I heart birthdays | Personal

5 10 2011

My beautiful Grandmother is 70 years young today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNY!!!

And she’s been happily married to my Grandfather for 54 of those years!  They’re so cute!

Love  you guys!





Cupcake Creations | Munchies

28 09 2011

It’s time for another cooking adventure, one of the baking variety!!   I love to cook and bake!  I think it’s always so fun to create something new.

This time I found my inspiration during a recent road trip.   My roomie and I we’re on our way back from Fort Worth and decided to do the standard stop at where else…?  The Czech Stop!  The Czech Stop is a delicious little Czech bakery nestled on the side to I35 just North of Waco in the small town of West.  As soon as you walk in the door the smell of heaven almost knocks you off your feet.  The jalapeno bread, the fruit kolaches, the cupcakes, the cookies nom nom nom….Ok.  Focus.  Focus.

While we were there I spotted a chocolate peanut butter cupcake and I thought to myself, actually I think I said out loud to Katie, “I could make that!” And so, I did.

My one up on their cupcake?  The secret err… I guess not so secret ingredient, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis.  One of favorite candies, right up there with Snickers.  Ooohh Snickers…and a new cupcake idea is born. hmmm…

Fresh from the oven I added the Reese’s to create this warm gooey deliciousness.

And voilà! I present to you my rich and creamy creation.  A triple chocolate fudge cupcake stuffed with Reese’s minis and topped with a rich peanut butter frosting. YUM!

They must have been good…last time I saw this container it was full. 🙂

What’s next on the baking adventure horizon?!  My friend has requested vanilla cupcakes…boooooooring. 🙂  Of course they won’t be boring old vanilla after I’m done with them.  I’m thinking of adding Oreos or I liked that Snickers I idea I mentioned earlier.  The wheels are forever turning!  You’ll just have to wait and see!





Arrangements by Anne | Nature | Floral

20 09 2011

She’s done it again!  Beautiful Arrangements by Anne!  You can see her latest designs on display at Uchi.

 

Aren’t these arrangements gorgeous?!?!  Which one was your fav?

I love them all but I might be a little bias…purple is my favorite color.  🙂 (Go Frogs!)





Happy Monday! | Munchies

12 09 2011

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

       – James Oppenheim

Starting the day with delicious happiness…

Name that bakery! Ready.  Set. Go!





TYP July Event | Networking

7 09 2011

Wow.  Soooo it’s been awhile since I posted about TYP but we’re still going strong.  Membership growing everyday!  These pics are from our July event at Kung Fu Saloon on West 6th.  We partnered with Komen Young Professionals for the Cure.  Although the photos are black and white we definitely represented with some pink to show our support in the fight against breast cancer.

Make sure to mark you calendars!  Our next event is Thursday, September 22nd from 6-9pm at Red’s Porch on South Lamar.  Can’t wait to see everyone!  Feel free to use Twitter/Facebook to spread the word.  🙂

The more the merrier!

Stay connected with TYP Austin on facebook, search Austin TYP. Or on Twitter @ATXTYP





P is for Pancakes | Munchies

22 06 2011

I woke up this morning with a craving for some sweet sweet pancakes…only problem was I didn’t have pancake mix.  So I thought to myself, it can’t be that hard to make them from scratch.  While it wasn’t hard to make them it was hard to eat them. I was totally disappointed with the recipe I got online.

Do not be fooled by their golden edges. They. were. terrrrrible.

I tried adding more sugar, that didn’t help.

I tried adding more milk, that didn’t help.

I tried adding more flour, that didn’t help.

Martha Stewart would be disappointed.

Feeling defeated, I threw them all out.  I ended up having blackberries and toast with peanut butter and honey instead.  Smooth recovery.

Should you want to try the recipe yourself(although not recommended):

1 1/2 c Flour

1 Egg

1 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tbsp Oil

1 1/2 c Sweet Milk

Mix together and enjoy with your favorite syrup(or not…just sayin) 🙂

If you have a better recipe please fill me in!  I’m still craving some good pancakes…





Darcie + Josh | Weddings

12 06 2011

 

Darcie and I have been friends since we were in 5th grade.  We’ve been through all the awkward stages of life…body suits, braces and glasses.. then we graduated to loving boy bands and dancing to the Spice Girls…in college we learned a lot about life, love and rootbeer schnapps…and now we’re learning that miles are simply miles and true friends don’t mind traveling(especially to the beach) 🙂

I remember when I first heard about Josh.  Darc was totally smitten.  She didn’t want to leave his side.  And I completely understand, he is her compliment in every way.  If she’s stressed, her calms her.  Is she’s hungry, he cooks for her.  If she needs anything, he doesn’t hesitate to make sure she’s happy.

Their wedding was absolutely beautiful!  The ceremony was on the beach at sunset.  The reception was perfect down to every detail, from the starfish/sand dollar name plates to the sand castle center pieces.  The band kept everyone on their feet and we danced the night away.

My new favorite accessory, fake eyelashes.

Beautiful.

Time for a little bridesmaid fun 🙂

I love these girls!

From Left to Right: Rose(friends since 7th grade), Me, Erin and Jess(all friends since 5th grade)

To Darcie and Josh,

Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day! I love you both so much and wish you years upon years of happiness.  Also, I plan to visit again in August so get excited!!  Love and miss you guys!

To see their wedding photos visit Michelle Castle Photography








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