Monday, July 26, 2010

Why I love Mumford and Sons

~Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free.~

First of all, I've just discovered them..and their music is wonderful. I love the banjo playing and the upbeat tunes as well as their softer serenades.

Second of all, their lyrics are so inspiring. This song is currently my reminds me that I have a life of my own that I need to focus on and stay strong through moments of distress:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mini Teal cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting

It was yet another birthday at my work and I decided to make something other than my usual Linzer cookies..something simpler but equally delicious.

I used a basic boxed white cake mix for my cupcakes and added equal parts blue and green food dye to color them a nice teal color.

The baked mini cupcakes.

To make the Nutella Buttercream frosting:


  • 2 sticks of unsalted softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of Nutella
Mix the butter with an electric mixer until it's smooth and creamy. Then mix in the Nutella until it's a fluffy consistency. Add in the milk.

Next, add in the powdered sugar, cup by cup, until it reaches the desired "frosting-like" consistency. Spread on your cupcakes and enjoy!

You can add sprinkles as a finishing touch!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Doe Deere's 29th!

A friend's bird perching on my head..haha.

This post is long overdue. I went to her picnic over a week ago. Sorry guys! I've been so caught up with work.

On Satuday June 26th, I trekked over to the central park conservatory garden with my friend Kristina to meet my one of my idols..Xenia (aka Doe Deere

It was disgustingly hot...but I had planned a comfortable and adorable rose themed outfit since the party was rose themed.

I wore a white poofy dress that kinda resembles a Marilyn Monroe dress..except with black flower embroidery. On my head I wore a black headband with a giant red rose attached with black electrical tape. Yes..I'm weird and crafty like that..haha.

Kristina and I.

Mark, Xenia's husband..getting a unicorn henna tattoo.

Doe opening my present..a handmade charm bracelet!

Doe/ Xenia and I.

Pretty lighting.

Doe's sister..Kat..getting a citrus fruit henna tattoo.

Smelling the beautiful flowers!