Jun 21, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Happy Happy Friday friendies! One of my favorite blog buddies, Betty, usually partakes in this smiley little Friday linkup and her post today just inspired my own upbeat-ed-ness. These items are making me smile today:

1. North West 

Nope, I don't mean the diagonal direction between north and west. Nope, I the region where aforementioned bloggy friend lives. That's a first and a last name, people. It's true. Kim K and Kanye have named their baby NORTH WEST.

Yes, she'll go by "Nori" for short, which I do think is kind of cute, but this is just absurdity to me. The reason I'm smiling? With Kim's ridiculous media overexposure, I'm sure to get lots more smiles out of it in the coming weeks years. Gah, that's such a dumb thing.

2. Baby Shower this weekend! 

I'm co-hosting a super fun baby shower for one of my best buddies ...

... this weekend. Her little lady is due in September, so we're have an intimate little gathering of our Austin-based buddies to celebrate her and girl out. Though I have lots to do to prep, I'm excited to see all my ladies! It's so funny to look back on the timeline of celebrating engagement, to bachelorette, to wedding to now baby for this gal! One of these days I'll be the one we're showering.  :)

3. Baking Success

This week I made a test batch of a new scratch recipe for strawberry cupcakes. I sent them to work with the Ginger and they were a smash hit:

I'm glad I made the test batch. For the shower this weekend I'm going to make a couple of changes, especially to the icing. Also, it was my first recipe made with my new KITCHEN AID MIXER. Yeah, that happened. I'm a changed woman.

4. The little nugget is visiting this weekend! 

I #TBT-ed this of us yesterday (follow me on Instagram)...

... and am excited to see her little college-graduated face.

5. House Progress

The Ginger and my new place is actually kind of coming along. Since I work from home, I feel like all I do is sit around her all day and obsess over all the projects/items I want to get done. He would say that's definitely what I do. We kind of crushed it this week, so I'm feeling TONS better about it all. He really has the patience of a saint. I owe that guy lots of beers this weekend for not melting down on me.

That's all. Can't wait for the weekend!

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  1. Those cupcakes look amazing! Any chance you would share the recipe? :)

  2. Well thanks for the shout out friend!! Have a fabulous weekend!! And those cupcakes look delicious. Yes please.

  3. I like the name North, just not with West. I heard Winter was another option. I like that much better! I don't think I've ever had a strawberry cupcake. Yum! Congrats to your little sis!


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