Homemade Pizza & Ice Cream on New Year’s Eve

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Happy New Year’s everyone!  I can’t get over how fast 2015 went by!  I say this every year, but I really mean it this time!  I did a lot in 2015, so possibly that’s why it seemed to have gone by so fast.  We moved…twice, I went to Europe for 2 weeks, trips to Scottsdale, Sacramento, and San Francisco, I was a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s wedding, I probably went to about 50 doctor’s appointments, and I started blogging more and experimenting in the kitchen and loving it.  It was a good year, but I’m ready to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to a new year. Continue reading

SoCal Day Dates!

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My husband and I had a few days off in a row from work together, which doesn’t happen often, unless we were going on vacation. We talked about going somewhere, like Disneyland, or camping, but it didn’t seem as though we had the energy to go do anything. But, we also didn’t want to just sit around the house either. Continue reading

An Engagement Gift

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I wanted to make something special for my best friend and her soon-to-be husband (now husband!) for their engagement party.  They ended up using the chalk board frame all the way up to their big day, and they even now have it displayed in their new home!  It’s the little things in life, that have big meanings.  🙂  Continue reading

Bachelorette Party Cups

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For my best friends bachelorette party, a few of us girls went to Laughlin for a weekend for the River Regatta.  We all had a great time!  It was full of sillines, bathing suits, alcohol, jean shorts, and sandals.  Could that get or sound any better?  Laughlin is similar to Vegas where you could walk around with your adult beverage and get crazy, minus the mini dress and high heels.  I made some fun, flashy, plastic party cups for us to use and carry around for the weekend.  They were a perfect addition to our bachelorette party supplies!

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DIY Crafts: Pre-Wedding Festivities

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My best friend is now a Mrs.!!  They tied the knot just recently and I could’t be more happy for them.  The wedding weekend and ceremony was absolutely beautiful.  I was her Matron of Honor, and it was so special to be by her side on her special day and along the way leading up to their special day.

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A Family Reunion Craft

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Our annual family reunions are filled with fun, games, crafts, dinners, Cayucos peppermint ice cream (yes, in the summer), beach fun, bike rides, no makeup, beach campfires, a talent show, and more!  Seriously, we go nuts!  My older sister puts the schedule together every year.  She’s just wonderful!  It wouldn’t all come together so nicely and organized if it wasn’t for her. Continue reading