Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wedding Dress Cupcake Cake

Here is a quick iPhone picture of a "cupcake cake" that I made this weekend. 
 

My "client" (weird) asked me if I could make an idea they saw on pinterest.
Of course I wanted to make this cake!
It turned out super cute!
 
Pink Champagne with White Chocolate Butter cream was perfect for the bridal shower!
 
-e

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Logo by BearGraphx.com

I had been wanting a logo for my cupcake business for a while.
I do not consider myself a good "artist/draw-er". 
So sketching a logo idea was hard for me.
 
I knew I wanted a logo that was modern, cute, and recognizable!
 
This is what I drew...

 
Then I started researching companies that can make a logo for me. 
I knew that I could mess around in Microsoft Word with shapes and make one, but I wouldn't be able to have a transparent background and it would just be very limiting.
 
All the sudden that little "light bulb" went off...
My Uncle Steve is an Artist!
Of course!
 
I emailed it to him and he said it would be super easy and he could make it!
 
I went over to his house and in less than half and hour he had it done!
 
 


It is better than I had imagined!!!
 
He also did one in all white and a transparent background and no words for my website!
 
His website is beargraphx.com check it out!
 
He is now even selling his artwork printed on tshirts and hats.
 
My logo does not give his talent justice.  He is an amazing artist and can create any logo or artwork for your business too!
 
Thanks again Uncle Steve!
 
-e

Thursday, April 25, 2013

[R+S] Maternity

My cousin and her husband are going to have their baby any day!
 
 
We went and took pictures at Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood.
 
 
She has the most perfect round baby belly!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now I just can not wait to meet Mason!
-e

 


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

sweetthingsbyeh.com is LIVE!

I did it!!!
I finally made my logo, designed my website, and purchased the domain name!!! (thanks godaddy.com)
 
Here it is!
 
 
(I will post about this awesome logo next time)
 
I feel like a proud mom...i am so weird.
 
Since I posted the website I have received two orders for events! 
and I am really excited to see where it takes me.
 
Right now I just bake in my kitchen.
In order to sell my cupcakes/cakes in stores or coffee shops I would need to bake them in a commercial kitchen.
So for now I am just going to stay small.
 
My ultimate goal is to buy a food truck and convert it into a super cute cupcake truck!
That would be a much smaller start up cost.
 
Then whenever Brian is done with school, we have a family, and life has slowed down...I want to open a real shop!
 
But for now...
this website is a start!
 
If you need cupcakes or a cake for an event email me at
 
-e


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

He is sweet.

I have the best job!
 
 
I get to be with this guy!
 

He is so extremely sweet.


He loves to play!
 

 
He is a little sneaky sometimes.


He will break many hearts one day.
 

 
-e

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pink, Orange, and Yellow Daisy Cupcakes

Here are a couple pictures of cupcakes I made for a birthday lunch a few weeks ago!  I was really happy with how they turned out.
 
The cupcake liners are from here!
 
I get a little annoyed when I bake a cupcake and then the liner looks like a totally different color.
So when they ordered red velvet, pink champagne, and vanilla cupcakes I knew I needed a different type of liner.
 
I kinda want to make all my cupcakes in muffin cups!
 
They are just too cute!
 
 

Next time I am going to use a different daisy cutter. 
I thought the one I had would work but the petals were just too small for me.
I still love the way they look.

 
-e

Friday, April 12, 2013

Meet Tucker....

Meet Tucker!
 
 
Tucker is our dog. 
He is all of 4 pounds.
For my 16th birthday all my friends pitched in and surprised me with him!
He is a maltese and yorkie mix.
 
Tonight I bought this super cute Coca Cola crate from craigslist.
He didn't love being my model...until he got the denta-stick afterwards.
 
I am sure Tuck will show up much more on the blog!
-e



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dance Party!


Choosing the theme for your birthday party is a HUGE decision!
especially if you are 6 almost 7...

I went out of town on vacation and on Tuesday I got a text with a picture of a giant disco ball...
She changed her mind...she wants a dance party!
Now this party was happening on Friday.

I came into work Friday and was all ready for the dance party...sequin top of course.
Then it was time to decorate!
Thank God the baby now naps for 2-3 hours in the morning!

Here are a few pictures of the dance party!






I used a star cookie cutter to cut slices of cucumber for the water along with some strawberries for color.




You must have glowsticks!


This dance floor was hoppin!  


Happy Birthday Rockstar!


-e

Monday, April 8, 2013

Before & After {Kitchen}

My favorite room....
THE KITCHEN!
I am so glad that I can finally post about this room! 
Here is the before...
above: view from the dining room
below:  view from the laundry room 
Checklist:
  • Tear out old cabinets, counter tops, flooring and appliances
  • Take out soffits (raise the ceiling above the cabinets)
  • Patch and texture walls and ceiling
  • Add gas line to the stove
  • Add water line for the fridge
  • Remove the downdraft vent and add the vent in the roof
  • Replace doors to laundry room and upper bedroom
  • Replace trim
  • Paint Walls
  • Remove table in the corner
  • Add pantry to the corner including shelves
  • Install new cabinets (including soft close doors and drawers)
  • Install granite counter tops
  • Install new faucet
  • Install new appliances
  • Install new vinyl flooring
  • Install under cabinet lighting
Wow!  That was quite the list.  I still feel like I am leaving things out!

I blogged about my dreams for this kitchen here.
I could not have imagined it would turn out this good!!!
Here are a few random pictures of the process...

We painted and installed the some old cabinets into the laundry room for extra storage.


Yes, that is poop...
After taking down the upper cabinets we noticed that they did not seal off the attic.
YUCKY!



These are the bare walls with the soffits out and new drywall on the ceiling.

 The pantry came together! 


Praying that the samples that look good together will look good when they are in the kitchen!

 Here are some before and after pics!
No, that is not an in wall oven.  Yes, that is an in wall dishwasher? 
Our home inspector said he has never seen this before...and he has seen a lot!
All I can think of is what if this thing had a leak!!
We replaced it with a normal upper cabinet and lower cabinets with a new dishwasher!

The sink was connected with the counter top and the walls were a peach color.
The trim around the window makes it look brand new.
The sign above the sink was given to us as a wedding gift and I was so glad it fit perfectly!
The sink is from Home Depot.
The cupcake cookie jar is from pier one.
I added sink tip outs to the drawer fronts under the sink so that I can store my sponges and other things.


 The old stove was a Jenn Air which is a nice brand.  But I wanted stainless steel appliance so we sold it on craigslist. 
The cabinets were from Founders Choice.  The style is Franklin and the color is Mocha.  We also got the hardware from them and made the cabinets soft close.
The Granite was from Yes cabinet and granite and I don't remember what color.  They also supplied the sink.
The under cabinet lighting was from Home Depot
I know these pictures are different angles but you can see what we did with the space.
We took out the random super tall cabinet and put in a normal upper and lower.
We use this space for our Kuerig!

This dinky table just made me laugh.  I wasn't sure what to do with the space though.
Good thing I have a super smart father in law who came up with the idea to just frame in a pantry.
I wasn't sure how it would look. 
It turned out even better then I ever could have imagined!
Then I had the challenge of how to decorate the large wall that it created.
I didn't want pictures of food or people eating....
I framed  handwritten recipes from our moms, grandmas, and even great grandmas. 
I was so amazed when my grandma gave me a cookbook complete with tips and old recipes throughout.

The wall color is Behr Harvest Brown.

 This is the inside of the pantry. 
I love my OXO jars
The shelves are all adjustable.
It is amazing!


Here are the full before & afters!



I love it! 

It is so nice to have appliance that work, counter tops that are clean and smooth, and cabinets that I know have only held my dishes!
Everything about this kitchen I adore!
I am so thankful for a father in law who can dream up a wonderful pantry.
I am also thankful for my dad who installed the under cabinet lighting and switched out some ugly outlets!

The only thing I am waiting for is my tile back splash....someday!

-e