Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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Fave Five: Grown Up Slushies

I was all about the slushie growing up. Not to be confused with smoothies, slushies are icy, light and delicious. I probably haven’t had one in 10 years. But recently I’ve noticed a wonderful revival of the tasty treat. And today’s frozen faves are for adults only! Trivia question. What’s better than a frozen lemonade on a hot summer’s day? One with vodka in it! I’m going to need all the cool drinks I can get this weekend. Tomorrow Nick and I are headed to NorCal for our annual week long river rafting adventure! And it’s going to be upwards of 100 degrees. Yikers! Wish me luck. Have a great weekend!

Fave Five: Grown Up Slushies

Honestly Yum

Beach Ball Cake Topper

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More beach balls! Summer ain’t over yet, and you can bet I’ll be churning out summer DIYs up until September 23rd. To those people already posting about back-to-school, you should be ashamed of yourselves!!! We still have over a month left. And I’m going to make the most of it. Here to help is a colorful beach ball cake topper! The perfect way to top the cake at that final beach bash you’re planning. Or pool party, baby. Let's dive in!

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Materials

  • Wooden Beads
  • Craft Paint (red, yellow, blue & white)
  • Bakers Twine
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Directions

Gather materials. Paint beads white. A trick to paint all sides without getting your fingers covered in paint- string the beads onto a piece of string, then pull it tightly and tape over a bowl. Let white paint dry. Paint red stripe and let dry. Paint blue stripe and let dry. Paint yellow stripe and let dry. String beads onto bakers twine leaving a little bit of room between each bead. Tie twine to cake pop sticks and trim excess. Top cake. Enjoy!

Neapolitan Donuts

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red Neapolitan ice cream is one of my favorite things. There’s something about vanilla, strawberry and chocolate all mixed together that is just super delicious. Whenever I treat myself to an In-n-Out shake, I always order Neapolitan off the “secret” menu. So why not bring the wonderful principle of three over to donuts? Indecisive people rejoice- introducing neapolitan donuts! Three delicious donut flavors, all rolled into one. Hooray! And aren’t they the prettiest little color wheels? I’m very excited about this idea and foresee many more flavor combos to come. Chocolate & peanut butter, pineapple & coconut, cookies & cream, what’s your fave pair?

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients (x3)

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 1 Cup Sugar

Flavorings

  • ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 7 Tbsp Strawberry Puree
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a donut pan. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk until smooth. If batter is too thick, add a little more milk. Repeat process for each flavor using the same base ingredients with added vanilla, cocoa or strawberry. Add each flavoring to the appropriate wet or dry ingredients. Cut the tip off of three piping bags (or sandwiches bags) and fill with batter. Fill donut tins halfway with alternating flavors. Move quickly and pipe one donut at a time. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it but don't worry, you have plenty of batter! Bake donuts for 7 minutes. Let cool. Glaze. Serve and enjoy!

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

For The Glazes:

Chocolate:

  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ⅛ Cup Milk
  • 2 Tsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Oz Semisweet Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

Vanilla:

  • ¼ Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

Strawberry:

  • 6 Tbsp Strawberry Puree
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

Combine ingredients for each flavor in a saucepan. Whisk constantly on low heat until glaze ingredients are fully combined and smooth. Remove from heat. Let cool to thicken. Use a spoon to drizzle glazes onto donuts.

Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers on eHow

Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers on eHow

You may have noticed, I have a slight obsession with molding candy into new fun shapes. Exhibit A, B and C. It’s the kind of thing where once you start, you really can’t stop. There’s a vast unexplored candy world out there, and I’m on a mission to shape it! Today I’m sharing my newest addition to the group, DIY Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers. These cuties were made from one of my favorite chewy candies to work with, Tootsie Rolls! Did you know they made colorful fruit crews? Now you do. This is probably my simplest FunYum DIYs so if you’re looking to get started, head on over to eHow for the step by step instructions. Good luck!

Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers on eHow

8 DIYs To Put On Your Body

Sheeeee’s Aliiiiiive!!! Well, that was just about the worst cold I’ve had in a long time. After two weeks of staying in bed watching Friends and eating matzo balls, I’m finally feeling healthy again. Nick too! We celebrated our good health with a wonderful weekend out of the apartment. We went to the pool, took a beach bike ride and barbecued in the sun. It was lovely and energizing. I can’t wait to have a super productive week. And to exercise! Yep, right after this I’m heading to the gym. I need it! Now to get the creative juices flowing, I’m sharing some of my favorite wearable DIYs. How great are those pom flats? Amazing. Here’s to a great week!