Friday, February 18, 2011

President's Day Cupcakes

I wanted to share these cupcakes before the weekend so you would be able to celebrate president's day with some sweets! 

Anyone up for a little history refresher?!?

Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
::thanks google::

You've probably all heard that story about Washington chopping down his father's prize cherry tree. However, historians now say that the story is just that. a story. It's been used to illustrate Washington's honesty and moral uprightness for over two hundred years. True or not, it sticks out in my mind... and I wanted to reward Washington and his honesty with some cupcakes!

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temp)
2 teaspoons vanilla 
1/2 cup milk
about 30 cherrys (pitted and cut in quarters)

toped with my signature buttercream frosting 
and a chocolate covered cherry. yum.yum.yum.

Happy President's Day!

In some exciting gadgety news... it's time for my cell phone upgrade! Whoop! (my blackberry has seen much better days...) We'll be "test driving" a few this weekend, trying to decide between the droid 2 and the iphone. thoughts? 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a little bit of this...

valentine's day is over...

we celebrated on Sunday night.
the hubs cooked dinner: Chicken Marsala
Then on the ACTUAL valentine's day we exchanged hugs and kisses 
and ate zaxby's on TV trays in the living room. classy. i love it.


I've been given a few bloging awards over the past few weeks
(what are yall thinking?)

Seriously ladies... yall are too kind. I really enjoy reading your blogs and I am feeling all kinds of honored. I think I'm supposed to tell you 10 random facts about myself... and then pass this along to like 30 more people... but I'm defiant! haha! I make my own rules around here!

1. I LOVE diet coke. regular coke discusts me.
2. moonlight path smells like moth balls, but sometimes I tell customers I like it just to make the sale.
3. I am turning 29 in a month and it is by far the scariest bithday yet.
4. I am intensely competitive, and as a result I generally choose not to compete against friends so as not to be The Asshole Friend. 
5. My mind works best when I multitask. I am a habitual planner. 
6. I mom-arm my pocketbook in the car when I'm driving recklessly.
7. yes. I call my purse a pocketbook, and a cart a buggy... and lots of other southern stuff like yall, possum, and caramel (pronounced car-ml). And God help the lady at starbucks if she corrects me.
8. I'm a font whore.
9. I'm constantly riddled with guilt. over everything. ie: I forgot to get papertowls at Publix and now were out... I'm the worst wife ever. ugh.
10. I consider future baby names while picking out nail polish colors. Some recent finds: Alpine, Delhi, Volt, and Eiffel. I'm serious.

I seriously can't select such a small number of awesome blogs (hello, from the 300 in my reader). You are all amazing. I am constantly inspired and super-charged by the things you do. Some from the crafts and the baking, some from the photography, some from the beautiful simplicity of everyday life, some from the spiritual things you so bravely share. I am a BIG fan of YOU. So take these awards and post some fun facts about yourself. I want to know all that weird stuff! haha


I am going to be growing my own wheatgrass this year...
not for healthy purposes but for decorating. duh.

I found this article here that was super helpful. I'll keep you posted.


 and lastly, we are going to the Circus tomorrow night with our neice and nefew...
SO EXCITED! However, would it be wrong to wear an animal print cardigan to the circus?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

My sweet valentine and I are celebrating 5 years together this year!
Sometimes it feels like yesterday and sometimes it feels like forever....
either way, it's the best and I know I'm the luckiest girl in the world.

 and.... just a few interesting things I recently found out about valentines day...
(you know you're interested...)

15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day
so, that lady in the cubicle next to you who just got a dozen roses from a secret admirer?

Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards,
followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.  
good. teachers need valentines. IMO they are one of the most under-appreciated professions out there... right next to stay at home moms and retail managers. ;)

The 2nd most popular day of the year to start a diet is Feb 15th.
too much chocolate, anyone?

 sometimes the most simple things.... are the most beautiful.

free valentine printable available here from it is what it is
{thanks Beth}

love yall'... like for real.