Thursday, February 19, 2009

All Dolled Up WINNER!!

You're the winner Melanie !!!
Your goodies will be on their way soon!
Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Gotta Have 'Em!!

My newest obsession - Vintage Head Vases!!!
I seriously L-O-V-E them!!!
The hair, the eye lashes... TO DIE FOR!!!

The is my first one - just got her last week!!
I'm hoping that she'll be joined by lots of sisters and
girlfriends in the near furture. A girl can dream!!

Have a WONDERFUL week!!

PS. There's still time to join the party !

Friday, February 13, 2009

All Dolled Up Blog Party

It's The Cupcake Cupboard's
Valentine's Day party!
We're gettin' ready for something sweet...
... help yourself!
Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

If you found the hidden
Lollishop item,
leave the comment "I found it"
to win a Door Prize!
If your comment is chosen,
you will be asked to name the item you found to win.

The party will be up until the 18th when I will announce the winner...
please tell all your friends about the party.
the more the merrier!

If you purchase something at the Cupcake Cupboard
between now and the 18th, you'll be entered into another drawing for a jammed-packed goodie bag!

Don't forget to check out itty bitty birdy
to visit all the other party blogs!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And the winner is.....

Kid's Napping? I'm Scrapping!
You've won my Lollishops Valentine Giveaway!!
CONGRATS and thanks to EVERYONE who stopped by and entered!

I'd also like to send congrats to my boyfriend and favorite cupcake, John Mayer
for taking home a pair of Grammys on Sunday!

Congrats to my girl Adele for her double Grammy win!

You ALL ROCK!!!!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sweet Silhouettes

I'm working on some new items for my Etsy Shop .
These are my Sweet Framed Silhouettes.

4"x6" Sweetie Silhouette Print

5"x7" Sweetie Silhouette Print

4"x6" Eat Cake Silhouette Print

5"x7" Eat Cake Silhouette Print

I'm loving these frames! Can't wait to find more!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside?

Even though Mr. Winter has decided to ignore Southern California as of late (it was 80 degrees today), I have been craving cold-weather comfort food. With my oven on the fritz, I'm a bit limited to what I can do - so I decided to make some warm and creamy rice pudding
(it helped that I had rice left over from last night's dinner).

Warm & Creamy Rice Pudding

1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked white rice
2 cups milk, divided
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup golden raisins
1 - 2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
ground cinnamon, to taste

In a saucepan, combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk, beaten egg and raisins. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in butter, vanilla and cinnamon.
Serve warm.

Serves 4.

My guys don't like raisins in their rice pudding, so I left them
out. We like to top ours with a dollop of whipped cream
or pour of bit of heavy cream over the top.


PS. Don't forget about my Giveaway !

Monday, February 2, 2009

Yummy Cupcakes!!

I've ordered cupcakes in a jar from Bangerang Bake Shop
several times - YUMMY!! I LOVE to send them
as gifts. If you haven't tried them, you should!
They're having a giveaway right now!
Check it out!!