Pumpkin Patch

Regardless of weather or season, pumpkin bread and muffins are an annual staple in the household. A personal favorite recipe (see above photo, via King Arthur Flour) combines pumpkin with whole wheat flour, bananas, and a coarse sugar coating. And of course, adding chocolate chips for extra delight. But what happens when you flip through…

Since you mAsked…

Stephanie wearing a shimmery holographic mask. Hello strangers! It's us, the Bubbly in a Teacup twins, Stephanie and Nicole. We took a hiatus from blogging about life's little luxuries because during a global pandemic, sometimes your priorities shift. But after a while, it's also obvious how important those little luxuries are to stay healthy, sane,…

A very merry unbirthday!

  Maybe it's because our high school senior photos were less than stellar (hint: don't choose a photographer just because they offer a twin discount), or maybe it's because we wanted to have an excuse to get dressed up and have a fancy tea party. Whatever the reason is, it doesn't matter. We do recommend,…

End of Year Lists: Books Read

It's been a busy summer, fall, and winter! As we gear into a season of hibernation (hello, hygge life), it's fun to look back over the last year and compartmentalize every detail into an end-of-year list. Maybe not every detail. But books, movies, food, drinks...things like that, yeah. We're no Obama, but here's the list…

Cirque Americana x99

Each year, our marvelous Springfield Art Museum throws a party with a purpose, called "99x." The purpose is that the museum raises money to restore permanent pieces for the next 99 years. So clever! Both of us have been fortunate enough to put our creative crazy visions to work for the last two years. They…

Backpack, Backpack

Remember when wearing backpacks with both straps on your shoulders was uncool? {photo via Slate article, which makes me SO HAPPY that there's been an investigative study} Personally, I was almost always a two-strapper, because it was just more comfortable. I had A LOT of books in those backpacks, because...well, I was a classic nerd.…