Thursday, February 15, 2018

Heart Eyes for this Plaid Coat

Coat similar here, Sweater, Hat, Jeans, Boots, Bag strap similar bag

It was truly a winter wonderland last weekend. It never stopped snowing.
I'm still feeling the love from Valentine's Day.  This heart umbrella was a Vday gift from my sweet Valentine years ago and I still love it - perfect for rain or snow.
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! I had a great day (with all my valentines). Spent the day celebrating with my 28 first grade valentines and then got to see my mini valentine (my niece) via FaceTime & ended the day with dinner and QT with my forever valentine!

Today is the 100th day of school in first grade, so it's going to be another crazy day!
Have a great rest of the week, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownie Cake

Happy Valentine's Day (& Happy Fat Tuesday)!
I was so excited to make this year's Valentine's Day dessert for Zach and I. I'm always looking for something new & festive to make for Vday. Chocolate covered strawberries are my absolute favorite treat (besides macarons), so I knew I wanted to incorporate them.  
I prefer brownies to cake (as does Zach) so I used my favorite brownie recipe (doubled) in a 5 inch cake pan and layered the brownie with buttercream and fresh strawberries.  I used melted dark chocolate for the top & for the strawberries. I opted for dark chocolate for the top and for the brownies since it is my personal favorite. 
I also loved that this cake reminded Zach and I of our wedding cake which also included a brownie base and fresh strawberries layered inside. We couldn't wait until Vday to try it & it did NOT disappoint!

Last weekend I also made heart shaped cinnamon rolls which were super easy (and delicious). These are a much easier option if you're looking to make something special!


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Faux Sure Ready for Winter to be over

Jacket similar here, Sweater similar here, Jeans, BootsBag, Bag strap (my new favorite thing)

I am so ready for winter to be over. We have gotten so much snow this week and much more is expected to come tomorrow (fingers crossed for a snow day!). Unfortunately, we have much more winter to come. In the meantime I'm going to wearing all my faux fur and OTK boots on repeat.
I love the fur cuffed sweater that I picked up at Zara and I can't say enough about this bag strap. It is my new favorite.  I love that it can be added to any bag and I love the way it looks with my LV Speedy. Also, I've said this a million times, but these are my favorite OTK boots (I have them in three colors I love them so much). They are a great price and perfect with just about any outfit.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful Friday Eve!