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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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

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

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

Pink-Me-Up Cupcakes

Pink-Me-Up Cupcakes- Paint the Gown Red

I had such a bad case of the Mondays that I didn’t even post yesterday. We had a pretty crazy weekend that totally did me in. Saturday we hosted an end of summer BBQ that I had spent most of the previous week preparing for- making tissue paper flowers, baking pina colada cupcakes, painting our DIY corn hole game. I had grand plans of photographing it all for you. I thought I had my whole week of posts lined up. But you see, things didn't exactly work out as planned. Don't get me wrong, the party was amazing! Our home was filled with smiling friends, chatting, playing games and munching on delicious food. All the prep paid off. But as it ALWAYS happens, I didn’t have a chance to document anything.

Pink-Me-Up Cupcakes- Paint the Gown Red

Whenever I try to merge real life and blog life it usually ends up badly. I try to photograph friend's birthday cakes without taking a slice out or touching it too much...or an event, that I actually want to be at and enjoy. In my experience, it’s best to let those real life events, DIYs and cakes live exclusively in the real world. But it’s a hard thing to do. I put so much work into the party! I have no energy to bake or craft anything right now. Creative burnout. On top of that, Nick and I are leaving Friday for a 10-day road trip around Oregon. Planning, baking, crafting, hosting, cleaning, packing. I’m just tired. So forgive me for the infrequent posting. I’m hoping for a creative boost today to get things back on track. In the meantime, please enjoy these pink-me-up chocolate strawberry cupcakes, recipe on eHow!

Cantaloupe and Cream Popsicles

Cantaloupe and Cream Popsicles- Paint the Gown Red

Today is a monumental day, people. One you’ve all been waiting for. Or maybe, I’m the only one who’s been waiting for it. Regardless, get excited. I’m proud to present to you something never before seen or attempted on the blog before- homemade popsicles!!!! Sure, it’s nearing the end of summer. The end of popsicle season. You’re probably super sick of these frozen treats. But you know what, I don’t even care. Sometimes you want to do something and it takes way longer to do it than you ever imagined. Maybe it’s challenging. Maybe you’re intimidated. Maybe you can’t pull the trigger on a $25 popsicle mold. Hint- it was all of these things. But after months of envy I finally have a popsicle to call my own! I’m so happy! And pretty shocked it all turned out well. The popsicles taste awesome, look pretty, AND I was able to shoot them before they melted all over the place. IS THIS REAL LIFE? So if not for the love of cream, cantaloupe or popsicles, try these suckers just for me. Ok?

Cantaloupe and Cream Popsicles- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1 Cantaloupe
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

Directions

Cut cantaloupe in half, remove seeds and rind and dice. Place cantaloupe pieces into a blender and puree. Combine cream and vanilla in a separate bowl. Fill popsicle molds alternating between cantaloupe puree and cream mixture. Freeze molds. After 30 minutes insert a popsicle stick into the center of each mold. Continue freezing until solid, at least 4 hours. To remove popsicles, fill a large bowl with hot water. Place molds in water for 30 seconds to loosen popsicles. Serve and enjoy!