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Sprinkles Will Fly! A Cupcake Couture Blog Party… American Landmark Cupcake Toppers (Free) AND a big GIVEAWAY

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becky N.!! She won the giveaway. Thank you to all for participating! Because I had so much fun partying at my last Cupcake Couture Blog Party making polka dots, I’m going to another. This time, Sprinkles Will Fly, a Patriotic Cupcake event.  I and my fellow bloggers crafted festive cupcakes for the […]



15 sweet treats for summer, from the archives

The heat is here. Now you’ll hear me complain about the heat until the first crisp day of Fall. But this year, instead of mooching off of friends, I actually splurged on pool passes for myself, Maeve and Violet. I even bought a baby swim thing that essentially amounts to 15 feet of mesh material […]



pencil cookies for teacher appreciation with free printable

So I have a kindergartener. She goes to a public charter school here in Washington, DC. I’ll spare you all the charter school talk, since I’ve waxed on about it before. (To read more about the charter school system in Washington DC, click HERE and HERE.) These pencil cookies are for all the superfantabulous teachers […]



spring treat roundup from the archives

Geez, I’ve done a lot for Spring in the past few years. Which is funny since I much prefer Winter. I know, I know, I’m the lone person out there for whom this is true. But snow is so dang pretty, I never tire of it. Just wish we actually got some this year. And […]



gold star cookie jars AND a back to school bake-off from Sprinkles and Grins

Anybody remember that Staples commercial not too many years ago? The Christmas carol, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” plays as a man skips gleefully through the aisles of the store. Behind him, we see (presumably) his two kids trudging through the aisles of the store, miserable. Back to school supplies shopping. Now […]