Basic Cupcake Tips

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Today I'm breaking out of my cookie shell and talking cupcakes! I'm looking forward to sharing a more broad range of baking posts with you here on somewhat simple.  Today I wanted to share a few cupcake tips with you.  Cupcakes seem to be all the rage these days.  Everyone wants to make them for both formal and casual events.  So lets get talking about ways that will make whipping up a batch of delicious cupcakes even simpler!  {Please note that I am just sharing what works for me in my expe … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Paint Crafts

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I've seen so many crafts around blog land using Chalkboard paint. Have you tried this stuff before? I love it! Here are some of my favorite ideas: Make your own chalkboard paint with The Idea Room Make mini chalkboard frames with Madigan Made Make mini calendar magnets with Gadget Sin Make a chalkboard headboard with Chic & Cheap Nursery Make a chalkboard globe with Apartment Therapy Make a chalkboard picture calendar with Dream Big … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk about Meaningful Moments!

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2011 was a memorable year for my family. My oldest son turned 8 and was baptized. We took a fabulous family vacation to Hawaii. We celebrated my grandpa's 80th birthday with a bunch of extended family. Leah started Kindergarten, got her ears pierced and we went to a Taylor Swift concert together. We took our family to Knott's Berry Farm in California. We welcomed my brother home from a 2 year mission in Mexico. And we had a great holiday season with our family who visited for … [Read more...]

How to Frame Your Bathroom Mirror Over Plastic Clips

framing your bathroom mirror with plastic clips

Do you want to know how to Frame Your Bathroom Mirror Over Plastic Clips? I've seen probably a half-dozen tutorials all over blog land showing you how to frame a bathroom mirror featuring amazing transformations simply by adding some molding around the edges. And everyone says something to the effect of: "THIS IS THE EASIEST UPDATE EVER! I WISH I WOULD'VE DONE IT A LONG TIME AGO! I'M GOING TO DO ALL MY MIRRORS NOW!" So this project is one that has been on my to do list for a while now, … [Read more...]

Mastering the Art of Styling Side Swept Bangs


We all see beautiful hair tutorials on pinterest or we watch the red carpets and envy the stunning hairdos. We may or may not attempt some of the styles we see, but much of the time something is just off about it, right? Sometimes, it is the seemingly simple things that can be the most stressful. For me, it is my bangs. For years my bangs and I hated each other. Why you ask? Well I have a terrible cowlick. It used to be a lot worse than it is now, because over the years I have managed to tame … [Read more...]