beach day!

Scarlett and I took a trip to the beach a few weeks ago - girls only! We stopped at Woodstock's Pizza and had lunch. It was delicious! Scarlett even went back for seconds! 

After lunch, it was time for the beach! We went to Scarlett's favorite spot and she slid down the sandy hill and played in the water. She had a blast until it was time to try and get the sand off from all over her and head back home. We're due for another beach day soon. 

love & cupcakes,



Hi there! I'm hoping to spend a bit more time posting here. I've been away for too long and I want to come back. Here's what I've been up to lately...

Reading - I've been going through library books like crazy lately. Right now I'm finishing up Medusa the Mean. I like this series - they're all a quick, fun read. Next up, I'm tackling The Interestings. I started reading it last year but never finished, so i'm giving it another try. 

Watching - I'm watching The Messengers on Netflix right now. I'm almost to the end. So far, so good. 

Anticipating - I'm heading to Six Flags with Scarlett today to celebrate her last day of preschool yesterday. We're probably going to end up riding Cobra all day long - it's her favorite! 

Listening To - I've been catching up on back episodes of the Planet Money podcasts whenever I get a chance. I'm going to check out Embedded soon, too. 

Eating - I've been obsessed with sriracha chicken and waffles lately. So freaking yummy!!

Working On - We need to do another purge around here. We've accumulated too many things again and our little apartment is starting to feel a bit crowded. 

Wishing - I've been feeling a bit crazy and rushed lately. I'm hoping for a lull in my day to day so I can just relax and unwind. Maybe a beach day is in my near future??

I hope your week has been amazing! What are you up to??

love & cupcakes, 


jelly belly

A few weeks ago we took a little road trip about an hour north of us to visit the Jelly Belly factory!

We did the factory tour [they're closed on the weekends so no machines were running] and we watched all the videos showing how they make jelly beans. At the end we got a sample of "Bunny Corn" which is candy corn in pastel colors. Scarlett ran round the factory store and we ended up with a bunch of goodies to take home - fudge and Jelly Belly merchandise, and of course a ton of Belly Flops! Belly Flops are the jelly beans that don't look as pretty as the usual ones - but they still taste awesome! 

I'm hoping to go back soon and bring my nieces, too. Field trip!

love & cupcakes, 


radio silence...

I know, I know. I've been terrible at keeping up with this old blog here lately. I'm hoping to find/make more time to blog more often. Just please bear with me as I try to find a groove again. 

How have you all been? It's been a blur of pool days and vacuuming around here for a while. We had Easter craziness, an overload of chocolate and candy, lots of library trips and reading breaks and a ton of movie nights. And it's been awesome. I kind of like not having a ton on my plate to contend with - free form days can be good.

That being said, I feel like changes are on the horizon. I'm not sure if they'll be big or small, but I feel like they're right there for the taking.  And I'm excited to see what happens...

love & cupcakes,