Two Years with Bunny Baubles

Can you believe it’s only been two years since Bunny Baubles’ first post? I feel like this blog has been a part of my life forever. In a way it has, since my love for sweets, sewing, and general DIY’ing has been ongoing since the 90’s, but the writing only began two years ago. Things have really changed around here and will continue to in the near future (aka, a site revamp – coming soon!). Coincidentally, my first post was about thumbprint cookies and here I am today baking them again with my sister for Christmas. She’s a little bit taller and my photography skills have improved a bit, but the recipe hasn’t changed and neither has my love to create.

I hope you all have enjoyed the site as much as I have. It’s been a dream, a labor of love, and an escape from normalcy. I’ve managed to get at least one post up a week for an entire two years, and I really consider that an accomplishment with travel, a 40 hour work week, and life possibly getting in the way. I’ve only been able to keep it going because it’s just fun. I love writing, I love creating, and I love sharing my successes and failures with you all. I also truly appreciate all of the support and motivation I get from my readers, family, and friends. Your kind words and continuous inspiration keep my mind churning with ideas each and every day, and I thank you so much for that!

What’s next for Bunny Baubles, you might ask? Well, I’ve been asked many times about pushing the blog to become a job or a money making machine, but there’s something so idyllic about the way it is today. I adore baking and sewing, and I don’t want to ever put those de-stressing activities into a stress driving compartment of my life. On top of that, I really love my current job and am able to do both things within the time frame and budget I currently have going. I could reconsider some day down the road, but I promise that you can continue to see what you have been seeing from me since the start. Combining sugar, eggs, and butter into delectable treats, and forming some resemblance of an outfit or costume out of needle and thread or hot glue and glitter.

I’ve shared a few of my favorite posts from the last two years below.

1. My Favorite DIY Clothing Piece: The Seersucker Off-the-shoulder Dress

Seersucker Off the Shoulder Dress Tutorial by Bunny Baubles Blog

Though I’ve loved so many of the clothing tutorials I’ve posted, this one somehow takes the cake. It was so different from anything I had ever made and was inspired by such an expensive piece that I felt really gratified to complete it and be able to call it a Julia original.

2. My Favorite Collaboration: Brunch at Mark’s

Brunch at Mark's by Bunny Baubles Blog 35

It may have taken us hours to make, but I just have incredible memories from this breakfast. Great friends abound, and waiting never made a breakfast combo taste so good. If you’re looking for food porn that will undoubtedly make you drool, you have to check this out.

3. My Favorite Go To Recipe: Lemon Squares

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I make this recipe every year as soon as the weather starts to turn in the Spring. They are, without a doubt in my mind, the best lemon squares I’ve ever had, and I give full credit to Joy of Cooking for blessing me with their presence. They are also my boyfriend’s favorite, so there’s a special place in my heart for these guys.

4. My Favorite Brunch Item: Breakfast Egg Tart

Christmas Breakfast - Gourmet Egg Tart

This thing is incredible. Somewhere between the ease of making it and the vibrant flavor combo I die a little each time I have it.

5. My Favorite Home Decor Piece: Tribal Pillow Shams

DIY Pillow Sham by Bunny Baubles Blog

These pillows make me happy. They turn my otherwise West Elm ready mid-century modern crisp white bed (which I adore) into my bed. Colorful and ridiculous and fun.

6. My Favorite Costume: Flapper Dress

Great Gatsby Soiree by Bunny Baubles 1

Though I’ve loved wearing every costume I’ve made, this one gives me the best memories. A best friends’ birthday complete with singing into champagne bottles probably has something to do with that. It’s also turned into a wearable dress afterwards – always a plus!

7. The Most Laughable Post: Buttercream Frosting

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I had discovered that outdoor lighting was a good thing, but resorted to frosting a cake outside in the courtyard next to an abstract fountain… because that makes sense…

8. The Most Fun/Surprising Cookie Recipe: Margarita Cocktail Cookies

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These were such an experiment, and they turned out better than I could have imagined. I loved making them, I loved shooting the photos, and I loved eating them even more. A success story that any parent would be proud to share.

9. My Favorite Cake that I’m Questioning Why I Haven’t Made It Again… : Blueberry Lemon Bundt

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Seriously, what have I been doing with my life and my oven for the past 1.5 years?

10. Award for the Worst Photos for the Best Baked Good: Funeral Cake

funeral cake on counter

If you’ve had this, you know it’s 10 times better than these photos will have you believe.

What have been your favorite posts? What more would you like to see from me? I am only as creative as the inspiration I get from the environment around me, so if you have an incredible idea and would like to see it come to fruition, please let me know! Love you all, and I hope you have the most wonderful holidays!

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