Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dear Someone and cute cupcakes...

Dear Bloggy Friends (again),

It has been 1 week since my last blog entry. (If this sounds like confession, it is). Please forgive me. Holy Smokes! 1 whole week? What the heck is up with that?

The truth is, I've been dealing with some, shall we say interesting situations, that have kept me a little distracted.

But I'm missing ya, and had to make some time to tell you all!

I hope you are all doing well, and will welcome me back (again), and forgive my blogging slackiness. Please?

Yours Truly,
Xazmin


Dear MiMi,

I cannot BELIEVE you have never heard "This Cowboy's Hat" by Chris LeDoux. That is like, a country classic. My brother used to listen to it over, and over, and OVER!

Since it was your result for "which country song are you?", I have generously posted the song below so that you may listen!


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Pretty good, eh? I mean it's OLD, but still.

Plus...Chris Ledoux? Ca-UTE!



Hope you enjoyed!


Your friend for life,

Xazmin



Dear Amanda,


I am such a poor bloggy friend. I am so sorry I haven't linked up to the Show Me The Progress party! I was really looking forward to it! I had my girls' room all but ready! I feel like such a loser.

It looks like you got a good turnout - do you think you will do it again? I hope so. Sorry for being a slacker.

Love,

Your ever faithful, if not very diligent friend,

Xazmin



For more Dear Someone's head over to Shortmama's!



I wanted to quickly share a fun, simple way to dress up your cupcakes. Now I KNOW that this isn't new or revolutionary...but I thought I'd show you my take on it.


My mom needed some cupcakes to take to a Relief Society activity last night, and asked me to help her out. I told her I knew just the thing to make them super cute, but not spend forever doing some eloborate decorating. Let me apologize in advance for the super crappy pictures. I couldn't find my camera, and had to use the cell phone.

I started off puting my handy, dandy Cricut (not Cry-cut MiMi), cutter to work. I cut some cute flowers in different colors and styles. I wanted 12 flowers, so I cut 24, and then pasted them back to back with a toothpick in the middle so they would be double sided. I've heard flat toothpicks work best, but Walmart only had round, and they still worked.


I made the flower centers contrasting colors, and matched the cupcake frosting to the centers.



Then, inspired by Amanda's cupcake icing tip, and armed with some cute flower sprinkles, I frosted the cupcakes, and inserted one of my flower picks into the center of each one. I think they look pretty cute...how 'bout you?









I hope you are all having a wonderful week! It's almost Friday...Yay!

17 comments:

MiMi said...

Those are CUTE!!!
Thank you for the letter, you are hilarious, I'm listening to it right now. :)
Love you!!!

MiMi said...

Wait, now it's at the chorus, I have heard it, but never really listened...does that make sense?? It's cool. I'm a nerd. It's cool, though.

Sheila said...

I can't believe mimi didn't know about Chris Ledeaux or THIS OLD HAT!! OMG!!! I guess I only know it because I'm in HICKVILLE

Boulter trouble said...

Chris Ledoux....R.I.P.
Love him. And his cowboy hat.

Symply Me said...

I was going through Xazmin withdrawals! Twitching in the corner and everything! Glad to see you're okay, and back at it! But, now that you're back...you'd better have a good explanation as to where you were young lady! Okay, sorry...habit.
CUTE cupcakes! If I ever make cupcakes, I will totally steal this idea!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I love your cupcakes!!!

Emmy said...

Those are very cute! Hope things settle down in your life for you.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Hey girl! Hope all is well. We missed ya at Amanda's party! It's still open today though.

Love the cupcakes! Seriously, I could eat about 12 of them right now!!!!!

Desert Rose said...

What?! Mimi's never heard that song before? It's a good one, my hubby loves that song. Welcome back (again)!

shortmama said...

I cant believe she hasnt heard that song before either!!! Oh well love her anyway! Cupcakes are supercute!

Jo said...

We were starting to here crickets here ;-) Glad to see you return and again I LOVE what you've done with your cricut. :) Those cupcakes are adorable!

Grandma Buttercup said...

Excuse me - you forgot to mention that your gourmet (?????) cook of a mom baked the cupcakes.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW! I got a double shout-out! ;) Your cupcakes turned out so cute!!! Love the sprinkles. Glad to see you blogging again. :)

Lisa Anne said...

I love me some cupcakes. YUM!!!

kado! said...

i have missed you!

those little flowers are super cute!!!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Ok I know Chris Ledoux, but I don't know this song at all!

Super cute cupcakes!!

B said...

I LOVE Chris Ledoux's music (I used to be a rodeo gal..if you can believe it!) and those cupcakes and so awesome!