Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Magnolia/Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes!

I tried out something new and was pretty scared! Red Velvet cupcakes were very foreign to me, but also so Christmasy! I had to try it.

For Mr. Awesome's Christmas Party, I had to step up my game. The search began for the Perfect Recipe! I started my search with my fellow baker friend, The Girl Kyle and saw she had a modified Magnolia Bakery recipe...yes, the famous one in NYC! I did some Googling and found the perfect mix based on everything I read...Magnolia Bakery Cupcake with Sprinkles Cupcake Frosting. The Magnolia frosting had a buttercream recipe and I decided the cream cheese sounded more decadent. 

I was right! These turned out amazing, albeit time consuming! Cupcakes were a hit and I definitely solidified my place as Favorite Wife in Mr. Awesome's eyes. :)

P.s. Any suggestions on getting the same amount of batter in each tin????

Monday, December 20, 2010

Makeup By Ashley Carter: Wedding Season

Follow my friend's makeup blog! And if you know of anyone getting married in Northern California, send them Ashley's info! She will make them B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

Makeup By Ashley Carter: Wedding Season: "Is it just me? Or is wedding season all year round! Everyone around me is getting hitched! So for anyone that is looking to feel and look be..."

The Awesome Family Christmas Card!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Worst Christmas Gifts 2010

There have been some pretty crazy items released into stores this year. In my opinion, here are some of the worst things you could get under the tree. Or...it could be a great list for your White Elephant Exchange. You're welcome.

I even can't listen to him on the show. Why would I PAY to hear him talk about his abs?

I mean, this is just so wrong in so many ways.

Yes, we all love gadgets we use once and shove in the pantry. Plus, who needs to make donuts? Aren't they like $.50 at the store?

What's wrong with a dumbbell?

Snooki from the Jersey Shore wrote a book. She can't form sentences properly while speaking. I could only imagine what her writing would be like.

Pajama Jeans?

I'm not sure if these are the worst idea ever or.....simply genius. You decide.

p.s. This is real. Here is the website if you don't believe me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Logo!

What do you guys think? I LOVE IT!

A huge thanks to Ariana at Silver Daisies Photography-Graphics! If you're interested in any graphics or photography, be sure to follow her.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stuff My Uncle Says...Part 2

Uncle T: Man, I have a really bad headache.
Me: Let me get you some Advil.
(Hands him 4 pills)
Uncle T: Oh, just 2 is good.
Me: Um..no, really. Take 4. 2 is for when you say...stub your toe? You'll thank me later.
Uncle T: Wow, I never knew my niece was a drug pusher.

Playing With Makeup!

I was a model the other day for a dear friend, Ashley Carter while she did my makeup. I was her Bridal model and had an amazing time doing it. She is so talented! 

If you have any friends getting married and need Wedding Day/Fashion Show/Girl's Night Out/Professional Photos/Senior Portraits/Holiday Party Makeup in the Northern California area, she is your girl!

Here is some of her work!

p.s. You can find her here!

Bridal Couture
My Favorite
Editorial Vogue

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jingle Bell Rock with The Plastics

Every time I hear "Jingle Bell Rock" I can't help but picture this scene from Mean Girls. Amy Poehler makes it that much more obnoxious by dancing in the aisle. Hilarious. Merry Christmas!!!

p.s. Anyone else have the urge to learn the dance and perform it? No? Just me?