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Lemon Cream Filled Pink Velvet Cupcakes, Oh My!

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Hello Sunshine! I am enjoying the sandal wearing days around here! I started the season with 3 new pairs of sandals because last year I missed sandals if you read my post about my broken ankle, So I Broke My Ankle, Big Deal!

Anyway, my son has a bit of a sweet tooth every now and then, but it’s a healthy one and he is extremely fit. He loves lemon desserts. This is my first attempt at filled cupcakes & it was pretty easy peasy!

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You want to bake the cupcakes per box instructions and use a fruit corer to make a well for the filling. Make a deep enough well so the filling goes for almost every bite of cupcake, but not too far to break through the bottom. I like the corer that I used in my post, When Can You Enjoy That Fresh Pineapple?

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I use Lemon Pudding mix, but I use Whipping Cream instead of milk for a very rich and thick filling. It’s exactly what my son likes! No need for a pastry bag to fill the cupcakes, just put the cream in a re-usable plastic bag & snip cut the corner of the bag. Fill up the wells evenly & done!

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Decorating is easy, so don’t be intimidated. You can even purchase a starter decorating kit at your neighborhood H-E-B Grocery Store. Wilton Brand has a package containing decorating bags & decorating tips. Wilton Brand also has cake frosting containers available in store that holds decorations. I was able to blend the Wilton Brand Icing with Cream Cheese and it still held its shape & flavor! Just continually apply pressure to the bag as you form your decoration. It’s that easy!

My son really enjoyed his early birthday cupcakes. We ended up having friends over that evening for the boxing match so luckily the cupcakes did not last in the house long! They were all gone and a hit! I hope you make filled cupcakes for your next event. I can imagine chocolate cream filled would be amazing! Just substitute the milk for whipping cream. Thanks for stopping by & thanks for sharing.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Kurt Cobain’s Items At EMP Museum

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Hello Sunshine! I have just fell in love with the TV show, Lip Sync Battle. I can’t watch an episode without tons of laughs & sore abs the next day! I fell in love with John Legend even more & did not think it was possible in that episode. What I really love is the variety of music. I am a lover of all types of music, Grunge, Metal, Country, French, Christian, Classic Rock, Classical & so many other cultures that I will not turn away from; so I am singing & dancing along with the show. Check out Lip Sync Battle if you can.

Monday, May 4th HBO will air a documentary about Kurt Cobain, Kurt Cobain: A Montage of Heck. I remembered when we vacationed in Seattle this past December we visit the EMP Museum & of course, there was a great exhibit for grunge music & especially Nirvana with personal belongings of Kurt Cobain.

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I especially enjoyed the typo that the MTV award had for the “Smell Like Teen Spirit” award.

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Kurt Cobain’s Belongings
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Although I can’t find a photo of the description, I read that this sweater was worn by Kurt Cobain often and is from a thrift store & that he wore clothes from thrift stores.

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Two of the Angels from the In Utero Tour are at the Museum. This one is enclosed, the other is above the enclosed glass display.

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Please excuse my poor photography skills, but I thought this was great. I still remember the first time I heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ & I immediately loved it.

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I am looking forward to the documentary this Monday. I saw director, Brett Morgen interviewed on CBS This Morning and he spoke a bit about what he will show in the documentary.

Thanks for visiting & sharing.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Visit The State of Texas Capitol

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Hello Sunshine! Last week I had my nephews visit for the week & I think this is normal that the 2 are completely opposite. One is into museums and the other is into playing at the parks. We compromised,one day at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum & a Pinball arcade then Zilker Park & Barton Springs to exercise both. Another day visiting The State of Texas Capitol, another pinball arcade & park for exercise.

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I am a Native Austinite & I have a son that I have taken to both Texas landmarks frequently when he was younger, also I attend mass weekly at a Cathedral about 2 blocks away from the State Capitol that I see it so often, I kind of take it for granted. I thought I would share a few pics I took with my nephews.

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The original Goddess of Liberty that towers above the Capitol is in the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum.When she was replaced in 1985 my dad took us to the capitol to see it. I still have the memory. There was a crowd and my brother & I had hot cocoa, while my dad had coffee. I am sure my dad is the reason why I have Texas Pride today. When I was telling my son all of the places I took my nephews to, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, The museum, The Capitol; he said those are all the places I took him to. We were frequent visitors of the museum because we always saw the new exhibits.

The Rotunda ceiling is grand and has a star with the letters TEXAS around it. It is a must to get in the center of the floor look up and take a photo. Just as much as when you get to the top floor, it is a must to look down and take a photo of the floor.

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On the walls of the rotunda are painted portraits of the past Governors of Texas. I took a photo of Ann Richards because, I took my son to her Texas Flag-draped casket in The Texas Capitol when she died. Something I will always remember because there where so many waiting to see her.

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The House of Representatives Chamber

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The Texas Senate Chamber

The Texas Senate

The Texas Senate

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I often use The Great Texas political & historian, Bob Bullocks quote of “God Bless Texas.” He has it on his headstone at the Texas State Cemetery. He had a love for Texas that that is more than any of us can claim, but I will always aspire to.

The State of Texas Capitol was Completed in 1888. An extraordinary edifice by any measure, the 1888 Texas Capitol is the largest in gross square footage of all state capitols and is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like several other state capitols, the 1888 Texas Capitol surpasses the National Capitol in height, rising almost 15 feet above its Washington counterpart.

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In 1993, the $75 million underground Capitol Extension was completed in the North, doubling the square footage available to Capitol occupants and providing much improved functionality. In 1995, a comprehensive interior and exterior restoration of the original building was completed at a cost of approximately $98 million. Finally, in 1997, the park-like grounds surrounding the Capitol were given a much needed $8 million renovation and restoration.

Thanks for visiting & please share.

Lots of love from Austin, TX,

Lisa

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Family Fun Science Slime

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Hello Sunshine! Well, I don’t mind telling you that I am the annoying baby sister! My brother and I are only a year and a 1/2 apart so we always played toys together as kids. The neighborhood kid and my brother always picked on us little kids because we were smaller. I always followed my brother along because I wanted to be ‘cool’ and he always let me because he wanted me to stay out of trouble.

When we visit my brother who is now a single father of my 2 nephews he was telling them the story of how I would always take his Star Wars play lands and play with my Barbies in them. I can remember playing in some Ice castle as if it was Barbies cool ‘All white modern’ home. Even then I was a bit trendy. When my nephews heard the story they were just laughing thinking how bad they felt for my brother! They are very polite though. They said, “Excuse me, but that sounds really bad.” At least he said excuse me? Well, We are going to make slime when they are here!

The classic is always slime. You have probably made it before, if not try it out. I always love to make the slime and say~ similar to family~ no matter how much you pull it apart, it gets back together, like when they fly back to Seattle, they are still family and we will always be together. I like that each of us can make our favorite color and of course, the boys would never make pink, they need me around for that!

You only need a few items to make the science slime:

  • 1 Cup Elmer’s School Glue
  • 1 teaspoon Boorax (in the laundry detergent department)
  • 3/4 Cup Cold Water
  • Assorted Food Color of Your Preference
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • Zipper Bags for Storage of Science Slime

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the cold water, glue, & your preferred food coloring. (I Chose Pink)
  2. In a Mixing Cup or Small Bowl, mix together the Hot water & Borax, until the borax is Completely dissolved.
  3. Slowly add Borax mixture to the Glue Mixture, mix well. Pour off excess water, if any. You will notice the slime begin to form. Perfect lesson for the kiddos!
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Super easy peasy right? Well, it is! And it is fun to make with the kids. They love seeing how it forms to a solid ball of slime right before their eyes. I have made this with kids that we had over some of my sons friends and maybe now my nephews will make it with their friends.

One things for sure, Barbie and my toy Mini Coopers will be playing with pink slime with my nephews! I have to be their lovable Auntie that girls everything up! I hope you get to make slime soon.

Thanks for sharing &

Lots of Love,

Lisa

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DIY Room & Linen Spray

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Hello Sunshine! I hope you are well. You are not going to believe this, but I had not adjusted to the time change. I was having trouble sleeping, then I was having trouble getting up in the morning.

So, I decided to make my own ‘Sleepy Time Linen Spray.’ I use aromatherapy often, so making my own room and linen spray is perfect. Here is my formula for my insomnia.

  • You will need a small bottle to make/put the spray in. I use a 2 oz. bottle because you want to make this when you will need to use it.
  • 20 drops of 100 % PURE  Lavender oil. Make sure it is pure and not diluted with water or alcohol. Also, make sure the Essential Oil is clear or you may stain your sheets or anywhere you spray.
  • 1 oz. of Vodka (The vodka helps the fragrance last longer).

All you need to do is pour the ingredients in the 2 oz. bottle and shake it. You will need to shake the bottle before each use. I like to spray on my sheets at the top where I place my head and the lavender relaxes me. Then I spray the room.

Another mixture I like to make is Stress relief:

I just substitute the oils with 5 drops of eucalyptus & 5 drops of peppermint. Both of these oils are very strong so I don’t need as many drops.

Ok, I truly enjoy a  fall seasonal cleaning spray from a certain brand. Well, I decided to make it into a room spray that I can have all year long! It is orange & clove! Now our home smells like the house is clean!

Really, you can make so many, but !00% pure essential oils are really strong and there is no need to use so much. Very important to keep that in mind. Start with just a few amount of drops and if the fragrance is too light, then add a few more.

I only make 2 oz. bottles at a time because you only want to make them when you are going to use them & store them in a cool area of your home away from any heat. If they are in the sun or heat, they may turn to a spoiled smell.

I do hope you get to try to make your very own signature fragrance!

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Tequila Time Fruit Popsicles

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Hello Sunshine! I don’t know about you, but our weekends are filled with rest, relaxation, hanging out with our friends and family. Then we get to do the weekly shopping. We are so blessed to have great Farmers Markets here in Austin, TX and being a vegetarian, I am just loving it! My husband is a meat eater, but he is a locavore, so having lots of local farm raised meats available is fantastic.

So, I want to share with you these easy peasy popsicles we adults enjoy at our gatherings after a long week in the warmer days. Please enjoy responsibly, keep out of reach of children & even try them without the alcohol if you like. Simply substitute with sparkling soda or ginger ale.

Tequila Time Fruit Popsicles

  • 2 Cups Pineapple Juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 lb. Fresh Pineapple, Peeled & Pureed
  • 3/4 C. Tequila
  • 1/4 C. Grenadine

Instructions

  1. Combine & stir pineapple juice, pureed pineapple & tequila. Fill popsicle wells 3/4 way up with pineapple mixture. Pour 1 teaspoon of grenadine into each well.
  2. This is where I insert sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or Luxardo Maraschino Cherries into each popsicles. Insert the popsicle sticks & cover the popsicles. If your popsicle molds don’t have covers, just cover with foil and cut a slit for the stick. Keep in the freezer & enjoy when frozen!

*This recipe makes 32 ounces of goodness plus the fruit you add. Depending on the size of your popsicle molds, is how many popsicles you will have.

These are so perfect on the deck for the neighborhood Happy Hour. Always remember to have plenty of water for your guests when serving alcohol. You never want anyone to get dehydrated and hungover at your gathering.

Thanks for visiting &

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Golden Art & Heroes

Hello Sunshine! You know I love to see movies! I recently saw 2 movies I wanted to share with you that I really adored. Woman In Gold is in Theaters now & it is absolutely perfect for a date movie. If you are a lover of Art, you may know the painting that the film is about & the story behind it, but if you don’t~ then go in and this will be a nice story for you. I appreciate and love art. I have read so much about history and this movie still shows so much more of the story and I felt so much emotion that I recommend this movie to you for a date or even a family outing. Then have lunch or coffee after to discuss like we did.

This week I finally saw Big Hero 6. I had heard that this is a great movie, but I don’t have kids to watch it with! Anyway, I finally put it in my Netflix DVD Queue. I loved it! These animated movies are really so advanced. Showing kids how to build robots and how to cope with death. Kid or adult, this is a great movie.

If you know of any movies I should see, let me know! I love a movie. Be sure to follow my Instagram @princessmousey. I usually post my movie watching with the #MustLoveMovies.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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