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Friday, August 29, 2014

Floral Baby Shower

Today I am so so super excited to share a special party I planned...It was a  baby shower for my amazing sister-in-law who is having a baby girl! I had such a fun time planning a floral pink themed shower for her & I was so pleased with how everything turned out.

Invites designed and printed by Stem & Leaf 

The beverage bar featured strawberry ice water, 2 flavors of Izze soda, San Pellegrino, and orange juice in clear cups. (found at Smart & Final)

 straws from DimeStoreBuddy via etsy // gold tape is Scotch from Target

 utensil holder & silverware Poppytalk for Target

Our build-your-own waffle bar was a huge hit!  There was raspberry, blueberry, caramel and chocolate sauce, homemade buttermilk syrup, nutella, cookie butter (from Trader Joes), sliced strawberries and bananas.

sauces/condiments holder Oh Joy! summer line from Target 

 Lining the back of the waffle bar were sizes of various glass jars filled with flowers from Trader Joes.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Necco Wafer Cake

Probably one of the easiest but cutest cakes you'll ever decorate. Frost a cake and stick on those beautiful Necco candies.  For an eclectic feel, leave the logo facing out or for a smooth "dots" finish, make sure they're all facing the blank way out.
Pattern or haphazard placement, you seriously can't go wrong with this cake!  I used 3 packages for this small cake to get all the colors I wanted.

It's almost too cute to eat! .....almost. Enjoy!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happenings Lately

Well oh my goodness- these past few weeks have been full of friends, family, birthdays, delicious food, baseball games, the beach, a baby shower and San Diego!  So much fun and still feeling like summer (especially when taking the weather into account!) 
Hope you all have wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Citrus Cake Topper

Here's a fun and summer-y way to decorate a cake.  I went out and picked a few stems of leaves and attached them to 2 bamboo skewers using twine.  Top the cake with a few of your favorite citrus fruit (fake or real!) and you're all set for your next fun summer gathering! Happy Partying!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Best Protein Shake

1-2 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter
1 scoop Muscle Milk (I use chocolate)
1 & 1/2 sliced & frozen bananas
enough Dark Chocolate Almond Milk to make smooth

Add ingredients in blender and gradually add Almond Milk to desired shake thickness. Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Favorite Things: Food Edition

This could almost be called "Favorite Things: Trader Joe's Edition".  So if you don't live by a Trader Joe's...my apologies in advance.
1. Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe's
2. Hummus (basically of any variety with above chips) from Trader Joe's
3. Cold Pressed Juice from Trader Joe's (same juice but less than half the price as brand juices)
4. 100% Juice Smoothies from Trader Joe's
5. Powdered Peanut Butter from Amazon 
6. Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's
7. Larabar (also in any variety)

Those are just some of what I've been buying on the regular lately.  I'm pretty proud most of them are healthy aside from the cookie butter! But we all need a little sweet treat to help us stay sane, right?!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happenings Lately

We spent an amazing few days visiting family and celebrating the Fourth home in San Diego & it was picture perfect.  Lots of water fun, pancake breakfast, neighborhood parade, yummy food, a gorgeous farmers market, family time, a mini birthday celebration and suddenly it's 4 days later I'm still in a vacation hangover.  Take me back home!