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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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STYLE

Flowy Spring Peplum

Flowy Spring Peplum and Jean Jacket | www.cupakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite purchases of spring–this perfectly drapey cami in the prettiest blush and blue color palette. When I first saw this cami, I knew it was going to be a fast favorite. The peplum cut is one of my favorites already–there’s just something so fun and flirty about it, don’t you think? But the peplum cut mixed with the flowy shape of this cami in particular makes it that much more perfect. One of…

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Mocha Cupcakes + Espresso Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Good morning, friends! I mentioned during final exams (a few weeks back) that I had found the ultimate finals day treat. And I couldn’t just keep this treasure a secret, right?! So today I’m sharing with you a recipe for Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting that make the late nights of studying and the early mornings of test taking just a teensy bit easier sweeter. These cupcakes are the cutest way to package a punch of coffee, in my opinion! The…

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STYLE

Bright Working Wear For Summer

Bright J. Crew Work Wear | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Tuesday, friends! After finishing up finals and taking a week off of my studies for some much needed rest, I’m finally ready to get back into the swing of things as I start another summer work tour at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. If there’s one thing that gives me a little extra boost of energy when starting a new job, it’s reinvigorating my wardrobe with fun, bright colors to match my mood and the changing of the season…

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101 in 1001 Days LIFE SERIES

101 Things in 1001 Days: Update 3

101 Things in 1001 Days Goals | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hello, friends! It’s that time again–time for another update of my 101 things in 1001 days installment. It’s been about two months since my last update, and with the summer starting (…officially with my short-term move to Houston) I thought I would share a few of the things I have completed, as well as those goals I will be focusing on in the upcoming month. Let me know if you start a list of your own or if you are already in the midst of one.…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Happiest of Mother's Days | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! It’s been a couple weeks since I last checked-in with you. After final exams and packing up for 3 months in Houston (more on that later), I just needed to take some time off. And by time off, I mean getting in the 9+ doctors appointments I went to this week (before I’m kicked off my parent’s insurance in a month). #adulting, am I right?! But anyways…it’s been a nice break to be home in Tulsa before continuing the…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Coffee and Donuts at Jelly Cafe | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

With the last few assignments of the semester now complete and final exams eminent, my first year at CU is coming to a close. And while some things are coming to an end, many are just beginning! It was a very exciting week as Allen prepared for his first day of work at United Launch Alliance on Monday and a move that takes him almost an hour away from Boulder (sad day!). It’s definitely a new step in both of our lives,…

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STYLE

How To Mix Patterns This Spring

How to Mix Patterns for Springtime | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy day, friends! Today I’m mixing it up a bit (quite literally!) with a little springtime pattern mixing. Pattern mixing is something I love but don’t do quite often enough. It’s such a simple way to mix up the pieces you already own into a totally new outfit creation. It’s typically something I do when I’m feeling uninspired by my wardrobe or simply want to accentuate a particularly fun, bold print. (As was the case with this stunning floral top!) While…

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Boulder Local LIFE SERIES TRAVEL Weekend Recap

A Day at the Denver Zoo

A Day at the Denver Zoo | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! A few weekends ago (pre-winter blizzard, pre-school craziness), Allen, Conor, and I drove down to spend a day the Denver Zoo. It was Conor’s and my first time there, and as you can tell from our overly smiley car picture below, we were all really excited to spend a day outside with the animals. On road trips, Allen and I typically make it a point to stop at food joints we wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to try on a typical day.…

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Boho Chic

How to style boho chic into everyday wardrobe. | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! With Coachella happening the past few weekends, I’ve had festival vibes on the mind. So today I’m sharing with you my take on a boho chic outfit. P.S. This is about as ‘festival-like’ as I get! 😉 Boho chic draws its influence from Bohemian and hippie influences, so lots of flowy silhouettes and layers are a defining characteristic of the trend. While I’m not one who looks good in billowy, shapeless pieces (it’s just not something that looks good on…

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