Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Red Velvet Funnel Cakes + Maple Bacon Cupcakes = We're going to the fair!!

I simply adore the fair. It brings back so many wonderful memories from my childhood. So naturally I insisted that we attend the Florida State Fair this weekend. We had an amazing time checking out all of the animals and exhibits, exploring the miles of food carts to find the most interesting treats, watching pig races, a grizzly bear show, and agility dog competitions. The maple bacon cupcakes just may have been the most amazing thing I've ever tasted in my life. You can guarantee I'll be trying to recreate them soon.

{Maple bacon cupcakes}

{Red velvet funnel cake}

{Rastafarian banana}

{Freak shows}

{Apparently, anything can be deep fried}

What's your favorite part of the fair?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love is in the air

A few glimpses from Valentine's Day...

{Homemade Valentines; cupcakes I made for class; roses from my Valentine}

Hope your day was filled with love from family, friends, and sweet little animals with wet noses!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In the Mood

Lately, I've been so stressed out that I've just been in the mood to surround myself with stuff I love, whether it's lunch with a dear friend, an extra long game of fetch with Heaven, or things that just bring a smile to my face. This weekend I took a little time to do some self-imposed art therapy. And what more perfect way to brighten my mood than sketches of my little girl and my favorite indulgence?

{Heaven & Cupcake -- oil pastels}

{Cupcake study -- oil pastels}

What's your favorite way to de-stress?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lip Service

I have been hopelessly obsessed with makeup since I was a little girl, and I still get giddy with excitement when I discover a product that I don't know how I ever lived without. I truly believe that a girl can never have too many lipsticks or eyeshadows. I am currently addicted to lipstains and the Burt's Bees lip shimmers collection, so much so that I just may have purchased 3 more lipstains today.

What beauty product has you obsessed?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weekend Musings

Now that I'm finally home from 2 months of traveling, I've been in rehab mode...trying to put my apartment and myself back together again. After a long week of catching up on patient reports, dissertation paperwork, and cleaning, I was eager to indulge in a relaxing, low-key weekend. Here are some snippets of what has brought me joy over the last few days:

{Florida strawberries that were promptly turned into a strawberry pie}

{Fleur de lis bookends I found on a quick trip to Home Goods}

{A fresh box of oil pastels}

{Spending time with my sweet baby girl--I love her demure little pose}

{New books I can't wait to devour}

What brought you joy this weekend?