Thursday, December 23, 2010

MeRrY ChRiStMaS!

Wishing you ALL a very

Cupcake Wishes and
Buttercream Dreams!

Julie ♥

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Fun!

Things got a little CRAZY at the Weller house this year...

No pictures of Brendan because we ate him!!
hee, hee, hee...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

♥ Happy Birthday, JM!! ♥

Happy Birthday to my "boyfriend",
John Mayer!
Heartbreak Warfare Cupcakes
(Red Wine & Ambien Cupcakes)
cabernet sauvignon cupcake with a hint of cocoa
and nutmeg topped with vanilla bean-cream cheese frosting
with a splash of cabernet

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Join me this Saturday at Glitterfest!
I'll be selling my cupcakes:

Glitterfest - Death By Chocolate
triple-chocolate cupcake with a white chocolate candy center, topped with white chocolate-almond buttercream, edible glitter and a silver amorini heart

Seaside Delight
             sea salt caramel cupcake filled with caramel, topped with sea salt caramel buttercream, sea salt and candy seaglass

Dia de los Muertos
margarita cupcake topped with tequila-lime buttercream, sugar, rim-salt and a sugar skull

Hope to see you there!!! ♥

Sunday, August 1, 2010

♥ Happy Anniversary! ♥

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary to my Mom & Dad!!Sometimes they made marriage look easy and other times they showed that it takes work, but it's worth the struggle.  I am so thankful for the examples of real love that they've been to me.  Thanks for showing us how it's done, Mom & Dad!
Love you!! ♥

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This guy looks like I feel...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

HaPpY InDePeNdEnCe DaY!

God Bless the U.S.A!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

And the winner is...
Sherry from Blessings From Our Nest!!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to enter
AND for all of the birthday wishes.
Hope you'll come again real soon!

Grins & giggles,
Julie xoxo

Sunday, May 16, 2010

BiRtHdAy GiVeAwAy!

In celebration of the Twice Remembered Cottage's blogwide, 4th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway AND my soon approaching 39th birthday May 21st), I'm giving away this
Birthday Cupcake Kit!

1 small polka-dot mixing bowl
1 mini-wooden rolling pin
50 pink polka-dot cupcake liners
6 vintage inspired clown cupcake picks
6 vintage "Happy Birthday" cupcake picks
1 bag of jewel-tone jimmies/sprinkles
Pink tissue streamers
1 Raspberry scented Cupcake Sleep Mask
for sweet birthday dreams!

There are a few ways to enter:

#1. Simply leave a comment. Make sure to leave your blog address or email address.

#2. Follow my blog.

#3. Visit my other blog, Hey Cupcake!, then come back here and let me know your favorite cupcake flavor I've listed so far.

#4. Become a follower of Hey Cupcake!.

* Please make sure to make a separate post for each entry.*
**Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to those living within the continental United States.**

Giveaway ends May 29th!
Don't forget to stop by and check out all of the other fantastic giveaways !


Saturday, May 8, 2010


In celebration of the Twice Remembered Cottage's
blogwide, 4th Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway AND
my soon approaching 39th birthday... I will be posting my
giveaway later next week. Come back by and check it out!



Friday, May 7, 2010

Coo Coo for Coconut

I've been baking cupcakes like crazy!!
Happily, the orders keep coming in!
I call these cupcakes, "Coo Coo for Coconut".
They're chocolate almond cupcakes with a mini Mounds bar inside, topped with coconut buttercream and toasted coconut.

Wanna see more? Go to: Hey Cupcake!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our DC Trip

Heights Christian Junior High 8th grade at the White House

It's hard to believe that a month ago today, we were on the last leg of our AMAZING 12-day Washington DC/East Coast trip! We started in Virginia and went to places like Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. Then, we went to Washington DC and if you've never been there, I suggest you go! Pictures just don't do justice to the majesty of the place!

Me and Matthew @ the World War II Memorial in DC

We saw pretty much everything we could see in DC (even went over to Annapolis in Maryland). After that, we stopped at Gettysburg and then Philadelphia. You can really appreciate this country and all that was done to make it what it is today when you visit all of these places.

Me, Matthew & the boys atop the Empire State Building.

We ended the trip in New York City - Lion King, Ground Zero, pizza, shopping @ Times Square, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Awesome!

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support. I will cherish EVERY memory of the trip - especially because I got to share it with Matthew and some other really special kids!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter Everyone!
May you be blessed and all of your
chocolately bunny dreams come true!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our BIG Trip

Matthew and I are getting ready for the
BIG 8th grade Washington DC Trip.
We leave on March 9th and will be gone until March 21st.
We will be going to places like Jamestown, Williamsburg and Monticello, Arlington Cemetery, Washington Monument, the Pentagon, Gettysburg, Amish Country, and NYC! It's a LONG, FULL trip, but we are all looking forward to it!

While we are preparing (and while we're gone), there are a few things that we could use prayer/happy thoughts for:
  • safe/smooth travel (especially in the air)
  • good health for us AND our entire group (151 people)
  • perfect weather (NO rain)
  • that we are chosen to tour the White House
  • perfect-little 8th grade angles
  • happy parents
  • wisdom for our leaders/directors
  • I would be a great chaperone for Matthew and the other two boys in our room
  • everything would go smoothly back home while we're gone
  • strong friendships and bonds would be formed
  • God would richly bless the students on this trip

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!
Can't wait to share stories and pictures from our trip!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes!!

I've been bakin' up a storm in my little
Valentine-Cupcake kitchen!!!
This one is a chocolate-cherry cupcake with
cherry-almond buttercream covered in
chocolate and a cherry on top!

Check out my other cupcakes on my new blog:
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lost in the Quake

On January 8th, there was a 6.5 earthquake in Eureka, California. My parents, my brother and his family, as well as several friends were effected by the quake. We are so thankful that the damage was nowhere near the devastation suffered in Haiti, however, my parents still suffered loss and damage.

The house is still in shambles. A broken toilet in the upstairs bathroom caused major water damage. Now they only have one toilet (downstairs) and very noisy dehumidifiers and fans going 24 hours a day in both bathrooms to dry things out. There are also holes in the ceiling in the dining room because of the damage. They also had broken windows, cracks in the walls and the house shifted from it's foundation. They are getting estimates from 2 or 3 contractors to put things back together, but the repairs will not be quick. Mom said, "Oh the joys of living in a 105 year old house!!!"

The pantry and cupboards in the kitchen emptied in the quake. Among the broken dishes, smashed into a million pieces, was mom's set of Colonial Homestead china. My grandma had given them to her and she had just recently gotten rid of her everyday dishes and decided to start using this set.

Mom has been able to replace a few pieces via ebay. I think the search has kept her mind off of everything else. I'll be keeping an eye out for more at flea markets, yard sales and antique malls. I would LOVE to replace and add to her set. So all of my thrifty-shopper friends, while you're out and about, you keep an eye out too. Let me know if y'all find any.


First Cupcake of 2010

There's Chocolate in My Peanut Butter!

Triple Chocolate Surprise Cupcake
(the surprise is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup)
with Fluffernutter Buttercream and chocolate drizzle

You're gonna need a tall, ice cold glass of milk too!



Monday, January 11, 2010

"Be Mine" Valentine Swap

Be Mine VE Swap

Happy 2010 y'all!!

I just wanted to let you know about my first swap of the new year...

Sign-up Deadline: January 14, 2010
Send Deadline: February 5, 2010

Let's spread the LOVE!

We're swappin' at least:
ONE handmade item
THREE Valentine inspired/thrifted items
ONE embellished candy box (any size) filled with ephemera
and maybe a little something sweet