Pinned and Done: Andes Mint Cupcakes

One of my favorite flavor combinations is mint and chocolate, so when I saw this cupcake recipe for Andes Mint Cupcakes, I knew I had to try it. Luckily, we had a gathering at the office for a big group of people coming up, so I had the perfect reason to bake them! I took some shortcuts from the original recipe, solely because I ran out of time. The original recipe called for a chocolate mint … [Read more...]

Scrapbook Saturday: Got Milk?

I love these two pictures of Tobin nursing. Especially the little dimply grin in the second one. Tobin and I had more nursing issues than Nicholas and I did, and I wanted to talk about the whole experience a little bit. The journalling is short, but to the point. This layout is another inspired by Lisa Dickinson that I saw in the February 2012 issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. You can see her original … [Read more...]

Scrapbook Saturday: Washi Tape Love

I'm in love with Washi Tape. I may need an intervention soon. Washi Tape is so easy and versitile to use. So far, I've gotten all of my Washi from Freckled Fawn (love them!) Washi works really well for my simple style too, adding just a little decoration without getting all cray cray. Tobin's Tummy Time! I love me some kraft paper, Sharpie marker, and a few strips of Washi Tape. … [Read more...]

Scrapbook Saturday: Picking Baby’s Name

This layout may end up being one of my favorites in Tobin's first year book. And it doesn't even have a picture of him on it! It chronicles, briefly, the road to choosing Tobin's name (the story makes me smile every time I think of it). It also features photos of my paternal grandfather and William's paternal grandfather, both of whom were awesome men. The idea for this layout is a total … [Read more...]

Pinned & Done: S’Mores Cupcakes

One of the first things I pinned when I started using Pinterest was a marshmallow-topped cupcake (it reminded me of a S'more). I really love cupcakes, so I'm always looking for fun new ways to bake them. I really like this method. You can see the pin on my "Baking, Cooking, Food" board. Don't Because I wanted to make the cupcake a little more S'mores like, I played around with some chocolate … [Read more...]