Sugar & Spice, As In Cupcakes & Ornaments.

Good morning,

I had another post scheduled for today but a few tweaks were in order so instead, we are going to look at some sugar…

Christmas Cupcakes

and spice…

DIY Cinnamon Ornaments By Turnstyle Vogue (2)

But not in that order.

First, my cinnamon ornaments were pretty popular last year but for those of you who weren’t around back then Winking smile,  I thought I’d share them again in a condensed version. 


1 cup of cinnamon
1 TBSP ground cloves
1 TBSP nutmeg
3/4 cup applesauce
2 TBSP white glue
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the applesauce and glue.

Roll out on a cutting board using cinnamon instead of flour, and cut your shapes using cookie cutters.  Use a straw to add the holes to hang them with.  Bake on a cookie sheet  at 250° for 2 hours, turning them over after 1 hour.  It is important that you do this step to prevent “curling” at the edges.  Let cool on a rack before using.

Cinnamon Ornament Recipe

Once they are ready, use them for ornaments on your tree, teacher gifts, or Christmas gift embellishments.  They smell wonderful – and you know me, I love the scents of the season!

Next, it is all about the sugar that increase in volume this time of year.

Cassidy came home from work last night and made us some of her her famous cupcakes.  

Christmas Cupcakes (3)

Chocolate cupcakes and whipped buttercream frosting topped with sprinkles and chocolate trees on half, and pearls and white chocolate snowmen on the other half. 

Christmas Cupcakes (6)

They are soooooo good.

And sooooo cute!

Christmas Cupcakes (7)

Don’tcha think?

Be inspired,

Linking to:

Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Metamorphosis Monday
Home Stories A To Z
Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month

TDC Before and After


Tip Junkie handmade projects

DIY By Design
Project Queen
Tip Junkie
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Restore Interiors
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths 
36th avenue


Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense


Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff
Be Different Act Normal

Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming

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  1. Hi Shari, how many gingerbread men can you make with the receipe? Thanks!

  2. Yummy! My son Jack would go crazy for those gingerbreads FIRST…then he would destroy those cupcakes in one bite.

  3. The gingerbread look great. Th cupcakes yummy.


  4. Super cute! I love the cupcakes!

  5. I am loving your site!!!

  6. The cupcakes are fantastic….so pretty and festive….and thanks for the “ornament” recipe!!

  7. This is so cute!!! I love it!!!! Great blog too. I’m Hanna and I am your newest follower:) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! You can find me at

    xoxoxo Hanna

  8. Love the cinnamon ornaments, Shari. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!


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