My Planner Week 35: Renaissance Faire

Theme: Renaissance Faire Colors: Blue, Green & Purple Materials: Butterfly Stickers - Target Floral Washi - Target Thin Washi - eBay New Stuff I have started putting my artwork up on Deviant Art!  I'm excited and nervous.  If you want to see, my site is: 4LoveofCupcakes.deviantart.com. ... Last Week ... Link Up! Let's share our inspirations and ideas!!  Pass this around if you know other planners! … [Read more...]

7QT: Science Fiction & Artsy Stuff

- 1 - #Updates Tootsie Roll had his 1 year doctor appointment last week.  He's still doing well, but his weight is starting to taper off.  Our doctor says that's typical as they start to get more and more mobile.  He's happy and developing on track.  She asked me if he says any words yet, but he does not.  I guess I won't start to get concerned until he's 18 months if he doesn't have any words yet. One morning last week, I was nursing him early in the morning, and when he was done he saw … [Read more...]

5 Faves: Pinterest Doodles to Inspire My Bullet Journal #5Faves

So you might know that in addition to participating in this lovely blog hop every Wednesday, I also *host* a blog hop about Filofaxes / Planners every Monday.  One of the things I want to do in my Bullet Journal each day is doodle or draw or just CREATE SOMETHING.  And I *love* browsing Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite Pinterest doodle inspirations from this past week: 1. RoseyCheeks 2. In the Moleskin 3. Girl in Flying Cat sweatshirt 4. Japanese … [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: Ice Cream, Preg Update, Art & More

- 1 - Happy Friday! So… 6 more weeks of winter.  I'm looking forward to mid-March when this non-sensical cold and snow will be over (as the Groundhog promised)! - 2 - Dessert of the Week ICE CREAM! I haven't had it in a long time, you know, because of the cold.  I forgot how amazing it is!  So I'm definitely back into it now.  Oreos, chocolate, whipped cream, sometimes sprinkles…. the works!  I keep finding coupons for the Market Pantry brand.  (I <3 Target) - 3 - InstaLife - … [Read more...]

Fun and Cheap Art Project for a Toddler

I LOVE art and I love nourishing my daughter's love for art!  That's the reason I made a Masterpiece Wall for all of Cupcakes' artwork.  I'm always looking for fun projects that she and I can do together.  When she does anything creative, I like to give her tons of encouragement and whenever possible, display the creations proudly.  That's why I loved this idea that I came up with.  I hope you like it too! Today I got a cheap-o, cute, design-y fram from Ikea.  $1. I took the little … [Read more...]

Cupcakes’ Masterpieces: Artwork Wall

I found this awesome pin on pinterest...  ...and knew I needed to make something similar for Cupcakes' room! As an art-loving person, it is very important to me to encourage my children to be creative and artsy. :) Plus, I think it's great for kids' self-esteem to display their creations. So here's my version: Cupcakes LOVES seeing her artwork on her bedroom wall.  When I pick her up so she can see them, she gets a big smile on her face and points to them.  I really think she … [Read more...]

7QT: Craziness, Zoo, Cupcakes & More

- 1 - Craziest Thing Ever You know how I'm writing all about how I walked across the country?  And do you further know how I'm in a facebook/ twitter group called #CathSorority?  Well... someone posted that a friend of theirs has a blog.  Since someone that I walked with is of the same name, I checked it out and sure enough, it's the same girl!!!  CRAZY!  Check out her blog: Basic Ingredients. - 2 - Anyway, Happy Friday! Here's your weekly Cupcake.  <3 Source: recipegirl.com … [Read more...]

Doodles Keep Me Sane

Click the little thumbnails to see the whole doodle. I draw these at work while the kids are coloring at the art center.  It really relaxes me and helps me calm down.  When you're a daycare teacher, you need to find was to de-stress.  Drawing really helps me. So I made a blog called Doodlectable to share my drawings.  <3  Come follow this new twitter handle: @Doodlectable [Note: I am by no means abandoning For Love of Cupcakes; this is just a side project!!] I love love love drawing and … [Read more...]

My Baby Finally Appreciates Bubbles!

We tried to impress her with the magical floating circles at Bobby's weddings, but she couldn't care less about them and I was stunned!  Well, we brought them home because we still had some left in the tube and I tried them again.  NOW she gets it!  Maybe there was too much going on before or maybe she likes them because she's older now.  Either way, I was having a great time blowing them in her direction and watching her watch them.  She'd laugh and try to get one in … [Read more...]