Weekend of Lovelies

So … I’ve been feeling bleugh lately … hence the no blogging. Welps. But I have been keeping up with other people’s blog the best I can. Has to mean something, right?

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On Friday I went and gave blood with Mallory. Always love hanging out with this chica and doing something for others makes it that much better.

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Went and saw Sarah, my cousin, dance as a professional for the first time. This particular one was called Bosk which was based on a true story. It had bunnies and doers and alligators and such. Of course they were dressed up and not the actual kind. It was kind of the theatrical weird dance but I enjoyed it.

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Saturday I figured out how many magazines I have to go through. Oy vey. Not even 1/4th done.

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I promised a little girl, Rose’s daughter, Karen, I was going to teach her how to bake cupcakes. I got a free bagel sandwich out of it. YUM! Looks gross but it was so delicious. Bagel Cafe … now that I know you, you’re never leaving me!

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Karen gave me this. So smart making a heart out of the pipe cleaner!

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Finished product. We omitted the sour cream so the frosting wasn’t as creamy … but it made it taste more like dark chocolate. Some people liked it like that. Guess to all their own. Or whatever the saying is. I took the majority to Oslvado’s birthday celebration. Win. Win.

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We ate at Chili’s and partied at a club afterward. This is the only picture I liked of myself out of all the ones I had on my phone. Hopefully Ann doesn’t mind her being on the blog. Whooooops.

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Wedding Picture Throwup

If you follow my Instagram … you’d have already seen some of these peectures.
Nevertheless … enjoy!

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Made Sissy’s bouquet.

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Chapel Dulcinea in Austin.
Get use to seeing BIL on my blog … that’s who Brett is from now on!

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Sissy with Jenny.

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Cut all those dang hearts and sewed them by hand with June.

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Whole roasted pig for the tea ceremony.

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Homemade Cupcakes.
Groom & Bride Cupcake.

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Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream and silver hearts and pearls topping.

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Chocolate Cupcake with Cookie Dough Frosting & Dark Chocolate tops.

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Playing Bomberman while waiting for the food.

Birthday Palooza

I turned a year older yesterday. This birthday marks the best one thus far. Let’s let pictures and a few words capture my Birthday Weekend. I hope you guys had an amazing weekend like me! What amazing thing did you do?

Friday aka Party Time:

I had this day off … wonderful. Perfect. Night plans were changed due to too many people at Cheddar’s. We ended up at Wild Wings Cafe then out for drinks afterward. Thanks to Mallory, Samantha, Amanda, Lauren, Maggie, John, Ronnie, Michael, Nate, Matt, Brett, and Robbie for coming out. I had a lot of fun with y’all and it definitely meant a lot to me since some of y’all were working all day or have finals and such.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting I made for my friends.
House got hot and some of the frosting melted off.
Definitely turning up the AC next time.

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Some of the peoples from the night.
Thank you for making my night wonderful!

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From Mallory.
Phone/Wallet Case. Nail Polish. Bath Bombs.
She tried to get me a Cloud Cafe gift card.
CC doesn’t have those. Sad day.

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From Samantha.
Box of 4 different Green Teas.
And a mug.

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From Robbie.
Fortune Cookie Card.
Even wrote our names in Chinese. Ha Funny.

Saturday aka Lazy Day:

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Watched The Great Gatsby with Mallory, her mum, and Samantha.
Early Bird gets the worm!
It wasn’t all that amazing. Pretty … meh okay.
You can already see me using the phone/wallet case.

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Gorgeous Samantha.

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Freddy’s with Samantha.
I love our dates.

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Birthday Dinner with Fam at Pappasito’s.
Parents and June had their first Dos-a-rita.

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Cake June bought at La Madeline.
Not sure what it’s called.
Pretty delicious.

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From Sissy.
Random knick-nacks I’d be using up soonsies.
Her other gift is her old Full sized bed. Cannot wait.

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From Parents.
First James Avery Ring.
Loves it.

Sunday aka Mother’s Day:

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Tammy’s Mother’s Day delivery to my Mum.
Can’t wait to finally see her walk across the stage this Friday!

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Fruit tart June bought from La Madeline for me.
My favoritest dessert ever ever.

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The lake behind Gordon’s house.
Had potluck with the fam for Mother’s Day.

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Bruno. Chilling in Gordon’s backyard.

Monday aka Birth Day:

I was stuck in a conference/workshop all day along with working 2 hours before to catch up on some things. Oy vey. Afterward the work team and the Canadian team that came down for the conference/workshop had a dinner thing at Dave and Buster’s. It was the longest birthday day ever.

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Early bird. Already working hard and finally had time to check my phone.
Notifications wazoo.
Wrapped up office done by amazing coworker.
Birthday cupcake from Zuco.

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Red Envelopes from Parents and June.

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Dave and Buster’s Work Dinner … over $1100 … not counting drinks.
WTF. But the food was delicious.
Birthday Cake. Hope my wish comes true.
Some great coworkers helped me get super lots of tickets … over 3500.
Got a Das Boot and tiny shot glass as a birthday present.
The other tickets went to the other two coworkers.
They chose shot glasses and candy.

Seriously. It’s been amazing. Thank you to EVERYONE that has helped me celebrate. I’ve been giddy. Thank you thank you. All the phone calls, text messages, notifications on every social media … I am so thankful for all of you.

Happy Tuesday!

Pictorama

I have internet again. Hallelujah! My Feedly is over 400 posts. I’ve been making my way as much as I can but … you know how it goes.

My birthday is coming up this Monday so tomorrow night (Friday night) I’ll be celebrating with some peeps.

Doing anything fun this weekend?

Happy Friday! Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts!

Pictures from the past few days …. Enjoy!

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Sunday afternoon.
Beautiful day … waiting for Samantha.
Love those little lights strung up on the tree.

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Watched Iron Man with Samantha.
Loved every second of it.
Go watch.

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Food prep Sunday.
Veggies in my mouffff …
Taste the rainbow.

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Bruno chewing on his bone.
Look at that tongue!

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Two of my coworkers found my blog.
That’s Tony C. … he wanted to be in it.
Zuco was the other one who found it.
I trust that you both will not tell anyone!

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Dark Chocolate Fudge with Vanilla Frosting and some with Cream Cheese Frosting.
For the coworkers.
Sprinkles all around.

Crawfish Boil & Walk With Me 5k

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Whomp Whomp.

It’s been pretty hard listening to all that Boston Bombing news but what’s worse is having to read point of views of your friends that live there on social media. Thankfully, they are out of harms way now.

Crawfish Boil

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… went pretty well. We literally got crawfish delivered to Bossman’s house from New Orleans. Many were the size of my palm. Crazy, huh?

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And the one that cooked it for us was a real New Orlean-er? That’s a word, right? Well, it was deliciously Cajun. Mmmm those sausages and potatoes were bombdiggity. Not too much for the corn. I wasn’t able to get each kernel by itself therefore they were not good. But in all he did gooooooood.

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I made cupcakes … of course. This was before assembling them. My favorite part was making the little chocolate decorations (right) that would go on top of the frosting.

I did everyone’s first initial so they could all have their own personalized cupcake. They loved it!

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

I was actually very disappointed in my cupcake. It wasn’t up to my liking. But surprisingly everyone else loved it. I guess sweet really isn’t my thing … and you rate yourself more when you make everything from scratch.

Let’s just say, Cookie Dough Frosting is a big hit. Finger lickin’ good. Seriously … a lot of them were licking their fingers.

Walk With Me

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Amanda invited me to walk with her and her team to help with cerebral palsy … so I joined, raised $120, and recruited my friends.

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Mallory & Samantha of course. I have no other friends. Thanks for coming out and joining me guys. I know waking up at 6am in the morning is painful for a weekend.

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We made our 3 1/2 laps around the Houston Zoo. When we finished we went to the after party that included live music, children games, and food. Breakfast burritos, donuts, and donut holes. Yum!

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Then we made our way around yet again to look at the animals. They were not out when we were walking. I took a couple of shots. Monkey, Lion, Monkey. I love monkeys. Can you tell?

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Cloud Cafe

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If you haven’t guessed where I am blogging from, you obviously don’t know me well enough. Cloud Cafe. Duh. Jk. It’s not like I come here all the time. But look at that butterfly. Too cute, right?

Hope you’re having an eventful Saturday thus far!

Peace & Love.

Baking Party

Katrina and Gary came over last Thursday night and we baked!

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I bought two of these little cupcake cups from TJ Maxx for $2.99.

So cute especially since FTK’s theme this year is “CAPTURE THAT DREAM” and there are stars involved, it was very fitting.

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Gary and Katrina spooning batter into the cups!

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Strawberry batter is finished!

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Kisses to Krypto! And Katrina being all serious while mixing the Funfetti.

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Gary with the spoooooooons.

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Funfetti mix … done!

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Katrina made some chocolate mousse to eat while we waited for all the cupcakes to bake.

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Cupcakes … DONE! Smile

So much fun! We watched part of Gnomeo too! Smile

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Jenny and I wanted something sweet and we wanted cupcakes. We landed into:

Gigi’s Cupcakes
434 North Loop 1604 W. Suite 1101
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 481-2300
www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/home

We got the 4 for $9.99 deal since it was Valentine’s month.

First up, Wedding Cake [white cake topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting & sprinkled with white nonpareils]. I love nonpareils! Jenny and I made a big mess all over their table. Whoops. We cleaned it up though!

Next up we have the Texas Milk Chocolate [milk chocolate cake topped with milk chocolate frosting, chocolate sprinkles & a yellow fondant star]. The fondant star was not even a full star. I was a little sad. One corner was missing. I feel jipped! Just kidding.

Here we have Peanut Butter Cup [milk chocolate cake topped with peanut butter frosting & honey roasted peanuts drizzled with chocolate ganache]. Nice touch with some peanuts on top.

Last we have Tiramisu [coffee & Kahlua flavored cake with cream cheese, topped with coffee & Kahlua flavored frosting, dutch coca & chocolate sprinkles].

The lady said that you can keep the cupcakes for up to three days. I do not agree with that. By the third day it wasn’t good at all. But nonetheless, it was good. They pile on too much frosting though and the cake is too sweet.

Still on the search for my favorite cupcake place.