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Banana Nut


f1I bought this adorable mini banana nutmeg scented mason jar candle at Bath & Body works. I asked the sweet girl there to wrap it up for me.

At home, I baked a couple mini loaves of banana nut bread and wrapped them up as well. I sent it all to my parents as an early happy fall!



Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake

A red velvet cream cheese cake with fondant pearls that I made recently.

I love how elegantly it turned out.v2




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Super Dad


It was a Super Dad Father’s Day for Mister Mister this year.j4 Super Dad and his sidekick!10455357_10201248930665780_2835620731973757168_n10462979_10201248935065890_1073970177796598102_nIt all started with the Super Dad hat I bought for Mister Mister a few months back with the intention to incorporate it into his Father’s Day. The rest grew from the red, yellow and white color scheme of the hat and some ideas I found online. 

Like this that I found on Pinterest. I just filled in the blanks with Lovey’s answers, printed it out and framed it to be a focal point on the Father’s Day table. Lovey’s answers are seriously too sweet. 10428715_10201248931305796_Again, Super Dad and the chosen colors inspired the cake that I made him. A far cry from my best work but I made it last-minute the morning of. 10449904_10201248934505876_9033776056967186727_nThe candy caddy was a big hit with Mister Mister and Lovey both. 😉 I repurposed a Starbucks frap four pack with just wrapping paper and alphabet stickers and filled them with lemon and cherry heads, two of Mister Mister’s favs. 10246606_10201248931785808_9214951018334464864_n


Opening gifts before heading to dinner. Such boys, don’t they look comfy?!10384225_10201248935585903_829148970696528420_n

Mister Mister wanted sea food so we tried a new restaurant, Mcgrath’s Fish House. 10359225_10201245037288448_4238386154750114198_n10390971_10201245038128469_1989686706504473359_nBest. Mozzarella Sticks. EVER. Oh and Mister Mister said his food was good too! 😉10373979_10201245037568455_2443508814950504567_n10414480_10201245038408476_2474242293245303901_nCutie digging into his sundae after dinner.10443445_10201245037888463_5170469651482002550_n

A fun Father’s Day and hopefully his best one to date. Lovey and I love him so very much and are thankful to have him as our very own Super Dad. ♥


Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥ cmb1   This week I am especially thankful for!…

~Fall inspired weather, rainy and in the low 60’s earlier in the week inspired a round of baking from me including white chocolate almond amaretto bark and toasted coconut almond brownies.

~Lovey is really quite the little gentleman. He is always holding the door for me in stores and restaurants and recently even getting the car door for me as well. chivalry is not dead! I am raising the next generation I hope. His future wife will thank me one day.

~Few things make my domesticated side more happy than freshly shampooed carpets in our home. Love.

~We celebrated Mister Mister’s mom’s birthday with her on Saturday. She came over for a bbq, cake and presents. The weather was perfect out on the patio and then out front where her and I sat as we watched the boys give her car a birthday washing. We love her and we’re grateful to have gotten to spend her special day together.

~Some desperately needed time dedicated to the madness that is our garage from Mister Mister and I. One more step closer to having it even the slightest bit organized. Long term goals include me with a labeler going a little label happy and plastic storage tubs full of decorations organized by holiday. One day soon I hope. One day soon!

~Wrapping up the weekend with my boys, pizza out on the patio and later an ice cream run in our pjs for a quick and cold treat from Wendys to satisfy our sweet tooth… The simplest things with the people you love always make them something extra special. ♥

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!

Pumpkin Goodness

I’ve been busy in the kitchen baking lots of pumpkin goodness and getting it ready to send back home to family for the Thanksgiving.


I filled these cute pumpkin sacks with various treats.p9Pumpkin cocoa, harvest spice granola bar and Thanksgiving candies. p3All wrapped up, tied with bows…Untitled-1Ready to be sent, along with lots of love this Thanksgiving. ♥p6