Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun with Halloween Cupcakes

Kyle and I watched our niece and nephews last week while their parents attended an event. I decided that we needed a project! Since Halloween will be here before we know it, I thought it would be fun to decorate Halloween cupcakes. I bought several different types of candy and sprinkles to bring out the creativity.

Ellie and her monster cupcakes

Cooper and his goblin and spider web cupcakes

Cole and his very creative worm cupcakes

Halloween Cupcakes

Cole and his power "T" cupcake

Cooper and his power "T" cupcake


I prefer to eat these...
Homemade Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's Football Time in Tennessee....and cupcakes!

This past Labor Day weekend, Kyle and I went to Gatlinburg for our brother-in-law's 40th surprise birthday! Happy Birthday Jay! I think that he was totally surprised and Katie put together a great weekend. While there, we were able to make it to the UT season opener! It was a great game! I'm super excited about UT football this year....oh, and Vandy football, too.
Before we hit the road, I made Virginia Tech and Alabama cupcakes for my friend, Marissa. She was heading to that football game in Atlanta. I hope they were a big hit! I also couldn't resist making Titans cupcakes. I'm excited to take those to tailgate parties this fall.
Back in the swing of things, I started playing around with cupcakes for the baby showers that I'm doing this weekend. One of the showers has a teal / lime green theme. I think these cupcakes will turn out really cute!









Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Big 3-0!

I recently had a pretty big birthday! I'm still trying to decide if I should be happy or sad...ha! Kyle and my BFF, Amy, planned a surprise party at Mad Donna's on my birthday! I was completely surprised! It was such a fun time with good friends and family!
I'm a big birthday person and like to celebrate all week / weekend / month...whatever it takes!
Here are a few pics from my birthday weekend!

At the Titans pre-season game.

Proud of our hand-painted pottery!

Flowers from my sweet husband!

Surprise!!

Emily, me, Debbie and Laura

with Caroline and Adam

My BFF!

Laura, Donald, Emily, Debbie and Kevin

30 is definitely the new 20!

The Bedroom is Painted!

Yea! So, we have lived in this townhome for over a year and never got around to painting the upstairs. You know how that goes? We were really excited to decorate when we first moved in, but then the newness wears off and you kinda forget about it.
Now that I have more time on my hands, Kyle's mom and I put a plan together and have started making some strides--custom curtains, paint, sconces, art etc. Last week, Wayne & Vickie came over and helped paint the bedroom....and by "helped" I pretty much mean "painted the bedroom." I helped a little bit, but they are PROFESSIONAL painters!
The room is almost finished. We just need to hang the sconces over the bed and put up the art. Here are a few pictures.
Thank you Wayne & Vickie!

The window before paint and curtains

The bed before pillows and wall color.

Yea for curtains and paint!

Just waiting for sconces and art over the bed!

Sports-Themed Cupcakes

This past weekend, I made cupcakes for Cole and Cooper's birthday party. They are both really into sports and love baseball and basketball. For the cake, I did the rainbow cupcakes, which turned out really cute! I iced them in basketball, baseball and football designs.
They were a BIG hit at the party.