Monday, February 25, 2013


My sister turned twenty-one last week and I made her this chocolate cake with lots of sprinkles.
 Stay tuned for a tutorial on making this neon cake topper garland!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

we've been traveling...


 We spent this past week in Vermont with some of our friends!  We went skiing and spent a lot of time FREEZING. Check back later this week for some photos!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

valentines & a bake sale.

This week at school my students had a "WE HEART ART" bake sale to raise money. So for the past few days I have been baking like crazy!

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    three frames.

    Some photos I took last weekend of my brother and his band. For those of you local readers- The Motions are playing at the Pointe March 22nd.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    mint brownie.

     I love making homemade brownies, but most of the time I just don't have the time.  This brownie mix from Trader Joe's seriously tops any other brownie mixes.  It tastes just like my homemade brownie recipe and has chocolate chips mixed in. Sometimes I like to treat brownies like cake and will make some frosting to top them with.  This peppermint chocolate chip icing tastes just like mint chocolate ice cream.
    1 stick of butter softened
    3 cups of powdered sugar
    1tsp of salt
    1/4 tsp of vanilla
    2 tsp of peppermint extract
    1/4 cup of chocolate chips
    1.beat together butter, vanilla, peppermint extract. gradually add powdered sugar, then add salt and choc chips. add more mint extract to taste.

    Monday, February 4, 2013


    Every time I find myself in a home improvement store I always browse through the paint section and see if there happens to be a can of oops! paint calling my name.  If you are unfamiliar, oops! paint is paint that was improperly mixed and is extremely discounted! I have found some of my favorite paints this way- and could be a fun way to decide on a paint color for a room.  Last week I stumbled upon this awesome gallon of paint. It was $5. Originally $40. I practiced restraint and left it at the store, walked out to the parking lot and then ran back in to purchase it.  I instantly wanted to paint everything in my path this color, but decided to start with this.  I painted the entire stool orange and then dipped the legs in this leftover pink(another bargain paint find)!