cupcakes and royalty


^^^ this was one of about 12 different attempts to get this picture. and even then it’s a bit of a struggle.

in celebration of his royal highness george prince of cambridge (insert fangirl squeal), momma, sister and i drove for 40 minutes to get cupcakes at sprinkles. completely reasonable right? but let me tell you, it was completely and totally worth it. cupcakes and royal baby-ness. what more could a girl want?


^^^ love this girl and so glad to have her home from peru. such a babe.

i’ve heard nothing but good things about sprinkles cupcakes, but this was my first time experiencing them for myself. i tried a total of not one, not two, but three cupcakes. an excellent example of my lack of self control when it comes to sweet treats. i loved all of them, especially the salted caramel. try the salted caramel. really. but a word of advice, if you pull a megan and get three cupcakes, do not eat them all at once. you will regret it.


while i sat on my couch gorging myself on cupcakes, the royal baby could very well have been enjoying some milk in kensington palace. is anybody else giddy to the point of ridiculousness about this little boy? and the thought of will and kate as parents? it’s way too much fun. now all i need is for kate to start a blog about parenting the future king. you know you’d read it. i’ll admit my obsession with the royal family is reaching an unhealthy level. the other day i referred to queen elizabeth as “our queen.” at which point the friend i was out to dinner with looked at me like i was from a different planet. just further signs that i’m a brit at heart.

welcome to the world baby george. if i have any say in it i’ll be the royal nanny soon and we can hang out every day. deal?


christmas break (part two)



so maybe this christmas break post is a teensy bit belated. but i promised you part two and part two you will receive! it was so fun to spend time with the fam bam. i love them to pieces and they are pretty dang fun people. guess we know where i got my killer sense of humor and bubbly personality. right? come on you can’t deny that wrapping your mom’s christmas gift in an abercrombie bag (complete with a shirtless and apparently fierce man) is hilarious. you can’t. i’ll have you know my (virtual) cats think i’m very fun, and mr. darcy and elizabeth are great judges of character. take that judgmental/is she serious face off right now. the dorms are not conducive to having pets so iPhone kitties it is. they are cute, playful, and don’t make a mess. should you decide to come over to the dark side the app is called “touch cats.” an unfortunate name really. anyways, back to reality. i felt an absurd amount of joy when I went to starbucks over break and got “my drink.” i’ve always wanted to say that, it sounds oh so sophisticate. but how i’ve missed my vanilla rooibos tea latte with cinnamon dulce sweetener. p-town is sadly lacking in that department. i’ve really missed california when it comes to food and such. we went to a fantastic (and slightly sketchy) restaurant called ho-dad’s that I highly recommend. you just have to ignore the smell of pot as you enjoy your delicious burger and marvel at the license plates covering every inch of the walls. a small price to pay really. before ho-dad’s we had a rip roarin good time at sea world. we fed dolphins, touched sting rays, and mom cried during the whale show. just a day like any other. now its time to hear about the christmas break outing that may have just changed my life. drum roll please… i saw les miserables! twice! oh goodness did i love that movie. it is now my new absolute favorite movie. I cried (read: sobbed uncontrollably) throughout the entire thing. if you haven’t seen it, stop reading this blog post and run to a theater this second. preferably at a cinepolis theater . i have never felt so luxurious in my life. I have also never felt so guilty for eating a gourmet quesadilla in a reclining leather chair as fantine’s dreams are torn away from her. so maybe don’t see les mis in that theater, but it’s an excellent choice for any other movie. well that’s my break for ya. i’m sure you enjoyed reading about it as much as I enjoyed having it.

christmas break (part one)




i apologize for my absence to all my avid readers (that’s you kelsey). but i’m back with tales of christmas break! let us begin…

you see that hipster man up there? that is big baker (a.k.a dad) complete with fake bangs. yes, i own fake bangs. a girl’s gotta look good. speaking of looking good, do you see my sibs? they are all pretty much models. us bakers are just irresistibly good looking. it’s a curse. speaking of a curse. my whole fam bam has been cursed with a recent obsession with cats. especially these little cuties. i am officially destined to be a crazy cat lady and the proud owner of that delightfully heinous teapot that i discovered at a local antique shop. speaking of antique shop… fine i’ll stop that. anyways, i got good use out of my disneyland pass for the last couple times for who knows how long. tears. i went with the lovely kelsey and laura and had a blast. if you ever want to hear walt disney’s opening speech or hear some fun facts about the castle we’re the gals to ask. some talkative employee’s gave us a quick disneyland history lesson and we are pros now. i went later in the week with mama and luke which was a blast. we decorated cookies (each cookie was a low price of six dollars! gotta love amusement park prices). i also had the pleasure of taking a picture with the country bears. one of them literally had his hand (paw?) in my armpit and is tickling me. creepy? yes. i am not exaggerating in the least when i say that i am colder here in “sunny” california than I ever have been in p-town. you can see mother dearest trying to warm herself up with my scarf. supposedly an efficient technique? i have been exercising my “home from college” sunday perks by joining my mom in nursery (dad joined in too) instead of going to sunday school/relief society. best choice i ever made. snack time, toys, and a bubble machine. those kids have it made. look forward to christmas break part two in the near future. try not to die of the suspense.

cousin lovin’



these ladies are some of my absolute favorite people in the world. we had a lunch date at slab pizza (i highly, highly recommend it). there was endless quoting of bad lip reading videos and fantastic girl talk. i have the funniest, gorgeous, most talented, all-around best cousins a girl could ask for.

p.s. i might have consumed my thai chicken pizza in half the time it took my cousins to eat their food? oops.