Summer Sweets!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream
Banana Split Cake
Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes
Strawberry Funfetti Cookies

Heart Filled Cupcakes for Two

Are  you guys ready for some love filled posts? ♥ I know I am! Speaking of love...I really love Pinterest. I know, so does every other women on the internet. I mean why not it's full of great recipes, crafts, inspirations...not that I have to convince you or anything. But sometimes it's kind of a love/hate relationship for me. Not only do I spend way too much time pinning things to my list of ... [ read more... ]

Cocoa and Cookies Party

Today I have a special post to share with you, our baby girl's 5th birthday party! Honestly, her party was almost a month ago, yet I'm still sitting here going, how is she five, when did this happen?! I feels like I was just staring at her big beautiful eyes for the first time! Then I blink, and she's five. Seriously, no more blinking.  We went over several different themes for her birthday from ... [ read more... ]

Deck the halls with boughs of holly {cupcakes}!

 Deck the halls with boughs of holly....fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.  Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.  What the lyrics don't tell you is that all that decking of the halls takes time, lots of time. Those Christmas celebrations fill the calendar to the max, Christmas card duty hangs over your head like a brick, and the "gay apparel" is one load too many. Then cookies ... [ read more... ]

Gingerbread Oreo Cupcakes

Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man! Unless he's glued to the top of the cupcake....he can't get very far stuck to a pretty pile of buttercream. In that case you may capture and devour - without a blink. At least that's what happened to these little guys...... As the days lead up to Christmas break, the kindergartners at my daughters school have been ... [ read more... ]

Christmas Tree Meringues

There's one thing I can always be sure of.  My "to make" list, will never ever ever end. It seems like every time I make one treat... it brings to life a new idea or two, or three even! These little Christmas trees came to my mind when I made these candy corn meringues back in October. As I was piping the candy corns out I thought wow, these would make super cute Christmas trees! Just a change ... [ read more... ]

Rice Crispy Birthday Cake!

It's my birthday and I'll...make a rice crispy cake if I want to? Five years ago today, I lost my birthday and my heart was stolen shortly after. No really, it's true! On that day I was in labor for my sweet (first) baby girl, who would be born the following day, December, 14th. I was so thankful she wasn't born on my birthday, because I didn't want her to have to "share" her special day and ... [ read more... ]

Rolled Cookies 101

Hey guys! Today I'm back with another post in my serious of - Let's talk about - baking basics, sugar cookies! Which just so happens to be my fav cookie. Not only are sugar cookies my favorite on the yumminess scale, I really have fun making them. They are so popular this time of year, so I thought this would be a good time to share. I've spent the past few years experimenting with my process ... [ read more... ]

Christmas Swirly Cookies

Back in October I posted some really fun Halloween swirly cookies. I really loved making them, they were so bright, fun, and easy! They quickly became one of my most popular posts as they shot around the web.  As soon as I made them I really wanted to try some out in Christmas colors...and here they are! Aren't they fun?! So bright and cheery :) Traditional red and green would be just as ... [ read more... ]