Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

In honor of the first day of spring, I went all out... in the form of flowers and cupcakes... pretty typical ;)

No blog from me would be complete without a bathroom flower post. Forget a newspaper, I like to look at flowers in the bathroom. ;)

Springy table setting... check out the green glass bottle - $5.99 from Marshalls - perfect for a water pitcher! (Note: I am fully aware the table may not be set perfectly... sometimes these things take me awhile ;))

Carrot cake is an awesome dessert for many reasons (besides how delicious it is):

1) It's healthy. CARROTS = excellent for eyesight. After 1 cupcake I can see through walls.
2) It works for the holiday season and for the Easter season. Bunnies eat carrots. Easter bunny. Get it?
3) You get to brag about how you hand grated the carrots. (Also, this hand grating situation practically counts as a workout.... between the improved eyesight and the grating workout, making carrot cake should be a sport.)

The recipe I used was from Smitten Kitchen... Mr. Fo said it was the best cupcake he has EVER had...If that tells you anything. The cream cheese frosting was a Barefoot Contessa creation.

I went the extra mile on the cupcakes since my mother in law is in town...

The cupcake toppers spell out Spring Has Sprung...I used scrapbook paper, stickers and my new craft punch. I was stupidly excited to purchase a scallop craft punch this weekend for all of my cupcake topper making. If you think I am a huge loser for this level of excitement, keep it to yourself. If you think I am awesome, let me know.

Finished product on the table with beautiful grocery store purchased gladiolas as the backdrop. My mother in law was impressed... mission accomplished!

Stay tuned this week for lots of fun posts including my first ever DIY project and a preview of the birthday party I am planning for my favorite almost 1-year-old....

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Very nice! I got super excited when I bought my scalloped and standard circle punches, too. I just wanted to get home and bake and create cupcake toppers all day! :)

  2. So pretty! I must agree with Mr. Fo. DELICIOUS CUPCAKE, my friend.

    I need to get to the Teeter and get me some flowers!

  3. those DO look yummy! How did you find my blog?! Cant wait to check the rest of yours out!

  4. Brittanie - I found your blog through Entertain Exchange today... You commented on that cute Academy Award party that she featured today :) Have a great day!

  5. Makes me ready for Spring! The gladiolas are beautiful!!

  6. How cute - and the cupcakes look yummy, too. Stopping by from the Lady Bloggers Tea Party. I'm glad I'm running a day late - I'd hate to have missed these pictures!

  7. Super cute idea! I love cupcakes and will try that carrot cake recipe. Stopping by from Fabulous K's link party! Have a great week.

  8. Those look delish! The presentation of all of them is so fun!

  9. yum! :-) and I love all the flowers and spring-decor - so fun!

  10. Wow! Those cupcakes look awesome! Saw you on SITS. Your site is adorable. :)

  11. You need a bathroom flowers gallery, Jackie! ;) Love the pretty spring color palette.

  12. your spring party looks like so much fun!

    i'm excited to be following your blog! feel free to check out mine sometime!

  13. love the toppers.. LOVE!!!!! You are so cute! I love your posts!