May 26, 2012



So far this weekend has been pretty good to us.

Actually, Friday at work was TERRIBLE for me. Not anything in particular, just in the nature of my job, holidays are added stress to an already stressful job. Let's just say I worked HARD for my Monday off. Hence, the white peach sangria. Yum.... I could have had a LOT more where that came from, just not at $8 a pop.

Today Joey and I, with the help of our friend Roadie, moved all of the boxes we had packed last week into our storage unit. Moving when it's 94 degrees outside is the worst form of torture, so I really am thankful that the boys did all the heavy lifting. While I was moving boxes in the house for them to take to the truck, I came across a box full of Joey's old toys. As I was rummaging through them, I couldn't help but notice how grotesque boys toys are. I mean, me and my sister grew up with Barbies and dollhouses... and sure I had some trolls too, but they had jewels for belly buttons and bright purple hair... not camo pants and missing teeth! Then out of nowhere I found this Snow White figurine that TOTALLY didn't go with the rest of the toys. She was my fave.

We also stopped by Target tonight, which is essentially my crack. Who needs hard drugs when you can have super trendy home decor and reasonably priced dresses?! I picked up my new cell phone case (obsessed over here!!) as well as a pair of capris, a skirt, some tank tops and the dress above. I am going to wear it to our friend's wedding in 2 weeks. It's hard to tell there, but it's a pretty pattern of purples, oranges and pinks. I love it... and it's perfect for work too.

The last picture up there is just of some boxes we found near the dumpster... SCORE FREE BOXES! And my iMac box... this was not found near the dumpster. ha. We have a long week ahead of us with work and packing and more packing and cleaning. Bah. It would be a lot more fun if we were moving into our brand new house, not into my in-laws guest room. Oh well! The time will come.... hopefully sooner than later!

May 25, 2012

Beach Cupcakes

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I'm sorry. As my way of apologizing, here are fun pictures of some beach cupcakes me and my sisters made! My sister-in-law is an HR Manager and really, really, REALLY loves her job. I wasn't even being sarcastic (surprising, I know) - she actually does!!

She wanted to make these cupcakes to take for a birthday celebration and my sister and I offered our services. It was a fun night filled with warding off small children from the chocolate cupcakes, the intense smell of Extra Bubble Gum and finding graham cracker crumbs EVERYWHERE including down my shirt. How did that even happen?

They were really simple to make, just a little time consuming because she made like 50. \

You'll just need:
- Cupcakes of your own choosing (obviously the white cake makes a more believable oceanscape but chocolate tastes better in my opinion)
- Vanilla frosting, one batch tinted pale yellow and one batch tinted pale blue
- Blue sprinkles
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Gumballs (or any round candy.. gobstobbers could work too I suppose!)
- Sticks of bubble gum
- Tiny cocktail umbrellas

All you gotta do is pipe half of the top of the cupcake with blue frosting for the ocean and the other half with the yellow for the beach. Then sprinkle the blue sprinkles over the blue frosting and the graham crackers over the yellow.

Voila! Your beach and your ocean. ADORABLE!

So many cupcakes.

Then, just mold a piece of gum into the beach chair position. We found it helped to hold the gum in our hands to make it warmer and thusly more pliable. Then take some frosting and secure it to the cupcake. 

Plop a gumball into the beach, or if you're like my sister, throw some into the ocean.. ha!

Finally, stick your umbrella in the sand for some much needed shade, and you've got your super adorable beach cupcakes right in time for summer!!