Spontaneous Snow Day Baking

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Yesterday was the winter day I had been waiting for.

I’ve waited literally all season for snow, like real, accumulated snow.

As I saw the snow falling I decided to do an impromptu recipe. I’m not here to share the recipe or review these cupcakes. I’m simple sharing the joy of finding a recipe that you have all the ingredients to inside your warm house while the first snow fall of the season is happening.

I wore a big wool skirt from mod cloth and a nice comfy sweater and a frilly apron. And I got to baking. And you know what? I didn’t do anything else yesterday. And it was so fun.

Let this be your invitation to take a day to make up a recipe and have fun with it, no matter how messy it might get. Or redo your room. Or paint a picture. Do something spontaneous this week that takes up your day, that makes you forget about the usual distractions in life. If you do, let me know how it went.

-The Very Spontaneous Heather

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Sweet Shoppe

nail decalsHello there,

I recently made a very affordable purchase that totally satisfied my sweet tooth (sort of!). My favorite things in the world are desserts and sugary treats. I came across the website Dope Digits when I saw models wearing adorable nail decals in a magazine about a month ago. I took a look through the many bold themes they had (twerking Mileys, Drake and Beyonce, even emojis) and found some that I couldn’t NOT purchase. They were for the cheap price of $8, which is a good deal since you get 14 decals. It’s set up so you could have Β matching nails and both hands, but of course I’ll try to mix it up when I use them. I’m sorry I didn’t do a post with them on my nails first, (which was my intention) but I haven’t had the time! I’ve had some unexpected things happen in my life lately and on top of school, these took the back burner. But, I was still meaning to put them up here for you to see how adorable they are before they go on the nail.

The best part about this company is that they ship quickly and are very simple. These didn’t come in a huge box with a bunch of tissue paper. It came with a card and instructions on how to apply the decals.

For the most part, this seems easy. I don’t remember the last time I used a nail decal, I just remember using a topcoat over them.

I will say for a tip that before you dunk your finger in the water to have the decal stay, make sure your base color of nail polish is dry!

I was going to put these on top of a set of nail stickers by Sally Hansen but decided it might be difficult for the decal to stick to it. I didn’t want to risk it. I’m thinking of painting my nails a sparkly black color and putting these on top for Thanksgiving. Obviously, these don’t have a “fall” or “winter” theme, but if you’re anything like me and love adorable treats, it will always be a conversation starter. My favorite decals out of all of them personally is the little cookies with milk. I think they are all adorable though! My boyfriend thinks they look like something Katy Perry or Zooey Deschanel would wear (and I was so happy since those are my fave people ever). There are also “fast food” nail decals that are really popular. I’ve seen a lot of pictures on Tumblr of people with the little french fries and pizza on their nails. This is a great easy way to do nail art without having a lot of trouble smudging and ruining it.

Anyway, hereΒ is the website with it’s products for you to look through. Even if the sweets aren’t your flavor, you’ll find a bunch of other themes that are sure to interest you!

Have a great week,

-Heather

Valentine’s Day Treat

Hey guys,

You know my immense love for treats and holidays and, well, holiday treats. When I saw this I had to post it! I did not make this, but it is a quick and easy guide for a perfect Valentine for your loved ones!

I hope you all have great Valentine’s Days, and please give me feedback if you tried this adorable idea πŸ™‚

-Heather

Eat your Cake, and your Cupcakes!

I think one of the greatest ideas for a wedding (and my mom is a great planner and organizer, so I’ve seen a lot of wedding stuff) is to have a cake and cupcakes. This is a perfect idea. The colors on this cake and cupcakes are beautiful! I love the pink and cream, with the flowers and little candy sprinkles. The flowers, lace, ribbons, make it so feminine and girly. If you look closely, you can even see the ombre on the beautiful fondant roses.

The upsides to a cake is that it is an event in the wedding. The bride and groom cut into it, the guests watch and take pictures and laugh, and it’s a great time. But sometimes passing out cake is an issue! If you don’t want a huge cake that is overwhelming, but you have a lot of guests, what do you do? Especially since small cakes are more attractive to the eye. It’s easier to pass out matching cupcakes. It’s also better because you can have different flavors of cake and frosting with the cupcakes! That way those with allergy issues or dislike for certain flavors can pick and choose.

It’s fun and practical!

Enjoy everyone!