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Going Green

Green on Green for Spring | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is all about going green–in style that is! Most times when people put together monochromatic looks, it’s in a neutral color palette–like all gray or all white. It is definitely a safe option, but who says you can’t go all bright?! When I first saw this neon green skirt, I was hesitant to make the plunge–I wanted to make sure I would get enough use out of it for the price (even on sale). But just like my mustard yellow clutch, it’s…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Chocolate Addiction Cake at Barnaby's Cafe Houston | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Last weekend was my first time exploring the downtown Houston area, and I couldn’t be more excited that it started in the grand Museum District. It was so much fun to pack my bag for the day and just spend all weekend immersing myself in the culture and arts there. I started by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday and finished up at the Museum of Natural Science on Sunday. I tried a couple new restaurants in the area as…

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Summer Denim + Neon Flowers

Denim Top with Neon Flowers for Summer | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy happy Friday, friends! Did you have a fantastic week?! With my birthday on Tuesday, I thought I’d keep it nice and casual this Friday in a new favorite summer chambray top. One of my favorite go-to pieces (year-round, really) is the classic chambray buttonup (last seen here). It’s seriously one of the most versatile pieces in my closet and goes with just about any pop of color I want to pair it with–I especially love yellow! So it was a no-brainer to…

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FOOD Holiday

Pink Funfetti Birthday Cupcakes

Bright Pink Funfetti Birthday Cupcakes | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

With my birthday this week (see my reflections and goals here), I thought it would be fun to bake celebratory cupcakes. I was originally intending to bake plain ‘ol vanilla cupcakes with a bright pink frosting, but then I realized that everything is better with sprinkles, right?! So as a fun variation on my traditional vanilla cupcake recipe, I added a handful of sprinkles to make an insanely sweet funfetti batter. I then added bright pink buttercream frosting and topped each with a…

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LIFE STYLE

26 Years: Reflections and Goals

Pink Maxi Skirt + Birthday Thoughts | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Well, friends….today is my birthday! I am officially 26 years old. And with turning another year older, comes reflections on the past year and hopes for the coming one. So I thought I’d share with you these thoughts as I ring in another revolution around the Sun. My 25th year brought with it lots of great changes! This time last year, I was finishing all the details of my research thesis and putting together the final edits of my defense. Since then,…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Pool Time Fun in the Sun | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

This past week was a short one, friends. Between the long Memorial Day weekend and my flex schedule this Friday, we’ve had a 3-day week here at NASA. And while it’s forecasted to rain-rain-rain all weekend long, I’m looking forward to taking it easy (and staying dry) as I explore the Museum District for the first time. I’m planning on spending an entire day each at The Museum of Fine Arts and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. If you’ve…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Houston Airport Sunset | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

After a long week at work (I’m new to the 9/80 work weeks), I’m excited to be home in Tulsa for the weekend for some much needed rest and relaxation with family. My birthday is coming up in the next couple weeks, so we decided that Memorial Day weekend would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a big family BBQ and pool party. And while I’m excited to celebrate with everyone, I’ll also be remembering all the courageous men and women who…

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Bell Sleeves, Sunnies, and Flares

Bell Sleeves, Sunnies, and Flares | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Thursday, friends! I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited for the long weekend! I’m headed back to Tulsa to celebrate my birthday early with family and I couldn’t be more excited to see everyone and start the summer off right with good eats, pool time, and lots of laughs. One of my favorite new trends this summer is bell sleeves. To me, bell sleeves are the peplum cut of sleeves–they add the perfect amount of flirty-ness to your outfit and…

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Purple-Pink Check + Lace Details

Purple Blouse and White Floral Trimmed Skirt | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Ahhh…that summertime warmth. It feels so good to be headed into the warmer months of the year, no? And with the arrival of sunny days ahead here in Texas, I’ve begun to incorporate brighter colors and shorter styles (hello bare legs!) into my weekly wardrobe rotation. When I first saw this skirt a few months ago, I knew I needed to have it. It’s bright white, which means it’s versatile and will go with just about anything. (For a more casual look,…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Summer Cactus | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Between finishing finals, catching up on doctors appointments, moving 1100 miles to the south, and starting my summer work tour at NASA Johnson Space Center, you could say that there has been a lot happening over here in my world. But I couldn’t be more excited to start the summer and to fill it to the brim with all the things that make me the happiest–like long runs in the evenings, family BBQs…

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