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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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1. Why It Doesn't Matter How You Feel About Your Friends. Inspiration to go be a good friend! 

2. For the third year in a row, we're in NYC for the weekend visiting our dear friends Katie and Matt. It's technically Brecken's second time to NYC (although last time she was a wee 15 weeks in gestation, pictured above), but her very first plane ride. Follow me on Instagram to check out some of our adventures, and read about past trips to NYC here and here

Travel-Themed Baby Shower | The Sweets Life

3. Speaking of Katie, this summer she's the one that's pregnant, and I had the privilege to throw her a travel-themed shower when she was in St. Louis last month. Much like the Pop, Fizz, Clink Kate Spade shower, I can't take much credit...my mom and sister made absolutely beautiful decorations & homemade mini-suitcases for favors (that I stuffed with cinnamon sugar pretzels) and Katie's sisters-in-law came up with creative (and non-cheesy) games! See #4, below, for my contribution...unsurprisingly, the food! All in all, it was a wonderful night celebrate Baby G whose arrival we are beyond excited for!

Tijuana Trash Mix
4. I'll be sharing the cake I made for Katie's shower in a future post, German Chocolate fans get excited! I also made the always-popular Tijuana Trash Mix and tried a new recipe for this Rustic Cheese Tomato Tart, which I will definitely be making again and again.

One Year Ago: Lemon Berry Parfaits
Two Years Ago: Extra Crumb Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake
Three Years Ago: Cream Cheese Fruit Tarts
Four Years Ago: Tilapia with Black Bean Banana Salsa
Five Years Ago: Mediterranean Skillet