Monday, September 28, 2009

No tricks, just treats!

Aw, I made another coloring page to add to your pug and cupcake collection! Just click the image to get a printable image. If you can't tell, the pug's dressed up as a vampire, and to keep up the tradition, there's a cupcake in the lower corner. I don't miss a single detail!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pug Coloring Pages

... So I was cruising the web for free coloring pages and came to a disturbing realization-- there are no coloring pages devoted to pugs! Here are two that I drew myself to contribute to the online coloring book collection. Naturally, I drew them with cupcakes. Perhaps there are more to come?

Special gift: Click the images to get a printable 8.5 x 11 coloring page! Aren't I just the best? (:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buddha the Betta

I'm devoting this post to my pet betta fish, Buddha, who is the most adorable fish I have ever owned. I "adopted" him about a month ago, and he is so healthy and happy and playful. Every time I peer through his tank, he swims right up to me. He is such a goofball compared to all the other bettas I've owned, and never seems too bored with his surroundings. And did I mention that he is so cute? That loop on his dorsal fin is always there, too.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"I scream" for cupcakes

Om nom nom!

About two weeks ago, I made ice cream cone cupcakes for my friends... you know, the cupcakes baked in an ice cream cone? The cupcakes that if your mother made for your fifth birthday, you were automatically recognized as "cool?" Still don't know what I am talking about? Oh, how I pity your childhood. Well, here you go, complete with a recipe. I used Funfetti cake mix to snazz things up a bit, and topped off the icing with those disgusting maraschino cherries. You guys should really google some pics of these cone cupcakes. They are hideously adorable.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Poor Student's $2.50 Bento Meal

I got my bento box in the mail today, yay. In celebration, I cooked up my first bento meal. It was really quick and cheap to prepare (although it's not that healthy). Not including money for the actual lunch box, I payed only $2.50 for this meal.

Here's what I included:

-Grape tomatoes and steamed carrots on a bed of spinach leaves
-Stovetop seafood flavored ramen with diced carrots
-Fruit medley of grapes, strawberries, and apple slices soaked in soda water
-Storebought green tea mochi and Japanese biscuits with chocolate filling

Wondering how all this was just $2.50? Here is my secret!
At CNU, there is a great salad bar included in the meal plan. I assume that all over the country, there are these secret salad bars that include everything from Velveta cheese cubes to spicy bananna peppers. I take a to-go box and do my "grocery shopping" in the comfort of my campus's cafeteria and salad bar. I pilfer the tomatoes, carrots, spinach leaves, grapes, strawberries, and apple slices from the salad bar. Ramen is $.20, a six-pack of mochi is $1.30, and the biscuits are just $1.00. There you have it! Poor Student's $2.50 Bento meal.

The presentation was adequate for a first Bento box (In my humble opinion). Like the obsessed freak I am, I ran off to Anime Club with my little Bento and showed it off. It was make-a-plushie night, and I'll upload my plushie tomorrow. (:


Photograph of one of my old beloved betta fish. Rest in peace, lil' guy!

Here's to my new blog, Pugs 'N Cupcakes! I don't really know what I'm doing as of yet, but here is a little about me and stuff I like a great deal:

-Unique and artsy things
-My odd cooking endeavors
-Pugs and other hideously adorable animals
-Things containing the color purple
- Strange events afoot at CNU
-Things that I want but cannot afford
-Coloring in printed coloring pages
-Interesting videogames
-Whatever else I think is worthy of my time :P

Here are some facts about me, Nikki.

My name is Nicole. My nick-name is Nikki. My nick-nick name is Nik. I'm a student at Christopher Newport University. I have kickass friends and a bitchin' boyfriend. I like trying new things, which may or may not include cooking, art, driving to new places, and meeting new people. I like pugs, oh and ghosts, chupacabras, aliens, and anything else that is out of this world. That's all I really feel like writing about myself.

Oh, and unless I give credit to the appropriate person, the photos and artwork here belong to meee! I don't care if you use it, as long as you e-mail me and give me credit.