beer party!

One of our favorite breweries just had their grand opening this weekend and we braved the hot sun to spend the afternoon drinking beer and letting the kids run wild. 

They had free face painting and Scarlett went a little paint crazy. She ended up with three paintings on her face and one on her arm. She loves getting her face painted! They had jumpers and big inflatable slides for the kids and food trucks and beer aplenty for the adults. It was crazy crowded and super warm, but we love their beer, so we enjoyed ourselves. I can't wait to go back once the frenzy has died down a bit!

love & cupcakes, 


take a hike...

I went for an awesome hike earlier this week with my friend Jamie and I had the best time. It had been far too long since we went for a grueling walk around the lake. Seriously, there were moments that I thought I might pass out, but we made it and celebrated with Chipotle after. 

I can't wait to go again! 

love & cupcakes, 



It's been pretty lately... 

Here's what I'm up to right about now - 

Reading - I just picked up Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison from the library the other day and I'm starting to read it now. It looks super interesting!

Watching - Scarlett has re-discovered "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and I'm totally okay with that. I'm beyond ready for summer to be over and for fall to begin! 

Anticipating - This weekend is going to be packed and super busy but I'm excited to get out of the house and hit the beach again! Yay for sand in our shoes! 

Listening To - We've been listening to Spotify on my phone in the car lately. Scarlett is particularly into this song right now - 

Eating - I finally restocked my cheese bagel supply [I haven't had any since before we moved!] so I'm in breakfast heaven...

Working On - Being patient. I can't wait to get a place of our own - I just need to know where it will be! And when, of course... 

Wishing - For a serious vacation soon. I feel the need for some major relaxation. Pronto. 

What are you up to? Anything fun??

love & cupcakes, 



We went to the circus last week! We love going to the circus! Scarlett seemed so much more grown up this year - last year we barely made it through intermission, but this year, she was pretty awesome all the way through. Her favorite part was the aerialist - I tried to take a quick video of him doing his act but, of course, my phone's flash went off and I dropped the phone immediately and tried to hide my embarrassment. 


I made my makeup super bright and sparkly and Scarlett got her face painted, as usual. She ended up with a light up wand and a HUGE balloon to bring home, courtesy of Grandpa. We had an amazing night. 

And Scarlett ended up completely knocked out even before we made it home. Win!

love & cupcakes, 


scarlett style...

Scarlett is making it through with her very limited wardrobe lately. Maybe I can unearth a box of her clothes so she can mix it up a little more...

She's been really into her orange jacket lately - even though it's still pretty warm outside. And we dyed her hair pink and lavender so that's definitely helping her to feel more stylish! 

love & cupcakes,