Life Lately

Hey! So, life lately. It has been filled to the brim with all sorts of stuff. I feel a bit all over the place, actually, but that’s nothing new around here ๐Ÿ˜‰



See that picture? We look happy right? We’ve both been sick.

It started with Jimmy getting a bad cold, then I caught it and I’m pretty sure I have a sinus infection. I’m trying to wait to see if it will get better on its own, but I think a trip to MedExpress is in order very soon.



My new job working for my family’s real estate brokerage has been great! The fact that I get to have business meetings with my dad at my house is awesome. I feel so, so blessed.

I’ve been getting used to my new role, so I haven’t had too much time to blog or work on my book. Hopefully as I settle into a good groove I will get back on a more normal writing schedule!


Chocolate rosette cake with chocolate buttercream

After months of deliberation, testing, and practice… I’m not making a cake for my sister’s bridal shower. My mom told me the total guest count, and it’s over 70.

I don’t think I’m confident or skilled enough to make a cake for 70 people and transport it 45 minutes from my house, soo I decided on cupcakes. I think baking, frosting, and transporting cupcakes will be less nerve wracking than a giant cake. Now, I have about a week to practice cupcakes. Full speed ahead!

I’m still making cookies as the favors, though, and those have been quite fun to test out!

Sugar cookies with royal icing


Walking lola

Why yes, animals totally get their own category in my blog posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lola and Malcolm are doing great and I catch them cuddling together almost every day now! It has been so nice to have warm weather here in Pittsburgh. I cherish my walks with Lola and try to squeeze them in as much as I can.

Also, I bought new shoes for the first time in over a year. Does anyone else put off buying shoes? I feel like they’re just so expensive these days.

Last but not least, I have to share the cutest picture ever.

Hannah holding a baby goat

Hannah holding a baby goat! Seriously… look at the goat’s arm all tucked into Hannah! Han’s fiancรฉ, Josh, has a goat who had babies and they’re so adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

Tell me about your life lately!


Adventures in Candle Making

I wasn’t really “into” candles until fairly recently. Once I realized how awesome they are, I became kind of addicted. I love burning a specific scent to match my mood, having one by me while I read or do homework, and I especially love seasonal candles.

Jimmy and I always end up in the candle section of stores like Target and Bath and Body Works to sniff all of their candles (seriously, every single one..), and my family and friends always know that candles are a great gift to give me.

Jimmy went above and beyond (as usual) the “typical candle gift” by giving me a candle making kit for Christmas. He’s so awesome. I think he was really intrigued, and wanted to learn how to make candles, so he gave me the kit partly so he could try it out. That’s my theory ;).