Wednesday, July 23, 2014

33 Fun Finds Under $100


 
 

 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Party Hardy

 
This past Saturday night was my birthday party with my friends. My sister was selected to host a Desperado #seizethenight House Party so we combined the two parties and had one super awesome shindig.

 
I kept things simple this year and ordered platters from Chili's (it was so nice not to be suck in the kitchen this year). We had t-shirts, sunglasses and beer from Desperados. My sister and I also whipped up a pitcher of our new favorite summer cocktail Pineapple Magic. . . recipe coming soon.

Friday, July 18, 2014

I didn't get to squeeze in everything I want to into "birthday week", so we're gonna make it "birthday month". . .

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cupcake Crawl

 
Last year I was trying to come up with something to do with a few friends for my birthday other than a spa day or a pub crawl, and thus the cupcake crawl was born. Yes, this post has really been a year in the making.

 
I gathered up three of my favorite ladies, and off we went on a sugar filled adventure through south Palm Beach.
 
 
The first cupcake shop we hit was just one we spotted from the street. We went in and ordered our heavily frosted treats - talk about a sugar rush.

We quickly decided that giant bottles of water would be needed if we're going to make it through this sugar filled day.

 
After our quick hydration pit stop we headed over to Jodi's Cupcakes in Boca Raton.

 
Jodi's shop is a little hard to find, tucked back among some warehouses, but it is so worth finding.  Her icing to cake ratio is perfection! Her banana fosters cupcake was to die for and Jodi herself was as sweet as could be.

 
After two large cupcakes we realized man could not exist on sugar alone, so we headed up towards our next stop in Delray Beach and wander the streets looking for a bite to eat. In keeping with our theme of overindulgence we grabbed a bite at Linda Bean's where we shared a lobster roll and a lobster grilled cheese along with one little side salad (to try to counteract all the sugar).

Lobster was followed an impromptu photo session in front of a vacant building before headed to our next location.
 
 
Cupcake Couture is seriously one of the cutest cupcake shops I have ever seen. We played it a bit smarter this time around and ordered a few mini cupcakes.  They did not disappoint.
 
 
Our last stop of the day was Sweet Surrender in Boynton Beach.  It was totally worth the drive for one of their salted caramel mini cupcakes. Admittedly this wasn't my first trip to Sweet Surrender, and I kinda planned the trip so I could end with a bite of that salted caramel goodness.
 
We all went home that evening with full bellies, great memories, and killer sugar hangovers*.


*Yes, a sugar hangover is a really thing, and let me tell you it is just add bad as the booze induced kind.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Party Inspiration: Super Awesome Fun

 
Even though my birthday was last weekend, my party is this coming weekend.  I normally try to have some sort of theme for my parties: Fiesta, Make Your Own Pizza, Etc. . . but this time I'm taking the easy route (so I don't end up spending the entire day in the kitchen) with world's easiest theme - Super Awesome Fun! So, basically lots of glitter and honeycomb decorations and other random things that make me happy. . . and no cooking! 
 
Oh, and my sister was selected to host a Desperados House Party, so we are combining the two to make one super awesome fun bash!