Meeting Bakerella!

Meeting Bakerella; a story of happy inspiration

Last Saturday i had the PRIVILEGE of meeting Bakerella at my local Barnes and Nobles. 

She briefly told us about how 'Bakerella' started, and let us ask any questions we wanted. She was so lovely, and so was her mother [who was her photographer that afternoon]. After she talked to us, we all got to meet/greet her, have her sign her book, and take pictures with us. Granted, in mine she wasn't looking at my camera, but her mom got a picture of us that she will hopefully post on her Flickr account. 

It was SUCH a pleasure, and I'm so glad she finally came to Orlando to meet all her lovely fans in our area. [and a few other cities within two hours! a bunch of ladies DROVE hours to meet her!]

A couple weeks ago, some friends and i made out on 'easy' version cake pops. They don't look NEARLY as good as Bakerella's, but they tasted WONDERFUL. :)

It was a great afternoon, and very inspiring. 
I hope you had a GREAT weekend too!
smiles to you friends,

B-A-N-A-N-A bread!

YAYYYYY Banana Bread!

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

This recipe actually came out really well! We put Nutella on ours, and toasted it in the morning with our breakfast. HIGHLY recommended! 
I hope you're having a glorious [FOODIE] Friday!
Smiles to you,

Foodie Friday - featuring "Foodle Doodles"

[Calorie Free] Flowers. :)

People call me gross, but i used to LOVE pickle and bacon sandwichs.

This week, I'm actually featuring MYSELF! Huzzah! I started drawing "nightly doodles" in January i believe. I draw them every night before bed. MANY of them are food related. :D [which is quite appropriate for me!

Who DOESN'T like breakfast for dinner? I do!
What's YOUR favorite breakfast foods?

Happy Foodie Friday!
Much Love,

I'm selling Photographs now! Yay!

After much deliberation, i am finally selling art photography prints. Prints of my nightly doodles and greeting cards shall come shortly!


Variations of colors in one setting have always been my weakness. I just LOVE how magical images look when they showcase an abyss of beautiful colors.

- Lovely Mugs of Color.
- this is an 8x10 Color print. Wide white rim around image.
- wrapped in protective paper and shipped in a backed envelope
- shipped via USPS First Class Mail
- signed on back by artist, unless otherwise specified


I heart Cupcakes. But seriously, who doesn't? Live the calorie free life and enjoy this stellar cupcake print.

- The most delicious cupcakes.

- this is an 8x10 Color print. White rim around image.
- wrapped in protective paper and shipped in a backed envelope
- shipped via USPS First Class Mail
- signed on back by artist, unless otherwise specified

This print is available in other sizes. Please contact me if you would like this print in a different size.

What do ya think? Are they worthy of printing/buying? I hope so!!

I hope you're all having a stellar week so far!
<3 and smiles,

Jenipher :)

I <3 cooking.

I love cooking. I love crafts, and i love how many beautiful things you can find on the internets. Check out these three very talented folks! :)

Taylor's Typographical Art Posters

I truly love all things for the kitchen and this poster is just stellar!

I love the mixture of type and images.

This little miniature kitchen set up is somewhere I'd love to dine! She has loads of other fun miniature images.

Michele Maule is one of my favorite artists. I'm not even a coffee drinker, but this print makes we wish i did. :)


Mucho smiles,

Talented Artists + Baked Goods = Fun Art Market!

Jess from Son of a Gun had a really fun little market today called Colonial Market. I met some amazing, talented girls, had a fun time with my friend Stephanie and introduced Cherry Runway to some lovely folks. :)

Setting up my table is becoming more fun which is a lovely thing indeed! Alas, my table needs a total refresher course, if you have any ideas please let me know! :)

Foot Twins

Christina and I were foot twins..only her injury made mine look like a silly accident. Goodness..i hope you heal soon Christina!

Sara and Stephanie

Sara from Lily Flys Garden makes really fun jewelry for such affordable prices. I bought a sweet little headband from her too!

Stephanie from Polka Dots and Daisies Bakery
makes such amazing cakes and treats! Her cupcake pops were incredible and so tasty!


Teresa makes really sweet greeting cards, mustache pops, and jewelry!


Miranda had pretty jewelry, paintings and yummy sweets!

Pineapple Cupcake

Mmm...Miranda made this delicious pineapple cupcake, with a real pineapple slice and strudel on top. :)


Christina from Feather Head makes really cute barrettes with her friend Aaryn!

Alyson from Design du Jour

Alyson from Design du Jour makes adorable purses and flower hair clips.

Stephanie is super awesome, and woke up SUPER early to come to my house at 6am to get to the show.

I had a really great afternoon, and hope I get the privilege to see all these amazing ladies again. I am SO game for a craft day! Let me know when you're interested in having one! :)

[I <3 guilty pleasures]

Mrs. Mini and Mr. V-Spikes

I've been home now for a little over a week. There are been many highs and quite a few lows, but i think I'm processing and progressing little by little.

The best part about visiting your home town, is that people will actually go out of their way to make sure they see you. Which is a FAB feeling! I am blessed to have so many lovely folks i can call my friends.

So alas, here are my guilty pleasures for this week from South Florida. (yes, they are almost all food!) I finally was able to eat because i wanted to yesterday. It's been three weeks of no hunger, so it was kind of a nice change.

Fun Friends and ME!

Yolli and I saw "I love you, Man", which was really cute and relate able, plus Paul Rudd is a cutie. Then we had a midnight snack at Friday's while chatting about LA. (She's leaving me soon) :(

Camilo and I tried to find batting cages, failed, but ended up eating Mexican food and cupcakes.

Mrs. Mini

I've been craving Dairy Queen for ages now, and Aaron was nice enough to join me for some quality ice cream goodness. Mmmm...Mint, Fudge, Brownie Sunday. Time to hop back on the treadmill!

I <3 Dairy Queen

A couple days earlier i went to South Beach with my folks and friend Amanda (we didn't take any pictures of us) :( I had read an article about a lady named Misha who makes cupcakes and sells them to this really stellar bookstore on Lincoln Road, sooo, of course i had to test drive her cupcakes.

Misha Cupcakes

Why do all of my hang out sessions involve food?

And of my favorite guilty pleasures of this trip, which actually involve no food at all? Shh, ya ready?? A really wonderful midnight treadmill session while watching "Life with Derek". A show on Disney channel with a cute cast, and fun enough story lines that can keep me entertained for two miles.

I tired to find a good picture for the show, but couldn't find anything worthy of posting.

Alas, that is how my trip is going this week. I still have another week left, so who knows what other exciting foods..i mean adventuers i shall go on.

Hope your all having a stellar week!!

Afterthought: I just realized all of my friends in that picture have dimples. Random. :)

Oh, how i love bananas.

I've been writting blogs about how much i adore bananas, and was so so sad i finally had like 10 bananas, but they were all going bad. Alas, i made these wonderous muffins to save my bananas!

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Muffins.


* 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Banana Muffins.

I made mine in a muffin pan instead of a bread pan, and added cranberries and walnuts and they were scrumptious. I highly recommend these, they were so tasty, and they stayed fresh for a whole week. (if you wait a whole week to eat them)