Homemade Hot Chocolate

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  Hey! Its Meghan from Cupcakes with Sprinkles! Its so cold outside and hot chocolate is what my kids request everyday when they come inside from playing outside. Lucky for them and for you I have a great homemade hot chocolate recipe for you. Its sweet and creamy. Rich and smooth. You could even add in some mint leaves, or extracts to give it a different flavor. If you're in the mood for hot chocolate this is way better than buying some at the store! Let get the things we need. Only 5 ingredients... In a medium … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas by Talented Artisans… Shop Small!

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Happy Monday morning awesome friends! Are you actively sipping your coffee and pretending to be productive? ME TOO! When I’m sprawled out on the couch and the girls want me to get them a snack (or whatever), I play the pregnancy card and say ‘baby needs to rest in my belly for awhile… we wouldn’t want to wake her!’ And then they gently pat my belly and whisper… ‘awwww baby, so sleepy’, and go about their business. Mommy of the year RIGHT HERE! We had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend, jam-packed with family, laughter, and excessive amounts of … [Read more...]

Built-in Mudroom Bench {Kitchen}

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ATTENTION! If you entered our Paintbrush Starburst Clock Kit giveaway by the name of Shalini G, you are the WINNER!!!!! (and have quite possibly inspired the name of our next child)… Check your email asap Shalini! Now onto business: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So… the kitchen. I wanted to build a bench that appears ‘built-in’ to extend across the expanse from the end of the cabinets to the wall by the door. But let me explain something first… this bench is our ‘dump zone’ for pretty much everything. But most … [Read more...]

Randoms

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I feel that it’s time for a little life-update of sorts. Lots of little things going on ‘round these parts, but nothing substantial enough to deserve a dedicated post. I’ve had these fabric swatches (from Online Fabric Store) on the trim in the dining room for 3 WEEKS, and cannot make a decision on curtains. The hardest part for me is making the dining room feel cohesive with the living room and the gray/gold pattern above the board and batten. Will a pattern be too clashy and busy? Will a solid feel too blah? These are the things I think … [Read more...]

Dipped Paint Brush Starburst Clock

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One of my favorite blogs to read is A Beautiful Mess. There’s always so much inspiration, DIY projects, recipes, and phenomenal photography to be had. Awhile back, I saw this amazing Wooden Spoon Clock and fell in love. It’s so bright and cheerful and creative! I really wanted to recreate something like this… but I’m no Martha Stewart in the kitchen, so the wooden spoons didn’t really feel like it fit with the theme of my life. And that’s when I decided to use PAINT BRUSHES, and add my own spin to this idea. Don’t you love it when you’re … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Paper Doll Tutorial

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As much as the girls love to dress up, I knew that making some sort of ‘paper doll’ would be right up their alley, AND likely provide hours without whining of entertainment for the littles! And based on the changing season, indoor entertainment ideas are becoming very important these days. I had purchased this wooden tray from Target awhile back to put cupcakes on at a baby shower I was hosting for a friend. And since then, it’s just been a project WAITING to happen. I started out by priming and painting my tray … [Read more...]

Shortcut Apple Dumplings!

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Hey hey! It’s Meghan with Cupcakes with Sprinkles! Its almost Thanksgiving and so I am getting ready to start making pies but I had to share my new favorite fall desert. It is one of the easiest things I think I've made in a very long time. These are a shortcut version of making apple dumplings but are so amazing you'll make them over and over again. I promise! The outside is crispy and flaky, the apple is soft and a little tart, and the sauce, oh the sauce, its sweet, creamy, and tastes like cinnamon. Let get the ingredients and make … [Read more...]

Wood-Disk Table Lamps {& Wiring Tutorial}

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I’ve been really pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone lately (namely with the breakfast bar). I don’t know what came over me… it’s not like it’s even New Years yet. I just resolved to do more on my own without relying on others to do things FOR me. One such thing that would have normally intimidated me is ELECTRICAL ANYTHING. I don’t wire lamps, I don’t wire outlets, I don’t wire light switches. And why would I when there’s a perfectly capable and willing (not to mention SEXY) man-child with the skills to knock out a wiring project in … [Read more...]

Breakfast Bar Counter {Live-edge & Lacquer}

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Oh man, I just returned from a super fun trip to North Carolina, and I’m BUGGERED OUT! It was a huge honor to be invited to the Lowe’s Home Improvement Headquarters in Mooresville, NC… and such a blast to hang with some other fabulous bloggers. Who knew that this little blog would open up so many doors and fun opportunities?! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But today I’m hear to share the final chapter in my Breakfast Bar build that I’m tacking BY MYSELF! As you know, I framed in a wall to the existing kitchen island, made my own corbels with the … [Read more...]

Quilt Inspo and Baby Bump {23 weeks}

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It’s hard to believe I’m 23 week pregnant already! It seems like it’s gone fast… yet at the same time, March 1 seems sooooo far away. As you can see from the photo above, my butt is growing pretty much in proportion to my belly. This is a mystery to me, because I’ve never had much ‘bass’ if you know what I mean. I’m sure this phenomenon is directly related to my constant hunger pangs and everything-bagel cravings. I’ve still got tonnnns of energy, and am trying to get the most out of it before the 3rd trimester zaps it like Olaf on a … [Read more...]