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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POPcorn Letters

Today I’m turning everyone’s favorite popcorn treat into the perfect Father’s Day gift. Instead of traditional popcorn balls I’m making POPcorn Letters! Spell out Dad’s initials, nicknames, inside jokes...whatever you want! Then finish ‘em off with colorful sprinkles for a heartfelt, delicious, DIY gift for Pops. He's going to love it!

POPcorn Letters- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 5 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper

Directions

Pop kernels using whatever method you prefer- air pop, microwave or whirley-pop. Set aside. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and cut a few extra sheets. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until fully melted. Remove from heat and pour over popcorn. Stir to cover. Spoon a large glob of popcorn onto your parchment paper. Form letters. Use the extra pieces of parchment paper to help shape popcorn and keep it from sticking. Sprinkle finished letters with sprinkles. Place in refrigerator to set. Serve and enjoy!

Pixie Dust Donuts

Pixie Dust Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

In preparation for Donut Day tomorrow, I decided to whip up some fun and colorful treats for you. Introducing, pixie dust donuts! Pixie dust candy looks identical to typical sprinkles but will add flavor as well as color to your donuts. Mix and match flavors to see which combinations you prefer. Mine is yellow and pink. Lemon and cherry? Maybe. Go out and grab a dozen donuts and a bag of pixie dust and get to work!

Pixie Dust Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Pixie Dust Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • Donuts
  • White Chocolate Glaze
  • Pixie Dust Candy

Directions

Gather materials. Dip donuts in white chocolate glaze. Open pixie dust candy and sprinkle onto glazed donuts. Serve and enjoy!

Pixie Dust Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Star Hand Pies on eHow

Star Hand Pies on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

It’s almost Memorial Day and Nick and I will be enjoying the long weekend in Stowe, Vermont! We’ve done a lot of road tripping on the West coast but never on this side of the country. It’s crazy how small and close together the states are here. It takes longer to drive from one end of California to the other then it’ll take us to drive through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and most of Vermont! I’m so excited to cross a bunch of states off my list. As always, if any of you have been or done this drive before, we’d love some recommendations- what interstate to take, places to stop along the way, or fun things to do in and around Stowe. Ok. Enough about me. Do you have anything fun planned? Perhaps a BBQ? If so, I’ve got the perfect pie recipe for ya. How cute are these red white and blue berry hand pies? I cooked up this recipe for eHow in preparation for 4th of July, but realized they’re perfect for any patriotic holiday. So head on over to eHow to get the delish deets!

Star Hand Pies on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Edible Banner Cupcake Toppers

I love banner cake toppers. There’s just something super adorable about teeny tiny bunting stretching across a cake. But you know what would make cake banners even better? If they were edible! Introducing the world’s first edible banner cupcake topper. These cuties are ready to party, and bound to brighten any fiesta! Like, Cinco de Mayo next week. Edible, papel picado? Yes please!

Edible Banner Cupcake Toppers- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Pull n Peel Twizzlers
  • Rainbow Sour Squares
  • Meringue Powder
  • Water
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Food brush

Directions

Gather materials. Pull apart Twizzlers into individual strings and set aside. Cut three small triangles out of each rainbow square to create fringe. In a small bowl, combine 1T meringue powder and 1T water. Use this mixture to glue Twizzlers to Sour Squares. Let dry completely. (1hr) Trim excess Twizzlers. Attach toothpicks to each side. Top cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!

Earth Cookies

Earth Cookies - Paint the Gown Red

Tomorrow’s Earth Day and while most people plant trees and pick up trash, I bake cookies that resemble the Earth! I’ve been wanting to experiment with dyed cookie dough for a while now. So I decided to try out the technique and create these pretty blue and green abstract worlds. My dough was a little wacky which resulted in bubbly bumpy cookies. But umm, I meant to do that. Topography! You should definitely whip up a batch yourself. They’re totally out of this world.

Earth Cookies - Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Green and Blue Food Dye

Directions

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add flour and baking powder and beat at low speed until fully mixed. Divide dough into thirds. Add food dye to each section until you have dark blue, light blue and green dough. Shape each dough into a ball and flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Working with half of each dough color, roll out dough into long skinny snakes. Twist dough together. Fold dough in half and twist. Do this about 3 times. Roll out dough and cut round shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 7-9 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy! (original)