Hi, I'm Jamie!

A vintage loving, lipstick wearing, madwoman who is and likes and does a whole lot. Here you’ll find tidbits from my life including fashion, crafts, food and other things intended to make you smile. Thanks for dropping by! Say hello

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Hoppy Easter

Hoppy Easter- Paint the Gown Red

Hoppy Easter Every-bunny! Are you enjoying your brunches, Cadburys eggs and pretty pastels? I hope so. I’m still in Zion, but wanted to share with you these cutesy Easter cards I made before I left, using my awesome embossing tool. Whaddayathink?

Hoppy Easter- Paint the Gown Red

Zion Bound

Zion Bound- Paint the Gown Red

Too harsh? I’m sorry. I don’t think I’ll ever get over this phrase, hatched in my noggin sometime during our last Zion adventure. Zionara is really one of my favorite made-up words to date. As it suggests, goodbye for now, I’m off to Zion!

Spring Swing

Spring Swing- Paint the Gown Red

Today marks the beginning of a little thing I like to call, Can Do Hair Do. Ok I just made that up. The point is that I’ve decided to start trying more hairstyles. I’ve also been washing my hair less, every other day, and figure I’ll try styling on those days. So I don’t go totally nuts. Now, I’m not going to sit here and pretend this bun was difficult or well made. But it’s a start! Last night, I even learned how to make a fishtail braid. Impressed? You should be.

Spring Swing- Paint the Gown Red

Blouse ModCloth, Pants SOLD, Boots Steve Madden, Purse Roche, Bow American Apparel

Ladies Night Treats

Ladies Night Treats- Paint the Gown Red

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your weekend was as nice and relaxing as mine. I kicked it off with a ladies night Friday. The massive spread for the evening consisted of deviled eggs, bruschetta, Brussels sprout salad, caramelized onion and Brie tart and pink Champagne cupcakes. I may have overdone it. As we feasted, we sipped on raspberry Champagne cocktails and cucumber water and watched the wonderful girlie classic, Troop Beverly Hills. I had forgotten how much I loved this movie as a kid, and had a surprisingly powerful urge to recite every line. I mostly restrained myself... though I did do the Freddie. The movie aged splendidly, which is always nice, and sparked a desire to dig up other forgotten movies of my childhood like The Parent Trap. What are some of your favorite nostalgic movies? Matilda, Home Alone, Space Jam? All of the above? Yep.

Ladies Night Treats- Paint the Gown Red

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Today’s dessert combines two of my favorite things in the whole universe; Champagne and cupcakes. I’m pretty sure this sweet thing was created with very clear intentions: to be eaten by best girlfriends everywhere, whilst watching Troop Beverly Hills, 13 Going on 30, or Mean Girls. It is hands down the perfect dessert for ladies night. Although, I’m sure Nick won’t hate the leftovers. Taken from the book, Intoxicated Cupcakes, (an awesome birthday gift from miss Rachel) this recipe is the first of likely many tipsy treats to come. Gather round you friends of mine, it’s cupcake time!

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 ¼ sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup Champagne
  • ¾ cup colorful sprinkles

For the Glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 5 tablespoons champagne
  • Colorful sprinkles for decorating

Directions

Preheat over to 350F degrees. Line a cupcake tin with 16 liners. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until they form a stiff peak. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately the flour mixture and champagne to the creamed mixture. Stir in colorful sprinkles. Fold the egg whites into the batter until combined. Pour batter into prepared cups and bake for 18-22 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!