Cupcakes Make Me Happy

Did you enter my Wanchai Ferry giveaway?? Check it out here!


Training for the Chicago Marathon has been tough, I am not going to lie. Training for the SheRox Tri on top of marathon training has been a welcomed distraction from all that running, but it has definitely added to the challenge.

I have been feeling a little worn out the past week or so and I am hoping that after the tri on Sunday things will calm down a bit.

To give you an idea of the excess of my sleepiness – On Tuesday I had plans to get a 6 miler in. I got dressed when I got home from work to go for a run, sat on the couch and completely passed out.

Girlfriend needs some rest.

After passing out in the middle of the day on my couch I have vowed to make more of an effort to get the right amount of sleep. I want to be sure that as the marathon training continues to increase, I am taking care of my body.

On that note, after I woke up from my little nap I decided that I needed some red velvet cupcakes in my life!

cupcakes 006

My mom got me this cupcake mix a while ago and I figured now would be the perfect time to make them!

Making cupcakes was also a perfect excuse to open a few engagement presents that we got a few months ago at our engagement party and hadn’t put to use yet!

I was pumped to open up our hand mixer!

cupcakes 001

And to finally use our new cupcake pan! Woohoo!

 cupcakes 002

Red velvet cupcakes make me very happy.

cupcakes 003 cupcakes 004

   Cream cheese frosting makes me happy too.

cupcakes 007

I also used our cooling rack for the first time. I love this thing!

cupcakes 008 cupcakes 009

The cupcakes turned out beautifully. I love the color.

cupcakes 010 

I added a really light layer of the frosting.

 cupcakes 012

And what’s a cupcake without some sprinkles?

cupcakes 013

I am so glad I took some time off from running and got my bake on. I was saving this cupcake box to make for a special occasion, but I am so glad I made them just for fun to enjoy myself.

cupcakes 014

Maybe I will share one with fiancé.


They kind of look too good to share, don’t you think?

Maybe I should keep them for myself. Carb Loading??

cupcakes 015

What’s your favorite thing to bake?


In other news I have a fun announcement for you. As most of you know I am an OpenSky Shopkeeper. I have some special last minute deals to share with you for the rest of the month

Enter code JulyFreeShip – to get free shipping through 7/31

Enter code July20pct – to get 20% discount through 7/31

You can’t use the codes together, but either way they definitely save some cash on some fabulous products!

Some of my MOST favorite non-running  OpenSky products in my shop include:

1 Glass dHarma Straws – Check out my review/post here. I love these straws and used them every day. They are amazing.

straw 061

2 Peanut Butter Mixer – Check out my review/post here. If you are a peanut butter lover. You need this in your life!

oats 033

3 Delicate Soles – Check out my review/post here. You need these in your life. I always keep a pair in my purse when wearing heels!

eats 126

4- Envitote – Check out my review/post here. I love using this bag. It’s sturdy and holds so much.

Plus, Jackson loves it so that makes it even MORE awesome!

March 239

5 – Spiralizer  – Check out my review/post here. If you want spiralized veggies in your life, you need this!

Laurel Hill Marketplace 128

6- Tea Steeper – Check out my review/post here. I love using this bad boy to make awesome loose leaf tea for one cup!

Snow 411

Just a few of my favorite things! Happy Thursday!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Kate July 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I think you should share those pretty treats with your SheROX tri buddy who also needs some carb loading!

  • Reply amanda July 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    i love a god red velvet cupcake! and um, i love jackson in the tote. super cute!

  • Reply collettakay July 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    They look so good! I found a recip for "Butter Pecan Cupcakes" at a "Cuppy Cake Life". Can't wait to try it.

    Here's the link:

  • Reply ladypurpl August 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Those cupcakes look amazing – How come I didn't get one on Saturday? Were they all gone? I hope you shared them with Kate and Fiance – I know you did!!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    error: Content is protected !!