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DIY Glitter Clothespins - Tutorial & Video | JavaCupcake.com

DIY Glitter Clothespins

Have you ever wanted to hang pictures on your wall with clothes pins or maybe use them as name card stands on your table but were discouraged because the pins were just too ugly?  Now you can make simple clothespins glamorous with my DIY Glitter Clothespins video tutorial! I have a big party coming up and I want to use glitter clothespins for several things at the party.  I figured they'd be pretty easy to make myself so I gave it a whirl.  Below is the video tutorial for these DIY … [Read More...]

Strawberry Lemon Cake with Spring Flowers | JavaCupcake.com

Strawberry Lemon Cake with Spring Flowers

Celebrate spring with this simple, delicious Strawberry Lemon cake with Spring Flowers!  I made this cake for no other reason than I was inspired by a cake that jennycookies made for Easter.  Jenny made a "naked" carrot cake and topped the cake with frosting and a pile of fresh flowers.  The look was unique and stunning.  I had to recreate it! Since I wasn't making this cake for any particular reason or occasion, I decided I'd make a small 6-in cake so I wouldn't have tons of cake to … [Read More...]

Vintage Baby Shower | JavaCupcake.com

Vintage Baby Shower

Today's post is a little different!  Today, I'm sharing with you a stunningly beautiful vintage baby shower from Natalie of Natalie Creates.  Her party showcases some of my most favorite things including fresh flowers, pastel colors and inventive ways to jars to display the silverware and candy! I really hope you are inspired from Natalie's creativity as much as I am! From Natalie: "With the recent announcement of our dear friend, Wendy, expecting a baby girl we immediately started … [Read More...]

LIFE HACK: How to Keep Flowers Fresh in a Basket Vase | JavaCupcake.com - A Baking, Life & DIY Blog

LIFE HACK: How to Keep Flowers Fresh in a Basket Vase

Over Easter, I created (with the help of Rachel of MyDIY.life) a beautiful brunch for my family using a lot of fresh flowers.    We had at least a dozen vases to display the flowers in, but we also had two inexpensive lavender baskets that we wanted to use.  Rachel came up with the genius idea to fill these baskets with the stems of the flowers she had cut for the other vases along with an Iris bloom and some of the greens she brought (btw - I have no idea what those green pom looking flowers … [Read More...]

Osterlamm - German Easter Lamb Cake | JavaCupcake.com

Osterlamm – German Easter Lamb Cake

Simple, buttery cake topped with powdered sugar baked in a lamb shaped pan makes the utterly delicious and traditional German Osterlamm or Easter Lamb Cake!   I wasn't going to post this cake.  I mean, Easter is over and it's not really something just anyone can make.  You have to have the special Osterlamm pan to make and those are hard to get unless you live in Germany.  But, when I got asked a dozen times for the recipe, I decided that it was probably a good idea to put it up! My … [Read More...]

DIY Stipple Easter Eggs on a Tassel Garland | JavaCupcake.com

DIY Stipple Easter Eggs

I've gone a little stipple crazy here lately.  I stippled coffee mugs last week and this week I'm making DIY Stipple Easter Eggs! It only took me about 45 minutes to make these four eggs and the process was really simple!  You could easily give these as gifts to your guests at Easter Brunch, hang them from a tree in your yard, use them as place settings.  So may options!  I hung these in my office on my tassel garland.  I think they're adorable! I got a 6 pack of plastic eggs for €1 at … [Read More...]

Nuremberg Easter Market | JavaCupcake.com

Explore the Nuremberg Easter Market

Every Spring, cities and towns both big and small in Germany celebrate the Easter season with a festive market.  The Ostermarkt (Easter Market) in Nuremberg is packed with vendors selling everything from flowers to jewelry, kitchen wares and food.  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to meet up with two fellow Army Wife bloggers in Nuremberg for a Bavarian Blogger Meetup! Melissa of Milligfunk (a Healthy Lifestyle, Travel & DIY blog) and Jamie of North of Something (a Family … [Read More...]

Creating a Glam Easter Brunch & Tablescape on a Budget | JavaCupcake.com

Creating a Glam Easter Brunch and Tablescape on a Budget

Creating a Glam Easter Brunch and Tablescape on a Budget shouldn't be difficult... it should be fun! This DIY tutorial includes both food & decor ideas to host a glamorous yet thrifty brunch your guests will be impressed with! I'm so excited to be presenting you this two part series on how to create a Glam Easter Brunch and Tablescape with Rachel of MyDIY.life.  Rachel and I have done several blogging collaborations in the past, but this one is by far my favorite!  In this series, we'll … [Read More...]

Southwestern Fajita Quiche | JavaCupcake.com

Southwestern Fajita Quiche

With Easter just a few days away, I prepared for you a delicious Southwestern Fajita Quiche that is perfect for Sunday brunch! I'm not going to pretend that I'm an expert quiche maker.  In fact,  this is the first I've ever made.  Typically for breakfast, my family makes an egg scramble where we just throw everything into one pan and mix it all up until it's cooked... fast, easy and delicious! But for Easter, I want to serve something a bit nicer, but still just as easy! This is a … [Read More...]

DIY Stipple Mugs | JavaCupcake.com

DIY Stipple Mugs

Last year, I saw pictures on Instagram of a blogging convention where they had mugs on the table and permanent markers for people to decorate them with.  I thought this idea was genius and started searching Pinterest for more ideas.  Who knew that DIY Stipple Mugs were actually a thing!  A big thing! Seems like most DIY bloggers have a stipple mug tutorial on their blog and they all pretty much read the same.  Scrapbooking stickers, sharpies, etc etc etc.  Well, I don't really have access to … [Read More...]