all the small things...

Finding old pictures of my little peanut 
from when she was only a few months old...

So sweet!

love & cupcakes, 


road tripping!

We're headed to the Happiest Place on Earth! 

I'm sooooo excited! Scarlett is totally into all things Disney lately and I can't wait to see her reaction to Disneyland at Christmastime! 

love & cupcakes, 


little girl rebellion...

Yesterday I got to spend the day watching my two nieces. They spent most of the day playing with Scarlett and running all over the house. 

Until they decided to gang up and 
rebel against me.  

And let me tell you, having two little girls all of a sudden decide that they are mad at you is the most drama that I think I've ever had to deal with. 

Dear lord...

But eventually they got over it and we were all best friends again... 

If only dance parties in the living room and Alice in Wonderland DVDs could solve all wars in the world...

love & cupcakes, 

songs to scrub dishes by #25

Happy Wednesday!

love & cupcakes, 


Nick's 90s Picks!

"This was considered the single for Pantera's Great Southern Trendkill album, which is my favorite album of all time.  It is very low budget but was an important video because there was very little going on in the world of heavy metal in 1996.  MTV would never let anything like this be played on any of their channels anymore, so soak it up!"
- Nick

love & cupcakes, 


be thankful...

Today is Thanksgiving and I wanted to take a moment to think of some things I'm thankful for - no matter how big or how small. I know a lot of people have been doing this daily all month, but I'm pretty terrible at committing to daily postings. =]

Here they are - in no particular order:

* Scarlett Grace 
* My amazing husband
* Family & Friends
* Coffee
* Rainy days
* Drinking straws
* Cheesy music
* Books!
* Candy-kins the Cat
* Crazy adorable nieces
* Disneyland
* Stars
* Long walks
* Craft supplies
* Sleeping in
* Staying up late
* DVD marathons
* Love
* Chocolate
* Butterflies [just as long as they're not touching me!]
* Winter
* Cupcakes
* Daisies
* Singing
*You guys!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
Have a super amazing day!

love & cupcakes, 


sweet as hunny...

We're in full on party prep mode over here. The next few weeks are going to be super busy so I'm trying to get as much done now for Scarlett's second birthday party as possible. I spent the last day and a half glittering "hunny pots" on her invitations. 

My kitchen now looks like a disco threw up all over it. 

love & cupcakes, 

Nick's 90s Picks!

"I'm just gonna say it: this is one of the best music videos of the 1990's.  It's creepy yet intriguing, and Lane Staley's eyes rolling back into his head is really cool.  I love how heavy and chunky this song is, yet has some great harmonies as well.  A+"
- Nick

love & cupcakes, 


Nick's 90s Picks!

"One of the many bands that I wish could replicate the "magic" that was created on their most popular album.  A very fun (albeit low budget) music video and an unforgettable tune."
- Nick

love & cupcakes, 



After dinner frozen yogurt dates with this little peanut are the best... 

These past few weeks have been a blur! I love "falling back" but this year I'm all mixed up! Scarlett's nap and bedtime schedule got all screwy and we're just now recovering... But here's what I'm up to currently!

Reading - I'm totally into "The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker." It's such a great book! Thanks to Danielle of Sometimes Sweet for the recommendation

Watching - A ton of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. Scarlett has recently discovered the classics and can't seem to get enough... I'm slowly but surely getting over my Maleficent phobia. 

Anticipating - DISNEYLAND!!! We're finally going! I can't to see Scarlett's face light up as she recognizes so many of the characters! 

Listening To - I think it's because of Sleeping Beauty, but I'm really feeling Tchaikovsky lately... It's making me all excited for Christmastime, too!

Working On - Wrapping Christmas and December birthday gifts! The other day I even allowed myself to listen to Christmas music while I wrapped. I feel super bad that Thanksgiving seems to disappear more and more each year but I would be lying if I said that I weren't excited for official Christmas-time. 

Wishing - For me to get out of this funk I've been in lately. I need to shake it off and get excited for all the fun stuff that's coming up soon! 

I hope your week is going fantastically! What are you up to currently?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa ♥

These posts are inspired by Danielle's weekly "Currently" posts. Check them out!


pooh party planning!

We are just about a month out from Scarlett's second birthday - I can't believe that she's already about to turn two. Time is flying...

She's been totally into Winnie the Pooh lately so she's going to have a Pooh party this year! Here is some inspiration from my Pinterest board - The clock is ticking and I need to get started!

party decor

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party

Winnie the Pooh Party

pooh party - bowls

Party Time For Pooh Cake

She's going to have so much fun! [And I need to get crafting immediately!!!]

love & cupcakes, 


trick or treat!

We took Scarlett out trick-or-treating for the first time this Halloween and she loved it! It took her a few minutes to get used to the idea that ringing people's doorbells and holding out her plastic pumpkin would result in her getting a ton of candy but once she figured that out - she was all over it!

She was little Thor! And she LOVED all of the pumpkins!

Once she was done with her trick-or-treating, we went home and she helped her daddy pass out candy to the big kids. She loved it! And her candy haul was pretty respectable for her very first year! 

I'm all excited for next year! [We already have some costume ideas in the works! Here's a hint - 

I hope your Halloween was amazing!

love & cupcakes,


Nick's 90s Picks!

"YES, Sponge does actually have more songs than "Plowed".  What's not to love about this video?  It has a friggen roller derby in it!  The song is catchy as hell, yet it was not as popular as it should have been."
- Nick

love & cupcakes, 


the chopstick place!

Isabelle chose to go to Nijo Castle for her birthday dinner celebration - also known as "the chopstick place!" We had so much yummy sushi and I brought cupcakes and Isabelle got not one but two happy birthday songs sung to her! 

Scarlett went to town on that cupcake! 

love & cupcakes,