Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!

I have a confession to make: I have never made cupcakes from scratch before. Until now!! A blog I read called That Winsome Girl (found at posted this recipe about a week ago. Since I have been wanting to try some from-scratch cupcakes for awhile now, I decided to give them a shot.




These are DELICIOUS!! I used the snickerdoodle cupcakes recipe posted on That Winsome Girl's blog for the cupcakes, which she got from Martha Stewart. Here is a link to the Martha Stewart version of the recipe:

I then made a cream cheese frosting, as I have recently become rather fond of it. However, having no experience making cream cheese frosting, I stayed with my trusted source and found a recipe for cream cheese frosting in That Winsome Girl's archived blog posts:

These cupcakes are SO DELICIOUS! The cupcake itself is cinnamony and sweet, and the cream cheese frosting is pretty sweet as I suppose if you don't like sweet things you will not like these, but since I am a HUGE sweet tooth I loved them! I then put the icing in a Ziploc bag and piped it onto the cupcakes, topping each with a tiny heart sprinkle. Delicious and adorable, if I do say so myself :) BE WARNED: This recipe makes about 28 cupcakes, and many of my cupcakes were overfilled and misshapen, so don't do what I did and assume that it only makes, say, 12 or 24 cupcakes, lol.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I've always wanted...

...a fun typewriter like this one:

-via WeHeartIt,

It would either make writing papers really fun or a huge pain in the!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

5 Songs I Am Currently Obsessed With

Hey, ya'll! The following is a list of songs that I can't stop singing. Disclaimer: The Argyle Sweatervest Incident, its writer and associates will not claim responsibility for getting any of the following songs stuck in your head. You have been warned. lol :)

1. "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

This song is so beautiful! I can't stop listening to it. The lyrics and melody are just gorgeous, and I am telling you all right now that if I do die young I want you to do exactly what this song says.

link to YouTube video:

2. "Our Song" by Taylor Swift

Continuing in this list's country theme so far, I can't stop listening to "Our Song!" It may be because of the line "When we're on the phone and you talk real slow, 'cuz it's late and your mama don't know" due to the frequency with which I have had hours-long late-night phone conversations with a certain

link to YouTube video:

3. "Uncharted" by Sara Bareilles

I really like this song! It's from her new album, which I wasn't crazy about at first but now can't stop listening to. Other songs from this album that I like include "Machine Gun," "Bluebird," and "Let The Rain." I really, really like Sara Bareilles, mostly because of the awesome piano parts accompanying her jazzy voice.

link to YouTube video:

4. "The Wandering Kind" by Josh Groban

Again a theme emerges....I love this song because a) Josh Groban wrote it himself and b) it's all piano, no singing. This video isn't the best representation of this song, I like the version on his newest CD (Illuminations) better, but if you get a chance you should check it out. I love listening to instrumental music, and this song gives me the goosebumps at times.

link to YouTube video:

5. "Hold You In My Arms" by Ray LaMontagne

I have to admit that I really haven't listened to the words in the verses of this song very carefully! I just really like it, it's mellow and easy to listen to, and the chorus says "I could hold you in my arms, I could hold you in my arms forever," and I find that sweet.

link to YouTube video:

So that's it for now! Oh, and thus far 2011 has been the favorite of my 23 and 3/4 years on Earth. Let's hope it stays that way! :)