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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Cookie Dough Popsicles on eHow

Cookie Dough Popsicles- Paint the Gown Red

Wait! Don’t put away your popsicle molds just yet! I’ve got an awesome recipe for you to try this weekend. Introducing, cookie dough popsicles! Finally a refreshing, delicious and somewhat healthier way to get your cookie dough fix. The taste of chocolate chip cookie dough with the texture of popsicles- this recipe is legit. So head on over to eHow to get the full scoop. You’re welcome.

Cookie Dough Popsicles- Paint the Gown Red

Mini Edible Avocado Cupcake Toppers

Mini Edible Avocado Cupcake Toppers- Paint the Gown Red

Avocados are one of my favorite foods. I put ‘em on just about everything- toast, sammies, wraps. I’ll sometimes even cut one open and eat it with a spoon. Is that weird? Not only are avocados tasty, they’re super cute too! In case you didn’t get the memo, avocado are in. So I decided to put my fave snack onto something new, a cupcake! Ok, I didn’t put real avocados onto these cupcakes...though avocado desserts are totally a thing. These minis are molded from Wilton’s edible clay. They’re super easy to make and add the cutest final touch to homemade cupcakes.

Materials

  • Green Edible Clay
  • M&Ms

Directions

Gather materials. Heat edible clay in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften. Mold clay into avocado shape by rolling it in the palms of your hands. If clay is dry, sprinkle a little water onto it and smooth cracks. Once you’ve created the main shape, place a brown M&M in the center for the pit. Top cupcakes and enjoy!

Mini Edible Avocado Cupcake Toppers- Paint the Gown Red

Top 10 Colorful Back-to-School DIYs

Calm down. Just because I’m posting some back-to-school stuff doesn't mean I’m saying goodbye to summer! I just feel bad for the pool fools starting school soon….and the even less fortunate ones who have already started! So today I’m sharing a round-up of some of my favorite back-to-school DIYs. Magnets, lunchboxes multi-colored gem chalk! (I really want some of those) These colorful accessories should help you get through any gloomy days in the classroom. Good luck!

Fave Five: Vintage Campers

We’re off! As we speak, Nick and I are driving up North with a car full of stuff, excited and likely sleep deprived. Tonight we’ll rest our heads in the small town of Dunsmuir. In an old train car! I can’t wait to explore this cute train town, and it's preserved 1920’s style. Today’s our longest driving day, at least 10 hours. It’s sure to be a doozy, but we just can’t wait for our wheels to hit that Oregon trail! Stay tuned, I’ve got a week of great stuff lined up for you while I’m off on this adventure. Have a great weekend and keep the recommendations coming!

Fave Five: Vintage Campers-Paint the Gown Red

Watermelon Lime Popsicles

Watermelon Lime Popsicles- Paint the Gown Red

Watermelon has always been my favorite popsicle flavor. It’s subtle but oh so refreshing! There’s nothing quite like it. And it’s a treat because you can’t find watermelon popsicles everywhere. Only at legit popsicle stores. So when I happened to have a bunch of leftover watermelon from our BBQ, I knew just what to do with it. Make popsicles! Popsicles are a lot like smoothies. You can pretty much put any fruit you want into them and they’ll taste awesome. The variation is in the texture. Watermelons, because they’re full of water, make some of the best popsicles! To make these all I did was puree leftover watermelon and add 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Viola! Too easy, right?

Watermelon Lime Popsicles- Paint the Gown Red