Monday, March 23, 2015

No Bears


A friend of mine just announced that she is expecting a girl and I wanted to give her something small to say congrats!  She hates bears so this "No Bears" by Meg McKinley book was pretty perfect for her. I made a personalized baby bear gift tag to make the gift a little more special.


xo Lizzie


Saturday, March 14, 2015

CRUMBS




My husband and I used to hit up Crumbs Bake Shop when we lived in Hoboken. We always went there at like 10pm on our way home from our adventures in the city. It was a nice way to cap off a good day. A cupcake and cold milk. Their cupcakes are very good but I think I like them more because of these memories. I saw this cupcake kit at Target this past weekend and decided we needed it. They had several varieties, my husband loves peanut butter so I brought the Peanut Butter Cup one home.


The kit does not include everything you need to make the cupcakes. You have to add your own butter, eggs, peanut butter and peanut butter cups.



They do include the Crumbs Bake Shop cupcake liners though!






Crumbs always gets the frosting to cake ratio perfect... and by that I mean that they understand that the cake is merely a vehicle for the frosting (lots and lots of frosting). And this kit also makes A LOT of frosting :)


These cupcakes are sweet... very very sweet!
Make sure you have lots of milk!
xo Lizzie 





Friday, February 13, 2015

A Few Good Men... for Valentine's Day!


I am giving these GORGEOUS cookies to my sister for Valentine's day! (And I might have also gotten some for myself) These chocolate covered Oreos from Sweet & Saucy are almost too pretty to eat! But I did eat them... and they were delicious! 


Quite the line up!

Ryan Gosling is my favorite :)


Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!
xo Lizzie



Monday, January 26, 2015

Cake Pops for Valentine's Day


I have wanted to try making cake pops for awhile now... but it seemed a little intimidating. I decided for my first attempt at making them... I would try a kit. I found this one from Sweet Lauren Cakes and it had everything ready to go, you just have to add the wet ingredients! 

They turned out great... still a lot of work... but they turned out great! It would have been even more work if I had to pull the ingredients together and find all of the supplies (sticks, cello bags, ribbon, ect).



The kit has everything you need to make super cute cake pops... you just need to add the wet ingredients.

Adorable sprinkles!

After you bake the cake  you break it apart into crumbs (seems so wrong, but it's fun to destroy the cake).

You then add the icing to the crumbs, mix it up and form it into cake balls. just like making meat balls, only way less disgusting.

I had wondered how they got the cake balls to stay on the stick... turns out you dip the stick in the melted chocolate, then stick it into the cake and let it harden before you dip the entire cake pop in.



The kit comes with cello bags and pre-cut ribbon so that you can package your sweet masterpieces! Perfect for passing out to your Valentines!


xo Lizzie

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Puffy Paint Holiday Gift Wrap


I save brown paper bags every year so that I can reuse them to wrap Christmas presents. This year I decided to use puffy paint to decorate them. It was fun, it was like decorating sugar cookies! 








Need more ideas?

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xo Lizzie






Monday, September 22, 2014

World Maker Faire New York 2014



JT & I checked out the World Maker Fair at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. It's a festival with a show-and-tell vibe that focuses on technology, invention and creativity. It's a place where participation is encouraged and it is a really great event for both kids and adults!


We made rocket ship badges at the RadioShack "Learn to Solder" tent.

Meet KitRex... a 3D paper velociraptor kit you build at home. They offer smaller kits in a variety of colors.

This was one of the larger 3D printers I saw at the event... but there was a full size car at the event that was made entirely by a 3D printer.




Life size Mouse Trap!


This was a fun one... you make your badge with your initials and then you have to answer questions correctly in order to activate different colors in the led light.



There is really so much more to see and do at Maker Faire, these are just some of the highlights of this great event!

xo Lizzie



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Smorgasburg


One of my favorite pieces of architecture in NYC is the Brooklyn Bridge (it might be my most favorite if it weren't for the fact that I would fall asleep looking at the Empire State building from my Hoboken bedroom). I love the vibe in Brooklyn and they have one of the best views.




My husband and I decided to go check out their Smorgasburg - a "Flea Food Market" at Brooklyn Bridge Park. They had an overwhelming number of vendors... and all of the food looked AMAZING!


Since it was hot out we decided to start with a coconut drink from Excell's Kingston Eatery... they hacked the top off of it with a machete!
Trying a Ramen burger was a must for us. We split it so that we would have room to try some of the other things that were tempting us.


Spicy Shrimp taco (left and the Short rib taco (right) from Takumi Taco.

I had heard about the doughnuts from Dough and had to have one... it was wonderful!
Dolce de leche doughnut with slivered almonds from Dough... yum!

We will have to visit Smorgasburg again in the fall so that we can try some of the food from the other vendors!

xo Lizzie