How to Frost a Cake

How to Frost a Cake Like a Pro with Decorative Icing on A Girl Named PJ

It started with a non-sensical auto-correct on an Instagram photo. Valentine's became Cakentine's, and suddenly, a new holiday was born. Today, Melissa from Lulu the Baker, MJ from Pars Caeli, and I are all sharing posts related to the classic birthday treat: Cake. Melissa has a citrus cake recipe, MJ is making individual cakes, and I'm going to teach you how to frost a cake a like a pro … READ MORE!

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DelightFulls filled morsels recipe from A Girl Named PJ

You guys were so excited about my chocolate caramel s'mores bars that Nestle Toll House wants you to be able to try their new DelightFulls filled morsels, too … READ MORE!

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An afternoon in New York City (and Friday links)

An Afternoon in NYC on A Girl Named PJ

This past Wednesday, Jordan and I played hooky from our parental duties to see a Broadway matinee. A couple of his friends were raving about Hand To God, a play that's been described as "Avenue Q meets The Book of Mormon," so we found a pair of cheap tickets and hopped on the train for an afternoon in New York City. Either Jordan's friends have terrible taste or we are simply not … READ MORE!

Nail Tutorial: DIY color block manicure

DIY color block manicure on A Girl Named PJ

Two weeks ago, my friend Sheri and I were supposed to meet in New York City for a nosh in Soho and modern manicures at Paintbox. I was equally excited about getting in some quality girl time with Sheri and getting my nails color blocked and bedazzled. Not exaggerating, I'd been poring over Paintbox's selection of nail art designs online for weeks. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to dump … READ MORE!

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Clever houseplants you can’t kill

Flora Indoor: Hard to Kill Houseplants

Perhaps because spring is finally on the horizon, I've been actively pinning to my Flowers board on Pinterest. Interestingly, most of my recent pins have been of houseplants. (Maybe it's time to change the name to Plants and Flowers?) I say "interestingly" because our house in Omaha was conspicuously void of living plants. I love how fiddle leaf fig trees, snake plants, and potted houseplants … READ MORE!

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