A Foodie Birthday!

Ahh yes, birthday time. Monday (6/28) I celebrated the big 24 (boooooring!), and received a lot of foodie (specifically baking) prizes. Yes, you read that correctly. I do not call gifts presents, rather prizes – it sounds more fun!

Most of the food related gifts actually came from my co-workers, and they’re smart; hopefully their prizes will get me in the kitchen, and therefore bringing in left over goodies to share with them. Good thinking! Anyway, in addition to the amazing MacBook from my fiancé that I’m currently using to type this up, an awesome new Coach bag, Forever21 gift card, shirt and earrings from my parents and sister, I got the following foodie items:

– A sweet set of baking dishes, and a Pyrex measuring cup, which we somehow don’t have. This is going to come in handy!

– I’ve been eyeing this cupcake recipe book for awhile. Everything is SO cute. I hope my lack of artistic ability will some how not transfer over to these cupcake decorations

– I’ll be making these cupcakes this weekend to bring to a 4th of July BBQ. Hopefully they are yummy!

– How can you go wrong with this?! Now I have an extra cupcake pan (having only one is annoying), a mini cupcake/muffin pan, AND a carrying case? SCORE!

So as you can see, I was spoiled with my foodie (and non-foodie) prizes! By the end of the week I’ll hopefully have used the pie dish, cupcake mix, and cupcake carrier. I’ll definitely be reporting back on those!

As for the eating aspect of my birthday, that was equally delicious. It started off before work with some Dunkin Donuts (iced coffee and a jalapeno bagel twist to be exact). It was later followed up with a junior homewrecker with tofu burrito from Moe’s Southwest Grill. Then, going for a double-dose of Mexican (how could I resist?!) the family took us to Jose Tejas, one of my favorite Cajun Creole/Mexican joints (you can read about the restaurant here)! After that we had some cake – a chocolatey moussey ganachey coconutty slice of heaven. Needless to say I had to roll myself into bed after eating all that!

Stay tuned for the results of all my awesome prizes, and happy nomzing! Oh, and thanks to everyone that made my birthday special!!

Cupcake Bracelet!

My obsession with cupcakes continues!

As the cupcake trend is still very much en vogue, I’ve recently been able to stock up on cupcake related jewelry. Aside from food, I’m pretty obsessed with fashion.  I tend to split my time between perusing food related websites, and fashion/clothing sites. If I could find myself a job combining food and fashion, you’d never hear a complaint from me again! Well, maybe…

A few months ago, I snagged myself a pair of cupcake earrings from Forever21. Last week I was on the hunt for a birthday present for my sister, who turns 18 on Sunday! I belong to quite a few sample sale websites, including RueLaLa (if you want an invite let me know!). While I didn’t find anything for my sister there, I did find something for myself (typical). One of their sales last week was for Juicy Couture jewelry. I’m a big fan of their jewelry because it’s usually big, shiny, and outrageous.

So, when I saw this bright lime green bracelet with an adorable cupcake charm hanging from it, I just had to get it. Yes, it was a get-or-die situation. So I ordered it, and got it today! I can’t wait to wear it!

Now that I’m outfitted with cupcake earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet, I suppose a ring is next!

Cupcake Earrings!

I’m obsessed with cupcakes. But you knew this! And if you didn’t for some strange reason, you can read about the origin of that obsession HERE! [which you should if you haven’t!] That being said, I just had to share the CUTEST earrings I found on Forever21. Considering they were only $3.80 I was tempted to buy multiple pairs, but I settled for one. I can’t wait to wear them… maybe with the deliciously sweet cupcake necklace I got for Christmas!

You should probably get yourself a pair before they run out!