A Death In The Family, er, Kitchen: Mickey The Microwave

RIP, Mickey the Microwave.

RIP, Mickey the Microwave

It’s no secret that I’m the nostalgic type. A total softie. And the kitchen to me can be almost as romantic as the bedroom. Almost.

So when my microwave of 16 years died tonight, I’ll admit I got a little teary. My mom, my friend Jenna and I bought Mickey in August of 1998 when I was going to the University of Texas at Austin and living at The Gables.

Such fond memories of heating and reheating. Sugar-free Swiss Miss. Aveda comforting hot tea. Cream cheese salsa queso with my former roommate, Vanessa, and many a microwave popcorn.

You were a good microwave, Mickey. A great microwave. And I have appreciated you – and your heating capabilities – more than you’ll ever know.

May you rest peacefully in that luxe, vintage kitchen in the sky.




BF Asks: Have you ever been sad about the loss of an inanimate object? (And am I really asking that?)

Gorgeous Giveaway: A BeautyFrosting-FleaMarket Girl Cupcake Necklace Giveaway!

As y’all know, I celebrated my 2-year BeautyFrosting bloggiversary a few weeks ago. I was suprised and delighted that some of my favorite brands sent me a slew of some of my most favorite products – including this FleaMarket Girl cupcake charm necklace!

How perfect is this FleaMarket Girl cupcake charm necklace?

But why should I be the only one celebrating? After all, you – my readers and social media followers – make BeautyFrosting possible. So it may have been BeautyFrosting’s birthday but YOU get the gifts! I have a number of BF Gorgeous Giveaways over the next few months that I am SOOOOO excited to share with you. And I’m thrilled to kick it off with this one!

Win It! I am giving away 5 FleaMarket Girl Cupcake Charm necklaces! (details below)

I am giving away 5 (!!!) FleaMarket Girl cupcake charm necklaces to celebrate 2 years of BeautyFrosting! To enter, just do two of the steps below:

1) Follow BeautyFrosting on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

2) Share one of our pics on Facebook or Twitter or regram our pic on Instagram. Be sure to tag @BeautyFrosting @FleaMarketGirl #CupcakeCharmNecklaceGiveaway

3) Tell me what you love about BeautyFrosting. Was there a story that resonated with you? What’s your favorite feature? Was there a product you saw on BF that ended up becoming a favorite?

That’s it!

Again, I’ll pick 5 (!!!) winners next Friday, April 4th who will win this oh-so-gorgeous FleaMarket Girl cupcake charm necklace!




BF Asks: What outfit would you wear with your FleaMarket Girl cupcake charm necklace if you win? 

My Current Crush: Mini Cupcakes in Anthropologie Egg Cartons

Valentine’s Day is coming quickly upon us! So if you need a little inspiration, here you go!
Hope you love My Current Crush as much as I do..

My favorite way to display mini cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, other holidays and parties?

My Current Crush: Displaying my mini cupcakes in an Anthropologie ceramic egg carton!


In egg cartons from Anthropologie! So cute!
And so multi-purpose! When I’m not using my Anthro ceramic egg cartons to display cupcakes, I use them for – well – eggs!



BF’s Holiday Gorgeous Gift-Giving Guide: Haute Hostess Glam It Up LUXE aprons

As I’m sure is the same with many of you out there, much of my life occurs in my kitchen. And more often than not, I greet my party guests at the door in my apron. I’m also notorious for dressing up my homebody attire with a girly apron when I’m relaxing at home and meditating as I do…by baking.

With Elizabeth Scokin’s Haute Hostess Glam It Up Luxe Apron in Rosalynn or Ashley ($350), my kitchen couture is taken to a whole new level.

Haute Hostess apron in Rosalynn ($350)

Haute Hostess apron in Ashley ($350)

Ever since I discovered them in Nashville, Haute Hostess Aprons have been on my wish list every year. So when I finally received one as a gift, I swooned.

Every time I see one of these luxe frocks in someone’s home, I get as giddy as a 13-year-old girl. The go-to glamorous gift for your favorite hostess with the mostest, the wearer will feel like a queen in the kitchen or a princess at the party.

These coquettish confections bring out the beautiful best in every woman! And not only are they fun to wear, but they are beautiful conversation pieces in the home.

The ultimate in kitchen couture, any girl will feel lucky to receive her Haute Hostess Apron just in time for the holidays.

I love all of the glamorous options and love, love, love that they have sizes for grown-up girls and little girls alike!

Haute Hostess apron in Ashley Little Lady ($75)

These are gorgeous gifts to unwrap for the holidays but also make perfect gifts for bridesmaids, bridal showers, graduations, rush, weddings, birthdays, hostesses and more.

Note to Santa and those following my wish list: I’d like to receive one for EVERY holiday!
A girl can never have too much glam in the kitchen!

And I find the more aprons I have, the better my baking gets!



BF Asks: Which Haute Hostess apron will make it on to your wish list?