simply cinnamon doughnuts

May 21, 2015 by: Marie P
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Rainy spring mornings make me too lazy for going out for breakfast when the boys request a treat. It's a good thing that these are super easy to make with warm cinnamon goodness as a reward.  Cake doughnuts are a nice change from the fast food doughnut staples. These aren't sugary sweet, but do satisfy that craving. Cinnamon isn't my favorite doughnut, but these may convert me for a little while. Happy doughnut eating! IMG_6198 Doughnuts:
  • 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup buttermilk, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs beaten, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3 Tsp melted butter, 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes in doughnut pan, until tops spring back when touched
Icing: 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp milk, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, mix and heat on low. Dip each doughnut. Icing will "harden" for doughnut shop glaze if heated before dipping doughnuts. IMG_6205  

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romping through the rainbreak

May 18, 2015 by: Marie P
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We've had some serious weather in Texas this Spring, so this is the second time I've been able to wear my Lilly for Target romper. I was very lucky to get it, as it was sold out online immediately (I got up at 3 am to check) and was sold out in the first Target store I visited. I drove a few miles to another town and was lucky to find it misplaced in the children's section! Woohoo. Me:one Ebay vultures: 2K. IMG_6151 I love rompers because it's hard to be serious or in a bad mood whilst wearing one. And if it has pockets? Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Am I right? IMG_6120   IMG_6117   IMG_6153  

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the power of a happy dress

May 6, 2015 by: Marie P
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Sometimes a dress explains a happy mood, sometimes it can induce it when you don't have one yet. Every time I wear this vintage dress I receive comments, compliments, and questions. No, I didn't make it myself. Yes, it's really vintage. Yep, sometimes polyester is an odd fabric choice. No, I wasn't in that good of a mood to choose it, but glad you think so.   This dress convinces me that vintage can make me happy and brighten up a lot of others' days too. The lady at the bank, the grocery store, the coworkers...the power of the happy dress.IMG_5847   IMG_5836   IMG_5864  

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