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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

French Lemon Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting


Mmmm.  French lemon cupcakes are my new favorite.  
I recently came up with this recipe by accident when making these for a party.  
They turned out so moist + delicious... they are so simple to make, it's sad.  
Gotta love mistakes sometimes ;)   
So yummy for summertime parties!  Thought I'd share!


French Lemon Cupcakes
1 box lemon cake mix
1 small box french vanilla pudding

Just add the vanilla pudding packet to the cake mix and prepare with cake box directions.  

Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

mix together until smooth!


Save one for me!
xo


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jeep Wagoneers + Pearls


Today I stumbled upon two new people through Pottery Barn who share my love for jeep wagoneers and pearls.  
I'm obsessed.  
Go check out all their eye candy and fashion at Classy Girls Wear Pearls + Kiel James Patrick

love love love this gingham bracelet (above)

xo


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Teen Girl Bunco Birthday Party


Last weekend we threw together a simple Bunco Birthday Party for our 13-year-old daughter, and it was SO fun!

Have you played this game before?  It's very easy, interactive and inexpensive.  Here is how to play it.

The game recommends you play with 12 people, so we invited 11 of Olivia's friends from school, and then later, some boys in the neighborhood came and "crashed" the party and played too :) 
Everyone seemed to have a great time!  

These invitations that I made up are available in my Etsy shop and can be found here to customize and print anywhere you wish.  I printed these up as 5x7" photos at Costco, then mounted them on some white card stock.  To finish them off, I tied them with baker's twine.
We made each girl a little party favor with these "teen" faves inside.
1. brush set 2. hand sanitizer 3. tin pail $1 Target 4. mint m&m's and orbit gum
I picked up the above Bunco prizes at Target.  Prices ranged from $3-$15.
These pink peonies from my garden just happened to be the right pink to match the party :)

Happy Party Planning!


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