Winter Favorites

Check out my favorite things for this season!

xxo,

Paola Kassa

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Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

I spent my Sunday afternoon baking cupcakes for my favorite holiday, and it made me so happy. Baking is like my therapy, the perfect escape from reality for a few hours. Since Halloween is almost here, and since it’s Autumn, I thought I would make pumpkin cupcakes. I also decorated them with some cute Halloween theme decorations. They are so good!

I tweaked it a little, but I got the recipe from here, follow this link if you want to make these delicious cupcakes! http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/11/16/favorite-pumpkin-cupcakes/

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I have never baked anything with pumpkin in it, so I was interested to see how it would taste. These are some of the decorations I put aside for later.

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The items in my kitchen just happened to perfectly match the theme of the day.

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Once I had mixed all the ingredients it looked, smelled, and tasted so delicious already!

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They were ready to go in the oven looking amazing… Also they made the house smell like Fall. Yum.

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This is how they looked after baking. My only complaint is that they didn’t rise that much, but they were in higher cupcake cups than the usual ones, so it wasn’t too bad.

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Time to decorate! The “too low” problem was easily fixable once I started adding frosting. To make the frosting look prettier I whipped it and then put it in a plastic bag. Once it’s in there, you can just cut one corner and it squeezes out perfectly.

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I made some with faces made out of candy!

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These ones I decorated with the sprinkles I bought.

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I love how they turned out! They also tasted delicious, and I have 5 other people that can attest to that. 🙂

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The cupcake holders I used are from Mary & Martha, a direct sales company. My mom sells these items, and the bakeware is so cute. I used the line for my graduation party! If you’re interested, you can order them here: http://www.mymaryandmartha.com/DENEEN/

What’s your favorite treat to make for Halloween?

Also if you haven’t seen it, I posted a new video on my Youtube Channel about what your Halloween Costume should be! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaolaKBuitrago

xoxo,

Paola Kassa

Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s almost Halloween! My favorite holiday, and I’m so excited. I just posted a new video on my channel with costume ideas, so check it out here! Trust me, it’s funny and fashionable.

Let me know your costume in the comments!

Happy Halloween!

xo,

Paola Kassa

The Shirt Dress

So, it’s that time of year where you don’t know what to wear. It’s cold – it’s hot, one minute it’s sunny, and the next it’s raining. With the inevitability of Winter approaching, it’s time to enjoy Autumn. I recently purchased this shirt dress from MissGuided and it’s absolutely perfect for Fall. When it’s warm, I can wear it as a cute little dress with some sandals or boots. When it gets a bit colder, I can put it together with some jeans/leggings, and a cool jacket. The best thing about a shirt dress is that it’s so versatile. Here are two different ways to style a shirt dress:

This is classic and simple. It’s appropriate for a wedding or just for going about your day!

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When I put it with jeans, I tucked in one side to make it more dynamic. I love these cutout boots I got from DailyLook, I basically live in them.

A shirt dress is a staple piece in a wardrobe, and inexpensive! You can get basic or patterned and they still go with everything.

Hope you enjoyed!

xo,

Paola Kassa

Tumblr!

Hi everyone! So, I know I haven’t posted much lately, but I really like to do quality posts so I’ve been waiting until I get some stuff together, on and off the internet. I wanted to let you all know that I made a tumblr! I’m on tumblr a lot, so keep up with me on there! It’s more of a visual thing for me, this is still my main blog.

Check it out <————-

 

xo,

Paola

Ellie Goulding Concert

Monday night was wonderful. I was front row at Ellie Goulding. Against the gate. With my best friends. Freaking out. I can’t even deal with how magical that night was. It was a general admission concert and I waited in line for 3 hours to be in the front. It was worth it! The show was so amazing and she stood 4 feet in front of me. And to top that day off, I found out Marina and the Diamonds is coming in May. I will-no, MUST meet her. That concert will probably be the most special thing of my life. BUT Ellie Goulding was amazing and I need to share her coolness with you.

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That was the crowd behind me. I took all these pictures on my iphone. Best night ever!

xo,

Paola

Inspiration Walls

I’ve been busy. So, hi everyone. Again. I’ve missed you all. There is something about this year that has made me take a liking to new things. I like what I want to like, and recently that has been everything from bows to skulls. So now all I do is go on the internet and search through weheartit. Yeah, that’s my life. I have actually found some awesome stuff that has really inspired to start some new projects. I have been thinking of ways to make my room more interesting, and I think I’m just gonna cover my walls in posters and photos that inspire me. Basically everything I love. Just wanted to post some inspiration…

 

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Art Class

So today was the first day of school. Usually when teenagers think of school, they cringe. Personally, I love school. I’ve been home schooled my whole life, and I just love learning. I have to say though, that this year (my junior year) I was really nervous and stressed for it to start. I’m taking classes at community college and last semester was not a fun time, so naturally I was not looking forward to this semester. I’m taking art, which I love, but I was afraid it was going to be terrible. It was great! The homework doesn’t even seem like homework. Art is such a big passion in my life. I can’t wait to go back next week.

Here are my supplies! It makes me so happy!

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xo,
Paola

Thoughts.

It’s the last day of August. That means tomorrow the background will change. It’s about to be the best month of the year. SEPTEMBER. I feel like everything will be better in the next month. My schedule will get busy, (classes at community college, dance, work, voice lessons, getting my license, trying to be a normal human/highschooler) but when I have a schedule it will be so much easier to post. Yes, I will actually post. I’m so excited for September. ALSO, I will be turning 16!!! September 29th is my birthday.

In other news, I went to a movie premiere last night. It was for an independent student film, and I know one of the producers, so I went with all my friends and walked the red carpet. It was a great night. It was the perfect last hoorah for the end of summer. (insert sad face here) I love autumn though, and I can’t wait for the cold weather, when I can wear whatever I please. In closing, I’ll just say this: fall is fun.

Those were my thoughts. I hope all of you who read my blog enjoy it. Tell your friends!

Paola