Friday, May 20, 2011


I like to think I have so pretty awesome customers. I especially love when they include my work on their blogs and photos are always a plus! 

Here is my Heathers necklace modeled by Tavi from

Check out my shop for your own necklace!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day

Since my mom lives about 3 hours away from me, I couldn't be with her today for Mothers Day. I sent her some nice gifts and we chatted on the phone for a bit. I don't have any children of my own but my dog, Cooper, counts in my mind.

So I stayed in today and made some yummy cupcakes. I made my banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Purple frosting and matching sprinkles. They are delicious!

And since it is Mothers Days, I found this cute book a few weeks ago at work and felt it was a good time to share. My Mom, Style Icon has adorable photos of moms from years past and their fashionable (or not so fashionable!) outfits. This would have made a great Mothers Day gift!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Flower Hairpieces

I've been working on some new items for the shop. Here are my flower hairpieces. Some have feathers, some have netting, but they are all one of a kind. I kinda want to keep all of them...hope you like them!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Burlesque Festival!

This past weekend, I took Flamingo Cupcake Studios to the Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival. I was a vendor at the Burlesque Bizarre among some pretty amazing ladies.

There were burlesque performances on Friday and Saturday night at the lovely opera house. Watching the ladies perform was so inspiring. They had some great acts, lots of funny moments and even an on stage proposal! 

I sold lots of stuff and met some awesome new people. I'm missing Jim Thorpe already and I can't wait til next year!

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Closet Blog!

I am proud to report that my accessories from Flamingo Cupcake Studios have been blogged about again. This time on a blog called THE closet. Its a really fun blog about all things that I love: fashion, design, etc. You gotta check it out!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I probably won't get a chance to write on here as much right now being that the Burlesque Festival is coming up and I have so much last minute stuff to do! I am super excited and nervous especially about the weather...we're almost in April and we are still seeing a threat of snow??!!! I want some Spring weather already! 

For the time being, I will leave you with photos of some cupcakes I recently made for a friend who just had a little baby boy. They are very blue!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Style Rookie

Its always nice to hear how customers of mine find out about Flamingo Cupcake. I mean, I don't have the money to do advertising so word of mouth is really all I've got. A recent customer of mine said, 'Oh btw, I found out about you from Tavi on Style Rookie.' Honestly, I had no idea what she was talking about so of course I googled it and was pleasantly surprised. It turns out Tavi is one of my customers, too. She's a cute little thing who blogs about fashion, music, and one of my personal favs, Courtney Love. Here is a photo of her wearing one of my necklaces!

You need to check out her blog!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Appetite for Reduction

Lately I have been feeling a need for change. I would like to lose some extra pounds that I have tacked on over the years (maybe like 10-15) and just live a more healthful lifestyle in general. Its really not easy. Especially when you're like me who looooves cupcakes and sweets and all that is bad for you.

I am a huge fan of Bethenny Frankel...ya know, one of the Real Housewives from New York. I recently finished her book 'Naturally Thin' and couldn't get enough of her advice for looking at your eating habits in a whole different light. I loved it so much that I read her other book, 'Skinny Dish', which has the recipes in it. 

I'm super psyched because I just bought Isa Moskowitz's newest book, 'Appetite for Reduction'. Although I am not vegan, I am a big fan of her and her many cookbooks. This one intrigued me because all the recipes are between 200 and 400 calories. At first glance I found many recipes that looked delicious and things that I would actually make. Can't wait to get cooking!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

They're here!

My custom business cards and buttons have arrived!!!

And just in time for my table at the Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival! I am so thrilled with how they turned out; even better than I imagined. A big thank you to PixelbyPixel for helping make my vision come to life! Anyone looking for inexpensive custom business cards, buttons, stickers, need to check them out!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Craft Show!

Pile of Craft is one of my favorite local craft shows that takes place right here in Baltimore. I noticed that applications to sell at the show just went up yesterday so I immediately applied! I have always wanted to sell amongst all the other talented, local crafters. Fingers crossed!!

To read more about the Charm City Craft Mafia, go to their blog!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Craft Month!

Did you know?

March is National Craft Month!
Everybody needs to get out there and make something! I know I will much work to do before April. Don't forget I will be selling my handmade accessories at the Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I reached my goal!

I have reached my goal of 100 sales!!

I am super excited and I think I will need to celebrate! A huge thank you to everyone that has bought something from Flamingo Cupcake, I really appreciate it and you are helping my dreams come true! Heres to 100 more sales!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Tattoo!

I woke up to a couple inches of snow on the ground this morning but that didn't stop me from getting this done:

I am so in love with it and it looks way better than I could have ever imagined.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Boy Du Jour

Since Bust magazine does their feature, Boy Du Jour, and talks about the guys they are currently crushing is my current crush. Fred Armisen is not only cute and funny but he has an amazing pair of glasses.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Wonder Woman Collection for MAC

The new Wonder Woman collection from MAC is pretty much a dream come true. I'm kind of surprised no one has thought of it sooner. Why wouldn't I want all my makeup to have a Wonder Woman logo on it?! 

I stopped by the MAC counter yesterday and was in awe of the cute setup surrounding this collection...a cute Wonder Woman makeup chair, a backdrop with classic Wonder Woman comics, and of course the makeup itself. I really loved the eyeshadow palette with the pinks and purples but settled for my standby Russian Red lipstick in a fancy new Wonder Woman tube. I just couldn't help myself.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Melting Pot

I LOVE the Melting Pot! Even if I feel stuffed and gross afterward, I still love eating there. Mark took me there for Valentines Day and it was the perfect opportunity to wear my gift from him, my Heartlette Crown from Giant Dwarf. Something tells me a lot of ladies were wearing it this Valentines Day...its just too perfect and I got compliments on it all day long.

He really is the best husband and I am so lucky to have him!
I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day! <3

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

We are going out to the Melting Pot tonight for some fondue! Can't wait!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dinner Party Success!

Since my friends and I have no interest in the Super Bowl, I decided to throw a small birthday dinner party for my friend Adam. I don't get to do stuff that this often so I wanted to go all out and make an Italian inspired dinner. I went with a vegetable lasagna (first time making lasagna), garlic bread, salad, and of course some cupcakes for dessert. It all turned out really well and I was so proud of myself!

Interested in the recipe for vegetable lasagna? Check it out here!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Toes That Twinkle

My work has been reviewed on the Toes That Twinkle blog!

Please read the post and let me know what you think!


So Pantone has named Honeysuckle the color of the year. Yes, I pay attention to these things....

I must say I liked last years choice of Turquoise much better,. but thats just me.

Heres more about the chosen color:

A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's Official!

This is such a huge deal for me and I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. Being at this festival means so many things to me. I get to see friends and family, visit a place I haven't been to in years, and of course gain more exposure for my handmade things. These next 2 months are gonna be crazy busy for me with prepping for the show and not to mention sales on my etsy, Flamingo Cupcake Studios, have been better than ever!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This leaves me speechless...I am that in awe.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Fun Felt Project

I found these adorable little flowers with buttons in the center done in my favorite colors. They almost look like they are stitched together. I knew I needed to make something with them and I came up with this cute necklace idea layering felt of matching colors. I love it so much and it really resembles my bouquet I made for my wedding day.


Monday, January 31, 2011

Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival

I am soooo excited for the Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival! Luckily it takes place very close to where I grew up in Pennsylvania and will be a good excuse to get up there and see the family. 

I've only been to one other burlesque show and really enjoyed it. I have so much admiration for those ladies that can get up there on stage. 
Not only am I excited to see the performers but there is also an area for vendors to sell their goods. I'm going to attempt to bring Flamingo Cupcake Studios to the festival and sell my jewelry and hair accessories. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fake Lashes

I love a good pair of fake eyelashes. These came straight from Kat Von D's Tattoo Chronicles Palette. I wish I could wear them everyday!


Friday, January 28, 2011


Portlandia is one of those shows that I've been waiting for. I love Carrie Brownstein and her little outfits. If I can't have her in Sleater Kinney then I want her making me laugh. Sometimes, its even like laughing at myself, which I'm totally cool with. Watch this clip from the show and then the images of things I made below will make more sense.