Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cupcake Cones

Cupcake cones were one of my childhood's treats. I decided last night that I wanted to bake them this weekend thinking it'd be a quick easy task. Then I realized I had no clue how high to fill the cones with batter or how long to cook them! 

You can use any cake batter mix you want. Shane wanted chocolate, so that's what I made!

After a few different tries I found it was best to fill the cones under the ridge.
I also used a round pan to hold them together in the oven. 
You can also use an egg carton.
I baked them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
I tried baking them less, but the tops weren't finished. 
It's best just to check after 18 minutes!
Then wait for them to cool, ice & sprinkle!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Last of Lights

My Christmas break is already over! I headed back to class this week and w-h-e-w this semester is going to be rough! I already wrote everything from my syllabi in my planner and it's packed! I realized that my goal of blogging more already hasn't been a success and will be difficult with this semester's workload. I'm still going to try my best! Here's some photos from the other night that Shane and I that we took downtown. I wanted to get pictures before they took they Christmas lights down! I always feel like they're the perfect backdrop. =]
I don't think there are any photos I'm serious in. Haha.

This was from earlier this week when it was snowing. 
It makes me so sad that it stopped!

Hope you guys are having a great week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thrifty Goodness

I wanted to make this a Thrifty Thursday post, but I waited until late and now it's after midnight and Friday already! Also, I'm without photoshop using an old laptop I'm not used to, while I wait three weeks for my MacBook Pro to be repaired. =/ So bear with me! I decided to run to a local thrift store on a whim today and made out pretty well. When you have those lucky days, you want to thrift everywhere all day, however I limited myself to one stop. Onwards to the thrifty goodness!

Snagged this set of four yellow trays that I absolutely adore!
Also, a strawberry/floral melamine plate and a small tin goose tray. 
Floral cheese plate set and a hot pad. 
Sorta wanna keep the hot pad for myself. =P
I found some tacky 80's sweaters. 
The bottom left has a obscene design that I don't understand at all, 
but it's really long and would look awesome with tights.
Two lovely blouses with pretty prints!
Two heels and two flats. 
I really fancy the left pair of flats, maybe another keeper?
An old floral thermos pitcher
Dish, teacup and a mail storage organizer. 
I can't wait to paint the mail organizer & pretty it up!

In addition I got some glass server ware and some dresses.
Being that it's midnight currently, there's no natural lighting in my apartment 
so taking photos of the dresses on my dress form wouldn't have turned out well at all!

Hope you enjoyed!

PS: These will be added to my Etsy shop during this month once I get some extra time!