Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

More Cake Tasting! Susie Cakes!

So Daniel and I had another cake tasting for the wedding. Oh joy! I've decided I'll be signing up for cake tastings even after we pick our cake. Ha-ha...I wish. They are so much fun and who can resist free cake!?

Susie Cakes is FABULOUS! They're a little out of our price range for our wedding cake, but it's worth to give them a try. I fell in love with their strawberry, lemon and vanilla buttercream frosting's on vanilla cake.

We tried coconut, mint, lemon, strawberry, mocha, chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla and cream cheese frosting's on vanilla, chocolate and red velvet cakes. Oh YUMMM






Thursday, June 21, 2012

Frozen Fruit Skewers For Drinks

Cute party idea: frozen fruit skewers, pour champagne and serve. Super simple and fun.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Words of Wisdom


The journey is half the fun...

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Best Beach Chair!

Ohhh! I want this CHAIR! Ok...it's a tad dorky but who cares -- no more neck pain from reading on your tummy or trying to block the blinding sun with your little book while laying on your back!

The chair lets you relax in almost any position and allows you to read comfortably while tanning your back. Features include extra wide hardwood arms, a carrying handle, a cup holder, metal is rust free, and the fabric is quick to dry and easy to clean. I'll take it!
 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Honeymoon Plans!

So guess what? Dan and I are going on our dream honeymoon! A month long European adventure! Yaaahooo! We have a 2 week cruise in the Mediterranean followed by 2 weeks of backpacking.  We are so excited! Oh man, I'm feeling really spoiled right about now! We've been working hard and saving for years, so this honeymoon is a well deserved trip! We were thinking, you only get married once -- so why not go BIG!" And it's the perfect time in our lives to travel (no kids, flexible jobs etc.)
Europe here we come!
Here are some spots we'll be checking out.
If you have any recommendations let us know! We would love to hear about your favorite places, hideouts, restaurants and must do's!

Barcelona, Spain


Monte Carlo, Monaco

Florence/pisa (livorno)

Rome, Italy (civitavecchia)

Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii)
Photos of Spaccanapoli, Naples


Mykonos, Greece


Istanbul, Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus)

Athens, Greece


Venice, Italy

 
And then...
We hope to see these during our 2 weeks of backpacking

Germany for Oktoberfest and a visit to Opas hometown


Switzerland because we've heard it's cool...
 


Lake Como, Italy
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Paris, France (We're flying out of Paris) and I need to get my booty over to Laudree! Oui Oui!
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Oh my gosh! Is this really happening? I need to pinch myself sometimes...we are feeling very blessed and excited for such a grand adventure ahead of us! What a wonderful way to start our marriage. We can't wait!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eat Cake For Breakfast: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake That Is...


Cute Kate Spade bag

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I think I will...
 
Click on ME for the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake recipe by the wonderful Miss Stewart.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Bridesmaid Dresses!

Oh my goodness gracious! We finally picked out the bridesmaids dresses! I thought it would be a lovely idea to let the girls decide on what they wanted to wear (ex: just give them the color and they could pick the dress as a group), but with 2 months until the wedding and no dress in hand, we all started freaking-out a bit. So I called in the troops and we buckled down (a.k.a "crunch time" by my maids of honor) to find a dress together. This is it! I dig it.

P.S. A shout out to all my lovely bridesmaids! I love you girls so much! You're the best friends anyone could ever ask for. You guys mean the world to me.

Bridesmaids

Monday, June 11, 2012

Words of Wisdom

 

                                                               Yes Please.

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Hairstyle: Romantic Half Up Half Down Braid

Thursday, June 7, 2012

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies



Oh my sweet mama, these are amazing...
 
·  2 cups sugar
·  1 stick butter
·  3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
·  1/2 cup milk
·  1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
·  1 ½  tsp. vanilla extract
·  3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats, not instant)

Mix the sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Stir

Reduce heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix quickly until peanut butter melts, then add the oatmeal. Mix until the ingredients are well blended. Stir for a couple more minutes on low heat (you want the oats to slightly cook, so they won't be hard when you eat them).

Drop spoonfuls onto tin foil, wax or parchment paper. Allow to set and cool completely before serving. I would suggest putting them in the fridge if you want them to set faster.
Makes 2 dozen 3 inch cookies.


This is revised version of a Lick the Bowl Good recipe.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Surfboard Bike Rack!


Check out this sweet surfboard bike rack! Danny (my lovely hunk-a-man fiancé) has been selling these like hotcakes! It's the perfect gift for your surfing pops (dad's day is just around the corner) or for any of your ocean loving kids or friends or...yourself.

Summer is almost here!

P.S. I'm so proud of you Dan -- way to go for running with something you love.



Side Surfboard Bike Rack
Will hold long and shortboards.

Danny surfing in Costa Rica.


Super Easy Braided Ponytail

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Doughnut Pool Floatie

How cool is this Doughnut pool floatie? I would love to lounge in this on a hot summer day. Did u ever use pool floaties when you were a kid? I used to love em...I would twist my legs together and create an under water tornado motion and spin around until I was sick. Fun times.
Let's all get one this summer!

Wedding Cake Ideas!

We have been running around town sampling cakes for days! Oh poor us...it's hard work but someone has to do it! Ha-ha. I am loving this. Here are some cake designs that I've been thinking about for our wedding in August.













Monday, June 4, 2012

Life According to My Camera

Guess what? I finally got Instagram!
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Here's what I've been up to this past week...
Danny's birthday yay!
Meeting with our florist for the wedding
PF Chang's for Shan's birthday (my lovely maid of honor)
BBQ-ing
Cake tasting with Danny and my Mama
And enjoying a cup of coffee
Fewffff it's been a busy but fun week.

 



Photos: abitofbeesknees instagram