Monday, December 31, 2012

Ummm yeah...

So I've been enjoying my vacation. Maybe a little too much. I'm dealing with some family stuff so I got nothing today but I'll be back Wednesday with a little vacay recap. 

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Heavy Heart...

I cannot stop myself from keeping up with the coverage. 
As sad as it is I have repeatedly looked at pictures of the victims.
Children who should never have had their lives end in such a heinous way.

The teachers and administrators who died trying to protect their students
 with no regard for their own life.

My heart is truly broken.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


So the boyfriend bought a juicer a couple months ago and since then he drinks juice about 4 times a week. He doesn't really like a lot of vegetables and definitely doesn't eat enough fruit. So we figured this was the best way to make sure both of us is getting what we need.

We have tried a bunch of different concoctions but I generally make the same one all the time. 

We'll call it the Lean Green Juice. 

This one doesn't have any of the green vegetables that make you think you're drinking a salad.
During our juicing experiment we have discovered the boyfriend is pretty allergic to Kale. Random. 
So I like to stick with this one.

It's just a couple handfuls of spinach, two carrots, and 3 small apples. 

For more of the green color throw in some more spinach. I swear you cannot taste the spinach at all. The apple really sweetens it up.

I have also tried apple and carrot together and it's really good. Or orange and carrot. The boyfriend is worried we're going to turn orange because I use carrot in everything!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Topics: 6 Instagram Pictures


It's another Tuesday for Tuesday Topics and this time it is 6 Instagram pictures. 
I kind of jumped on this train late and still reach for the iPhone camera rather than the Instagram app but I've compiled 6 of my favorites!

I just got these slippers from Bath and Body Works and I looove them. I asked for them for Christmas but I couldn't help myself. It finally feels like winter around here so I needed to keep my tootsies warm!

Buster and Ripley like to snuggle sometimes.

Or Ripley likes to hog the bed for himself! No joke I got up to get ready came back in the bedroom and he was laying in my spot.

Yummy green tea in my favorite new travel mug. 

I got some of my first actual mail orders on my Etsy store so I made these cute little inserts!

Last but not least my favorite picture so far.

All the green is my vacation days! Yay 18 days off!!

Feel free to follow me on Instagram: onecraftycupcake

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree...

I was pretty behind in the decorations department this year. Usually my tree is up before Thanksgiving. I know I'm one of those people. But this year it didn't make it up until November 28th...then wasn't decorated until like the 30th. Like I was I was WAAAY behind.

For some reason this year I hate all my ornaments. Don't ask me why they just look like chaos to me. 

The ornaments are still there but when the tree is not lit I hate them. My lights are also all kinds of crazy but that's okay. I decided to not wind them this year and instead just draped them up and down. I also added red. We usually only use white. But I love that it finally feels like Christmas.

My favorite decorations this year?

I love these little birds. I picked them up at Target last year at the after Christmas sales. I feel like they definitely need names. Penelope and Stan perhaps? 

They just hang out on my toaster oven and I love them. 

On another note Roxy apparently hates reindeer. This was proven by her attacking a neighbor's yard decorations. Straight up growling/attack bite status on that poor baby reindeer. Thankfully I snatched her back before she was able to latch on. 

What is your favorite Christmas decoration this year or every year?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday Topics: 5 Recipes!

Hello Hello! It's another week of Tuesday Topics and today it's 5 recipes.

These are all Pinterest recipes that I have SUCCESSFULLY made...I say successfully because every once in awhile there is that Pinterest fail.

1. Mini Chocolate Chip Puffins
via: Baker Girl
They're like chocolate chip pancakes but in muffin form. They even have maple syrup. I'm telling you these little things are amazing and addictive.

2. Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies
via: Lauren's Latest
These were really good. I used Andes mints because I couldn't find the Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses...they were a little too minty for the boyfriend so I might suggest cutting back a little bit if you have to make the same substitution.

3. Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
via: Kevin and Amanda
These were so good. I looove this blog she always has such amazing recipes and gets to travel all over the place...color me jealous...

4. Oreo Brownies
Picture via: Cup of Jo
There really isn't a recipe for this. I just made my favorite Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownies and just threw oreos in between two layers of batter. So good. Like seriously make these now if you haven't already.

5. Sopapilla Cheesecake
Via: My Yellow Umbrella
I made these when I was craving something super sweet and didn't have any cocoa powder or chocolate chips on hand. They did not disappoint my craving. They're so simple but taste awesome.

In other Christmas tree is up! I also have lights outside...Yay for Christmas! Back with pictures tomorrow.