Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cupcake Outing #2

Can a Cupcake ever be too rich or too big?? Well, I never thought I'd say this, but yes & yes!!
{{Cupcake Print}}

They were huge & really rich! It seriously took two days for us to finish them.
We're skipping this weeks Cupcake outing, I think I'm still full from last weeks trip. I found two website's that have some of the best, easy to follow cupcake recipes. They seem very do-able, even for someone who might not be the best baker{that would be me}. and

But before we can start baking cupcakes from scratch, I think I really need this:
So shiny, pink and pretty!! I love it :)

{{The sweetest dream Print}}

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Last night I watched "Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County" on HBO. I'm having a hard time thinking about anything else right now. It was heartbreaking hearing the kids talk about their experiences. One of the most ironic things was that they were living in a Motel across from Disneyland, "The Happiest Place on Earth" and most if not all had never been inside. This is all taking place about 15 minutes from where I live. I know this is a problem across the United States, but it sure hits home when it's happening just down the road from you.

As a parent I can't imagine anything worse than being in that situation.These are working parents, living paycheck to paycheck but not making enough to afford an apartment or house. A quote from Director Alexandra Pelosi: "What people don't realize is that the recession made a lot more people homeless in America. This film could have been made in any zip code in America. Homeless is no longer what you thought it was. It's not a mentally-ill drug addicted hobo begging for change on the street corner. It's the people working at Wal-mart, Disneyland, Home Depot-working at minimum wage jobs across America".
Very eye opening. Makes you grateful for what you have. If you feel the need to do something, you can help here and here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Giveaway Winner....

Thanks to everyone who left a comment about the Giveaway. My daughter has been asking me when I was going to do another giveaway because she likes to put all the names on little pieces of paper & pick the winner. So she did, and the Memo Board is going to: Marcy Thanks again to everyone for your interest in my little giveaway :)
This ratty old old vintage{possibly antique}cat is my latest favorite flea market find. There was something about him that wouldn't let me pass him up~ his nose is too cute!
I also found this frame, and turned it into an Inspiration Board for my Shop. I've been sick for the past couple days so I'm surprised I've done anything at all. I think I'm going to crawl into bed and watch movies. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Magnetic Memo Board Giveaway....

I recently hit 500 sales in my Etsy Shop, so I wanted to celebrate by doing a Giveaway! I truly appreciate every customer because it allows me to be a stay-at-home-Mom~ which is really the most important job in the world :)
I decided to take this fun Magnetic Memo Board out of my Shop{it had 28 hearts, so maybe someone who ♥'ed it will win}.
☛☛ Frame: Painted white and paired with the CUTEST fabric~ Love Fiesta Banner print.
☛☛ Measurements: 12", with 9 1/2" inner magnetic area.
☛☛ Comes with two vintage button magnets, ready to hang.

No hoops to jump through, just leave a comment{closes Saturday July 24th 10 a.m.}and I'll randomly pick a winner{{International friends included}} I'll announce the winner sometime Saturday. Just make sure I have a way of contacting you :)

Friday, July 16, 2010


We love cooking/baking/food Shows. Our new favorite Cupcake Wars! I love that there are Cupcake Shops, not bakeries with a few cupcakes~ but actual shops where you can go just for Cupcakes! I looked up local Cupcake Shops{not hard to find, they seem to be popping up everywhere} and decided we'd visit one a week this summer :)
We started here: Frosted Cupcakery in Belmont Shore.
Cute shop♥
Then off to the Beach to walk off the Cupcakes :)

SO true!!! {{Print by: YeeHaw}}

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Aqua ♥

Yes, I love this color. I think I have Aqua on the brain! Every time I go to paint something, it ends up aqua/baby blue/turquoise{what ever color you want to call it}. I'm going paint shopping this week and really need to pick out a variety of colors~ all not related to the color blue.
{{Home Decor in my Shop}}

There is something so calming and happy about these colors...


Etsy Eye Candy:
1} County Fair Print 2} Retro Ice Crusher 3} Vintage Pillow Cases
4} Transistor Radio 5} Whimsy Print 6} Vintage Scale
7} Vintage Glass Set 8} Let them eat Cake Print 9} Beach Print

Ahhh, makes me want to paint the walls Blue!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Dolls

If you were born in the late 60's early 70's then you probably remember Ms. Beasley. She was from the T.V. show Family Affair. I loved that show, and even had my own Ms. Beasley{not sure what ever happened to her} . I've kept an eye out for another one over the years, checking ebay every once in a while~ but she's a collectible and the auctions get pretty expensive $$$.
Last weekend while at the Flea Market looking for frames I spotted her!! I almost didn't even ask how much because I assumed it would be a ridiculous amount. So I asked, "How much for the doll"?{like I had no idea who or what she was} he said: "$9" I said: "how about $5"? I don't know what I was thinking because I usually don't do that, especially if it's something I really want!! He said: "fine, $5" What??? Wow!!!
Now I need to find her glasses!
Me on my 4th Birthday{1971}opening another one of my favorite dolls: Drowsy Baby. I have a slightly different version of my original{above}
Now if I could get my hands on a Blythe Doll, I'd be really happy!! I won't hold my breath, I think they're possibly the most collectible doll in the world! But wouldn't I love to stumble across one for $5 :)