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winter 2015

Talking The Real Girls Kitchen, Being a Mom and more!

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INSIDE!

gift guides galore must-have finds everything on our radar

Hello,

Holiday Style for Your Home & Your Closet

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holiday baking with author sandy arevalo

Beverley Mitchell

Exclusive Chat with the 7th Heaven Star

Talking

The Fringe Hours with Jessica Turner

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PER FU MES AND BEAU TY RITU A L S

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Casi Densmore-Koon Founder and Editor in Chief Jessica Peterson Graphic Design Skye McLain Director of Advertising Katlyn Dziegrenuk fashion & beauty director Courtney Boone Editorial Assistant Kylie Bean content manager Ahndea May cover art diretor Ashley Cordova make-up and hair Evan Yamada cover photography Stephanie Zahn assistant photo editor

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contents on the cover

haylie duff

talking The Real Girls Kitchen | 27

beverley mitchell

exclusive chat with 7th heaven star | 36

holiday style

for your home and closet | 42

jessica turner

the Fringe Hours | 60

holiday baking

with author Sandy Arevalo| 90

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10 | Editor’s Note happy holidays

15 | Currently Coveting your wishlist

21 | The Scoop must haves of the season

11 | Editor’s Picks casi’s favorites

17 | Small Biz Spotlight the hottest brands

35 | The Lust List must-have essentials

12 | On Trend subscription boxes

19 | Holiday Gifts perfect for the season

48 | Holiday Styles to Steal bloggers invite us into our homes

14 | Currently Obsessing Over shop it because it’s hot

20 | Beauty Bests beauty essentials

68 | Shopping Guide shop the must-have holiday gifts

Cover Look:

Blazer: Target Tee: Loved by Hannah and Eli Gabrielle Diaper Bag: charlotte + asher

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editor’snote

Happy Holidays loves! I can’t believe it but this is our two year anniversary issue! TWO YEARS. I will never forget when I decided to turn cupcakeMAG into a magazine. A lightbulb hit me on a Friday night over pizza that I decided I wanted to make it happen. Fast forward, two years and nine issues later and I just can’t believe it. It’s been such an amazing ride and I can’t thank you enough for the support! A few weeks ago we had the honor of spending the day with the amazing Haylie Duff. And yes, she’s just as amazing in real life as she is on the cover. She’s such a sweetheart and our team had such a blast shooting her at Bel Bambini in West Hollywood. I have to take a second to say thank you Haylie! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day as a new mom and hanging out us. You’re amazing, inspiring and just such a wonderful mama. And did you happen to notice who else was mentioned on the cover? The amazing Beverley Mitchell! The last few weeks I’ve been working with Bev on this amazing #shopsmall campaign on Instagram and it’s been so much fun working together. She has a new movie coming out on Lifetime so make sure you tune into A Giftwrapped Christmas on November 28th at 8pm! Beverley is such an amazing mama and a great friend and I’m honored to show her off in this issue. I couldn’t be more excited for the interviews in this issue! Don’t forget to check out our biggest Holiday Shopping Guide yet filled with all of our must-have finds, plus what’s on our radar and more. We’ve done the shopping for you with the best of the best shops on the net while featuring our favorite small business shops around! 10

As always -- I just want to thank you. Yes, you beautiful! Thank you for reading! Thank you for letting us be part of your day. Thank you for the support and love. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We wouldn’t be here without you. Lots of love, cupcake!

Lots of love, cupcake!

Casi

Casi Densmore-Koon Founder & Editor in Chief

Say Hello!

Your ongoing support and emails always make me smile. Have a comment, suggestion, or just want to say hi?

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at home for the holidays with

an exclusive chat with the leading lady behind “the real girls kitchen” You have a lot going on! You recently had an adorable baby girl, Ryan and you’re constantly working on projects for Real Girls Kitchen. Catch us up to speed on life.

When we stepped inside your home we could see your passion for interior design? We have to ask...do you plan on adding a home category to your website?

Take us through a day with Haylie. What’s usually on your daily agenda?

Tell us about your show, Real Girls Kitchen. You produce it and write the recipes which most don’t know. Tell us about how it’s been working on this amazing project.

You basically said it all! I’m a new mom and busy with The Real Girl’s Kitchen show and site, it’s such an exciting time! I’m lucky that right after Ryan was born the show was on Hiatus so I’ve really gotten to spend a lot of quality time with her in this special phase.

I guess it changes based on what’s going on. Right now I am doing a lot of recipe testing for the show and baby play time. I just did a re-vamp of my blog so I’ve been busy shooting new recipes and gearing up for Season 3 of The Real Girls Kitchen. cupcakeMAG.com

I just recently re-vamped the Real Girl’s Kitchen site! Part of the re-vamp of RealGirlsKitchen.com was to include some of the other things I love like home décor, all things baby and even a focus on some philanthropic things as well.

It’s incredible to work on this show! I feel so lucky to go to work very day and do something that I love. I really have the best team where everyone shows up every day smiling and having fun. I just feel lucky! I also have a producing partner who makes my life very easy. 27


What are your favorite holiday recipes?

I love my mother’s dressing, which is actually my grandmother’s recipe! But now my mom can take the credit. We also have a tradition of a caviar Christmas so we do little bite sizes Blinis with crème fraiche and caviar on Christmas eve. We do one expensive caviar and the others are middle of the road, then we flip the lids upside down and everyone has to say which is their favorite. Usually the less expensive caviars are the favorite! Our tradition is tamales and caviar bites so those are the holiday recipes I look forward to most every year.

You recently welcomed a sweet little girl into the world, Ryan. How has your perspective on life changed since being a Mom?

I mean it changes everything! You look at everything differently. The choices you makes and your priorities totally change for example when I’m watching the news and hearing about everything that’s going on in our world and thinking about travelling alone I wonder if it’s safe for me to go alone. I didn’t used to second guess that. When your decisions directly affect someone else, the choices you make tend to be different. 28

What are some of your must-have mom products you can’t live without?

While I was pregnant, I really liked this brand Healthy Mama. Everything was safe for me to use, so it made my life easy! I love this little club chair from Mamas & Papas, it encourages little ones to learn to sit up. I am a very devoted Orbit Baby mom, I use the whole system! For products, I love Zoe Organics. The mama’s ritual oil for me and the baby oil for Ryan..and good ‘ol Cetaphil to keep her skin clean!

We are hoping for another book and another season of your show! What’s up next for you?

Hopefully all of those things! We will start shooting season 3 fairly soon and I am in the early stages for planning book number two now. It’s such a big project to take on so I am a little nervous but also excited because I have so much more to write about this time! I feel like there is a lot more to share with people and I am looking forward to that.

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“I’m a new mom and busy with The Real Girl’s Kitchen show and site, it’s such an exciting time!”

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ten things we don’t know about

1. I hate raw onions! Don’t like them, don’t want any thing to do with them, never cook with them! 2. I have 10 tattoos – shhh don’t tell my dad! 3. I could eat sushi for every meal, including breakfast! 4. Every night I say prayers with Ryan before bed and our favorite one is “now I lay me down to sleep” except the original version scared me a bit so we have our own modified version that doesn’t say “if I die before I wake…” because neither of us are down with that. 5. My favorite holiday is Christmas! 6. I love crime television – True Crime stories and CSI are guilty pleasures 7. I don’t like to bake 8. I love a good photo-booth 9. I’m secretly a kitchen nick-nack hoarder. I have so many kitchen props for shooting RGK!

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Straight from The Real Girls Kitchen

Photo credit: Haylie Duff

Fall Risotto with Crispy Shallots by Haylie Duff

Ingredients · 3 tablespoons butter · Olive oil (for roasting & a bit for risotto) · 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped · 1-2 cups of cubed butternut squash (1/4” pieces) · 1 cup Arborio rice (risotto rice) · ½ cup dry white wine · 3 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if needed · ½ cup grated Parmesan · Fresh sage (1-2 leaves) cupcakeMAG.com

For the roasted butternut squash: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Scatter ¼ inch cubes of butternut squash across baking dish, drizzle with olive oil & a pinch of sea salt. Bake 20 minutes or until soft. For risotto: Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter & 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and a big pinch of seat salt, cook till onion is translucent Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until absorbed. Turn heat to medium/low Start adding the broth, 1 cup at a time, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until absorbed Add another cup of broth and simmer, stirring again **You may add the roasted butternut squash to rice at any time!! I do it about now, then the squash absorbs some of the liquid too** Once rice has absorbed the liquid, add another cup.. you are getting the idea! Here is where your own tastes comes in to play… taste the rice… sometimes my risotto gets too seasoned with the chicken broth. So, sometimes, I will add filtered water instead of broth to dilute it a bit… (If the rice is not cooked through and the mixture is dry, add more liquid and put a lid on the pot.) Stir in the parmesan. Finely chop 1-2 leaves of fresh sage. Stir in to risotto or garnish. For the crispy shallots: Peel and slice 1 large shallot in to rings. Heat ½ cup of canola oil on medium heat. Place shallot rings in to oil while it is STILL COLD! Watch closely, using a slotted spoon or fish flipper remove crispy rings once golden brown and place on a paper towel. 33


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Straight from

heaven BEVERLEY MITCHELL IS A HOLLYWOOD STAR WE ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH ON THE HIT SHOW, 7TH HEAVEN. NOW, SHE’S A FULL-TIME MOM, WIFE, ACTRESS AND JUST ONE AMAZING LADY. ONE OF THE NICEST MAMAS WE’VE EVER WORKED WITH, SHE’S A TRUE GEM WITH A HEART OF GOLD AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH YOU.

WE ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU WHEN YOU PLAYED LUCY ON THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW, 7TH HEAVEN. BRING US UP TO SPEED NOW THAT YOU’RE A MAMA NOW TO 2 ADORABLE KIDS!

Well, it has been a long time since my days of 7th Heaven and being a mom on tv is a whole lot different than being a Mom in real life. It truly is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have always loved kids but having my own has changed everything. Every minute, is a new and exciting adventure.

TAKE US THROUGH A DAY WITH BEV.

It is pretty ordinary, wake up and make breakfast for the whole family. Then depending on the day we have a class for Kenz, and we all jump in the car and head out. We usually head to the grocery store, which is always an adventure and then we head home for nap time. If I am lucky I will sneak in a nap too and then it is back to work. I straighten up the house, do the laundry and

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prep dinner. Life is pretty ordinary for us, but it is extraordinary as well. We eat together as a family and then comes our night time adventure in putting every one down and once every one is in bed, Michael and I enjoy a minute to connect, and sometimes watch a movie and glass of wine, or catch up on our favorite shows or emails. And then we do it all over again!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE DOWN TIME?

Every waking minute I love to spend with my family, and we do EVERYTHING together. Michael and I don’t have Kenzie in preschool so we make up for it in classes, we have Ballet on Monday, Music Class on Wednesday, Gymnastics on Saturday and Soccer on Sunday. Needless to say, we stay pretty busy and we love every single minute. And when I work, the family comes with me, the whole family came up with me to Canada when I just did my last two films.

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EVERYONE IS DYING TO KNOW....DO YOU WATCH RERUNS OF 7TH HEAVEN? DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE EPISODE?

I don’t, I wish I had time. But honestly, 7th Heaven was more than a job to me, it is my family and my life. I grew up on 7th Heaven and it is some of my most favorite memories. Each episode is more like an actual memories, they all blend together! 7th Heaven was my family for 11 years and it is such an exciting new time as some of us are now starting families of our own. It is so much fun entering this new phase in our life and getting to share it with some of my favorite people. Being able to experience motherhood with my best friend is such a gift! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND ALWAYS SO FIT. GIVE US ALL YOUR BEAUTY SECRETS AS WELL AS WHAT YOU DO TO STAY ACTIVE.

and Eli, and I love the pants from Mini Classy. For Me, I am currently living in my Mama Bear sweatshirt by Loved by Hannah and Eli. I am all about supporting the amazing Mom and Dad’s out there trying to support their families, and I love having unique things for my littles that not everyone has from the usual stores. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR IN 2016?

Everything! I love that now life is a whole new adventure! I love to work but I love being a MOM even more. MY family is everything and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to do what I love and spend so much time with my family. I am mostly grateful for working so much when I was younger that I have been able to to focus on my family so that I never had to miss any of these precious moments with both Kenzie and Hutton.

You are far too kind. Honestly, I wish I had time to work out but mostly I am just running around chasing my little ones and breastfeeding helps. I think I am blessed with good genetics. And as for my skin, I am all about this amazing organic skin care line called ElaSpa from Canada. It has completely changed my skin. YOU ARE AN AVID SUPPORTER OF SMALL BIZ AND WE JUST LOVE THAT ABOUT YOU. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE SHOPS YOU ARE LOVING?

I love getting fun and unique tees for the littles, so right now I love Stellar Seven, The Blue Envelope, Loved by Hananah

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five things we don’t know about

Bev one

I was a cheerleader at my High School while working on 7th Heaven.

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I met my husband my sophomore year in College and we have spent everyday together ever since. It was love at first sight, at least it was for me!

CURRENT BAG YOU ARE CARRYING? I love my Lisa Berck bag and of course my JujuBe diaper bags FAVORITE DRINK AT STARBUCKS? I love my Decaf Vanilla Latte.

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I love to do laundry and clean the house, it is actually like therapy for me.

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I was discovered when I was 4 years old at a mall, when I was throwing a temper tantrum. Can’t believe someone thought that was cute but Hey, worked out well for me.

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I am a complete homebody, I am completely happy just hanging at home in my sweats with my family!

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Courtney of A Thoughful Place knows just how to decorate for the holidays. Her blog not only is just about fashion, it’s a great resource for your home too!

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JESSICA TURNER JESSICA TURNER ISN’T JUST A BLOGGER AT THE MOM CREATIVE SHE’S A FULL-TIME MOM WITH A FULL-TIME JOB AND YOU CAN ADD AUTHOR TO HER RESUME. WE SAT DOWN WITH JESSICA TO CHAT ABOUT THE FRINGE HOURS AND HOW SHE DOES IT ALL.

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW YOU, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE FRINGE HOURS, INTRODUCE YOURSELF! My husband, Matthew and I live in Nashville with our three children – Elias, who is 7; Adeline who is 4 and Ezra who is 10 months. I work full-time as an online content strategist for a large non-profit hospital. In my fringe hours, I love to write and craft. I have a lifestyle blog called The Mom Creative and in 2015 I released two books – The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You and My Fringe Hours: Discovering a More Creative and Fulfilled Life. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BLOGGING. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?  I began blogging in 2006 as a way to connect with out-of-state family members and to share the various scrapbooking projects that I had made. At the time, the scrapbooking industry was at it’s peak and blogging was a way for me to connect with that community. I began doing more lifestyle content in 2008 when I cupcakeMAG.com

became pregnant with my son Elias, and then rebranded in 2009 to The Mom Creative. WHAT IS SOME ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A BUDDING BLOGGER? Consider if your blog is going to be a hobby or a business, then treat it appropriately. If you would like it to be a business, use an editorial calendar, respond to email promptly and act professional. Blogging conferences are a great investment in building relationships with other bloggers and brands. No matter what, be true to your voice. WITH YOUR PLATES ALWAYS SPINNING, HOW DO YOU STAY ORGANIZED WEARING SO MANY HATS? HAVING A FULL-TIME JOB AS WELL AS BEING A SUCCESSFUL BLOGGER. I have a notebook that says Live Everyday with Intention. It goes with me everywhere and contains lists, contacts, to dos, writing ideas, etc. I also am diligent about my editorial cal61


endar for The Mom Creative and my outlook calendar for my day job. Laundry may sometimes fall to the wayside, but my deadlines get met.

The gift book, My Fringe Hours: Discovering a More Creative and Fulfilled Life releases in late-November 2015. It’s been a wild year, to say the least!

TELL US ABOUT WRITING YOUR BOOK. HOW LONG WAS THE PROCESS AND HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT?

YOU SURVEYED MORE THAN 2,000 WOMEN FOR THE FRINGE HOURS. WHY WAS THIS IMPORTANT? While the genesis of the idea for The Fringe Hours was my own story of how I used time, I wanted the book to resonate with a wide range of women in all life stages. In order to do this, I crafted a survey to gather feedback from women across the country about their passions, struggles and habits.

I developed the idea for The Fringe Hours in January 2013 at Al, a blogging conference in Salt Lake City. I literally bought the domain FringeHours.com during a session. So many women would ask me “how I do it all?” but when I dove into what they wanted to know, it was how did I make time for my passions. The answer was that I used my fringe hours—those pockets of time that often go underused or wasted altogether, I was using them for the things that I loved. I knew immediately it would be a topic that resonated. Within two-three weeks after Alt, I signed with a literary agent. By the spring I had my sample chapters written and a proposal, and I signed with a publisher in the summer of 2013. (This was an unusually fast process.) The book was due in spring 2014 and then released in February 2015. Simultaneously, we released a Fringe Hours product line with DaySpring, the faith division of Hallmark. 62

The data and responses collected became an important cornerstone of the book. For instance, so many women responded with feelings of guilt, comparison and struggles to create a balanced schedule that I added an entire section to The Fringe Hours to help women navigate these challenges. WHY DO YOU BELIEVE WOMEN NEED TO BE BETTER AT PRACTICING SELF-CARE AND PURSUING THEIR PASSIONS? Women are stretched incredibly thin. Oftentimes they believe the lie that the only way to get everything done is to say no to their needs and passions. In my own experience and research, I have found the opposite to be true. When you invest in yourself, you cupcakeMAG.com


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are your best self. Moreover, you are then able to be a better wife, mom, friend, co-worker. Also, for mothers, it is important that we model healthy behaviors like self-care for our children. In both Fringe Hours books, I take women on a journey of self-discovery so they can embrace a healthier lifestyle. The books are practical, relatable and the permission slip that so many women need! WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS? Taking time to pursue my passions fills me up in such positive ways – it is a necessity. I adore crafting, memory keeping, baking, reading and photography. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons to be in the kitchen and I am often trying new recipes that I find on Pinterest. My husband jokes that he can always tell when I am not reading because I get a bit grumpy. He’s right, though! I always have a book with me. Of course, I also love writing and am often brainstorming new content ideas for The Mom Creative. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE BOOKS ON YOUR BOOKSHELF? Gosh, so many! Fiction favorites: Pretty Baby, A Light Between Oceans and Someone Knows My Name. Non-fiction favorites: cupcakeMAG.com

Simply Tuesday, Searching for Sunday and Daring Greatly. Of course, I am also a huge fan of anything by Matthew Paul Turner (my husband) especially Our Great Bib American God and Churched. WHAT IS UP NEXT FOR YOU? WE ARE HOPING FOR ANOTHER BOOK! Book-wise, I am focusing on the new companion book to The Fringe Hours called My Fringe Hours: Discovering a More Creative and Fulfilled Life. I am contracted to write another trade book, but it won’t be out for a few years. I’m hoping to take my own advice, slow down a bit and be less busy in 2016. Blog-wise, I am hoping to do a major site redesign in 2016. I have been bookmarking sites that I love and reimagining what I want The Mom Creative to be. I am really excited about the project. Personally, I am looking forward to catching up on my Project Life scrapbook (having a baby and releasing 2 books in the same year meant I fell behind on my documenting), going on vacation with my family in the summer and baby-proofing everything as my son will be walking soon! 63


Five Working Mom Tips WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT HAS REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY WORK EXPERIENCE, IT GOES BACK TO THESE FIVE TIPS! 1. CREATE BOUNDARIES: As

a working mother, it is incredibly important to have work-life balance. If you find that you are working all the time or aren’t able to leave work at work, it might be worth considering if you need a job or career change. After 7 years at a marketing firm, I realized that agency life was not a good fit for my growing family. While I adored my colleagues, changing jobs was the right decision for me and my family. I now work at a job with a much healthier-work life balance and have learned the importance of being boundaried in my work. Lunch is an opportunity to refuel physically and mentally. Don’t spend it at your desk. I always leave work during my lunch break. Sometimes I use the hour to run errands so that I don’t have to do them in the evening or on a weekend, while other times I spend the time enjoying a meal with a friend. This break in my day has become incredibly important to my well-being. 2. TAKE YOUR LUNCH BREAK:

4. CREATE COMMUNITY AT WORK: You

spend a lot of time at work, so being in community with your colleagues is important. A few years ago, I started monthly (ish) potlucks at my office and they have been an awesome opportunity to connect over people’s favorite recipes. About six months ago, I also started a bi-monthly women’s book club. Each month we meet at someone else’s home, and it has created great conversation and bonding amongst the women on our team. (Books we have read so far: All The Light You Cannot See, Pretty Baby, The Language of Flowers and Big Little Lies.) If you work in an office setting, making your desk, cubicle or office your own. Bring in some photos, a favorite calendar and some knick-knacks to personalize the space. Having these personal items make my desk feel more me, and the photos of my family remind me why I do what I do. 5. DECORATE YOUR OFFICE SPACE:

This is the most practical (and maybe the most obvious), but also the most important! I block everything out in my Outlook calendar – from meetings to my children’s school events. I am also diligent about blocking out my own self-care. If it is on the calendar, I can’t push it off. I like that my calendar sync with my phone too, so I always have my schedule with me. 3. USE YOUR CALENDAR:

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Baking has always been a large part of Sandy’s life, with sweet memories of time spent in the kitchen alongside her great grandmother. So it’s no surprise that what started as a hobby after her son was born, baking for her family and friends, eventually turned into a thriving business. In addition to her growing list of celebrity clients, Sandy has also donated countless sweets for Operation Shower, a non-profit organization that provides baby showers to military wives whose husbands are deployed. Sandy currently resides in Crystal Lake, IL with her husband and 2 kids. You can order from her at www.FireflyConfections.com And follow her on social media: Facebook: Firefly Confections | Twitter: @sandysbaking Instagram: @sandysbaking | Pinterest: Sandy Fregin-Arevalo cupcakeMAG.com

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