A house of truffles and a house-warming party

Like what you see? Of course you do. It’s a house made out of chocolate and basically the most amazing house-warming gift ever. You all know that every once in a while I have to brag about how awesome by best friend — and who wouldn’t brag about a friend who makes chocolate houses!?!

It gets even better. First of all, the house is chocolate (duh).Ā Total win. Second, Dana even put the pink chips on the same side of the house as our pink roses. Double win.

Third, there is a photo of Remmy looking out of the window. Triple win.


We need to have house-warming parties more often if they mean I get chocolate houses šŸ™‚ I almost don’t want to eat it! Almost…

Speaking of house-warming gifts… we got so much wine. SO MUCH WINE! I think we were given 25 – 30 bottles. Holy moley. We also got the yummiest homemade jams (blackberry, raspberry and blueberry) from our friend Amanda; adorable bar accessories (coasters and napkins) from our friend Mill; a yard game and grill tools from Brian’s momma; a picture frame and kitchen stuff from our friend Alissa; and a Ravens quilt and blue table runner from my grandma Becky. We are so spoiled.

Enough about our gifts. Let’s talk party.

Saturday was so much fun. We had a great group of people at theĀ barbecueĀ and were so happy that everyone was finally able to make it out to see our place. It was fun explaining to people the little tweaks we made here and there and explaining the big family room renovation. We had a ton of delicious food and drinks, and we had a couple of very entertaining yard games. Bocci and corn hole are awesome.

Even the babies who came had a great time.

This little guy even came wearing a tux! šŸ˜€ SO CUTE.

Overall, we had a fantastic party and were so happy to spend the day with our friends and family. You are all awesome and we loved having you over.

Sunday we crashed. Hard. I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many naps in my life. Even the dog was tired, and he didn’t even party with us!

Hopefully you all had great weekends! Happy Monday!


Some amazing treats

Have I mentioned recently that my bestie is an amazing baker extraordinaire? Checks blog archives…. nope!Ā Anyway, we celebrated my dad’s 50th birthday this past weekend and were lucky to have someĀ scrumptiousĀ treats courtesy of Dana.

She made the most amazing cake modeled after Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA album cover.

The cake read “Happy 50th Birthday. You’re the Boss!” It was perfect.

GAH! She’s so freaking talented.

In addition to the cake, she also brought over some of her delicious truffles. Her flavors of the month are Peanut Butter Banana and Coconut Lime. Mmmmm…

Her PB Banana truffles are coated in Oreo crumbs:

Her Coconut lime truffles have a small strip of candied lime on top:

Now that I’m done bragging about my friend and you are sufficiently craving dessert, I hope you all enjoy your days!