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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...]

How to Host a Slime Party | JavavCupcake.com #ReadySetSlime

How to Host a Slime Party

This post is sponsored by Acorn: An Influence Company #ReadySetSlime Imagine being asked by Nickelodeon and Walmart to create a Slime Moment with your kids to get excited for the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards on March 28!   Now also imagine that you're a blogger who can't do anything small.  And then imagine that you live in Germany where you don't have access to amazing stores like Walmart to buy your supplies.  In my world, that's a challenge worth accepting! You can imagine how excited I … [Read More...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies | JavaCupcake.com

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, these chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a twist on my original chocolate chip cookie with a fresh minty taste!  You're going to love them! I'm not one to go crazy for St. Patrick's Day.  Why you may ask?  Well, because... I don't believe in Leprechauns.  There are enough Easter bunnies, tooth fairies and Santa's to worry about. It's another holiday that I feel I don't need to celebrate just because Target wants me to and I'm not even Irish. … [Read More...]

Tips for taking Beautiful Cupcake Photos | JavaCupcake.com

Tips for Taking Beautiful Cupcake Photos

Katherine Moore is a friend I met through the power of Twitter and social media. We realized quickly that we lived only a few miles from each other and had a lot in common... our husbands are both deployed and we both have a love for cupcakes!  So, Katherine and I met in person by complete chance at the Cold Stone Creamery in our neighborhood and then got to spend time with her again at Cupcake Camp Seattle in 2011. I feel truly blessed to have become friends with such a talented baker and … [Read More...]

Minion Birthday Party | JavaCupcake.com

Minion Birthday Party

We celebrated Matty's 3rd birthday with a Minion Birthday Party!  It was so much fun to plan and put together that I decided to share some of the details with you!  I decided last year that his 3rd birthday would be a Minion theme.  So, I started collecting Minion everything and pinning ideas to my Minion Party Pinterest Board. I seriously could have stared at this table all day.  I am in love with how it all turned out.  I just kinda winged it when setting up, but really love how it all … [Read More...]

Home Office Makeover | JavaCupcake.com

Home Office Makeover

Moving every few years makes setting up a work space a home difficult.  For the last 7 years, I have been working in a cramped, lifeless space.  Not because I wanted to work in a space like this, but because I really didn't know how to create a space I loved.So, I decided to create a home office that was flexible in space, but beautiful, inspiring and ultimately a place I wanted to be! Before I can tell you how I got to this great space... I should really show you where I started.  My … [Read More...]

Wanna Cupcake Bakery Review | JavaCupcake.com

Wanna Cupcake? Bakery Review

Nestled between the bustling city of Tacoma, Washington and the majestic Mount Rainier, Wanna Cupcake? is a sweet dessert & cupcake shop in the Puyallup Valley that bakes delicious treats for every occasion. Wanna Cupcake? owned by Karie & Jim Romano has been around since 2009.  They began selling their cupcakes at local Farmers Markets but realized their passion would be greater served by opening their own store front! Before I moved to Germany, I had tried to connect with … [Read More...]