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

Helloween Kitty

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Halloween is approaching! I’m very into Halloween because, duh witches and candy are the two best things in life, and also because of the awesome things that become Halloween-themed for a hot second. Hello Kitty is one of them. Halloween and Hello Kitty are the perfect combo because of the sweetness and spookiness. I wanted to share some of the best things about it.

1. The Posters

These little happy Halloween posters make this holiday adorable.

2. The Deliciousness

These desserts and candy make me want to either die from cuteness overload, or from the fact that all of these look SO GOOD.

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And they have a Hello Kitty cupcake kit?! Are you joking!!?

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3. The Pumpkins

Somebody actually carved this and I am amazed.

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4. The Fashion Statements

These nails are so cool.

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Also, the hilariously cheesy clothes make me real happy.

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And when you dress up like Hello Kitty for Halloween, you don’t do it like this:

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You do it like this:

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Hope this post made you laugh and appreciate the cuteness of Hello Kitty AND the awesomeness of Halloween. :]

xo,

Paola

Sephora Buys

I recently went to sephora and bought some makeup that I have been dying to get all year. I can’t really afford a lot from there but I wanted to share what I did get.
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I bought Rosebud Salve lip balm, blue sephora eyeshadow (Suzy Bishop-esque) and dark purple lipstick. This is what my lipstick looks like:

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I really like it! It’s very halloween-ish to me. I want black lipstick, but I’m a little too afraid to go for it, so I went with this color instead. What do you think?

xo,

Paola

Velvet Underground

By the title of this post, you were probably expecting a post about the band, “velvet underground.” I’m actually just going to talk about velvet. Starting with the fact that I used to hate velvet. A lot. I thought it was 90’s and ugly and uncomfortable. Now that I’ve obviously recovered from that severe head injury that affects the velvet loving part of my brain, I have come to senses. I love it now, and it’s so in for fall. I have my eye on this super cute velvet dress from Nastygal right now and I’m all like, I MUST HAVE IT. But seriously. I must.

I found some cool pictures of velvet clothes. They inspired me, I hope they inspire you!

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Velvet is just the perfect accent to any outfit, and the perfect trend for fall. Love it! I need to buy some clothes!

xo,

Paola