Monday, October 9, 2017

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So here we are, summer has gone and fall is here. And I've managed to post one thing all summer. Oops. Well, let's see. One of the biggest things that happened this summer was that I turned 30!! It was exciting and surreal. Mostly because I never thought about my thirties when I was younger. Even as a teenager, I always thought of my twenties and different milestones I thought I'd hit. And now that I'm 30, I officially feel like an adult. Wasn't I suppose to feel that way 12 years ago? To be honest, I sometimes still feel like I'm in my early 20s trying to figure life out. But what I've learned, no one was it together and we're still trying to figure it all out.

Anyhow, enough with my self relizations....I wanted to share some photos from my birthday party. I never have parties for myself and I thought I was due for one. And guess what theme I went with? DISCO DANCE! It was a ton of fun. Since it was a themed party, we all dressed up and boogied down!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Princess Poppy Cupcakes

I'm finally sharing some cake updates! I made some fun cupcakes a couple months ago, and I recently made them again. They are Princess Poppy cupcakes from the movie Trolls! When I first initially made them, I honestly hadn't watched the movie. But I finally saw it and know what all the hype was about....a little late but I'm in the know. Haha!

I did know that Princess Poppy was a fun, sparkly character with this long pink hair. So I wanted to make a cupcake to resemble her. We made an easy tutorial on Cilla & Vanilla, and hopefully that helps any of you trying to make it!

Also, the ones I made recently, I made the hair a little more of a fuchsia, and also added a little bit of some disco sparkly dust onto the hair. You can improvise and do your own thing. The steps are to just let you see the concept of how it's made. Happy baking!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Yes, it is me. Where have I been? I'm not really sure. My life has been busy with an almost 20 month old baby, Jonah. (is he a toddler now?) The blog has been in the very back burner. I have meant to write a lot. You should see my drafts portion. Lots of unfinished content. But on a positive note, I did mention last I had a YouTube page, Cilla & Vanilla, which is still going on. That also has been taking some of my time. And on a shocking note, (more shocking for me) I have also been on a personal baking fast. I will get to that later. And as for my home...we just turned 5 years since we bought it! I also think that deserves it's own posts with house updates.

Anyhow, this post is meant as a catch up on my life. Motherhood has been good to me. A few battle scars, but I'm surviving and learning a ton. It has been the most selfless thing I've ever done and most rewarding. Some days (most days) I'm very tired, but we keep ourselves busy. Things only grab Jonah's attention for 5 minutes...if that. He is my little buddy who does EVERYTHING with me. And by everything, I mean hangs out in the bathroom with me while I pee because privacy is not a thing here. He's in my personal space all day long. But the way he loves me like there is no one better in the world is so magical. The way he looks at me, the way my hugs I make him feel safe is indescribable. I wouldn't have it any other way.

My house looks kind of crazy on most days. Probably why my house posts have been lacking. But we are working on a system to keep things feeling a little organized. Even if it's just a room at a time. Not trying to have my house looking picture perfect, but at least having the dishes in the sink cleaned. We haven't done major renovations lately. We did fix our porch and got new windows, but the change isn't too drastic. I have rearranged a lot and I feel like my style slowly changes. But I will just post those pictures on my house update.

As for my baking fast, that was a little new for me. I have been feeling overwhelmed with people constantly asking for cakes and such. It's so very flattering, and I very much appreciate it. But I think people(including myself) forget that I am not a bakery. I literally make cakes in my kitchen as a hobby and try to make them during Jonah's nap time or bed time. It started to become way too much, and I was spending less time with the hubby or it was becoming hard to do things on the weekends as a family. If this were my business, then I would totally understand that this is what I signed up for. But I was driving myself mad by simply accepting cake request that I could simply just say I could not. And I was losing control of my house too. It was looking so crazy because my free time went to cake making. So I just had to stop a little and make them for my family like I did when I first stared. It became really fun again. I will still keep making them for my youtube page because to me, there's no pressure there. Just needed a tiny breather.

I also think I will start posting at least once a week like I did at some point. We'll see how that goes. I'm turning 30 in a month and I have a lot of goals for year 30. I'm hoping to reach them. I guess I like posting it on here to keep myself accountable. Anyhow, that's what's been going on in a nutshell. I'll fill in the blanks with more posts!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Ventures

Hey guys!

Hope your new year has been good so far! It's been a while, but I have not forgotten, I promise!

I did want to share some fun news with you guys...I started a Youtube cake/cupcake decorating tutorial page! It's called Cilla & Vanilla!  Doing something with my love for decorating sweets has been something I've been wanting to do. I just didn't know how to approach it. But doing close up tutorials for people seems like the right direction for me. I always want to teach people how to make their own goodies at home since that's what I do. I want to help people not feel so scared to tackle a cake, and hopefully it will encourage people to try it at their home.  This whole experience is a little scary, and makes me feel vulnerable to be so exposed to the internet, but the ultimate goal is to help others feel confident to take on something they possible thought they couldn't do.

So for my first video, I bring you some pink and gold heart cupcakes and just in time for Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoy! And if you want to continue seeing these videos, please subscribe, and like! Hopefully I can bring a new video to you guys every stay tuned!

xoxo, Priscilla

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Jonah's Christmas Wishlist

Christmas is around the corner, and I'm so very excited for Jonah to experience it! Last year was technically his first Christmas but he was only a couple months old. This year he's still too small to quite understand it all, but he likes the lights and all the decorations. And we are having fun dancing to Christmas music, watching some Christmas movies too! It's so amazing seeing things through a fresh pair of eyes.

So this year, Jonah has no real wishlist, but it is more my wishlist for stuff I think he would enjoy! I guess that's the perk of him being so small, it's like my wishlist! haha!  I still tried to make it fun for him, and not make it all clothes. Although clothes for him is always great because this kid grows too stinkin' quick!

Christmas Wishlist

Moccasins- So Jonah owns two pairs of Freshly Picked moccs that we just love, and another pair for his growing feet would be so nice! I didn't really think I would like these shoes so much, but he likes them because they are comfy, and I like them because they stay on! 

Pop Up Tunnel- My sister had one of these and Jonah wasn't too sure about it, but recently we went to my sister-in-law's house and he got to play with a tunnel there, and he loved it! So i know this would be a hit! 

Bookshelf- We first were needing more books, and now we need an area to store books! I think that's a good problem to have so now we need a book shelf, I would love a mounted one. This is more a gift for this organizational mama! 

Cleaning Set- This Melissa & Doug set is amazing! Jonah has been wanting to use our real brooms and dust sweep and having his own would be so fun for him.

Radio Flyer Wagon- One of our favorite things to do is go on walks. We live right next to a walking path so we walk a lot, and wagon for Jonah would make it so fun for him!

Sippy Cups- These sappy cups are sooooo fun! And I know Jonah would love them. He loves new cups! haha!

Beanie- Thankfully my kid likes wearing hats and beanies and keeps them on. So I'm always on the lookout for cute beanies and I just love this one because it looks so warm for the season!

Kitchen- Jonah loves to hang out in the kitchen with me. I spend a lot of my time there. And Jonah loves opening cabinets and playing with bowls. So I think a mini kitchen like this Ikea one would be so nice for him! And Ikea also has mini pans too! 

Hope this gives you some ideas for your kiddos too! I doubt we will get him all of these things but it's so fun to think about the stuff your kids would enjoy! 

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