recently posted a link to this HuffPost article.

Best line? "Kids are beautiful and majestic little human unicorns who are full of total bullshit and they need to be called out on that." AH HA HA HA HA HA HA.There were other greats, but that was my favorite.

I realize I've been doing this mom thing for like, a second, but today was the first day I really felt like I couldn't get a grip.This article made me feel a lot better. A LOT.