Friday, May 8, 2015

Chocolate Stout Cake

Last week we celebrated my beer-loving, hard working, and oh so 
appreciated husband's birthday.  So, naturally I made him a 10 pound 
beast of a cake and shared it with both of our families and eight friends.  
That's a lot of cake.

As much as I would love to tell you that I stuck to my dairy-free diet 
and made a cake from scratch, I can't.  I made cake from a box.  
Similar to this one.

Had I have had more time or a husband who doesn't love 
box cake I would make the one I found on Blogging Over Thyme.  
Next time I'm definitely going to make this one

Also, cheers to all the moms out there!  
This would be a great cake to celebrate with!

{photos & styling by me}

Monday, May 4, 2015

what. a. month.

This month is shaping up to be awesome!
This week I have a good friend's wedding that I have been 
helping plan and I cannot wait to see it all come together.  
I'm also working on a baby shower for one of my best friends 
who happens to be moving home this week from the Caribbean!  

With so many things to look forward to I'll be limiting 
my posts in the month of May (bear with me)!

However,  I do have one of my favorite posts to date 
going up on Friday! Stop by soon - 
you don't want to miss this chocolatey treat :)

{Pink Peonies}

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cheers to the Weekend

This week was great minus the fact that I got a nasty 
cold that kept me on the couch for about 50% of it.  Yuck.

This weekend is J's birthday and I am so excited to feel better 
so I can spoil him.  His family is coming up tomorrow and we are 
going out to Indian food and I'm making him a chocolate stout cake.  
If it turns out I'll do a post soon.

I hope you all had a wonderful week.
Cheers to the weekend!


{photo by me} 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

I am loving the new Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target. 
It was released yesterday and I want to buy it all.

Below are some of my favorite picks from their new collection.
You can see more here.

**update: all of the items I wanted... sold out before 7:30am! ugh.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flower School: Angelique Tulip

Angelique tulips are the perfect peony alternative!  
In a bouquet or arrangement they look so similar 
and they are much less expensive!  They are fragrant 
and fluffy just like peonies.

I've seen them come in soft pink and salmon pink.  
And they are just as pretty in real life!

You can learn more about them here & here.