Monday, January 23, 2012

a few things

i feel like i am always saying "wow, i totally can't believe that it's already monday!"
so i won't say it.

last night my sister and ben-in-law joined us for dinner.
i made this and served with tostitos lime chips, sour cream and cheese.
we munched a few cuties, too.
why is it that cuties are the only orange
i can ever peel successfully? seriously. make that soup.
it's thick and delicious and i make it every week!

we have some things to do today, but all i want to do is bake cupcakes.
{which really means all i want to do is eat cupcakes, similar to baking cookies}
i've been collecting recipes. a few cupcake pins here and some that i'm eyeing
in cookbooks i have. and of course they must be baked in happy cupcake liners.
sometimes, if it's gloomy out, i just look at a few cupcake liners.
it's almost like a ray of sun:


oh! the sale i mentioned on adorable liners, they've still got a few if you need some.
i ordered some mini ones. nothing cuter i tell you.

actually, elijah might be cuter.


i took this last february at disneyland. it was not a very good shot, with the shadows and all,
but i really love it. his eyes make me all melty hearted. his whole self does, really.

time to get back into the swing of letter writing. for real. i am such a slacker with it lately.
the one cent price increase for the stamps has been depressing me before it even went into effect.
am i a nerd?
speaking of stamps, i think they're just beautiful to look at.
i love how you can really add art to an envelope by simply adding that postage.
these, these and these. and gregory peck. swoon.
which designs are your favorites? i especially love vintage and foreign stamps.
i think this project using stamp images is adorable:


i hope your monday is a delight!
i'll be chilling out to one of my favorite "chill out" albums:

Miscellany Monday @
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19 comments:

  1. Happy Monday friend! What a sweet pic of Elijah. I love fun stamps too. Especially brightly colored ones. Oh and cupcake liners. Total addiction! They're so pretty & fun to look at.

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  2. Aw I love the picture of Elijah and those cupcake liners are adorable. :) I would want to make cupcakes for people if I had those (I don't like cupcakes so I never make them for me!) :) Have a great week!

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  3. I could look at that first picture all day long. Such happy colors. Happy monday!

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  4. I have been a cupcake making fool lately! I box them all up right away and send them to neighbors, etc. This last batch I made 2 dz and only ate 1... good job, right?! Well, afterwards I was mad at myself for getting rid of them all because I really, really wanted one. ;)

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  5. That picture of you're little guy is so sweet! And those cupcake papers make me want to bake some cake RIGHT NOW! : ) Hope you have a beautiful Monday!

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  6. Goodness, Elijah is SO cute! and yes, i've been a cupcake factory playing with my new mixer. i'm definitely going to check out those pretty liners!

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  7. Hannah!! I love you!:) I'm a slacker too.... I've gotta write my pen gal like now and yes the stamp price is a bummer. But your cuteness stamps, cupcake liners, and sweet Elijah make it all better.

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  8. Loved your little update, and how cute is HE??!!

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  9. Love the stamps...so funky and awesome. The pic of Elijah is precious.

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  10. hmmmm I just love coming here for a pick-me-up! The sound of baking {and eating} cupcakes sounds awfully tempting right now! ;)
    Your son is so precious! Have a good day, friend!

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  11. i love the shadow, i love the picture, your boy is so so melt-me material. : )

    and girl, why can't i be your neighbor with all that cupcake baking?! i'd totally make you share. ; ) hope they turn out soo wonderfully!

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  12. great. now i want to make cupcakes.
    how is it that you always find the coolest loot?
    elijah is one handsome fella!

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  13. I'm buying cupcakes today for a bachelor viewing party tonight. I hope they all have fancy wrappers.

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  14. I totally get that feeling, when all you want to do is bake ha!

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  15. I totally get the cookie/cupcake thing - seriously can't believe I made it the whole day without making cookies - this never happens. Love the links - must add to my cupcake liner collection -they're just so fun. : )

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  16. ooohhh... are you a letter writer?! i am notoriously irresponsible and consistently write letters only to find them in my drawer 6 months later unmailed. so this year part of new years resolution was to write a letter a week and actually mail it. :) preferably with a fun stamp. but today's was an american flag generic stamp. lame. i shall do better after seeing your fun-ness. :)

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  17. oh man, your little elijah...kill me with cuteness!

    xo:) miss you!

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  18. i love that picture of your boy! it reminds me of my boy and you're right... heart is melting here.

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  19. i used to always say "wow! i love cuties.. i can always easily peel them where as it's ridiculous how much i suck at peeling regular oranges.." until i found out that they were "made" so that kids could easily peel them so that instead of wanting candy or chips, they'd want to easily peel a tiny orange...
    i suddenly felt inept. but then i just grabbed another cutie ans said "i still love cuties"

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