Sharing the LOVE

I just wanted to quick share a few things I am LOVING lately. 

1- I love a reason to celebrate & serve something up pretty & colorful. This was the little treat station set up for A&E's B-day lunch the other day.  They were the yummiest cupcakes!

2- I love having a little Baker in the house who was excited to make a *Surprise* B-day cake for her little sisters.  You should have seen their faces when we pulled out the first piece & they saw the lime green center.  SO fun!  Not to mention the bright colored gum balls lining the outside of the cake.

3.  This may just be the BeST gift for a Summertime birthday! 
{or for any Summertime activity actually} 
Glow in the dark chalk- Loved this! 
The kit makes 8 peices of chalk. A&E made this, with their friend, & waited about an hour for them to dry 
{packaging says 25 min. but it took longer} 
at around 10:00 p.m. Audrey, Em & Jane went outside & glowed up the night with the chalk. They wrote their names, played hopscotch & even drew colorful pictures on the trampoline. Such a fun way to end your birthday. I wish I could have taken a picture of all of their colorful designs- they were awesome! .  
{the chalk glows for about 4 hours} 
I think I'll have to get some of this for Miss Mace's B-day next month. 

{here is a clip to watch about the chalk. It really did look like that- so bright & colorful. I don't think I would do it in the house though, just to be safe} 

4.  I'm loving the sales at Fresh Market this week.  It is so nice to have a fridge full of these during the Summer to take to the pool, the lake or just have on hand for picnics in the park.  

 My kids are really liking the pizza & nacho lunchables.  They are even better when you can get 10 of them for $10 

5. Stripy red/white straws for sipping bottled pop through during the Summertime. 

6. This great new blog that was started by my friend Lesa & her daughter Kendra.  
Check it out here- they always have something fun to share. 

7.  I love when great things happen to good people. My friend Cindy just released a book she wrote, Watched, this week.  She had a book signing at Barnes & Noble this past Monday & it was a huge success.  Love this picture of Cindy signing one of her books for my friends Marci & Tiffany. 
-Good Luck with the book Cindy- can't wait to read it!- 
-Here is a link to Cindy's blog about writing & her book-

8-  STRiPeS- I went shopping last night with A&E to spend some B-day cash they got & bought myself {with my own $ not theirs}  a fabulous new big striped shirt & this fun blue & white striped skirt. 

9-  MAiL- {one of my favorite all time things!}  It is even better when it is an unexpected surprise from my S.i.L for my birthday- how nice!  I always need note cards to send to people & Yummy- a 5 grain pancake mix.  Maybe this is what I will have the fam whip up for me tomorrow- 
Thanks Reta! :) 

10- ZuMBA!!  I even added some of the Zumba songs that I love to dance & shake to at the end of my blog list.  The best part about Zumba is that I have been able to enjoy it with my girls at Mother/Daughter class- so we are usually all dancing around in the kitchen when the songs I have listed come on. Excited I get to go do this in the morning @ the gym to celebrate #37. 
{our current FaVORITE- Jennifer Lopez's,  On the Floor!

Loving so much around me today!

* one thing I'm not loving though is the commercials that keep popping up during my playlist now- sorry!  I know there is alot of you out there who turn on my blog just to listen to the music during the day.


Lesa said...

Hey, hey, how fun. Thanks for the shout-out!

I love the cake and the girls expressions! you do have a baker in your house. (besides you)

I didn't make it to the book signing but I can't wait to read it.


Kendra said...

The skirt is very cute! I'm loving stripes ( especially chevron patterns) too! Thanks for sharing our link!

Debbie Thompson said...

Happy 37th birthday tomorrow!!! It's been so fun to get to know you. Have a FABULOUS day with those you love....

Nicole Garner McConkie said...

Why is there commercials now? That is kinda a bummer! I do so love your play list.