Strawberry Lemon Parfaits

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Since Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, I thought I'd share a yummy recipe for a summertime treat - and when I say "easy," I mean easy. These semi-homemade strawberry lemon parfaits are decadent enough to make an appearance at a dinner party and simple enough to whip together for a BBQ.


Custom Calligraphy Bridesmaids Hangers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One of my best friends from high school is getting hitched this summer and as a bridesmaid and all-around wedding fan girl, I'm here to make sure she has the best of everything she wants. Meet Jessica of Poppy & Scooter, who created these gorgeous calligraphy hangers for me. She worked on these beauties (in blush ink!) for all the bridesmaids, plus the mothers of the couple. Simply put: I'm in love. If you're in need of a calligrapher, be sure to check her out!


How to Setup a Mary Kay Facial

Monday, May 11, 2015

Recently, I joined a team of incredible women and started my own Mary Kay business to do in my spare time. As a self-proclaimed professional girly girl, it was only natural I combine my love of beauty products with my love for meeting new people. I gave myself a goal of doing 30 facials in 30 days and wanted to spruce up my "setup." The pretty packaging (obviously I love blush and black!) helps, of course, but I wanted something a little extra. Read on to see what I used!


FIFA World Cup Soccer Ball Cake

Thursday, June 12, 2014

As a Lopez, it's only right that I celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup the only way I know how - with sweets and treats. I spotted this super cute soccer ball cake pan at my local craft store and just had to pick it up. I won't lie, my hand did start to cramp after a while mid-decorating, but it turned out well nonetheless. Decorating is pretty simple - two star tips, one batch of black icing and one batch of white icing; however, if you need a little more guidance on assembly or decorating, be sure to check out Wilton's guide to creating a soccer ball cake. Go USA!


How to Make Buttercream Frosting Roses

Friday, September 13, 2013

I know, I know. This looks super complicated, but I promise you it isn't. I've perfected my recipe for buttercream frosting and with the flick of your wrist, you'll have a garden of frosting roses in no time!

For the full recipe and list of ingredients, head on over to United With Love.


Wedding Monogram Fondant Toppers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

With a rolling pin and rubber stamps in hand, these super cute heart cupcake toppers can transform the most basic of cupcakes into an amazing bridal shower treat!

For the full recipe and list of ingredients, head on over to United With Love.


PHOTO CREDIT: HANNAH HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Cherry Blossom Petit Fours

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Washington DC's most famous blooms meets mini French confectioneries with my fool-proof recipe for cherry blossom petit fours. A little Sara Lee pound cake, a little local jam (from Eastern Market!) and a little sugar glaze are all what make up these bite-sized treats that are perfect for a bridal shower!

For the full recipe and list of ingredients, head on over to United With Love.


PHOTO CREDIT: HANNAH HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY