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Happy Roses

Sometimes you struggle. It happens. Don’t deny it. 

One way I’ve found to help those days is to serve others. 

It can be as simple as handing out roses to strangers. 

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And sometimes you intend them for strangers, but they end up being for people you actually know, who you didn’t even know were struggling, just like you.

And then all of a sudden, your own struggles are easier to deal with.
No, they don’t go away just like that.
Well, they might. But they tend to not do that.
They’re still there, but you can put a smile back on your face, because you just put a smile on someone else’s face. 

It’s worth it. 

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Flower Cupcakes

Aren’t those just so cute! I found the idea on Pinterest! http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Desserts/Hello-Flower-Cupcakes.aspx

I was not aware that McCormick had recipes on their website…but obviously they do! I’ll be perusing around there more often now…. Here is how to make these adorable flower cupcakes…

You will need:

  • Cupcakes
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Marshmallows
  • Gumdrops
  • Shredded colored coconut (if so desired…I just had some left over from a previous project)
Wanna know how to color your shredded coconut? Just put the coconut into a plastic baggy, add some LIQUID food color, and shake it around! Add as much food coloring as you want to get your desired look as you go. Done. 

1. Make the cupcakes

First I made cupcakes. Because I am in Provo, UT, I have to make sure I alter them for high altitude…..I have made the mistake of NOT doing so, and I have not forgotten since then. Also, I always use Funfetti Pillsbury cake mix for my cupcakes….unless someone wants chocolate. But I don’t like chocolate cupcakes. I like Funfetti.  ALSO I always spray the cupcake lines with cooking spray (canola oil) before I add the batter. 

2. Make the icing

I had left over icing from my the minion cupcakes I made yesterday! https://byuflamingo.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/minion-cupcakes/

But I wanted green icing for the base of these cupcakes, so I added some gel food coloring until it was the hue I wanted.

3. Get your sprinkles ready

I LOVE SPRINKLES.

I always have an assortment on hand. 

I collect sprinkles.

If you are going to use only one kind of sprinkles for your flowers, then you will only need 2 bowls (1 for the green sugar sprinkles, and one for the petal sprinkles). But if you are going to do an assortment like I did, you will need lots of little bowls. 

Make sure you have a bowl of green sugar sprinkles. This is for the edges of the cupcakes.

4. Ice the cupcake

5. Roll the edges of the cupcake in the green sprinkles

6. Slice the marshmallows

Cut the marshmallows crosswise in 4 slices…..like this….

They automatically turn into petal shapes! And if you cut one kinda weird…that’s okay…still use it…I did! See?…..

7. Make the marshmallows pretty!

Be sure to use the side of the marshmallows what curves upward….does that make sense?

The concave side is the side you WANT to use:

The convex side is the side you DO NOT want to use:

Press the concave side of the marshmallow into the sprinkles/coconut until it is coated.

8. Put the petals onto the cupcake!

I added them 1 by 1 as I pressed them into the decoration, but you could just as easily decorate all the petals and then put them onto the cupcake.

9. Put a gumdrop in the middle!

When I was at Macey’s (the grocery store….not Macy’s the department store) with Shaylea and were looking for Smarties for the minion cupcakes I made yesterday, I also got gumdrops for these. I picked out the yellow and white ones from the bulk candy section – it was a bit of a challenge  to pick them out with the large scoop they had…but I managed!

YOUR CUPCAKES ARE DONE!!!

AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

And due to the fact that I love taking pictures of my cupcakes, here are some extra pictures….

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 45

Oh my goodness, I have so many clothes. 
Today we had a Cinco de Mayo party! We busted open the Mike Wazowski pinata that Kenzie made!
I got to see my punkin Lindsey Muir! I’ve missed her so much! 

This is me hittin’ the pinata…



Oh, my outfit….the shorts are from a thrift store! so is the jacket! The shirt is from my mommy…it says “GOT CHUCKS?” on it =)
My mom also got me the Converse!
I made the necklace….and the rest of the jewelery is from all over the place!
I forgot to get a picture of my hair….so I took it while my jammies were on…

But that also means you get to see my messy bed…it’s got my purse, my workout clothes, my camera case, my check book, a list, a box of Crayola crayons, and a thing of string that looks like toilet paper in this picture!

The butterflies I got at Hobby Lobby and just used hot glue to attach them to hair clips! The claw clip is from Sheila, and the blue/purple flower is from…..I don’t remember, I’ve had it for so long. But i think this is the first time I’ve worn it! Oh, and the clips are from…I don’t remember…

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Chloe’s Closet: Day 24

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been twenty four days already!
Well, today my colors were brown and orange, and Becca took my pictures.
She told me to smell the  flower (they’re raspbana flowers!)…and to look at her… 

and then to look at the flower…

and then to look at her again…so i did…but we didn’t get a picture.
then she directed me to the front of the bookshelf, and we took these ones!

TA-DA!
Can you tell which shelf is mine? (hint, hint: it’s the one with the crayons and coloring books!) 

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