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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just a little VALENTINE FUN.....(edited to add link)

I love Valentine's Day....
It was one of my favorite fun days when I was a kid.
We made the cutest Valentine Boxes out of cigar boxes, crepe paper, paper doilies,
and construction paper hearts.
All the kids in our class put a cute card in each others decorated box  and I saved them from year to year...
I wonder whatever happened to that last box full of little sweet treasures ????

CUTE AND COLORFUL......
"When you frost a cupcake, you spread the love"
"You can't look at a cupcake without smiling"





My mother used to make
BANANA NUT  MUFFINS
and I'd give just about a million dollars to taste one of her's again. *teary

I've made them a kizillion times but never, EVER, have gotten that same sweet "MAMA  TASTE."

And, she didn't even have cute paper cups to bake them in.



My sweet friend, KATHY, told us about buying these adorable cupcake papers at MICHAELS, in their
DOLLAR BIN.

I just had to buy some, too....

Now, I am saving my pennies for a beautiful, glass, lidded, jar such as hers to show off all the colorful patterns .....


Didn't she do an awesome job of taking this photo !!
"Friends are like cupcakes in my pantry of memories."
 OK....
LET'S MAKE MUFFINS





 





 I had, on hand, a small basket of
FRESH STRAWBERRIES (ummmm)
and only a handful of fresh BLUEBERRIES........I combined them both for a heavenly taste.
                          ♥♥ ♥
 BLUEBERRY STRAWBERRY MUFFINS

This recipe uses BUTTERMILK
and it sure makes them tasty.....
it is also a  FIVE STAR  RECIPE....

and you will have to agree that
MUFFINS and/or CUPCAKES
just taste even better in a colorful and cute cupcake/muffin cup.
A lot of these cuties are MARY ENGELBERT and don't 'cha love all her bright and cheery colors.?
 I LOVE these cute paper cups....
I love them so much, I want YOU to have some, too.
SOOO, here's the fun deal.
Just leave a comment telling me what 
YOUR FAVORITE MUFFIN/CUPCAKES  ARE
and I will use a RANDOM GENERATOR to pick a WINNER
FOR A LITTLE BOXFUL OF THESE ADORABLE PAPER MUFFIN CUPS.
Very simple...
takes no time at all....and EVERYone knows what their favorite is....
.....just spreading a little
VALENTINE LUV
around Blogland where so many of my wonderful friends live. 
♥ ♥ ♥
and don't we all just LOVE getting a little package in the mail !! 
Let's see....I'll close this little tiny GIVEAWAY 
on TUESDAY, 31st
so I can get them in the mail to you in time to use for
VALENTINE'S DAY. 

 
 "I miss my cupcake
where has it gone?
i wish it were here
at the wave of my wand."



      "For my favorite lil' cupcake", MR. SWEET.

XOXO  bj  
I am joining:
OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY
TIME TRAVEL THURS.
FULL PLATE THURSDAY
THURSDAY FAVORITE THINGS
TASTE THIS THURSDAY

76 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Cupcake looks very cute and amazing!
Beautiful gift for Valentine, I love it!

Kisses and big greetings.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm moving to Texas cause you are too darn sweet and we could hang together ;o) Even if I don't win, I am going to display my cupcake wrappers in a jar too. Love this post BJ!

Madeline's Album said...

Your cupcake papers are just adorable. I love bran muffins, although I do not eat to much of anything sweet anymore. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love Mary's designs, so cute!!! Thanks for the giveaway, too! I love any kind of chocolate cupcake, of course you knew that, as I think I have swooned over some of your chocolate creations!!!
xoxo
Me

Patti said...

what a cute idea, to display the wrappers in a jar! And without ever tasting, I think you are the best baker I know!

Farmhouse Style Living said...

OMG! What a great idea to do with very cute cupcake wrappers! I have got to get to Michael's now! My favorite cupcake or muffin is one with lots of love and calories in them! I mean can you really have a favorite?!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love how those sweet cupcake papers look in that jar! You are so sweet to give some away! I think my favorite cupcake/muffin is Banana Nut! I love love them. Makes me think I need to go bake. hugs, Linda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This is easy for me....I LOVE Blueberry Muffins with LOTS of blueberries and a crunchy top!!

Those are the sweetest cupcake papers....

And of course, your food always looks good...Debbie may be moving to live by you....and that would be fun, but I would weigh 400 pounds!! I better stay put!

NanaDiana said...

Those are SOOO flipping cute I could just turn cartwheels. Don't you just love MaryE? My favorite cupcake is one that has raspberries and cream cheese in it! xo Diana

Linda Chapman said...

You always have such cool posts!!

My favorite muffins are pumpkin spice. I make them all the time~

viridian said...

Oh I can't wait! I will have to get to Michael's for those muffin papers! I would use them to make blueberry muffins, with wild hand picked blueberries.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi BJ!

I have two little pkgs of the Mary cups and have never used them... just too darned cute!

If I HAD to choose a favorite I think it would be a carrot cake one with cream cheese frosting.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Michle said...

I love blueberry muffins. Don't you just love the pretty cupcake liners.

kitty said...

Those cupcake papers are the cutest ever! Your muffins look so good, too!! My favorite muffin...hmmm, do I have to pick ONE??!! I'd have to say any kind of berry would be my pick. xoxox

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, those are just so darn cute, I want some!!! Oh dear, I love little Party cheescakes with cherry topping!

Gayla said...

Love, love the happy post, yummy looking berry muffins, and the liners! I think it will be a fn surprise for somebody to win. Hope it's me!!!!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi BJ
Thanks for popping over to my cold neck of the woods.
I bought some pretty muffin "cups" last Easter like yours. So I will let some other lucky lady win yours.
Love your header and the way your blog "pops".
Have a great evening.
Love Claudie
xoxo

Kathleen Grace said...

You got some! Aren't they just the cutest? I got my jar at the thrift store I think. My favorite muffin is pumpkin chocolate chip:>)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I was at Michaels today and admired the cute cupcake cups! What a fun giveaway. My favorite muffins are lemon blueberry with lemon glaze. Mmm!

Avery James Photography said...

Those cupcake wrappers are all so cute!!!

My favorite is blueberry muffins. :) :)

crystal@averyjamesphotography.com

http://averyjamesphotography.blogspot.com/

Love Of Quilts said...

I like that you made Mr Sweet's a plate too. Your a sweet heart. I have never used the paper wrappers they are pretty. I like chocolate.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'd have to say my favorite muffin is chocolate chip! I've been storing my liners in canning jars, keeps them clean and looks neat! The liners are just adorable BJ, thanks for a chance at the fun give-away:@)

Gina said...

I love the cupcake papers in the jar! My favorite muffins are blueberry.

Theresa said...

What a SWEET post! I love strawberry:) That is my FAVE! I was just at Michael's yesterday, darn it... now I will have to go back! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Rettabug said...

Aren't you SWEET, BJ, to share your stash of darling cupcake liners with some lucky winner! ~~insert crossed fingers~~

I would definitely have to say Blueberry Muffins, made from my Daddy's blueberries bushes & sprinkled with sanding sugar would be MY favorite choice to make with them.

I saw Kathy's jar on Pinterest & fell in love with it, too. She did a GREAT job!

Hugs,
Rett

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

My favourites are English Breakfast muffins - from Nigella Bites. They are scrummy -but they might just be overtaken by your strawberry and blueberry ones - they made my mouth water - not a good look!

Sarahx

keshakeke said...

Oh I love pretty cupcake liners and the idea of displaying them in a glass container is such a cute idea! My favorite muffins are Blueberry with a streusel topping! Mmmmmmm, so yummy!

Marilyn said...

Love the little cupcake liners & everything looks so wonderfully scrumptious!!
Have a Great Day!
Marilyn

The French Hutch said...

I love these cupcake wrappers. Anything so pretty should be displayed, and I love the glass jar with the wrappers displayed. Your post are always so colorful with food and dishes. You brought back sweet memories of childhood with our little decorated bags or boxes for VD. I finally found the old fashion ones for Connor. You are so right, Valentine's Day is a fun day!

~Emily
The French Hutch

ImagiMeri said...

Your cupcake recipe sounds really good. My problem is if I make it...I will eat it....and my hips and tummy will hold onto it! I especially like those rose patterned cupcake papers....very pretty.

Hugs,
Meri

Gail said...

Those papers are just so darn cute! They make me want to bake some cupcakes just soo I can go buy them. Then again maybe just to display them in a glass jar! Very sweet photos!

Karen C. said...

Sure wish we had a Michaels here. The green and white polka dot liners are so cute!

Karen C. said...

Wishing we had a Michaels here in town. Love the green and white polka dot liners!!!

Jonnique said...

My favorite is blueberry muffin! This looks delish! I am a follower! Can you please post this at my Taste This Thursday party!?
www.bellmiracle.blogspot.com

Patrice said...

Cupcakes are so friendly! I'm so glad you told us where you got those wonderful cupcake liners. I will head to Michaels and get some once I shake this flu. It's a double edged sword- I'm sick (bad), but I have a valid excuse for reading blogs all day (fun)!I'm visiting you from Katherine's Corner. Have a wonderful day!

Terri Sue said...

the cupcake wrappers are so sweet. my favorite muffin is a buttermilk blueberry muffin. i've copied off your recipe though. sounds good. buttermilk just adds tenderness to so many things, doesn't it?

Vee said...

Remember when there was no cuteness nor variety in cupcake papers? Just a few short years ago, one couldn't find the colors needed for weddings or showers. I had not realized what variety is available now. They're darling. My favorite muffins are blueberry ones with a crumble topping. Thanks for tossing my name into the ring!

Vee said...

"Into the ring"???? I must have been listening to too much politics. I, of course, meant into the hat.

Vee said...

Accckkkk, delete two of these comments, would you please. I'm really not trying to have an extra advantage. ;>

PEA said...

Oh, BJ, those cupcake wrappers are too adorable for words! I've seen some cute ones but not as cute as these. They say a dog is a man's best friend...well I say no, it's cupcakes that are a man's best friend!! hehe I have a lot of favourites but my very favourite cupcake is carrot nut, yummmm!! Right now at our Tim Horton's they have carrot/orange muffins and omigosh they're so delicious. xoxo

Marlee said...

I just got through eating a Raspberry cupcake topped with raspberry buttercream frosting, rimmed with crushed sugar cookies and a dollop of raspberry filling on top that my sweet son brought me home from Gigi's Cupcake Bakery. It was so yummy!! Love the cupcake papers. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Janet said...

TOO cute! I just found your blog and I love it! My favorite muffin is any muffin!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so cute! I always made chocolate chip muffins...my FAV! Hugs! ♥

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Heading to Michaels for some of those cute wrappers and will put my favorite chocolate muffin inside! Hope I win yours too!
thanks a latte
deb
linens lace and lattes

we three dogs and me said...

Just love the cup cake wrappers. I just love red velvet chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and coconut on top. Yum Yum

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
I just love your little muffin papers, they are just adorable. I need some of those in a pretty glass jar in my kitchen. My favorite muffin right now is my Strawberry Jalapeno Muffin, yum! Your muffins look awesome, you always make everything look good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Gail said...

I just love banana nut muffins and blueberry muffins with a streusel topping. I love the idea of displaying those gorgeous cupcake liners in a glass jar1

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Chocolate! Deep dark rich chocolate with a ton of chocolate icing on top!! Perhaps a bit of chopped walnuts for sprinkles..or tiny chocolate chips?? Oh..put anything on top..just make it chocolate!!! Did I say I LOVE chocolate? Maybe a big lucious cherry or..oh..say..a strawberry dipped in chocolate of course! *sigh*

Debby said...

Those are so adorable. They'd make some cute little Valentine's Day treats.

Carol said...

These cupcake liners are so cute! I love red velvet cupcakes!

Smiles,
Carol

frommylefthand said...

Chocolate cupcakes with homemade icing. Takes me to my youth. haha Thank you for the opportunity to participate. You have a great blog.

Kris said...

I would so love to win!!

paintedlady89 said...

This is such a happy post...thank you for sharing sunshine.
Hugs,
Gigi

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Cupcake wrappers are so festive! My favorite cupcake is a black-bottom cupcake (chocolate with cream cheese filing). Yum!

Jeanne said...

Oh bj, I love these colorful darling cupcake papers. I have never seen anything like them. Of course, I DON'T, SIGH! live anywhere near a Michaels. However, I do love my mountain view every morning when I wake up.

So my favorite muffin is poppyseed lemon. But really, my favorite muffins are any muffin you bake my sweet friend. Smile.
Love this chance to win your darling giveaway and you to my sister friend.
Jeanne

Life on the Edge said...

Oh my, I don't even know what kind of muffins are my favorite since there are so many really good ones out there! I do keep returning to blueberry muffins though. As far as cupcakes, I had a gourmet peanut butter one this fall and I thought it would melt in my mouth. I would just love to be a judge on Cupcake Wars. Can you imagine getting to taste all those yummy cupcakes? Mmmm!

Kady
Life on the Edge

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I just stopped in to say hello...I didn't know about the give-away...but they certainly are cute and perfect for Valentine's Day.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I just stopped in to say hello, I didn't know about the give-away, but they certainly are cute. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

We Miz Sweet this is a perfect give-away for you to host. Anything for a sweet taste or two. These are so darling. My favorite muffin, cc or anything baked is with poppy seeds. Put my name on the list.
QMM

Donnie said...

Anytime of the year I love some sweet pumpkin muffins with a strudel
topping. Biting through the crunchy topping to the pumpkin pie flavor just makes my day especially paired up with some Dunkin coffee. Yum

Loretta said...

These papers are lovely! What a sweet giveaway Bj! Let's see, I love love Red Velvet cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting! Yum. Please enter me...Have a wonderful evening! Thanks! Loretta

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What cute little muffin cups. The muffins looked delicious on their own and didn't need to look cuter...but I am glad you showed them to us....so sweet!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Cupcake liners can really dress up a plain muffin. These are sweet little ones from Micahels.
My favourite muffins to make are blueberry.
Judith

Elaine said...

I like these little wrappers. In fact i used some this weekend for mini muffins .

Love the jar idea as mine get lost sometimes.

Mary Anne said...

BJ - I don't have a blog but I certainly enjoy yours! I'm a West Texas girl, too, from Abilene. My spaghetti jar has plain 'ole spaghetti in it-no fun. Hope I win the cupcake papers! I'll put them in the jar and kick the spaghetti to the pantry. My favorite cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese icing. Pick me!

Gamma said...

What cute cupcake liners! I make muffins often when my small group comes over to sew. Sometimes it's blueberry, sometimes it's cinnamon crunch, but my favorite is anything with chocolate chips!

nannykim said...

Hmmm, I might just use them another way. But my favorite muffin recipe is
Morning Glory Muffins found Here:
http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/07/morning-glory-muffins-from-inn-at-angel.html

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These are so cute! I love how they look in that jar...no wonder you want one to "house" yours. As for my favorite muffins...maybe ghiradelli chocolate from the box. I never make them, because I'd eat them. I tend to make bran muffins or corn muffins the most!

Deb Z said...

Such cute cupcake papers! Blueberry muffins would be great in them!

Jodi Walters said...

I just LOVE you and your website!!! I'd sure love to win those cupcake liners!!!

XOXO
jodijmo86@aol.com

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bj, nothing like the last minute. Just popped over and found your giveaway. Love, love these cute liners. I put liners in a jar for Halloween and Christmas. They were so fun. You have some real cute ones there gal. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Fun, fun, fun!
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Bj, just realized that I forgot to tell you my favorite cupcake/muffin. I am a white girl, in other words don't care for anything chocolatey. Therefore, Banana Nut or anything white with fruit I love! Sorry, I'm such a frit cake! lol
Jann

Sally said...

Very simple... I love white cupcakes with chocolate icing :)

sallydotpuckett@yahoodotcom

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute giveaway! My favorite muffins are blueberry, but I love all muffins and cupcakes!!

Katherine

mgster said...

Love all your cute cupcake papers! Right now I am involved in a love affair with RED VELVET CUPCAKES! With cream cheese frosting, of course!

Liz said...

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