|current favorites on Etsy right now #lovelovelove|
Personalized Water Bottle Labels.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember the site where I found the template to these DIY water labels. But so so cute, and the nutrition label is even sweeter (and totally cheesy).
all the chalkboards that were throughout our ceremony + reception.
|Goodwill frame turned chalkboard decor thanks to a little chalkboard spray paint|
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Welcome to a new week of Delicious Dish Tuesday, where we share our recipes and ask you to share YOUR awesome recipes with us! Last week we had some delicious looking recipes shared, I love finding all these new recipes to add to my "to-do" list. This past week my favorite recipe was shared by Olivia @ West Coast Mommy.
So onto the products...
C L O T H I N G \\
Mom Life Tee | LINDSxoPRESS
|buy it here|
|shop the full outfit here|
I'm at that stage where it seems like everyone I know is getting engaged, married or having babies [full blog post to come soon]. And I'm totally in love with the fact. What exciting stages of life we're in!! Needless to say when I saw Olly Oaks having a sale on their moccs I scooped up two pairs. Lord help my husband when we start to have little babes of our own...eek!
H O M E D E C O R \\
Rattan Mirror | Target
Personalized Garden Flag | Jane.com
B E A U T Y \\
I absolutely adored every minute of the wedding planning process. I loved scouring Pinterest and Etsy for hours. I loved making to-do lists and, of course, marking things off that to-do list as ish was getting done. I loved asking my bridesmaids, husband, and mom for their opinions...and occasionally going with my own anyways. I loved planning a day that I knew I'd remember for the rest of my life. And luckily for me, our amazing photographer captured it all for us.
The details are some of my favorite parts of our big day because even though people say don't sweat the little things I loved taking my time picking out each detail down to the smallest little thing. Y'all I had a blast. In fact, it made me realized I would absolutely die and go to heaven if I ran my own wedding planning business.
Sadly, I don't actually know how to go about doing that, and we are definitely not in a financial state for me to quit my 9-to-5 to do such a thing. Maybe one day...
Until then enjoy as I reminisce through the details of the best day ever.
linking up as always for Wedding Wednesday.
If you don't know yet, one of my love languages are gifts and food. Not so much getting these (all though I wouldn't turn them down, cough cough Thomas ;)) things, but when I want to show others they're loved. I feel like every event, good or bad, is deserving of a gift and some yummy food.
I blame it on my Mom, she is 100% like this. I grew up with her constantly baking cakes for neighbors or elderly people in our church. If one of the kids were sad, we were cheered up with a little candy bar or maybe a milkshake. It's not a stretch to say, she gotta it from her mama...
So in true fashion I've been on a little baking streak for my birthday man. It's Thomas' birthday week and his request? Chocolate Cake Pops. And y'all these are easy to make. confessions: these are not my favorite to make But they're easy nontheless, and what the birthday boy wants, the birthday boy gets.
Now does anyone have any gift suggestions?
Chocolate Cake Mix (and whatever ingredients you'll need to for that)
Chocolate Fudge Icing
1. Bake cake according to instructions on box, and let cool completely.
2. Crumble cake with your hands.
3. Add 3/4 of the icing to the cake crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add more frosting as you see necessary.
4. Mix thoroughly, until the crumbs and icing are a consistently that can roll into little balls.
5. Take roughly 2 tbsp ( I don't measure it, and Thomas actually prefers them not to be mini sized) of the mixture and roll into balls.
6. Set balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
7. Let them chill for 30 minutes.
8. Melt a small chunk of your candiquik in the microwave according to package instructions.
9. Dip cake pop sticks in the melted candiquik and then about 1/2" into the cake balls.
10. Put back in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
11. Melt the rest of your candiquik, then dip each cake ball into it. Hover over the ball to drip off any excess.
SOO now for the reason these are not my favorite to make. It comes down to the last step. I'm always having trouble with the pops staying on their sticks. A lot of times they fall right apart or the stick comes right off once into the hot, melted candiquik. I believe this is because the candiquik is too hot for the pops, but either way I find it slightly annoying. I then just scoop them out with a fork and dip off the excess and go about my business. Nothing major, just gets on my nerves...anyways...
confession #2: I ran out of sticks for these cake pops. It doesn't effect the taste, of course, but are they really considered cake pops anymore?