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Ford Cake

I mentioned in my last post that Jimmy’s birthday was on Monday. I followed my yearly tradition of baking and decorating a cake for him!

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He’s really into Ford trucks, so I figured I’d make a cake with the Ford symbol on it. Pretty simple! I baked a chocolate cake, whipped up a batch of vanilla buttercream frosting, and got to work. (more…)

Summer 2013

One of my favorite things to do is look back though past events and times in my life. I thought it would be fun to do a recap of all of the wonderful (and not so wonderful) things that went on for me this summer.

May

I shared some articles that I wrote for the school newspaper, my brother moved back to Pittsburgh, and I made Jimmy an Oreo cake for his birthday. Yum.

Oreo cake

I answered 12 questions about purity rings and got super muddy at MuckFest MS Pittsburgh.

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June

My family went on vacation to the Outer Banks and we rode horses on the beach. That was definitely one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

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I also wrote a super random poem about swimming.

July

I took two weeks off of blogging and social media. It felt pretty amazing. I also competed in a triathlon and began working for my parent’s real estate brokerage during that two week period.

triathlon

Hannah did some modeling for my blog and I struggled through a dry socket after having my wisdom teeth removed. Worst time of my life. I also baked 763 cookies for my brother’s wedding during the week that I had a dry socket.

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My brother married the love of his life, Racquel. They’re such a beautiful couple!

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Hannah got the cutest puppy for her birthday and I made a lot of pickles! The pickle recipes can be found here and here. I promise they’re super simple.

Jimmy proposed to me. That was hands down one of the best moments of my life! What a blessing.

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Last but not least, I started a crazy busy semester at good ol’ Penn State.

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So that’s my summer in an nutshell. I had my ups (getting engaged, watching my brother get married, and baking a ton of cookies) and my downs (wisdom teeth removal+ dry socket).

All in all, I’d have to say that it was a wonderfully perfect summer.

I’m sad to see my summer break end, but I’m also extremely excited to see what God has in store for the future!

How was your summer?