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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Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers on eHow

Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers on eHow

You may have noticed, I have a slight obsession with molding candy into new fun shapes. Exhibit A, B and C. It’s the kind of thing where once you start, you really can’t stop. There’s a vast unexplored candy world out there, and I’m on a mission to shape it! Today I’m sharing my newest addition to the group, DIY Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers. These cuties were made from one of my favorite chewy candies to work with, Tootsie Rolls! Did you know they made colorful fruit crews? Now you do. This is probably my simplest FunYum DIYs so if you’re looking to get started, head on over to eHow for the step by step instructions. Good luck!

Edible Citrus-Shaped Cupcake Toppers on eHow

Lemonade Cupcakes on eHow

Lemonade Cupcakes on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. I certainly did! It actually felt long, which almost never happens. In fact, long weekends tend to feel shorter to me. Probably because I fill them with adventure! But I really enjoyed this weekend which included bike rides, brewery visits, pool parties, beer making, fireworks and a lot, I mean A LOT of food. So because I hate to see a good thing end, I’m continuing the yumminess today with a lemonade cupcake recipe I created for eHow. This summer treat is everything you love about lemonade, plus frosting! So head on over to eHow to get the scoop. Together we can power through the week...with sweets!

Lemonade Cupcakes on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Lemonade Cupcakes on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers on eHow

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Happy Monday! Here’s hoping this week is a tad more productive than last. Getting reacclimated to blogging after taking so much time off in NY hasn’t been easy. And this June Gloom isn’t helping! But, I’ve got some great projects lined up that should get things moving smoothly around here again. Today let’s start things off with these edible DIY mustache cupcake toppers! Can you think of a more perfect way to celebrate dad, and his awesome stache, this Father’s Day? The full scoop is up on eHow. Soooo, you should probably go check it out!

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers on eHow- 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

Sports Ball Macarons on eHow

Sports Ball Macarons on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

About a month ago something super exciting happened- I became an eHow contributor! I’ve been a fan of eHow for a long time. Did you see these Rad Dad record cupcake toppers that appeared on eHow last Father’s Day? Well they were actually my brainchild that I helped create with Kelly of Studio DIY. Now, a year later, I’m on the site creating my own content under my own name. Pretty cool. And I couldn’t have done it without you guys. So thanks again for always supporting me and helping me grow. You rock! If you’re new to eHow, it’s a place where you can learn everything from how to throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to how to patch a hole in your ceiling. And now you can learn how to decorate macarons to look like sports balls! Say goodbye to boring game day food! I’m so excited to be a part of the magic and will keep you posted when new content goes up. For now, head on over to eHow to check out these bad boys!