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Cupcakes are Muffins that Believed in Miracles

As a child, I was adorned with the nickname "Muffinhead" by my grandfather. He said my head just looked like a little muffin top. If you have ever seen my hair I am sure you can imagine how it must have been as a kid and back then it was also so curly sometimes it had to be cut to be brushed. This nickname stuck throughout my life and never bothered or embarrassed me; I always thought it was so cute and happy. I would get gift certificates to massages and whathaveyou for my birthdays with that name and the folks were always tickled when I came in to redeem my coupon! I would always hear things like, "Oh, you are Muffinhead!" Again, never once embarrassed by that! As I got older my grandpa decided that just "Muffin" was more suited for a young adult and that was what he always called me up until the last time I saw him before he passed away this February.

Whenever I see this quote, "Cupcakes are Muffins that Believed in Miracles" it makes me think of him, his special nickname for me and all that I have gone through in my life that I think fits my journey so well in this cheery line. So I would like to dedicate this post to him and celebrate his belief in me so that I could one day become a cupcake if I just kept believing in the miracle of life; even though I wanted to give up many times along the way! He also always used to recite the Don't Quit poem to me anytime I had a moment of wanting to give up during those tough times. Thanks for always being there for me, grandpa and helping me make sure I never quit.

I hope you enjoy this outfit inspired by these sweet memories and you remember not to quit so those miracles can come true for you my sweet muffins!

This cupcake skirt with amazing pockets can be found on Unique Vintage and is paired with a plain black button up cardigan, black t-strap heels and white wicker purse. The outfit is so fun and a great way to make sure I keep all these memories fresh in my mind each time I wear it. Do you have a childhood nickname or memory like the one above? Throw it down in the comments; I would love to give it a read!

Unicorns, Sprinkles and Cupcakes... Oh My!

The funny thing about that title is that the dress I am sharing today has all of these things and more, and I know you are not surprised, but it is also my favorite color... Barbie pink!! This dress gave me the hookup, holla' if ya' hear me *uhhhhhhh*. Even better, I was able to pair it with sparkly shoes AND a cupcake purse. I know, I am pinching you right now because you are actually not dreaming.

It is Friday and I think this outfit is fitting for preparing for a magical weekend ahead so I thought I would go ahead and just share it with you to get some fun started up in here, up in here!

So you can see I have my gorgeous (must-have) Hell Bunny pink unicorn and cupcake dress paired with silver t-strap sparkle heels and a too-cute-for-words cupcake purse, both from Unique Vintage. No vintage-inspired look is complete without my great grandmother's pearls and some whipped up victory rolls. I remember when I first tried this hairstyle for my engagement shoot many moons ago and it is nice how much easier they are to do now than when I first started. So if it looks daunting, don't worry, give it whirl and know that practice does make perfect or at least easier.

I hope you enjoy this outfit combination as much as I do, and even if you don't like this print, maybe this will inspire you to venture out a little with some fun print you normally wouldn't wear! Who knows, you may be brave from now on once you try your first crazy print, I know I certainly am now.

So, here I go jumping into the weekend, ready to sparkle, unicorn and cupcake the heck out of it! Please share one thing you are doing this weekend with me below. 

No Excuses: 6 Week Slimdown by Foxie Fitness

Am I the only one who never quite got a summer body and now summer has come and passed by? I don't know what the heck happened. I even teamed up to try a mini Biggest Loser far that has also been zero percent motivation for me either. I was just feeling like I don't know what the heck to do anymore. I feel so hopeless sometimes when it comes to fitness and eating better because it seems hard, that is until I heard my friend Rebecca Fox had a simple solution for me that requires no thinking just action!

Finally, someone has laid it all out in several ways for me and I am set up with no excuses just a simple method to follow. I am not good at these things unless they are spelled out; really and truly. I am easily bored by workouts and would much rather eat ice cream and watch Disney movies, but I have to say these workouts created by Rebecca that you do at home in a jiffy are right up my alley! She is great about offering a helping hand if you have additional questions and really making you feel supported through your fitness journey. I love that her aim is to help women feel more empowered and confident in themselves.

Not only have I learned a lot by doing her simple workouts before, I have also enjoyed her additional resources on her website as a well as her quick check-in ideas through Instagram. Like did you know that you need to warm up your glutes before you start working them out? I had no idea and no wonder the target workouts I was doing had not been yielding the best results! Knowledge is power and if you don't like working out like me, then we certainly need to work smarter and not harder.

I swear you are just going to love Rebecca if you try her out, so are you with me? Then let's stop making excuses and start this fitness journey! You can purchase the plan on Rebecca's Foxie Fitness page here:

Thank you again for all your help, support and motivation. You are the best, Rebecca! Feel free to check out her Instagram, Facebook or website for more information or to connect with her. I am sure she would love to hear from you and answer those confusing fitness and nutrition questions you have.

I hope you all enjoy the program and please comment with any additional suggestions if you have them. Keep progressing towards your fitness goals, my friends and let's start this next week out strong (see what I did there)!

Here's your Romper-tunity to Get Ready to go Somewhere!

Happy September to each of you. I keep telling my husband that I feel like we were just ringing in the New Year yesterday... where does the time go? For us, we continue to have heat waves in the area, so I am not quite sure I am feeling like fall is actually around the corner just yet. I am still rocking the summer outfits even though I am more than ready to adorn my body with boots and scarves! The weather is just currently fighting me on this one.

Since it is a holiday weekend, I figured why not share an easy outfit to keep you cool but also feeling ready to have a little bit of fun. It doesn't require too much and when you just slip it on and head out the door, how can you turn down your friends and family who still want to party while you have the long weekend ahead to celebrate?

Now is your romper-tunity! For this simple look, I have a layered and pleated romper paired with some of my most favorite brown chunky heels and brown leather bag. I added in a more simple statement necklace that has pops of pink, silver and white to tie it all together. So easy, right? So just head to your closet, grab a romper you have been meaning to wear and pair it with a matching bag and shoe set and you are ready to hit the town. It will keep you cooler and minimize the number of things you need to put together. I don't want you melting while trying to assemble your ensemble! 

Photos by Seeking the Sea Photography

I hope you stay cool as we wait patiently to get to snuggle weather! Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you decided to do with this romper-tunity to get out and about for the holiday weekend. Cheers, friends! 

Blogger's Nomination~ The Awesome Blogger Award

Today is Sunday, and I think that is a great day for reflection and gratitude. One thing I have been thinking about a lot is my blogging journey. It feels like it has been such a good way to find myself and keep focused on things that make me happy. It was not so long ago where I finally got the courage to pick a blog name after a serious brainstorming session and many thesaurus words later and publish my first post.

Here we are three years later and there have been many ups and downs, but Seams & Sprinkles is still going strong in my life and always being the platform for whatever I need it to be! Even more amazing are the connections that it has allowed me to have, both near and far, in person and what feels like in the unicorn galaxy. It has been so awesome to be energized by fellow bloggers and grow to become true friends and comrades!

I feel extremely grateful that one of my newest pals, Ana Christie, has taken time to nominate me for The Awesome Blogger Award. We have connected a lot through social media and have been enjoying some of the same fun around our local area that we often chat about, too! Especially our love for local coffee shops.

For this award, the rules are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they've been nominated.

Now for the fun part, here are the answers to Ana Christie's questions for me! 

  • If you would describe yourself in 2 words, what would they be and why?
A: I think the best way I could describe myself in a short way would be "unicorn princess." I love all things that are unicorn-inspired as well as the playfulness of what makes a Disney princess. These are the stories that I grew up loving and helped me to continue to believe in happily ever afters even among the most difficult circumstances I have encountered through my life. 

  • What moved you to create & publish your blog?
A: I created and first published my blog when I needed a creative outlet in my life. I have always enjoyed writing so I think this was a natural way to share for me. My goal has always been to share ideas, support, and positivity to others through my posts. I think as long as that always reigns true for me I will always have a place for blogging in my life. 

  • What were your first blogging struggles and how did you overcome them?
A: When I first started blogging, the movement of e-courses was on the rise. There were people all over the place telling me how to be the best blogger, to time this and incorporate that. It all became very overwhelming and made me feel unsuccessful at first because I didn't want to be constrained by rules or have the pressure of having a certain following. I realized this was not conducive to my growth or making me enjoy my hobby at all and I decided to start making my own goals and maintaining what I felt was the appropriate avenue for success. I have found that has been immensely helpful and sustainable for me and there is no looking back!

  • Do you photograph your blog posts images or does someone else do it for you?
A: For me, it is a combination of both. I have really wanted to save up for a new camera soon, but I am not quite there just yet. I do really enjoy collaborating with photographers though because I think it gives us a great opportunity to connect with others and learn from each other as well as let each creative mind focus on what they are best at. I think that is what will continue to help us be innovative as we grow during our journey. 

  • How do you market/share your blog?
A: Right now I use various social media platforms to share my content including my PinterestFacebook page, and Instagram account. I have also been enjoying the live interaction of live Instagram stories or sneak peeks for upcoming content. 

  • Tell us about the things you love aside from blogging and how you incorporate them into your blog posts.
A: Some of my other favorite things are baking, fashion and finding ways to make things myself. I often include all these ideas into my blog and don't feel the pressure to niche down into any of the topics because I enjoy a variety of things. I want my blog and other content to always be a reflection of the eclectic person that I am.

  • How do you make time to meet the demands of the blogging world, while still having a healthy family and social life?
A: I always place my family and health first. Blogging is my creative and fun passion, but nothing can take the place of quality time spent with people you know, love and have always been there for you. It is very important to take breaks, put your phone down for a bit and just focus on the important things in life. I cannot say if I will or will not be blogging forever, but I know I want to make sure I have my health, happiness and loving family forever. 

  • If you were given the chance to work with a famous blogger, who would it be and why?
A: The first person that comes to mind when I think about this question is Color Me Courtney. She is such a kind, helpful and honest blogger. I consistently see her taking time to address real issues like body positivity and also ensuring to answer any questions or comments from her readers. I know it can be a lot of work, but I really appreciate that she wants each person to feel heard. Not only is she a great human, in my opinion, I also really love all her modern vintage looks and colorful crafty projects. I would say she is definitely one of the people out there I consider a unicorn Barbie princess sister! 

  • What is your personal mantra?
A: One of my favorite quotes and mantras to live by is "Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody" coined by the very wise Kid President. In life, we are here for a short time and we have no idea what someone is really struggling with. As a person who has gone through many bouts of depression, it can mean so much to just be acknowledged with a smile, a little extra support on a tough day or having someone there to remind you that the day is always darkest before the dawn. It takes more effort not to smile or make eye contact with someone, so why not just make that person feel important by doing simple things like saying hello...even if they are a stranger! 

Now I get to pay it forward by nominating some other amazing bloggers in my life that I have come to know and love. The ladies I would love to hear more about and celebrate with this Awesome Blogger Award are:

  1.  Lacy of Laceyfitspo
  2. Erica of Catwalks and Confetti 
  3. Jackie of Jackie Unfiltered
  4. Katrina of Chic Little House
  5. Amanda of Sugar with Style

My burning questions for you all are:

  1. Who inspires you most creatively and why?
  2. If money were no object, how would you spend your days?
  3. What has been one of the hardest lessons you have had to learn as a blogger? 
  4. What are some of your favorite applications or software for blogging?
  5. What advice would you give someone interested in beginning their blogging journey?
  6. Do you have any exciting new projects on the horizon, if so what?
  7. Who is your number one fan and how do they help you stay motivated each day?
  8. Do you have a pet? Tell us a bit more about them!
  9. What gives you the greatest sense of joy?
  10. What are you most proud of on your blogging journey to date?

I am absolutely tingling with anticipation for how you ladies will answer and inspire us all with a little bit more of your story. Please let me know when you are done by commenting or sending me over a quick message (no rush though). 

Thank you to everyone for reading along and celebrating this lovely accomplishment with me, I am always grateful and humbled by your grace and support. If there is anything else you would like to know about or know more of, feel free to drop me a line in the comments and I will be sure to answer it! 

Take care and have an absolutely fantastic week my friends. I will talk to you soon!