Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Lately I have loved sending stuff in the mail. We don't even live in our new house yet, but I get excited when I send something from there. You may think it's because I finally have permanent address (I've been using my parents for the last 5 years) or because I have no life. Yes, I am excited because we finally have an address and yes, I have no life, but I am also obsessed with our new super cute address stamp.

I ordered it off of Etsy a couple of weeks ago. I was so impressed with the seller and the quality of the stamp. I had to make myself wait to order it until we actually closed on the house. It makes sending mail a little more fun and looks super cute. You should order one too!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Anxiously Waiting...

Our house is ALMOST done! I am beyond anxious to move in. We have custom closets getting installed tomorrow (Monday) and our master bathroom should be done this week. After that, we are scrubbin down the house and movin in! The moving process should go pretty quick considering I have my family down here and let's just say they owe me some major favors.

Our kitchen is done! It ended up being pretty modern, a little more than I would have liked, but my husband loves it so I do too. It's funny how the handles can determine the look of the kitchen. I'm not so sure about the ones we picked. I think if we had picked rounded handles, it would have been less modern. But I like it for now and that's something that can always be changed! This is a picture before the crown molding was up on the cabinets, but here it is anyway. I will post more pictures later this week after things are 100% done.

On another note....
I have been obsessed with cupcakes most of my life... and now more than ever. I found this awesome, quick frosting recipe online. You can make vanilla OR chocolate with one simple addition. I bought a frosting decorating kit with a few different bags and tips. I love it and thought I'd share it with all you fellow cupcake overs out there! You can also use it on cake, cookies, or eat it right out of the bowl :) I made these cupcakes this weekend for a shower I threw for Jenna. I think they turned out pretty dang cute!

Vanilla - Chocolate Powdered Sugar Frosting
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk
2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)

Cream sugar, softened butter and vanilla in a bowl. This takes a little work and I found it to be successful when done by hand. Add a small amount of milk... 1 to 2 tablespoons depending how how thick or thin you like it. Start with a small amount and add more if you'd like. Add cocoa if desired and beat until fluffy. Frost away!