Recently, I’ve been binge-watching paper crafters and memory keepers on YouTube, who’ve been inspiring me to create, create, create (some of my favorites include: Ali Brown, Ali Edwards, Amy Tangerine, Filiz Loves Paper, HGTV Handmade, Marybeth Hancher, Pop Fizz Paper, and Sabrina Ann). I have to say — creating digital and paper prettiness has brought more happiness … More Paper Crafting + Memory Keeping + Happy Mail + YouTube.
Being that I haven’t posted in forever and a flipping day (or to be specific, since August of last year), I thought I’d write about lack of posting. Ha! Right? Anyway. I’m sure with different people, different circumstances apply — but, for me, I’m in a season of life where things are chaotic and crazy … More Getting back on the horse… er, blog.
This blog has sat vacant for over a year. My heart has broken, mended, and my life has taken such a different form than when I began blogging here at Oven of Happiness. From my About page: I created this blog in August 2012 as a way to emotionally cope with my mother’s cancer. Baking … More A broken and reshaped heart – and life.
Last year, my future sister-in-law requested a specific type of cake for her birthday. S: “What kind of cake does she want?” D: “Umm… choco-choco-choco chip… with chocolate.” S: “Ahhh… a girl after my own heart.” D: “I have an idea…” (insert light bulb here) For those of you who have seen the movie Grown … More Chocolate Wasted Cake.
You know how sometimes you make something so dang delicious that you dream about it the next day? How you keep trying to find an upcoming special occasion so that you can make it again? World Penguin Day? Hug an Australian Day? We should totally make this pie to celebrate! It is so … More Mint Chocolate Pudding Pie.
You know how you’re always in search of the perfect (fill in the blank) recipe? One you can go to time and time again and it always turns out perfect? One that you bust out when you have an event to attend and you want to bring something that doesn’t disappoint? Yeah, me too. These … More Blueberry Muffins.
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had a mad obsession with chocolate and mint. The richness of the chocolate paired with the refreshing quality of peppermint? Oh, good heavens. Sign me up. To this day, mint chocolate chip remains my favorite ice cream flavor (though let’s be real… I don’t discriminate … More Mint Chocolate Malt Brownies.