I Get Around – October

SSMLogoWideYeah!  I am so excited to announce that I recently signed on to contribute to a few really great websites!  The first one is Savvy Sassy Moms and they cover all things mom and family.  A few times a month you can find me over there with craft posts, a recipe or a delicious round-up.  In case you have missed them, here are some of the posts you can check out over there:

pumpkin-spice-homemade-coffee-creamer-recipeHomemade Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer

bat-craftEasy Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft for Halloween

Delicious Apple Recipe Round Up

Creamy Caramel Apple Pie Parfaits

Turkey-craft-for-savvy-sassy-momsAnd don’t forget to go check out this fun turkey craft tutorial!


babyshowercom_logo222x293And the second site is BabyShower.com – your go-to source for all things baby shower!  It is going to be an awesome resource and I’m super excited to be a part of it!

Indigo Baby Shower Inspiration

Halloween Themed Baby Shower Inspiration Board

How to use Macarons to decorate a baby shower Super proud of this one.  It is SO pretty!


And if you are local to Orange County, hop on over to read my latest post at CBS LA/OC – A Night Out in Santa Ana.  Yum.




Guest Playlist: Melissa of Melissa Creates

I am super duper excited to have my good friend, Melissa, sharing some of her favorite music with us today!  We text each other songs to look up all the time.  So I felt like it was time for her to do a full play list for me.  I love her styled shoots, her crafts and her recipes.  Melissa is my girl.  I heart her, big time!

melissa creates collage

I’m thrilled to be sharing my current on repeat tunes with the friends of Cupcakes and Cutlery today! I’m a music fanatic and share my faves with Sharon from time to time, I know she totally appreciates my random music messages. Most of my Fall favorites have a chill vibe but I had to throw a Hayley Williams dance song in.

Big Jet Plane is one of those songs that has you saying “where has this been my whole life”? I was baffled to find out it was released a few years ago… just when I thought I was on top of the music game.

Enjoy my current Fall playlist while you create, craft and celebrate.

Guest Play List by Coco Cake Land, eh


Do you guys know Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land?  I first became aware of her through a post she did for You Are My Fave.  And crazily enough, I left her a blog comment as she was reading a post of mine from You Are My Fave.  So she emailed and we’ve been chatting ever since.  When I found out that she lived in Canada I got all excited.  I love love love Canadian band, Broken Social Scene so I asked her if she knew who they were and we got to talking about music.  Turns out, she is a bit of a musician and has even done some touring.  The coolest!  So I asked her if she would put together a play list of rad Canadian music that she likes but we, in the states, may not know about.  I have no idea how she found the time.  She’s a mom, she bakes, she blogs.  I absolutely adore her style.  Not only does she decorate cakes like, whoa, but she styles the cutest parties!  So go check her out and give her some love!

Coco Cake Land   .   Twitter   .   Facebook   .   Instagram   .   Pinterest  (you guys! her boards are insane! and she has one called ‘beautiful balloons‘.  you know I love me some balloons!)

Canadian Rock by Cupcakes and Cutlery on Grooveshark

I couldn’t find a few of the songs she sent over so if you are looking for a couple more check out:
Night Wind by Kellarissa

Hunting Holiday by White Lung

Wasn’t Said by Mecca Normal

I’m kind of in love with this play list.  I can’t wait to spend more time with it and get to know these bands!  Most of these songs would fall in to the indie rock/electronic/folk category.  So good!  There is a whole new musical world up north which seems crazy because it really isn’t that far away!  A huge thank you to Lyndsay for sharing these songs with us!

All images via Coco Cake Land

Apple Pie Parfait recipe on Savvy Sassy Moms

fall dessertsI am so excited to announce that I am a new contributor for Savvy Sassy Moms.  I have been a fan of the site of sometime and adore Andrea Fellman (the gal who created it all) and am honored to be a part of it.  My first post is these delicious Creamy Apple Pie Parfaits.  Head on over for the recipe!


Guest Post : Playlist for Late Summer Vacations

frends-headphones-look-bookI did a guest post for Lauren last week while she was away on vacation.  Go check it out.  It has some of my favorite songs right now.  These are perfect for the last warm weekends of summer.  The songs were chosen for their chill vibe but upbeat tempos.  I hope you enjoy!    Playlist Fit for Vacation

photo credit:  Frends

Find me around the web…

find-me-around-the-webHey guys!  I’ve been working hard all summer and not just on posts for this blog.  I just wanted to make sure you had a chance to see some of the other things I’ve been sharing around the web.  Have a great weekend!

I write for King’s Hawaiian:

Travel tips for trips with kids

Easy entertaining tips for right after you settle in to your new home

Lemonade Stands bring people together

I’ve guest posted:

Summer Entertaining Essentials on A Well Crafted Party

My favorite kid’s books on Wendy-Nielsen.com


Perpetual Garland on You Are My Fave- one garland, all seasons

Sometimes I cover stories for CBS LosAngeles:

KCRW Summer Nights Concert Series

Oh yeah.  And I ended up on a round up on Martha Stewart DOT COM, beeyatch!  Mine is the #7 slide.

I get around.  (and now I have Tupac’s ‘I get around’ lyrics in my head.  How about you?)