scarlett style

I'm bringing back the Scarlett Style posts - she is just too amazing to not have her own posts to show off her outfits. 

Bunny ears are all the rage this season...

Hiking couture. 

Accessories can make the outfit! 

Flower child.

This is what happens when Daddy gives her carte blanche. 

That sweater is the best! 

Stay tuned for more Scarlett Style posts each week! 

love & cupcakes, 


family hike

We recently went on a family hike in Garin and Scarlett finally got to show Nick her favorite tree in the world. He even got the privilege of being allowed to climb it and have a snack with her. It was such a fun day and I can't wait to do it again. 

love & cupcakes, 


magical girl

I think she's made of magic. 

It breaks my heart to hear the big kids at the playground - the ones who've lost all of their wonder and magic already, even though they're still so young. I hear them tell her that there are no such things as fairies or magical wishing stars. That a pixie didn't kiss her belly when she was a baby and leave the red mark that sits just above her bellybutton to this very day. I want to go out and grab them, shake them, remind them that if they don't believe in magic, magic will never find them. They'll never see a pixie or have a wish granted by a shooting star or a flying dandelion. They'll never see the fairy doors hidden in all the trees surrounding the playground or hear the tinkling bells that ring when a fairy speaks. They're already adults. Tiny little adults. 

Scarlett still believes in all of it. She looks for leprechauns and makes a thousand wishes on every single dandelion and star she sees. She believes that her stuffed animals protect her at night and that her books hold magical stories. She knows that if you plant jellybeans on Easter, the'll grow overnight into a beautiful lollipop and that Santa loves cookies and milk and a nice handwritten note on Christmas Eve. She thinks it's amazing that the Easter Bunny knows to leave Easter eggs hidden at our house, her grandpa's house and at her Ma and Pa's house, too. She knows that all you need to do in order to make a new friend is ask for one - and I hope she never stops believing any of it. I pray that this world doesn't try to steal her sparkle and rob her of her wonder. I hope that she remembers that as long as you believe in magic, magic will believe in you and you will see it in everything around you. Magic will find her, as long as she keeps it with her. 

love & cupcakes,


red hair, don't care...

I have never been one to get emotionally attached to my hair. I've bleached it, cut it, permed it, dyed it [repeatedly] - I haven't even seen my actual natural hair color since I was in junior high. 

But as I sit here with bleach in my hair, I can't help but feel like it's the end of an era. I've had red hair for over fifteen years... I had red hair when Nick and I met. I had red hair when we got married. I had red hair when Scarlett was born and I've had red hair for her entire life. 

And now, the red is gone.

Here's to the end of an era... Let's see how long it lasts! 

love & cupcakes,


happy [day after] easter!

We had such a fun Easter yesterday. There were insane amounts of eggs to be found, tons of candy and sweets, a horrible structurally un-sound cake with load-bearing Peeps holding it up [that tasted wonderful],  water in wine glasses and some super happy, sugar-high kids.

Hanging with her Peeps...

Scarlett got my wine glass [filled with water] and thought she was the coolest thing ever!

So many eggs! 

Isabelle put out a bowl "for people who don't like yolks." It was much appreciated. 

Scarlett planted a purple jellybean that grew into a bunny lollipop overnight! 

The cake was such a disaster - but at least it tasted yummy! 


It was such a good day! How was your Easter?

love & cupcakes,


happy easter!

Scarlett woke up this morning to a super full Easter basket, piles of candy filled eggs and an egg hunt! She found all the hidden eggs and is now working her way through a ton of gummy candy for breakfast. She wore some bunny ears, a pearl necklace and not much else - it's been a relaxing morning so far. I still have a layer cake to bake and decorate before we head over to my parents house for the annual egg hunt and Easter festivities so I'd better get cracking! 

Happy Easter! I hope your day is lovely...

love & cupcakes,