Pretty As A Picture

Monday, April 29, 2013

It has been rainy and dreary here, so I thought I would share some pretty pictures that I have taken while the sun was out! The ones with my watermark I have shared on my Facebook Page and I am absolutely in love with all the cherry blossoms. They are officially my favorite trees to shoot! I was actually contemplating about doing a giveaway for a couple of my prints...what do you think? Like some 5x7 prints?

How is the weather where you are? I know it's going to be raining here for a few days, which is a bummer. I have a few outfit I would love to share, but without the pretty weather it won't work. Trying to do an outfit shoot in my room isn't very fun and plus my wife put up a gamer shelf next to my bookshelf. Now it looks a little cluttered. At least too cluttered for my taste.

Anyway, this semester is almost to a close and I am so happy to see it be over! Finals are really kicking my butt, and I feel like I have been writing for days. I can't wait to take a break for the summer.

Have a great day!
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Cupcake Sunday

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!
Via: Back For Seconds Blog
Via: The Wife of a Dairyman
Via: Fake Ginger
Via: Cakes Decor
I love these cupcakes! I think it's the cutest idea and perfect for summer. Who seriously wouldn't love to have a cupcake that looks like an ice cream cone? This will be my next cupcake and I just might Vlog about it too! One of my co-workers told me that I needed to make a Vlog about baking cupcakes, so that will be my next one! I feel like I haven't made a Vlog in forever. Sometimes I just have a hard time coming up with ideas.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
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Friday I'm in Love...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Totally loving Jessa's new hair color! 
This Bank Box from InWiththeOld is so awesome!
Rachele Over at The Nearsighted Owl looking adorable as always!
I really need this cute clutch!! Found it at rougeandwhimsy!
Kate over at Scathingly Brilliant looks so adorable in this blues dress! Not to mention that brooch!

As always there is a lot of cuteness going on in the blogging world! 

I do want to apologize for not being around this week. My schedule has been a little out of control, and my dad was also in the hospital, which has had me really bummed. He has been struggling with diabetes for about 12 years, and he ended up losing part of his leg from below the knee. I was lost for words when I found out. As you know I live on the Jersey Shore and all my family is in Southern California. The surgery was so sudden I couldn't get time off work or even afford such a last minute flight. Luckily we live in a time where I can text my step mom and call (a lot!) so I at least don't feel completely out of the loop. I was so worried about my dads health I pretty much made myself sick! 

He is doing a lot better and is on the mend. I to pulled myself together...haha. Besides that I had a lot of awesome things happen this week too! I had a photo shoot that went awesome and I also got a second job!
The exciting part about this second job is that it's for an adorable vintage shop! How perfect is that? I'm also excited that school is almost done, but not excited about finals...boooooo! Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful have an awesome weekend!

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Outfit Diary - Cherry Blossoms

Monday, April 22, 2013

Outfit details:
Dress - Thrifted
Cardigan - Old Navy
Shoes - Thrifted
Owl Brooch - Vintage
Glasses - c/o Firmoo

I'm so excited to see flowers blooming everywhere! Cherry Blossoms are my favorite and I just can't stop taking pictures of them! Anyway, I've worn this dress before, and unfortunately I accidentally deleted a post that I featured it on. It was one of those moments where I thought I had to delete pictures off my Google profile, to find out that they also deleted off my blog. It was a sad moment in my blogging career. I love this dress so much though! It's another pussybow dress and I really feel like I'm starting a small collection. I also have a vintage blouse with the same signature bow. I think they are just so cute!

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Random Food - Cinnamon Roll Donuts!

Friday, April 19, 2013

What you need:
1 can of cinnamon rolls
small round cookie cutter
oil for frying
extra frosting (optional)
sprinkles (optional)

I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest, but made with biscuits. So I thought, why not cinnamon rolls!? I had just bought some at the grocery store, so I gave it a try!

 First: Pull apart all the cinnamon rolls

Next: Make donut holes! I used a little do-hicky that is used for removing apple cores, it worked out well.

**Make sure that the cinnamon rolls are intact otherwise they will come apart in the fryer!**

Then: You drop them in your fryer or frying pan with oil. I used about 1/2 a cup of oil for the size of my pan. I'm sure it will vary. The donuts will float, as soon as they are golden brown flip them! Do not walk away, because they cook quick!

**Don't throw out those donut holes! They are really cute treats!**

Once your done: Let them cool on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil. Once these awesome treats are cool frost them up! I used the frosting that came with the cinnamon roll can, but I ended up adding more of my own butter cream frosting.

I originally wasn't going to post these, but after I ate them I just had to share!

Have a Great Day!
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Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

 Princess Cupcake Ninja Sprinkles!!!
My fur baby turns 1 today!!! I'm so excited for my little angel :) The funny part is that she was super playful this morning too! We love her sooooooooo much! She came to us on a whim, and I have never regretted bringing her home from the farm down the road from us in Vermont. She loves New Jersey and she is such a silly kitten. Now she is going to be going into her teenage kitty years. Her and Petunia still play all the time, and Petunia still loves her very much. Cupcake loves to eat Petunia's food while Petunia is eating it, and Petunia will growl a little, but will let her eat anyway. Petunia is also very protective of her. Funny to think a pitbull/hound mix would adopt a little farm kitten. Too Cute!
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Outfit Diary - 1960's Vintage

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 Outfit details:
Pussy Bow Dress - Vintage
Glasses - c/o Firmoo
Pearl necklace - Gift 
Loafers - Thrifted

Let me just tell you how much I love this dress! It's amazing when you can find a hidden treasure and it has all it's original tags! I was able to do a little research and found out that the dress I'm wearing in these pictures is from the late 1960's. On top of that I also found out that the late Margaret Thatcher was known for this style of bow, more commonly called the "pussybow". When I first found out what the style was called, I couldn't stop laughing. I thought maybe they pronounced it wrong. Low and behold, I did a little Google search and there it was. No matter what it's called I love dresses and blouses with the big floppy bows. I kept this outfit simple too. I didn't want to take away from the dress.

I also wanted to add that we recently added some items to the Etsy shop! We have a lot more to add, which should be up for sale by the end of the week. Please stop by! Plus I would also like to know what kind of vintage items you like? Or what you would like to see on Etsy? I'm curious :)
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Outfit Diary & New Hair!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Outfit Details:
Sunglasses - Hello Kitty (5 below)
Necklace - made by my daughter
Shirt & Tank Top - Thrifted
Vintage Purse - Gift from a friend
Polka Dot Pants - Walmart
Flats - 5 Below

There are quite a few things that I'm excited about here! One thing is my hair! I decided to finish up working on my ombre. A while back I lightened the bottom half of my hair. Over the weekend I dyed the top half black which goes into a pinkish red ombre. I'm so in love with it! I get a lot of compliments too. Out of all the different things I've done I feel like this color style suits me and my lifestyle. It's just enough fun color to keep me happy. I can wear it at work and my kids like it too, which is a plus!

Second, I won a giveaway! Over at Blue Eyed Night Owl there was This Giveaway and I won! I was sooooo excited when I found out. The brooch is so cute! In the pictures my crazy mane is hiding it, but I'm glad I got a close up shot. I love owls!

Lastly, I'm excited about that super cute purse! One of my very good friends gave it to me! She is a thrifting enthusiast and collects some of the cutest things. Her house is amazing! When I was over one night, she gave me this purse. She felt I would get more use out of it and I do! I love accidental gifts...those are the best! Speaking of gifts, my most favorite are the ones from kids, especially when they make them for me. The necklace I'm wearing is from my daughter. She found a necklace chain and washer. She painted the washer two different colors and surprised me with with it! My daughter also took all these pictures! She is so awesome :) We also have matching shoes!

Anywhoo, I really happy that the weather here on the Jersey Shore is warming up! How is the weather where you are?
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