Gluten Free Cupcakes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm sure in this day in age you probably know someone that has a gluten allergy. To me, I think that's worse than not being able to eat dairy products. It was my very good friend Angela's birthday today, and she has a gluten allergy, so I got to try out this gluten free brand of cake mix! It worked out really well! I followed the directions on the box, except I used a little less sugar. Surprisingly the cupcakes came out perfect! For the frosting I used Betty Crocker's whipped vanilla and added cocoa powder, which was super yummy! I wasn't happy with frosting tip I used though, I should have used one that added more texture, it's too swirly looking, but they taste amazing anyway! This batch came out really moist too! Sometimes gluten free deserts can be a little on the dry side, but these bad boys came out perfect. My daughter even liked them. I highly recommend anyone who can't have gluten, or who is vegan to try out this mix.

A Peek Into My World.....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This is my fridge...I love magnets! I'm an avid collector!
My living room, sorry my couch is messy, but I actually live here and I was laying in that spot!
I finally found all my nail polishes! Moving can be so annoying!
My mother-in-law gave me this lamp and I found the shade at a thrift store!
One of 5 bookcases in the house...we love to read!
The messy top of my 100 yr old dresser, this room will be re-painted in the spring. The last owner didn't believe in painter's tape. I have super o.c.d. when it comes to painting.
I love weird tissue box covers!
His and Hers closets! Once again messy...just keepin it real!
I love nick knacks!
I have to have plants in my home, keeps all grounded.
Isn't this last picture of Petunia hilarious!? This is her favorite hiding spot, which is also where I keep my magazines (yes I still read magazines!) and she has ruined a couple of them, but I love her so much!
So this is our little townhouse. I was going to include the kids' room and the bathrooms, but I just didn't have the energy. I've been spending a lot of time doing homework and working. I know one of my New Year's resolutions will be to blog a lot more then I did this last year. Speaking of New Years, the holidays are creeping up on us so quickly! They are already playing Christmas music at work! I think it's way too early, but oh well! 
Question for you! What color should I paint my living room? I can't stand that dark color!  
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My Little Family

Friday, November 1, 2013

I can't believe I did it! I actually got them all together to take family portraits....and smile while doing it! I think the hardest one to get to do anything is my teenage son, who is growing so fast I can't even keep up with him! I didn't have to do much bribing, and these were all done within an hour. It was a lot of fun. The only photographer here was me! It was a little challenging though, because I'm use to being behind the camera, but my wife and daughter helped out a lot. I've trained them well! It was easier just doing this myself because it gave us a chance to let lose and be ourselves.
I wish we could have included our furry family members, maybe next time!
Have an awesome day!
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