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mini cupcake cookies (and a cupcake decorating kit)

Cupcakes! Only cookies. And bite-size ones. This way you can appease both the cupcake and cookie lovers. I made these for my niece’s tenth birthday, part of a theme present. Back when she turned six–since she’s pretty much a mini-me, unlike my own two girls–I gave her all my favorite cookie and marshmallow decorating tools. […]



traditional housewarming gift: bucket of awesome (with a free printable)

  Recently I went a-searchin’ for a housewarming gift for recently-married relatives of ours moving into a new home. Of course, I hit up google and Pinterest. I found a few that spoke of a traditional housewarming gift (a tradition I, for one, have never heard of) wherein you put together an assortment of symbolic goods. […]



Wednesday Links: My favorite (fantasy) books of late

So yeah. I read teenage fantasy novels. Voraciously. And I’m proud of this. I studied and read and researched and wrote for years. I have an MFA in Literature and read and researched and wrote and read some more to get it. I have an MLA in Liberal Arts and studied literature at Oxford for a summer. I […]



bite-size fruit and veggie cookies

You know, for health nuts who eat fruits and veggies. These are almost exactly the same thing. Almost. But not really, huh? Still, I’m proud to say that while I won’t ever give up my wine and cheese and crackers, despite the content of my blog, I eat a good share of fruits and vegetables. […]



jam-filled bunny pops for Pillsbury

Please make these for Easter because they are easy, taste awesome and look crazy cute, right? I filled these with strawberry jam, but you can put anything you like in there (even Nutella). Find the how-tos to make crescent roll bunny pops HERE at Pillsbury. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and […]