January 3, 2011

A Week Full of Owls and Cupcakes!

Whew, I'm back!  The last couple of weeks have kept me busy with all kinds of fun-filled Christmas activities.  My 11 year old niece came back with us to Kansas City and spent the week here so we could continue on with the fun.  We had a busy week full of movie watching, eating out, shopping, and cupcake making.  It was pretty rough. ;)  My niece is really into owls so we got online and found a cute idea for owl cupcakes.  After stocking up on Oreos, Junior Mints, banana Runts, and frosting, we got to work. 
 
She even had an owl necklace on while making the cupcakes.
 
 
 
 
Here are the finished owls!  We had a hard time eating them because they were just too cute.  Each one seemed to have their own little personality.  We were about to name each owl but thought that may be taking it too far. :)
 
 
Later in the week we rang in the New Year complete with festive cupcakes.  She came up with the design and sketched out the plan.  I was just there to help. :)
 

 

 


 
My niece is in the process of redoing her room so we decided to make some owl pictures to hang on her wall.  We searched Google images and found some ideas we liked, then I traced them in Adobe Illustrator {love that program} and added our own touch to the design.  We found some inexpensive frames and spray painted them white.  We were very pleased how they turned out.  Talk about cheap wall art! 




I love the orange and blue color combination in this print so I had one made for myself!


We had such a fun week!  Being an Aunt is the best. :)


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22 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Emily, such cute cupcakes and owl prints. I have not ever done art like that from the computer. I would have to get my daughter to help with that. Still learning what a computer can do plus she needs to figure out why my printer is not working correctly. Aren't you a special aunt.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Emily those looks so delish. And what cute art work you did with your nieve. I never heard of that program. Happy New Year to you!

alissa said...

What a great Aunt you are Emily! The owl cupcakes are too cute for words. I have a friend who's two year old loves owls - I am going to show her your post. She will love it. Love the NYE cupcakes too!

Room to Inspire said...

Your owl art looks fabulous! I bet you are her favorite Aunt!! And your cupcakes are wonderful too!

Chelsea

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Emily, everything looks wonderful, but I especially love your wall art. Bravo! Do I see Etsy in your future:)

Allison said...

Those owl cupcakes are ADORABLE! I'm sure they were as tasty as they are cute :)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh those are the cutest cupcakes ever. And all of that food on the side bar looks great at 6am lol. I've gotta get back over here and check out some recipes. I love to cook,(and eat).

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

What FUN ideas and a great way to spend time with her. I LOVE the Oreo cupcakes. How fun and creative to bond with her and make things for her to decorate her room. I bet you girls had a blast!

shopannies said...

so very sweet love the story that you shared my brother who is 15 years younger than me has a very young family while my children are all grown I love playing aunt to these young ones as well

Melanie said...

Oh my word! I love the owl cupcakes! They are so cute and the pictures are too. You are a great aunt! Happy New Year.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The cupcakes are beautiful and the pictures of the owls are oh so cute.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Wow how fun!!! Looks like you had a great time!!
I love cupcakes - super creative and cute. And the owl prints are darling!! I don't blame you for making one for you too. Those are great!
What a good Aunt. ;)

Hamptontoes said...

First things first, you will certainly be winning Aunt of the Year this year...how lucky is your niece that you are so hands on! Now, those owls are almost too adorable to eat...love them...just showed them to my daughter who loved them too!

Jo said...

Those owl cupcakes are adorable! What a fun project with a tasty ending :)

Jo

The Starr Family said...

You creative cookie... those cupcakes are fab!

And honestly, there is nothing better than the 'cool' aunt. The one that is fun, creative, and hip. More importantly, I'm certain your nieces parents REALLY love the cool aunt. The one that cares, nurtures, and protects their offspring so they get a bit of a break! (I know all about that!)

The Painted Cottage said...

The owl art is the cutest! And what YUMMY looking cupcakes! :)

elizabeth the awesome girl :) said...

i love the cupcakes!!!!! (well i should like them cause i made them with you) you take really good pictures. i love being your niece! :)

Sunny simple life said...

We just made owl cupcakes on the 30th for my daughter's bday. I posted pics too and everyone seems to love them. Love how owls are so popular. We are re-doing her room in owls too say thanks for the time on owl art.

Shelly said...

Wow, fantastic owl pictures!!! I LOVE them! I will have to check out Adobe Illustrator... Right now my computer is so sloooooooooowwwwwww that I haven't been doing much creating on it. You have inspired me to get it sorted! Did I say that I love the owl pics!?!

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Wendy said...

Emily,
Those cupcakes are adorable and great art work. Going to have to check out that program, I think Maddie would love it. 11yr olds are very cool! I would freeze Maddie at that age! (it's still okay to like mom!)
Wendy

Becolorful said...

The owls are just too cute. I had never seen anything like that. I am getting caught on blog reading today and I was sort of skimming until I saw that image. Love them.
Pam