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Whatever Friday {Lot’s ‘o talking and an Ice Cream Round-Up}

Well, another week bites the dust. Only three and half weeks until school starts.Wait. WTH? We still haven't done anything! Sigh.Did you all have good weeks? Full of glitter, rainbows, and brownies? Mine was pretty good, thanksverymuch.1. Last weekend I accomplished one of the goals I set for myself in January: rock climbing.Indoors of course. I'm not insane.I have a general fear of all things high, athletic, and involving ropes. So it was a pretty big thing for me. I climbed to the top four times! I really wanted a photo of me climbing, but Mel was on belay, and I figured that was more important than fishing out his phone to take a pic.2. I made you lots'o sugar this week too.Like boozy ice.The baby that carrot cake and cinnamon rolls … {continue reading}

Banana Cream Pie with Golden Oreo Crust

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Have you ever been to an Apple Store? The first time I went I was utterly confused, bewildered and captivated. Truth be told, it made me feel old and clueless. Now that Apple is slowly taking over my life (phone, iPad, computer, router...) I am trying to embrace my new mecca. Recently, on a rare night alone, we went window shopping. Have you ever browsed at the Apple Store? It's like one of the those tactile playgrounds, but for adults. At one point while my husband was playing with the Apple TV device, I told him I was going to shop "the wall," acting all cool and stuff because I was using store lingo. I was captivated by what I found on the wall. Accessories for your iPad. The "Piperlime Accessories Wall" for computers, I … {continue reading}

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

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I have decided that I want to live in a city where I can walk to everything: stores, restaurants, entertainment. Aside from the fact that this would be infinitely more fun than living in suburbia land  (where "exciting" is the fact that they are paving the streets around my house soon and we will be jockeying for off cul-de-sac parking like women at a sample sale), I would not need a car. Now, don't get me wrong. I love having a car. I love the freedom it gives me. {Hear that car? I still love you, please don't be offended by this post.} What I don't love about car ownership is the cost. I mean, the cost aside from buying it in the first place, which has gotten exceedingly ridiculous if you have looked at cars lately.  Cars seem to … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Hello friends! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday where sometimes desserts can make you cross-eyed (but in a good way).  I'm "back" from my weekend and excited to start the week!You all know how I have a soft spot in my heart for the Phoenix area...because I lived their for five years. It's where Jordan was born. Even though I'm a California girl at heart, I looooved Arizona. I know there are lots of you bloggers who live there!  When Our Lady of Cupcakes, a bakery that services the greater Phoenix area, contacted me about a fundraiser they're doing, I knew I wanted to help. Their business is mostly dependent on deliveries...which means they need a good vehicle. They are trying to raise money though sponsorship for a new ride. Each donation … {continue reading}

Kir Royale Granita {Sundays with Joy}

Today is my 11th anniversary. Or, the day my husband decided to put up with me forever.Kidding.I really do believe that I married my best friend. I know it's cheesy, who doesn't say that? But it's so totally true.We met in college. I was 20. He was a "returning student." We became friends over HTML and confusing java script codes.Fast forward a couple years. He was freshly divorced and I pounced.Kidding. Not really. I'll admit; I pursued him. I chased him until he caught me.Our first two "dates" were as friends. By the end of the second outing (a long hike) I was in loooove. I mean, we had pretty much everything in common. From then on we were inseparable.We were engaged 5 months later. (However, I knew we were going to get married within … {continue reading}

Whatever Friday

Happy Friday! Whatcha been up too this week? Hot weather? Cocktails? Come on peeps, I want to hear all about it.Oh? You want to hear about my week? Well, don't mind if I do.1. This week I...Introduced you to my favorite childhood combo: cereal and ice cream.Celebrated my hubby's birthday with peanut butter explosion.Aaaannnd...confessed my love for avocados.{Speaking of strange avocado recipes that may you do a double take...have you entered the Unique Sweets Party that's being hosted by White Lights on Wednesday and My Happy Place? You still have a couple days! A party full of unique, different, or challenging sweets, judged by an awesome panel of judges. And there are prizes! Go check it out!}2. Jordan had dance camp all week. She could … {continue reading}

Avocado Popsicles

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Dear Avocados, Oh, dear avocado, why can't I quit you? You are simply irresistible to me. Every time I pass you at the store I cannot help but buy three of you. I place you on my counter next to the bananas, who grow old and spotty as you disappear as fast as you're purchased. See, I used to hate you. Loathe. And then I tried you and it was love at first bite. It started out simple. I put you in salads and mixed you with salsa. Once a week we'd eat an avocado. But then you became this little nagging voice in my head. "Doooooooroooothhhhyyyy," you'd call out to me. Enticing. Calling me. My siren song. Before long I was putting you in as many meals as I could. Substituting you for cheese whenever we ate tacos, which became … {continue reading}

Deep Dish Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes

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So...yeah. If you don't like peanut butter this may not be the post for you. Monday was my husband's birthday. Whenever I start brainstorming what to make for his birthday, two things come to mind: carrot cake and peanut butter and chocolate. When I asked him if there was something he wanted me to make he mentioned maybe something with peanut butter cups. Well. Now, we all know I did that. Last year. And then some. Also, I didn't want to make a cake. Too much leftover. You all know my husband pretty well by now. If I made him a cake he would eat one slice and then guess you would eat the rest? All the running in the world wouldn't cure that, now would it? So I made him some simple deep dish peanut butter chocolate chip … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday...the day I let YOU make me need my stretchy pants.Wow. Last weeks giveaway was...phenomenal. You all outdid yourself! I guess fake dessert jewelry is a huge hit because I cannot believe how many of you entered that giveaway. Thank you all!So...wanna know the winner?Drumroll...The winner of the Fakery Baker 2 jewelry is...Cindy Brickley!Congratulations Cindy! Drop me an email hello and I will connect you with Fakery Bakery 2.Thanks to everyone who entered!And now...onto the features from last week!Avocado Ice Cream by Inside Brucrew Life. Jocelyn hearts avocados as much as I do!Biscoff Cheeseball by Kitchen Meets Girl. *Speechless*Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Brownies by Sally's Baking Addiction. … {continue reading}

Cereal Milkshakes and Real Milk

This post is sponsored by got milk? in partnership with local California organizations that educate kids about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Milk is a staple in my house. Jordan drinks it daily. I like it in my coffee. We all eat cereal every morning.It's such an important part of our daily routine that I plan for it when we go on a trip, so that Jordan can have her Cheerios if I can't get to the store right when we get home. I've even been known to stock my hotel room mini fridge with single serve milk bottles.You could say we're a milk family.When the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program contacted me about creating a recipe with real milk, of course I jumped at the chance.The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has … {continue reading}

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