Monday, June 21, 2010

cupcake experimentation

just like any other sane person, i love cupcakes. so i want to try out a bunch of cupcake recipes this summer while i have some time. first up: toasted coconut cupcakes. they were a hit! i was a little worried about the cooked frosting, because i had never made it before, but it turned out all right and i found out i liked it more than butter-cream frosting.

next up, dark chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing! yummy!


Monday, June 14, 2010

good things - martha stewart

in case you didn't know, i love martha stewart. i think the woman is a genius. i love her show, i love her website, i love her products. today, i decided that i wanted to do something creative so i perused the martha stewart website and although i didn't use any of her ideas, i was inspired. and found a few good things that i wanted to share.

a do-it-yourself (of course) necklace. it's made from costume jewelry spray painted and then strung onto ribbon. simple, elegant, easy. i love it.

an outdoor table with a candle chandelier made by hanging candles from an umbrella. it's gorgeous, but casual enough to use at a barbecue. definitely a good thing.

speaking of barbecues this chicken burger looks delicious. it's healthier than a beef burger, but just as easy to make. yum!

and last, but definitely not least, the coconut sundae. very summery, very chic, and i'm absolutely certain very delicious.

martha stewart - i love you! i can't wait to try out all your ideas.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

so dang cute!

after i saw this i knew i had to share! this is probably the cutest cake i have ever seen!

i am trying pretty hard to come up with an excuse to make these!


Friday, June 4, 2010

i'm a high school graduate!

i've been waiting all year (four years really), and there were times that i wondered if it would ever happen, but yesterday i finally graduated from high school!

i wish i could say that i have no regrets, that high school has been a completely wonderful experience - but it hasn't. not that i'm saying it was terrible, but i am happy to be done.

all day yesterday i alternated between excitement, nostalgia, and panic for what next year will bring. i laughed a lot, cried a little, and said goodbye to childhood and free education. from now on, everything completely depends on me. and it's scary.

but, for now, i'm focusing on the next few months. and they will be blissful. no summer reading, no summer math packet, no schoolwork. the only things i have to worry about are my job, shopping for college supplies, and truly enjoying the time i have left with my friends and family before i go to texas, and my friends head to their own colleges. it's going to be an awesome summer!

i hope you enjoy the gorgeous sunny weather!