I just found out that it's one of my co-worker's 30th birthday. This can't go uncelebrated. So, after finding out her favorite flavor is caramel and a quick 5 minute search online, I found these adorable Caramel Apple Cupcakes on a new blog find, Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
These look easy enough to make and I just love the green (or red) liners and stick inserts. What food involving a stick is not awesome? I am going to make these tonight or just go easy and make good ole mini caramel apples. Either way, can't wait to drop them in a bag and tie them up with one of the 6732435656756 spools of ribbon I discovered that I have. Stay tuned for pics later. And in the meantime, mouths, prepare to water.
Pia The Pig
UPDATE! Made these! I added a sour apple ring to the top (of course, and ate 7/8 of the bag while decorating.) I used this frosting recipe (because I didn't have heavy cream and my substitute looked wrong,) which turned out like more of an icing, and I ran out of time so the butter didn't quiiiiiite melt perfectly, but for my first ever homemade cupcake, I'm happy! Without frosting, these would be a really great muffin. And because my knife skills are a D- at best, the chunks of green apple inside were a nice surprise.
**Sidenote: If you don't have a cupcake carrier, these dollar store chip and dip holders double as a perfect carrier.
Brrrrrace yourselves! It's snow season in Dallas. And by season, I mean week, but let's go with it. Today marks the official debut of my new earmuffs. I freaking love these things. They might be Rachel Zoe meets Princess Leih but they are warm and fun and who cares. I got them for myself and Katie from Charlotte Russe. I can't find them online but I'll bet they still have them in stores. Oh and I'm not really wearing these indoors. FOR PHOTO PURPOSES ONLY!
I'm pairing these with my amazingly functional convertible gloves. I got these on sale at Dillards this time last year, but you can snag some for yourself at Urban Outfitters. (Only a coincidence that these ridic photos are on the same page as my ANTM post.) These are even cuter and just as functional. Who knew mittens were so warm and fingerless gloves so perfect for texting? Well the combo can't be beat. Here are all of them from Urban (men's, too!)
Finally, if you want to keep your ears warm but aren't as into the giant balls on the sides of your head look, this head scarf is just the ticket. I haven't seen many of these around. It's time for you to start the trend!
I've been meaning to share my excitement in discovering a new favorite blog of mine for quite awhile. After finally getting back to the blog, I read a few pages of posts and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this photo. No, this is not my cat and not my idea. It's a total stranger's. OMG. Blog Sister! Just wait until you dive into the amazing crafts and eye candy of Aunt Peaches.
See that little list of blogs over there to my right? Those are my friends' blogs and just a handful of the 6239459296 I like to read as often as I can. Amanda of The Littlest Hunter has a little request. Can you boost her up higher on the Top Baby Blogs list? Click here and do us both a favor. While you're at it, follow the adventures of her daughter Kennedy.