I love a good cupcake. Made these Blackberry Lemon cupcakes from scratch (recipe here) after I completely botched a box mix recipe - seriously, how does some one fail at making a box mix? Well, this girl sure managed to. These, however, turned out amazingly well. Guess I'll just stick to baking cupcakes from scratch OR I could just make the less than 5 minute walk to one of the two cupcake bakeries by my apartment ~ so tempting.
This week I had the amazing opportunity to take a trip to Orange, California to attend my first Sociology conference. Definitely a great opportunity and I learned so much! Just another affirmation that I've truly found a passion of mine - which is a good thing - since I've officially been accepted to a Sociology Masters degree program starting in the Fall!
Okay, I love succulent plants...partially because they are the only plant I can seem to keep alive for an extended period of time (although this little guy met his end after about a year). I potted this one in a vintage teacup I found at the local GoodWill. Just put a layer of sand on the bottom and then add the plant with some soil. On top of the soil I ended up adding some tiny gravel (available in the floral section of craft stores) to help retain water and keep the soil in place. I think I'm going to have to get another one and see if I can keep it around longer!
I'm starting to get back into a creative, crafty mood now that I actually have a few days to set school and work aside. One of the first projects on my list was to make a little terrarium/diorama.
These are pretty simple to put together you'll need some preserved moss, a twig from the yard, tiny birds (from the floral dept.), super glue, fabric scraps, ribbon, and a large mason jar. Assemble the birds and garland on to the twig before sticking them in the jar and attach the twig with a little bit of superglue. Cut out a circle of fabric an inch or two bigger in diameter than the opening of the jar and attach with the lid. Finish off with a ribbon bow! For a complete tutorial check out the lovely original inspiration here.