Ditch Your DSLR ~ Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone

Ditch Your DSLR Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #VZWBuzz #MoreVA

Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone When you read, ‘Ditch your DSLR’ did you want to scream? I don’t really mean it but the truth of the matter is I don’t take my DSLR everywhere with me (even though I love it) but my smartphone….yep, that’s pretty much always within arm’s reach.  I must admit that I have been snooty in the past

Project Inspire{d} #112

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Fresh Brownie and Whipped Topping Trifle from cupcakesandcrinoline.com#EasyBracketParty #ad

Project Inspire{d} Welcome to this week’s Project Inspire{d} link party! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  We were busy here celebrating a family birthday ~ time flies   I shared two super easy recipes last week that are perfect for any upcoming parties you’re planning ~ A chicken wing recipe (I had  no idea wings were so easy to make) that’s coated with

Spring Decorating Ideas from Project Inspire{d}

Spring Fresh Decorating ideas from Project Inspire{d} at Cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Features from last Monday’s Project Inspire{d} – Spring Decorating Ideas!  Navy and White Striped Wreath by View From the Fridge Pink Ranunculus by Simply Suzanne’s White Dry Brushing by Simply Vintageous Spring Picture Frame Wreath by Fun Home Things Pillow with Knife Pleat Ruffle by Newton Custom Interiors Home Decor to Welcome Spring by The Painted Apron DIY Rustic Toolbox by Flower Patch Farmhouse Scandinavian Pink

Tips and Recipes for Throwing an Easy Party

Chicken wings made with Wheat Thins, a delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Trifle ~ all part of my tips and recipes for an easy party at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyBracketParty #CollectiveBias Tangy Wings, Chocolate, Creamy and Peanut Buttery Dessert and Snacks to Wow! Does the thought of hosting a party send chills up your spine?  One part of you is excited….who doesn’t love a party…..but then the realist in you thinks about all of the stores you’ll

Hand Painted Bunny Bottles and an Easter Printable

Free Bunny Hugs Printable and instructions on how to make these cute hand-painted bunny water bottles ~ perfect for Easter and Spring from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Hand Painted Bunny Bottles Do you ever go to the craft store and see something that you really think you should buy? Something that you have no idea how you’ll use but it goes into your cart and follows you to the checkout and then somehow jumps on to the conveyor belt and the next thing you know it’s home with you? Me too!!! (See,

Project Inspire{d} #111

Boston March 2015 in front of Fairmont Copley

Welcome to this week’s Project Inspire{d} link party! Can you believe it’s Monday again?  Time sure does fly and since the last party we’ve moved into Spring! Woot ~ I am excited for warmer weather even though as I write this it’s in the 20’s and there are snowflakes flying ~ oy!   This past week I shared a project as part of the #BestofDIY

Breakfast Burritos – How to Have a Less Hectic Morning

Quick and easy breakfast burritos #momwins #elmonterey #sp

Are mornings in your house hectic?  They are here for me and sometimes I feel totally caught off guard by preparing breakfast.  I know…..it’s something that happens every day so how can I feel caught off guard, right? But….I am.  I find most days I throw something at the kids that is quick but not necessarily good….until now! This past week I was traveling and

Banana Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip muffins with a secret ingredient ~ fresh coffee! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #McCafeMyWay #ad

This shop, including my banana coffee chocolate chip muffin recipe, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias I talk a lot about how much I enjoy quiet time {and coffee}.  It’s not a matter of not appreciating having a house full but sometimes I just need to have that quiet time to focus and plan

Craft Room Organizing with an Industrial Spool

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

It’s time for another #BestofDIY ~ if you love DIY then this is the place to be ~ 25 other bloggers and I have gotten together to share our projects and ideas with you {you can see all of the other projects below and click on them to be taken right to the page with the project!}. Today I am sharing a project that I

Rich, Creamy and Delicious Frozen Custard Treats

Bohemian Dessert Party ~ paisley covered wooden spoons and Bohemnian inspired bowls #FrozenCustardTime #ad cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 While the weather was so cold where I live my family and I enjoyed baked treats….cupcakes (of course), pies, muffins, and more but now that we are finally (yay!), getting a glimpse of spring it’s time to celebrate.  We usually have a dessert on Sundays and this past week was no exception but for one thing….I broke out something, rich, delicious and creamy…..EDY’S® Frozen Custard.