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roundup from the archives: 22 SPRING treats and sweets

While patches of snow still cover the ground here in Washington DC, it’s time to post the roundup from the archives anyway. Maybe that will encourage the birds to come back. Though I not so secretly don’t mind that the groundhog saw his shadow. I like winter. It’s quieter and cozier. Although the amount of […]



Just for Kix: diorama ornaments

I want to make a jillion of these diorama ornaments. You know, in all my free time. (That’s funny because I have none. Zippo. Zilch free time.) I made one with a pipe cleaner snowman and pipe cleaner tree, but my heart belongs to this gnome and deer. With all of the cupcake toppers out […]



Halloween Cupcakes: candy corn cupcakes for Celebrations

This week it’s all about the Halloween cupcakes folks. I’ll highlight a different cupcake each day that I made for Celebrations. First up, the easiest ever cupcake decoration: Smashed up candy corn. That’s it. Find the how-tos to make crushed candy corn cupcakes HERE at Celebrations. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs […]



sticker cupcake toppers AND an easy birthday party for a kid who loves horses

This post is about how I throw parties. I think I may have it in me, both the desire and a fraction of the know-how (given my incessant online presence) to throw the perfect pinterest party. You know, the kind where you wince when the kids actually enter because they will mess up the picture-perfect […]



Bella Cupcake Couture Blog Party: back to school cupcakes AND a giveaway

I’m back partying it up with Bella Cupcake Couture again, this time for back to school, hosted by Carrie Middlemiss from Bella Cupcake Couture.  And, one lucky reader will win a prize pack featuring a Bella Cupcake Couture birthday prize pack worth $100 which includes invitations, thank you cards, party straws, water bottle and candy […]