July 25, 2012

Wedding Season 2012 - Angie & Nick

Last Saturday was my lovely cousin Angie's wedding, to a wonderful guy. Her and Nick will be happy forever and the wedding was absolute proof of that.

Joey was super honored to be an usher, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly all day long.

It was indeed a long day, but one filled with family, love and lots and lots of dancing!

2 weddings down..... 3 more to go!

Wedding Season 2012 is in full blast. :)

July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Joey and I scored really great Cardinals tickets for tonight's game.... and BONUS! They were free!! My awesome cousin decided that 110 degree weather wasn't for him and decided to give away his tickets.

While the weather was a complete beast, and believe me I sweated more than I care to mention, I loved every hot, sweaty minute of it. Our cousin Lisa and her fiance Chris (to anyone that knows me, that opening was awkward) came along, and we had so much fun.... especially once the sun went down and the wind picked up a little. Not to mention the very drunk girl in front of us with her spray bottle fan... she was nice enough to spray our faces and cool us down, even if it was just for a minute.

Before we left... when we still smelled nice and my hair wasn't a frizzy mess.

Great seats :)

Lisa with her Jumbo cotton candy... she was so excited.

I love this guy... even if he wore all Mets stuff to a Cardinals game where the Mets weren't even playing.


I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July!

July 1, 2012

Festive for the Fourth!

In preparation for the Fourth of July, I grabbed my inner child and some nail polishes and got to work.

This seriously took me longer than it should have, but I am pleased with just how....defective..... it looks. Ha!

Fourth of July, here I am! I am ready for your plentiful BBQ, your booze and your yummy desserts.

And uh, celebrating my independence, of course. Duh.

I am debating on a couple recipes to try... I have a food day at work, a BBQ next weekend and probably something on the actual 4th itself with the in-laws.

Pinterest once again proved its worthiness when I stumbled across this brownie fruit pizza.

It's not totally 4th of July in its creation, but completely inspired. I think I will keep the banana on, just because I love banana, but it would totally work with just the combination of berries. I also was thinking of adding some kiwi, but maybe that's for another time.

I also will toot my own horn here, but last year I made these Red, White and Blue strawberries for my big family BBQ. They were a huge hit with every age group and took about 5 minutes to make.

 Please ignore this awful picture. Please. 

I also have been eyeballin' these pretties.

I would obviously need to buy a popsicle mold in order to emmulate the whimsy of these Firecracker Ice Pops, but I think it would be a great investment because my Pinterest food board is brimming with different homemade popsicles, and some even include booze. Heeeellllo, summer! 

But all this recipe entails is sugar, strawberries, blue berries and plain yogurt. Easy enough!

I'll letcha know what I come up with. ;) I love summer!