Went for a run. Did some shopping. Fueled myself.
Came across this beautiful rendition of “Let it Go” from Frozen. This might be my favorite cover of this song so far.
(side note, have yet to watch the actual movie…)
I am now continuing to watch all the musical covers by Alex Boye from his album “Africanized”. So. Good.
Hope everyone is having as good of a Sunday as I am =)
How I make leftover #pizza more #breakfast acceptable? #sorryimnotsorry
I have realized that as I get older, the more sensitive and emotional I get. This last weekend over Labor Day Weekend, I attended my first close-friend’s wedding (you know, versus a family wedding or a significant other’s cousin’s wedding) and I cried three times. Twice during the ceremony and once at the reception (he danced with his grandma!). This may not seem much since the groom is a friend of mine, but I also cried (eyes got misty) at my boyfriend’s high school buddy’s wedding as well just a few months ago…
Regardless of how one might feel about marriage, I find something magical about weddings. It’s two people coming together, in front of their family and friends, and making a pledge to each other. There is pure joy, love, and happiness during this amazing moment and I can’t help but feel honored that the bride and groom has allowed me to share in that moment with them.
I’m a mush ball I know =)
The wedding was a ton of fun this weekend since a lot of our college friends came in for it. There was a lot of catching up, going out, and running around town (all fun stuff though!) There wasn’t really a theme to the wedding but it took place on a vintage plantation house, in a barn, so there was a very charming rustic feel to everything. I thought everything was wonderfully understated which fit well with the not-too-big setting.
It’s also always fun to get dressed up for a wedding =)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend as well!
It’s Tuesday right?
Getting stuff done. #ilikelists #dosomethingawesome #lillypulitzer #designdarling
Came home last night from work at 10PM so what do I do?
Run to target to buy some paper straws before they close at 11…and then make cupcakes in the middle of the night. Duh!
Today is the last day of work for two of my teammates so wanted to send them off on a sweet note: Cherry Coke Cupcakes!
Found the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker, followed it exactly…except for the frosting. I had a bunch of cream cheese in the fridge so I made a cherry cream cheese frosting instead. Basically followed a basic cream cheese frosting recipe and added some cherry juice to the mix. Turned out delish!
I also added little striped paper straws for a touch of me =) Not bad for a nights work!
Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]
GOD BLESS ROBIN WILLIAMS, ILL MISS HIM
Oh captain my captain. RIP Robyn Williams - you’ve touched so many hearts.
A romantic dinner for one.
Actually, it was not as sad sounding as you might think. Got home on Thursday exhausted from work so all I wanted was an hour or so of me time.
Balsamic portobello mushrooms with cauliflower n’ kale - clean, oh so good eating :)
A glass of red and a little Real Housewives make for a perfect dinner for one.
It’s Sunday afternoon and I am currently sitting at the office…there’s a problem with this picture. These are the moments that I wish I could marry rich and just be a stay at home housewife whose day to day work consists of baking cupcakes for a charity fundraiser and getting paid to do arts and crafts. Not entirely sure how fulfilling and long lasting that lifestyle could be for me but it’s a thought.
Speaking of making cupcakes, I had a very last minute I-want-to-bake moment yesterday afternoon so I called up my friend C to help me make some cupcakes for a friends going away party. Cake makes everything better in my opinion.
Considering the ingredients we had available, we decided to make some strawberry balsamic cupcakes with an egg white based frosting. C is a wizz in the kitchen so I naturally gave her the reigns on the egg white icing. We used a simple recipe found here, but added in some strawberry and balsamic to the mix. The result was a wonderfully fluffy, light frosting to top our white cupcakes.
For some added flavor, we made a strawberry balsamic filling for the cupcakes and we topped it all off with a dash of sprinkles. Voila!
I hadn’t realized until pretty recently that not everyone thinks of strawberry and balsamic to be a pairing. My last roommate thought I was bizarre when I had put some strawberry and balsamic into a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream for dessert one night. Oh, and if you haven’t tried that, it’s delicious!!
I find it best when you can marinade the strawberries in balsamic vinegar (with some spoonfuls of sugar) overnight. That really helps the flavors mix together. Try it!!