Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cupcake Adventures

This weekend I ventured into the wonderful world baking...or the wonderful world of spoon-licking, as my darling friend Melina did a lot of the actual baking! I saw a recipe for cupcakes on A Beautiful Mess and I immediately felt a desire to try them! 
The best recipe I saw was for peanut butter jelly cupcakes. Everyone who knows me knows that peanut butter is my greatest love, so making those were a must. 
The cupcakes actually turned out super well! To be honest, I was surprised how good they were. The recipe we used was vegan, which meant there were no eggs in the batter, so excessive spoon-licking was a go!

Here are some pictures of the different kinds of cupcakes we made: 

1) Peanut butter frosting with Reese's on top
2) Cinnamon Sugar-- Butter cream frosting with cinnamon
3) Peanut Butter frosting with a jelly middle. Also my attempt at artsy cupcake decoration with pieces of an ice cream cone on top.
4) Good ol' sprinkled cupcake for my sister, butter cream frosting.
5) Hannah enjoying her cupcake!

All in all this baking adventure was much fun! I have at least 10 cupcakes waiting to be eaten, I'll have to pace myself, somehow! I had such a wonderful time baking with Melina. I have already begun dreaming of different cupcake possibilities for next time!


(ps, for the link to the original recipe, click here )

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


It's only Tuesday, but this week is already beyond busy! I'm already counting down until the weekend again. I've been taking pictures like crazy recently, and I chose a few to post here. I had a weekend full of dressing up, dressing down, and painting polka dots on my nails (first attempt seen above... possible tutorial soon? Maybe when I master the technique.).

I've recently been stressing out with all of the hullabaloo over college applications, and I need to remind myself to slow down. It's okay to take a deep breath, and curl up with a blanket and a book every once and a while. Goals for this week:
                1) Finish applications.
                2) Finish essays.
                3) Take a well deserved bubble bath.

Hope all of your weeks are going smoothly! I'll be back with more later :)

xo Alex

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October Yellows

Hannah's wearing-- Sweater: H&M. Jeans: American Eagle. Boots: Francesca's Collections.
Alex's wearing: Top/ Old Navy. Skirt/ Thrifted. Belt/ Thrifted. Shoes/ Target. Sunnies/ H&M.

Hello loves!
Autumn is in full swing here in Chicago, and I love every moment of it! My sister Hannah and I have been going crazy for all things fall: sweaters, seasonal Starbucks brews, and

1) Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks-- I'm obsessed! Tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup, such a wonderful fall-inspired treat! Hannah and I made a Starbucks run to warm us up before going outside to take pictures! (Also loving my coffee colored nails right now!)
2) Yellow is everywhere right now, and this tree in particular is my current favorite. I love the contrast between the sunny leaves and the sky!
3&4) Convenietly, Hannah's sweater matches all the trees! I love this sweater on her; it's cozy and comes in the perfect fall hue.
Also, isn't she stunning?!
5,6, & 7) I am in love with this red skirt. Only $4 at Goodwill-- such a great find! I also got these Oxfords on sale for $10 at Target. I love this outfit: easy, casual, and totally fall appropriate!

I'm so excited for these next few weeks, with Halloween quickly approaching! (Stay tuned for my costume!) The leaves will be down soon, so I will be soaking in the beauty while it lasts!

Au revoir!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello lovelies!

Welcome to On Many Occasions, allow me to formally introduce myself. My name is Alex, creative mastermind behind what you shall view on this here corner of the interweb. A little about me... I am a delightfully quirky, creative, installation artist / amateur photographer who is obsessed with paper, peanut butter, and the perfect picture. I adore thrifting, trips to art museums, and spending time with/ taking pictures of my lovely friends, my muses. I created this blog with the intention of having a place to cataloug all of the photos I take (because I totally need another social media outlet right?), and share the details of my pretty life with the world. We shall see what it becomes.

Oh dear, I love this already.