My Adventure Book Purse Cover Tutorial

While we were visiting Walt Disney World back in September, the Hubster and I were fortunate enough to get to attend Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the second time, thanks to my Tina from Sugar Bean Bakers. She surprised me with tickets to the party just before we left for Florida, and I'm so happy she did! I really wanted to go, but I wasn't sure if we would, because last time we went, it wasn't great. It was crowded, crowded, crowded, and ... read more

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Glorious Layered Desserts: Salted Caramel Brownie Trifle {Giveaway} – Updated!

A couple of months ago, I got my very own copy of a beautiful new book that is basically the best cookbook idea ever. The book is a Glorious Layered Desserts, and it's the best idea ever, because layered desserts have it all. Seriously, you get layers of goodies. Usually there's something like ice cream or pudding, then you get the treat of cake, brownies, or cookies, and lastly, there's almost always whipped cream. Not to mention sprinkles, candy, or ... read more

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Florean Fortescue’s Chocolate Chili Ice Cream and a Diagon Alley Trip Report!

I know, I haven't posted in forever and a day. Again. And you probably thought I was gone. Again. But I've been really busy you guys, you don't even know. You don't. Really. Okay, whatever. If you're gonna be like that, fine. By 'busy', what I really mean is 'lazy'. Whatever. It was nice. I don't care. Besides, I was busy, too. Busy relaxing. It takes a lot of work. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, then you probably know that I ... read more

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Salted Dark Chocolate Ritz No-bake Cookies

Well, this is probably a really silly confession to make, because it's pretty obvious by how little I've been posting, but I'm going to confess it anyway: I haven't been in a very 'blogging' mood lately. Actually, I think a more accurate confession would be that I have a tremendous case of writer's block right now. Not baker's block...I still have a kajillion recipes tripping and tumbling over themselves in my head - dancing around together, and ... read more

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Super Mario Bros. Mini Cakes

I made Super Mario Bros. cakes! I could probably just stop right there, say no more, and it doesn't matter. Because Super Mario Bros. cakes. These are kind of my Father's Day tribute this year, because when I was a kid, we got the original Nintendo system when it first came out, and my dad absolutely loved to play Super Mario Bros. He totally beat the entire game before any of us kids did, and we were always Player Two to his Player One. The original ... read more

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Easy Ranunculus Cookies

The Hubster is currently teaching me to play chess. I mean, I basically know how to play...you know, all the pieces and the moves they can make, but that's about it. Here's the thing, though...I'm hating it. Not because I don't like playing. And not because I think it's boring or anything like that. It's just that, and I'm a little bit not proud of this, but...I just hate losing. I WANT TO WIN. The thing is, I'm not like ridiculously competitive ... read more

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Summer Berry Maple Roulade

I watched Steel Magnolias today, and somehow, that led me down a rabbit hole of random fact hunting. What? I don't know. I'm an IMDber. It's who I am. First of all, I kinda wish big southern hair was in again. Not a fact hunting discovery or anything, just...you know...I mean, it's kinda awesome. Second, 'Weezer' isn't 'Weezer', she's 'Ouiser', which is short for Louisa. I actually already knew this fun fact, because when I was in high school, I read ... read more

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Grilled Nutella S’more Sandwiches with Shortbread Cookie Fries

I want a baby goat. I know you wanted to know that. Because baby goat. Seriously, have you ever seen a baby goat? Ridiculous. I'm not sure there's anything in the whole wide world that's cuter than a baby goat. They are like cuteness overlords. You bow down to the squee-worthiness that is baby goats. I don't care who you are. ... read more

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Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake

I really wanted to make a cute cake for Easter this year, but I wanted something new...something different and decadent. For me, decadent almost always requires chocolate. It's how my brain works. What's something quintessentially 'Easter' that would be better than ever with chocolate added? Duh. Carrot cake. Seriously, it just got so much better. I also added almonds, instead of more traditional pecans or walnuts. Happy cake. ... read more

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Espresso Cookie Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Can we talk about the 90s for a second? I've been rewatching some of my favorite 90s shows on Netflix recently, and it's been pretty awesome. Let's bring back chunky heels, please? I don't even care how un-graceful they look, those things were bitchin'. Easy to walk in, but you've still got an awesome extra three or four inches of height - what's not to love? Except on sandals. That's never cute. Big, chunky Mary Janes, though... Who's ... read more

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Easy Irish Soda Bread

I made soda bread the other day. It's such an easy, delicious recipe, I don't know why I don't make it more often. I mean, I called this recipe 'easy', but the fact is, that's what Irish soda bread is...easy. That's the wonderful thing about it! This time, I got creative and put the dough in jars. Why, you ask? Simple. Two words: muffin. tops. The good food kind. Not the unflattering side effect of low-cut jeans. No, these aren't muffins, but ... read more

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Frozen Inspired Birthday Cake and Printable Banner

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I had grand (ok...mini-grand) plans for a Frozen themed party. A small Frozen themed party, but a party nonetheless. It was just the Hubster and I, so I made a small cake (it looks large in the photo, but it's actually a simple 6-inch and 4-inch tiered cake - the equivalent of a single double layer 8-inch cake), and hung some fun Arendelle themed decorations. ... read more

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Cookies and Cream Shortbread

As you may know, if you follow me on Facebook, the third season of Dance Academy has finally made it to Netflix. Yayyyyy!!! I have talked about my obsession with ballet, and love for Dance Academy before, so you can imagine my excitement that I finally get to watch the new season. A little back info: Dance Academy is an Australian sort of drama set at a dance academy (shocking, I know). I'm pretty sure it's a young person's show, but I'm totally ... read more

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Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake for Two

Valentine's Day is when he surprises you with your favorite soda that you never ever drink anymore, but it's pizza night, and pizza and soda are BFFs. It's managing his Eve Online training skills when he's far, far away with shoddy Internet. Valentine's Day is when he brings home teeny soda bottles from Italy, just because he knows that you'll flip out over cute new blog props. Valentine's Day is taking care of him when he's sick and showing him ... read more

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Chocolate Chai Spice Cream

Have you seen the new video fad going around Facebook right now? The one where you follow the link and Facebook shows you a one minute video of your time spent on the site since you joined? If you haven't yet, trust me, you will. I actually think it's pretty fun. I mean, Facebook is doing it as a celebration of their 10th birthday, but the ones I've watched from my friends have been really sweet and nostalgic. I decided to go watch mine. Oh, but ... read more

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