Cupcakes Coming Up and Great Things Small

What an incredible week!  Thank you to Cupcakes Take The Cake for featuring my chocolate cupcakes with the pink fondant daisies.  If you’ve clicked over here from CTTC wondering, “Hey, where are they”,  they’ll be over on Danielle’s Framed Frosting next week as I guest post and share a DIY tutorial on making the fondant daisies.  They’ll be a piece of cake for you to make!

Fondant Daisies Chocolate Cupcakes800

I’ve also been busy on Instagram where I posted our recipe for the Best BBQ Burgers Ever.  They’re my family’s favorite every summer.  I first posted the recipe on the blog a few years ago.  This time I’ve posted the recipe on my Instagram page and Facebook to change things up.  You’ll find the recipe via the links.

the best hamburger recipe

I’ve also been preparing for the 4th of July, can you tell?

4th of July Party Decorations logo

I’m crazy over the Crate & Barrel Patriotic Party Lights and even bought the string on display!  I had to have them!  Can’t wait to add my white paper lanterns over them for a pretty glow.  I also found goodies at Sur la Table, Michaels, and Pottery Barn.

Flamingo Candles at Paper Source.  Truly.  Fabulous.  One set for me and one for a friend.

Flamingo Candles paper Source

But the best is yet to come! 

Not only did I put another candle on my birthday cake last week and celebrated from morning to night with lunch and pink martinis inbetween…

Pink Martini Birthday Lunch

… but we also welcomed Anna Grace into our family, my great-niece, the day before my birthday!

New girl in town

It’s never a dull moment come June!

See you this weekend!

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  1. Happy Birthday and 100 million congratulations!

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  3. To top off the beautiful post full of food and decorations you had to add a BABY!! Oh the squishy goodness — too much!!!!
    Nancy Glyer

  4. Thank you, Lisa! xoxo

    Nancy, was that the best almost birthday present or what? So close AND a cigar! haha Thank you so much for my present! I’m coming back at chu! xoxo

  5. Marilyn, Wow, what an amazing month you’ve had and to have your baby great-niece arrive ~ that takes the cake!! Your 4th of July decorations are so fun. I’m missing all the home festivities for summer as we are knee deep in the building project. The burger recipe looks amazing and I will book mark that recipe! Have a fun day and weekend ahead:) xxleslie