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Cupcakery Book

Sweet On the Cupcakery Book and Giveaway!

I’m so incred­i­bly excited to share details of the newest sweet book on the mar­ket, Cup­cak­ery by my friend, Toni Miller from Make Bake Cel­e­brate! I first met Toni in the midst of my own book tour in Miami last year. On one of the stops on the East Coast leg of my trav­els, I attended the… Read More »

Annual family road trip prep

Are We There Yet?!

This shop has been com­pen­sated by Col­lec­tive Bias, Inc. and its adver­tiser. As always, all opin­ions are mine alone! #Fuelth­eLove #Col­lec­tive­Bias If your life is any­thing like mine, the wish for things to slow down between work, kids, school, appoint­ments and activ­i­ties rarely comes to fruition! By the end of the day, I am often left feel­ing like… Read More »

Latest Parties & Celebrations

An American Girl in Paris Patisserie Baking Party

On New Year's Eve of 2014, my daughter, Anabelle and I were glued to the television screen, as the new American Girl of the Year was being announced! Anabelle's Gigi was the first to introduce her to the American Girl brand, bringing down her Aunt Carolyn's childhood doll from the attic every time we came to visit. Then a couple of years later, she received her very own doll for Christmas and with practically every trip to LA, we carve out some time to visit the American Girl store. So, you can … [Read More...]

Graduation Cap Bubble Machines

Break Out the Bubbly Preschool Graduation Party for Evite

I was beyond excited when I received an e-mail from Evite.com inviting me to participate in the Top Party Pro contest and immediately accepted the invitation! I, along with three other contestants {and industry friends of mine!}, were given the task to style a preschool graduation party/table in only FIVE days! The themes available were based on Evite's adorable electronic invitation designs and I chose the Break Out the Bubbly theme {available in blue and pink} because I thought it would be so … [Read More...]

Retro Movie Concession Stand Ideas ~ Lynlee's

Let’s All Go to the Lobby: Retro Movie Oscar Party Ideas

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, but as always, all ideas and opinions are my own! When I first arrived to my first semester of college at UC Berkeley, I had every intention of majoring in International Business. As I brainstormed some ideas for a fun, elective course, I came across a listing for auditions to an introductory acting class in the Drama department. After a quick stop to the bookstore, I memorized a monologue, which I then performed at my audition, then … [Read More...]

Latest Fondant Cupcakes & Tutorials

Kiss Me I'm Irish cupcake cupcake tutorial

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Fondant Cupcake Tutorial

Do you and your family celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We don't usually do anything too big, but we definitely wear the obligatory green to avoid getting pinched and observe the fun holiday with some sweet treats! We, of course, must start out the day with some Lucky Charms cereal, whose marshmallow symbols always makes me think of the various superstitions that are associated with bringing upon fortune. On St. Paddy's Day, those who are unable to physically kiss the iconic Blarney Stone can … [Read More...]

Princess topper tutorial

Once Upon a Time Princess Fondant Cupcake Tutorial

Princess parties have to be one of THE most popular themes amongst little {and big} girls. I must admit I am surprised we have yet to have a royal bash in our home, but that might end soon, especially with the release of the new Disney Cinderella movie this month! Cinderella is actually my mom's favorite princess and when my daughter was about two, my mom secretly took me into her closet to show me the doll she just purchased to gift her granddaughter. It was beautiful, but I had to point out to … [Read More...]

Nothin' But Net basketball cupcake tutorial ~ Lynlee's

Nothin’ But Net Basketball Cupcake Tutorial

When my family and I were living in Northern California many years ago, we were huge fans of the local NBA basketball team, the Sacramento Kings, watching every game without fail. My mom was an especially avid fan, which seemed a bit unlikely, as she grew up in China and Brazil and up to that point, had been more of a soccer and car racing fan. But there she was ~ all five feet of her ~ yelling at the television and passionately cheering on our team! At the time, there was a fast food chain that … [Read More...]

Latest Crafts & Recipes

Mixing It Up with KitchenAid!

This post is spon­sored by KitchenAid, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! As if it wasn't enough that our home was slowly being taken over by baking and decorating supplies from … [Read More...]

Girl Scout S'mores Campfire Pops tutorial

S’mores Summer Campfire Pops On the Go!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine and mine alone! #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored Now that Memorial Day has … [Read More...]

Cook for the Cure pink push pop cakes and cupcakes

Think Pink with Cook for the Cure Cakes!

As you can probably tell, pink is a favorite color 'round these parts! So, it comes as no surprise that when I had the opportunity to pick out a KitchenAid stand mixer for our Apple Cider & Bake … [Read More...]

Latest Family Fun

Vintage Minnie Halloween costume ~ Lynlee's

Vintage Minnie Mouse at Disneyland

We spent last weekend celebrating Halloween at the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland! We didn't attend Mickey's Halloween Party {an event for which you have to purchase separate tickets}, but one of … [Read More...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween ideas ~ Lynlee's

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

I can't believe Halloween is a mere TWO days away!!! We just returned from a trip to Disneyland to partake in all the Halloween fun they offer at the park, which included the perfect photo shoot … [Read More...]

School fondant toppers

Head Back to School as the Teacher’s Pet!

Have your kiddos headed back to school yet? My daughter starts school on Monday and we just attended her school function where she found out who her new teacher will be and who's in her class! It's … [Read More...]