Thursday, November 14, 2013

Presenting Pretzels!

Hello, cooking world! First of all, whoever said married life was boring was lying. I feel like the whirlwind from the wedding is just now (almost two months later) starting to die down. I’ve been trying to keep the blog breathing through my comics page updates but now that my life is more organized and I have located my camera’s memory card/been able to take pics of my latest kitchen creations, the real updates can resume.

Food. Yum. Food posts. It is really all about food so, let’s get into it.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Cupcake Project is a Wrap! Plus, Wow, I'm a Wife! (& Yes, here's a pic of me as a bride)

You know what's over? 

Ha! I am beaming. You can't see me because that's the internet for you but, I am a glow stick right now. So freaking amped I don't have to deal with the cupcakes I once deemed clever and cute that I came to see as sloppy and stressful ever again!

Now I know my ABC's... Let's review what the years cupcake alphabet brought

THE FINAL CHAPTER of the Cupcakes A thru Z Project

I can't tell you how amped I am to be cupcake completed. I will in a subsequent post but, still. Ha. It will no doubt be rambling and overflowing with emotion on how psyched I am about cupcakes in general but also how I don't want to post some for awhile. Read, in 2013. 

This post is not intended for tangents though. This is the last of the cupcake project posts. This is the "Now I know my ABC's, next time won't you sing (bake?) with me" part. This is where we savor where we started and where we landed. This is where we list the entire alphabet for one last hurrah.

Here we go :)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cupcakes A-Z: Z is for..


Specifically, Zelda Ocarina of Time cupcakes.

However, before I go there... let's pause guys. This is my last letter! Alphabet DONE! It also happens to be my wedding eve as I sit here and type this. It is just after midnight where I live and as soon as I can stop acting like I am a four year old on Christmas Eve... maybe I can even get some sleep.

Big days are always hard to settle down for and, as far as I can recall in the history of me to date... this is my biggest day yet. Plus, my wedding is going to be so much fun! So much to be wired and excited for!

Sleep is overrated, ha.

And on that note. Resuming now. Zelda.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cupcakes A-Z: Q is for...


From the beloved TV show, Doug.

Cupcakes A-Z: P is for...


Cupcakes A-Z: O is for...

Hogwarts Owls, to be precise.

Harry Potter was an inevitable letter to occur. Even if we have already devoted an entire menu to the series, it could never be enough.


You may have noticed that I cranked out multiple cupcake alphabet letters yesterday and that it seems this trend is continuing today.

With the wedding this weekend, all of the planning seems to be (knock on wood, praying it to be true, please God do not punish me for saying this) done... and yet my stress level will not drop back down to normal levels of compulsive and so here we are!

I am wired. Excited, nervous, and wired. And I no longer have a to-do list that stretches into eternity for the wedding. What to do with my time? Sleep? Shower? Eat a real, decent meal perhaps?

Nope. Not when you're me. At this point, I have a SERIOUS vendetta against these fudging cupcakes. They have been a letter shaped thorn in my side that have taken me decades to finish and have been on my to-do list for over a YEAR and, until now, I have been unable to cross more than a few off at a time. So, clutzy team! We have a new goal.

I AM going to finish all these letter posts before I get married.

I will NOT start my new life chapter with the alphabet of sugary doom hanging over my head!

Ha, and hopefully when I return, we can boost some fresh blood and creativity back into this website!

Fingers crossed! Countdown to the wedding is t-minus 4 days. Bring it on.

Love to you all and thank you so SO much for all the support!

Cupcakes A-Z: N is for...


One of my all time favorite movies. Beautifully animated. All about FISH!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cupcakes A-Z: M is for...


I really couldn't have geeky, pop culture, alphabet cupcakes without representing Lord of the Rings somehow.


Cupcakes A-Z: L is for...


Ha, NO ONE knows that this movie is! If you know this movie, please comment so I can send you virtual hugs. This movie is pure glitter-sanity from the 80s and has a star studded cast including Tom Cruise and Tim Curry... and yet no one has ever heard of it or seen it that I know of. 

Other than the friends I forced to watch it.

Cupcakes A-Z: K is for...

Killer Bunny!
...and the Holy Hand-Grenade!

This little guy is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

You may remember him more like this:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cupcakes A-Z: J is for...



Luck of the draw of where I left off! Such dark little cupcakes to get back into the swing of things with, ha. 

The Return: A Cancer Free, Porn Free, & (Now) Chicago Based Blog

Hello, Old Friend! I have missed you desperately in my time away from the blogosphere. I know I have written posts many a time with explanations on radio silence for time frames brief and long but, this one is my most emotional return to date so, please bear with me as I hash out where I have been these past 6 months and reminisce a little bit about how happy I am to be back. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Clutzy Home & Family

DIY House Projects, Organization Tricks, and Printable Templates! Coming Soon

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Engaged! Bam.

This is the best and most expensive cupcake to have ever come from my kitchen.
Just look at that topper! So sparkly! 

It's the prettiest engagement ring I have ever seen. In the history of ever.
Sorry to all of those other rings I have "ooo" and "ahh"'d over and am now saying weren't as pretty as this. It's possible the reason is because I have a personal bias to this ring.
Why the bias? Oh yeah, BECAUSE IT'S MINE!