- 1 - #Updates HAPPY EASTER!! - 2 - Blog Stuff My goal is to read one blog post that I've pinned to my Bloggy & Social Media pin board per day.  I particularly enjoyed this one: How to Attract New Readers to your Blog The author of this post on Live Randomly Simple suggests submitting posts / articles to sites and blogs that accept submissions.  She has a whole long list on this one of her Blog Tips posts!  Check it out; it sounds like a great idea. - 3 - Easter … [Read more...]

We had a Wonderful Easter! Photo Collage Dump!

I'm kind of super proud of these collages. We had a great day. I would love to see all of your Easter photos too! If you wrote Easter blog posts, put your link in the comments. Smiley face. … [Read more...]

Baby Proposals!! and other Saturday Laughs

5. Cupcakes' Godparents got her a Christmas gift, which included this adorable knit Cupcake hat:   She loved it so much that she insisted on sleeping in it and then the next morning she told me all about how great it was to have slept in it.  Ha! 4. Tootsie Roll proposed to my future daughter-in-law this past week.  He gave her this lovely light up ring for a Christmas present.  Also, he's able to sit on his own now (for a few seconds)! 3. Cupcakes thought it was … [Read more...]

7QT: Cupcakes Birthday Week!

- 1 - Happy Friday! We're still celebrating Cupcakes' Birthday week!  Tuesday was the actual day; check out the great pictures here: {Wordless} Cupcakes had a Wonderful Birthday! And here's my post from her actual day: Happy 4th Birthday, Cupcakes! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Cupcakes' Birthday Cupcakes! - 3 - Texas Pete Red Velvet Cake Cones Speaking of CUPcakes, this past Sunday, I wrote a post for Texas Pete with a recipe for some awesome Red Velvet Cake Cones.  And what's even … [Read more...]

Texas Pete® Red Velvet Cake Cones

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband is a HUGE fan of hot sauce!  He would put it on anything: pizza, eggs, mac 'n cheese, burritos, hashbrowns, lasagna & various other pastas, and even in an adult beverage once!  Texas Pete Hot Sauce is a great condiment, but it can also be used as an ingredient in a wide variety of recipes from ribs to cake cone icing! Texas Pete Hot Sauce This is the secret … [Read more...]

7QT: MT Vacay

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's our third day of our vacation in my husband's home state, Montana!  You can follow our adventures on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag, #MTVacay - 2 - Dessert of the Week We've had a lot of desserts here on our vacation!!  Cupcakes, cake, ice cream.... so yummy!!  Our most special cupcakes were for Great Nana's 81st birthday: - 3 - Vacation!! We're here in beautiful Montana visiting my inlaws and spending an early Thanksgiving with family.  (Hobbs … [Read more...]

7QT on my Last Day of Maternity Leave

- 1 - Happy Friday It's here.  Gulp.  Wasn't he just born?! I'll be reporting to work in two days. Pray for me. PLEASE. - 2 - Dessert of the Week "Last-Week-of-Maternity-Leave" Cupcakes - 3 - Positive Thoughts Journal or… Think Happy Thoughts Journal or… Choose Happiness Journal. I bought a little sketchbook.  $4. And in it, I'm going to make artwork out of all my favorite motivational sayings that I've found on Pinterest.  And I'm going to bring it to work.  And pull … [Read more...]

Yummy Treat for Valentine’s Day

  It feels good to be posting this.  So… appropriate.  :)  I don't do nearly enough cupcake posts, given the title of my blog. I can't really call this a recipe as I used a box of chocolate cake mix and a jar of frosting, plus some dollar spot sprinkles.  But Betty Crocker got the recipe just right - these cupcakes are delicious!  *Betty is not paying me for this post.* Cupcakes loved helping me bake these cupcakes.  She had a great time putting all the cupcake liners in the muffin … [Read more...]

How to Announce Pregnancy at Work

My friend and I searched the Internet and worked together to come up with this adorable way to announce my pregnancy at work. I told my boss first, of course.  That's really important. First I got a big sister shirt and put it on Cupcakes to take a picture: $7 at Kohles I used the picture to make this card: "Is it Pink or is it Blue? Somebody has something to tell you!" And then Hobbs and I made a bunch of chocolate cupcakes with pink and blue frosting: I put the cupcakes out on … [Read more...]

7QT: Cupcakes, Comedians, & Potty Training

- 1 - Happy Friday! September is a rough month for me, as a teacher.  All I can think about is Halloween and all the awesome bulletin boards / art projects / decorations I'm going to be able to do when September is over.  What can I do now??  Apples?  Done.  Now what?! - 2 - Dessert of the Week CUPCAKES That I MADE! Story to come. So delicious!!  :) - 3 - I'm So Tired. All the time.  That is all. - 4 - Do You Need Help with Potty Training? Here's a fun app for kids to … [Read more...]