Anniversary cake and truffles

Two posts in one day — holy cow! I couldn’t help myself though. Dana came over last night to give us an anniversary gift. She made our wedding cake a year ago and for our anniversary made us a mini version of the same cake. Best. Friend. Ever.

It is beautiful! I am always so impressed.

She also dropped off my September truffles: Apple Pie A La Mode and Hazelnut Orange.

They are to-die-for delicious.

So yummy?


Oh yeah, the blog hit 80,000 plus views today!! So excited 🙂


A wonderful anniversary

Our one-year wedding anniversary was yesterday and was truly wonderful. The hubby and I waited for 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 17 to roll in to exchange our gifts — we were so excited to share what we made for one another.

I got Brian a set of computer books, made him a digital scrapbook of our honeymoon, made him bookmarks for his new books, and made him a Ravens tray. He made me a dozen paper flowers (**heart melts**) and got me A NAIL GUN!!! BEST. HUSBAND. EVER.

Look at these  beautiful flowers… I seriously think they are my favorite gift ever. My husband is the most amazing crafter alive. So impressed.


And then there is my nail gun. Yes, for our first wedding anniversary I got a nail gun. Yes, that is EXACTLY what I asked for. And Brian said he wouldn’t buy me one. I thought I was getting jewelry. Ha! So much better. SOOOOO excited to use this.


To celebrate our anniversary we had a yummy breakfast — french toast and sausage… mmmm, what a treat on a Monday morning! Then we looked outside and saw a purple flamingo waiting for us near  our mailbox. This same flamingo, which is dressed as a groom, appeared at Brian’s mom’s house the night before the wedding. A bride flamingo appeared at my mom’s house. So cute.


Then, we packed a lunch and headed out to Frederick, Md. to hike Sugar Loaf Mountain. It was a gorgeous day for hiking and the mountain was so pretty.

Check out this crazy car in the parking lot!
And look at this crazy castle house we saw on our drive! Holy cow.

The hike was great. We had a lot of fun.


To end our anniversary, we headed to Aida Wine Bar in Columbia to celebrate. I had the most delicious steak ever. EVER.

And of course, we had champagne out of our wedding flutes 🙂 I love champagne.

What a wonderful day with my wonderful hubby.



Happy eight years, hubs

It’s not often I write mushy blog posts, but today is a special day. Today is the eight year anniversary of when Brian and I started dating (I was 16 and he was 18). Eight years seems like such a long time, but spending it with your best friend makes it simply fly by. I couldn’t ask for a better man to be by my side each day and I am happy to spend the next 80 (bajillion) years with him.

Eight years on August 8… 8 8 8… that’s a lot of infinity signs 🙂

Love you, husband ❤ Can’t wait to celebrate our new anniversary in September.