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Wedding Celebration and Cake!

I feel like a lot has happened since I last blogged! First of all, my father-in-law’s wedding was great! Fred and Kim tied the knot in a small, intimate ceremony with family and it was beautiful. Jimmy and I are so incredibly happy for them!

Wedding picture of couple kissing in front of red house and big wheelCouple smiling for wedding picture in front of red house and black wheel in PittsburghFamily wedding photo in Pittsburgh, PA

I am happy to report that the cake and cupcakes turned out well and were enjoyed by all! I started all the preparations on Thursday morning and hardly thought about anything else until the wedding was over on Saturday night.

It was definitely an intense few days, but so worth it to see the happy couple enjoy their Harley Davidson-themed cake! If anyone is interested, I can do a separate post on the cake and cupcake details.

Harley Davidson Wedding Cake that says ride with me forever with motorcycle wedding cake topper and orange and blackHarley Davidson black and orange wedding cake that says ride with me forever

Fred and Kim are now off on their honeymoon in the Outer Banks, which is such a lovely place to honeymoon. I may be a bit biased, though 😉

Other things of note include how incredibly blessed and thankful I have been feeling lately. Do you guys know P from Will Study For Food? If not, I’d recommend checking out her blog. She makes me want to live in California and is totally rocking the whole PhD thing!

P sent me the sweetest package of baby clothes last week. Thank you so, so much, P! Jimmy and I absolutely love the little sleepers and were ohhing and ahhing over how cute they are.

Baby sleepers from baby Gap with blue stripes and bunny rabbits 0-3 months

Also, my mom and sister both gave me early Mother’s Day gifts, which was so unexpected and thoughtful. Hannah gave me a few adorable mom-themed Origami Owl charms for my locket and my mom gave me the Magnolia Table cookbook and a mom mug!

Joanna Gaines Magnolia Table Cookbook and Mom coffee mug with coffee on windowsill

Lastly, I mentioned in the post before this that Jimmy and I had our anatomy scan last week. We are so excited to share that baby is healthy and doing great! We also found out baby’s gender, which I will share in my next post.

Maybe I’ll do a little pregnancy update since we’ve hit the halfway point?! Long story short: we are feeling blessed, loved, and excited! God is good.

Alright, I am off to get my Monday started. I was hardly on my computer last week due to the busyness of pet sitting, unexpectedly needing to buy a new washing machine, cake baking, and wedding celebrating! It was quite an exciting week and I’m hoping to catch up around the house and blog world this week 🙂

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Five Recent Obsessions

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post! I’m glad those who watched the video enjoyed it, too. It seemed like everyone loved my mom’s reaction 🙂

Today I’m popping in to share five things I’ve been obsessed with lately!

1. Frothed Milk. I don’t know why, but I have been obsessed with having warm, frothed milk lately. At first, I thought it would be perfect with coffee, but I am still having a small (occasional–yay!) aversion to coffee since becoming pregnant. Soo, I’ve been drinking mugs of warm, frothy milk. How do I froth my milk? With this bad boy. It’s amazing.

2. Cake baking and celebrating. I made a strawberry cake with strawberry mousse and vanilla buttercream for my mom’s birthday. We (my parents, sister, brother-in-law, and cousins) went out to dinner to celebrate my mom and it was such a lovely evening! I truly adore spending time with family.

Family dinner at Bella Luna in Pittsburgh

We went to Bella Luna Trattoria, if any Pittsburghers are wondering!

Strawberry birthday cake with vanilla buttercream and sprinkles

3. Pet Sitting. It is kind of starting to warm up and feel more spring-like in Pittsburgh, which has made pet sitting so enjoyable (as if it’s not enjoyable enough when I have the adorable faces below staring back at me)! Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 50s and rainy, and I have six dogs to care for. It’s much easier to walk six dogs in rain than in snow, in my opinion! I’ll let you know if I change my mind on that after tomorrow, though 😉

Cocker spaniel puppy and chocolate lab on couch together

4. Preparing for Resurrection Sunday. It feels like Resurrection Sunday, or Easter as many call it, came up quickly! I plan on reading the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection this week, and have been writing cards to all my clients. Jimmy and I are also hosting my sister, brother-in-law, father-in-law, and his fiancé for dinner on Saturday and we are super excited!

Hallmark Easter card

5. Whipped cream flowers. I had a bunch of mousse leftover from my mom’s cake, and it’s basically whipped cream with a few extra ingredients. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I did some research and learned that homemade whipped cream can be frozen! I pipped the whipped cream/mousse into rosettes and flowers and froze them on a baking sheet, then popped them into a freezer bag. I’m thinking they’ll be good on a mug of hot coffee or to decorate a cake or cupcakes!

Whipped cream piped into flowers and frozen

What have you been obsessed with lately?