Whatever Friday

It’s Friday! Ready for your weekly dose of random and sugar? Good!

1. My mom’s birthday party was great! I cannot wait to put together a post for you. Soon. I hope. 🙂

2. Jordan’s birthday is never ending. We celebrated with my parents on Sunday, with Hayley on Monday, her actual birthday was Tuesday, and her party is tomorrow. I want my birthdays to last a week!

In case you missed it on Instagram, here’s the highlights from the 8th birthday. You know you want to see!


My parents got Jordan a guitar for her birthday. Mel built her a stage. Watching her up on it, there really was no better gift for her. She’s at home showing off. 🙂

Oh, and in case you missed it Tuesday night, which was National Chocolate Mint Day, BTW, here was Jordan’s birthday cake:

Chocolate Mint Poke Cake

3. This week I made some other sugar too. Want some?

Lemon Pound Cake {Pure magic, let me tell you.}

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones {Best scones everrrrrr.}

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Blondies {aka Kitchen Sink Blondies}

Oh, and I got a new blog design!! You like?

4. I’m really, really, really behind in my reader. The last few weeks…well. Crazy. I’m sorry if I’ve been neglectful. I’ll try to catch up next week!

5. In preparation for her party, my mom did a lot of cleaning out of their house. I came home with several boxes, one of which was full of this stuff:

I kept everything. Obviously.

The things I’m most afraid of in that pile are these:

Remember those notebooks I told you about? Where I wrote my love story with Joey McIntyre? That’s them. Full on with chapters, revisions, edits, and a dedication page. And a disclaimer on the front cover: “Please give to Lyd if anything should happen to me.” (Lyd was my BFF.) I wonder what I thought was going to happen to me?

I cannot believe how crazed about them I was.

I’m totally not anymore. I didn’t cry at all when their concert this June sold out in 5 minutes. Really.

6. Speaking of crazy obsessions, I’m re-reading the Twilight series right now. I ran out of library books, so these are the next best thing. I’m almost done with New Moon (again, for the third time). And I’m as lovesick and crazed and obsessed with it as I was the first time. Like, OMG Bella! Hurry up and run across that square, dammit! And when he realized she was alive? I may have giggled and sighed in relief. People. I’ve read the book twice before and seen the movie three times. What is wrong with me?

Even as I wrote that paragraph? Butterflies in my stomach.


And on that note, I think I’ll leave all you Twi-hards with butterflies too. Because you totally have them, right?

Have a great weekend!

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

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  1. My daughter would go NUTS for that stage and microphone set up. She loves loves loves dancing and goofing around in her room and singing and that would be the ultimate present for her. I’d buy it off you if I could 🙂