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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3 Edible Halloween Cupcake Toppers on eHow

3 Edible Halloween Cupcake Toppers on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Trick or treat? How about three treats? Today I’ve got not just one, but three spooky cupcake toppers to get you in the Halloween spirit. Best part, they’re all edible! Head on over to eHow to see how to turn gumballs in eyeballs, coconut into monster fur and licorice into spiderwebs. The perfect way to decorate your favorite homemade cupcakes or add a unique touch to last minute store-bought treats. Either way, these toppers are sure to have your guests ahhhh-mazed.

3 Edible Halloween Cupcake Toppers on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

#HolaGiancola: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

#HolaGiancola: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

I’ve been thinking about a cute way to propose to my bridesmaids for the last few weeks. Even though they probably already knew they we’re going to be in the wedding, I wanted to do something special. I finally decided on a cupcake proposal! Fun and sweet! So Monday night I drove all around Los Angeles hand delivering cupcakes and personalized cards to my besties. If they accepted, they ate the cupcake. If they declined, they returned the cupcake. Like anyone would return a cupcake!!! Everyone accepted, and I can’t wait for all the festivities to begin. Read on to see how to pop the question with a cupcake!

Materials

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Construction Paper
  • Adhesive Vinyl
  • Favor Boxes
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Cupcakes

Directions

Gather materials. Find a thick script font you like and weld “Bridesmaid” and “Maid of Honor” letters together. Cut out toppers from thick construction paper and attach to toothpicks using hot glue. Top cupcakes and place them inside favor boxes. Cut out “Will you be my…” letters from adhesive vinyl. Cut out circles from adhesive vinyl. Attach circles and letters to the outside of each favor box. Close boxes with a decorative ribbon. Write personalized cards. Deliver cupcakes to your besties!

#HolaGiancola: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Pie on eHow

Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Pie on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Good morning friends! I’m taking a much needed break from venue hunting today to bring you a scary delicious pie recipe. My family has been baking this pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving for years. But I really didn’t want to wait another month to get to eat some. So I decided to give the traditional recipe a spooky twist. Introducing jack o’ lantern pumpkin pie! The right way to carve a pumpkin. Less mess, more yum! Get the full scoop over on eHow. Happy haunting!

Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin Pie on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

#HolaGiancola- A Ceremony Tree

Friends, we need to chat. I want you to know, things might be a little different around here over the next few months. With wedding planning on the brain, it’s been really hard for me to focus on much else! So instead of fighting it, I plan to embrace it and share the process here with you. Don’t worry, I’m going to keep on posting fun DIYs and recipes, but plan to see a lot more wedding details. The thing about a lifestyle blog is that it’s fluid. It follows the inspiration and life of the person creating it. Remember when this thing was mainly focused on personal style? My how things have changed! When I have little ones, I predict there’ll be more DIYs for kids on here. But regardless the focus, I promise to keep busting my butt to listen to you and post interesting, creative beautiful content. Sound good?

Today I’m sharing a bit about our venue hunt. Nick and I knew right away that we wanted to have an outdoor wedding. I fell in love with the idea of having the ceremony under a large tree. So, we’ve been searching Southern California for the perfect one. These are just some of the places I’ve found. This week I started visiting some of the more local venues with my mama. The pressure is definitely on to lock down a space and set a date. It’s crazy how far in advance these places get booked. Like, crazy. I keep telling Nick that once we settle on a venue and date, I’ll relax... but he assures me I won’t be relaxing until after the wedding. There’s a good chance he’s right. But I’m really loving every minute of this! Even if it makes me a crazy person. It’s worth it.

P.S. You know I’ve been thinking about our wedding hashtag since before we got engaged...the winner #HolaGiancola Yep. In less than a year, I’m going to be Jamie Giancola! Craziness.

Witch's Brew Sangria for eHow

Witch's Brew Sangria for eHow

Good morning boys and ghouls! Can you believe it’s almost October? Scary. Since everyone is already posting costumes and Halloween treats, I decided to join the party. A few weeks back I cooked up a spooky witch’s brew for eHow. This was such a fun project to work on! I had always wanted to experiment with the dry-ice fog phenomenon…. and I sort of believed it couldn’t really look as cool IRL as in photos. Guess what, these pictures don’t lie! Creating this effect is so simple and so awesome! Get the full scoop over on eHow. Happy Monday!

Witch's Brew Sangria for eHow