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! 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Our Lumberjack is One!

Hello there! I know, i know...same ol' excuse! But this season in life right now apparently isn't me blogging much. But I thought I'd share a really fun and special day! Jonah turned one! Yay! A whole year we have had the best little guy in our life. We couldn't help but throw him a bash, but not any kind of ordinary bash, A LUMBERJACK BASH! 

I know I won't get many years to do what I want and Jonah will get opinions soon enough, but he's still small so mama got to pick a theme. And since his birthday is right in the middle of fall, and I love me so plaid, so why not! 

The fun thing about Jonah's birthday party was that it landed on his actual birthday! And we weren't sure what were going to do and when I saw these cute invites, I decided then and there to go with a Lumberjack theme. I found these on Etsy. And we figured our house was the route to go with his party. (which meant a lot of work on my end!)

I knew I needed his outfit before I could think of decor! haha! We got his suspenders and hat from H&M, his jeans are from BabyGap, his boots are from Carter's, and his flannel shirt is Cherokee. 

Our snack & cake table. 

Jonah's tree trunk & plaid cake. Then I made a buttercream pancake stack smash cake!

Close up of Jonah's pancake stack smash cake I made for him!

Our backyard! I just got plaid fabric from Joanns as table runner. Added a wooden base with vintage lanterns as a center piece. It was so easy, but totally made the space feel pretty and out doorsy. 

Here's a little corner of the backyard. I made a tent with supplies from Lowe's. Set up a blanket and put some Lincoln Logs for the kids to play with. I also made that felt fire and logs! We also had two jumpers too! 

Cake time! His smash cake was a hit! And only my kid would use a spoon for his cake! Haha! Not as messy as we thought he would have gotten. But he sure made a big dent to the cake! 

Our party favors were simple. S'mores to-go! 

Here's a close up!
"take home s'more fun!" and "so plaid you came!" 

Snacks ! "Don't feed the bears!"

A Chili bar felt appropriate! 

Our Photo Booth area! 

All our props for our photo booth I found on Amazon! 

My siblings & I

And the birthday boy opening his gifts! 

Thanks for stopping by Jonah's first birthday!! We feel so blessed to have been able to celebrate his life. Lord knows how much we prayed for him and now that we have him, we just feel so grateful for his life. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cake Art

Hi friends! This week I made two cakes and they coincidently had the same sort of artsy theme. They were two different style of cakes but both had the feel of paint. I was a bit intimidated by them at first, since I don't see myself as the "artistic" type, even though cake making is a sort of art. But when it comes to painting, I don't feel like that's my strong suit and these cakes definitely reminded me of painting! I knew these cakes would be fun to make so I reminded myself of that along the way.

I made a baby shower cake for a baby girl and the cake was fun, and bright! The bottom tier reminded me of paint stokes on a painting. The colors on the bottom tier were a combo of bright and subtle colors and surprisingly went well together. And of course the fresh flowers add another element of freshness and also add more color to the cake.

As for the other cake I made this weekend, it was for a girl's 5th birthday party and the party's theme was mermaid. They mentioned they wanted a watercolor cake, and had beautiful invites for me to get inspiration from. It was so fun to make and i loved the look of this so much. I know this won't be the last time I make something like this! I got the tutorial from brit+co and it explains it so easily, and now its now one of my favorites! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

downstairs bathroom

Last year when we redid our kitchen, we also somewhat redid our bathroom downstairs. It's a tiny guest bath, and we it just needed a bit of an update. We switched the larger tile flooring to hexagon tile and it changed the look quite a bit. This bathroom has gone through a bit of cosmetic change since we first got it.

This is a small glimpse to what our half bath kind of looked like when we first moved in, except that wallpaper was worse in person!! 

The wallpaper in here was so bad because it was placed over another wallpaper design. When I removed the wallpaper, it actually damaged the wall because it was stuck pretty well, and it probably had been on the wall for years!

These are the tiles that I just hated, and we also switched the toiletsince this one was so short and wide! 

And this is our bathroom currently. Simple gray walls, newer toilet, new vanity, and tiles! I feel like it makes more of a difference to what it used to be. I would love to eventually get a new mirror, and change the light right above the mirror as well, and get brighter lighting since this room is pretty dim. But for now, I'm more than okay with where we are now. 

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