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Another Week Gone

Another week has come and gone. I have been really swamped with macaron orders for Easter, at this point I’m convinced I may BE a macaron! 

Some outfit recaps, starting with today: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (late 2013)
  2. Skirt: Kate Spade (pre-2010)
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Yesterday was a 2-outfit day, I changed to go to my sons basketball game: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Blouse: Kate Spade
  3. Pants: Banana Republic
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade




  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade (outlet earlier this year)
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Olivia
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Church on Sunday: 


  1.  Dress: Kate Spade Mariella
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And last Friday: 



  1. Dress: Kate Spade Adette
  2. Belt: Kate Spade (holiday 2015)
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed by me
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade (new this month!)

On the ice cream truck! It’s one of my favorite novelty bags, it’s the perfect size and it can be used cross body! Very well made with exquisite details. 

I also made lots of these: 


Dino Cake (isn’t he ADORABLE?!) 

And a replica of my grandmothers wedding cake for her 5-year anniversary this past Saturday (they renewed their vows as well, it was so sweet), and my mom made a lovely display: 

I didn’t take a photo of my outfit Saturday, simply because we had to deliver Dino, I was running on about 12 hours sleep over 3 days, and then we had to book it down to Palm Springs. But I did take a fun photo to send to my husband: 

I know, I am utterly ridiculous! I wore my hazy floral dress (if you don’t own it, go buy it! Sale is on additional sale in stores at Kate Spade!!) and some sparkly shoes. It was in the 90’s out there! But a perfect sunny Palm Springs day.

Until next time,


Weekend Review

Oh. My. Goodness. My weekend was bananas. Our weather has been changing and it has caused intense sinus pressure! Ugh. But rain and cooler weather is coming, so I consider it worth the frustration.

Some recent attire, starting with Friday: 


  1. Cardigan: Kate Spade
  2. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Saturday, to deliver a cake & have a costco date with my husband: 


  1. Dress: Kate Spade Marielle (spring 2014, they redid this for the outlets and some still have it on their sale rack!)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  4. Handbag: Kate Spade

Sunday, for church: 


  1. Blouse: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Skirt: Anthropologie
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

And finally, today: 


  1. Blouse: Anthropologie (but I picked up at a thrift store for $1!)
  2. Belt: secondhand
  3. Skirt: Nordstrom Rack, $12
  4. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

And the beautiful cake I delivered on Saturday: 

 It turned out SO GORGEOUS!!!! And yes, those are sugar flowers!

Until next time,


Weekend Recap

I had every intention of blogging last night, and then I got wrapped in macaron-making! It’s been a busy baking weekend, that is for sure. 

Saturday I wore this: 


  1. Blouse: Kohls
  2. Skirt: Dress Corilynn (although ahe doesn’t make them anymore!!)
  3. Belt: secondhand
  4. Shoes: Kate Spade

Sunday I wore this to church: 




  1.  Dress: Kate Spade Lyric (and a little birdie told me this dress was done in black & white for fall!)
  2. Shoes: Kate Spade
  3. Handbag: Kate Spade
  4. Necklace: Kate Spade

Today I wore this: 




  1.  Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Secondhand
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade

The newest collection hit the stores today! I haven’t been in to look, however I’m loving these dresses: 

And the creatures! Sigh. If only I had a winning lottery ticket. However the dresses above, I don’t know if they will find a home in my closet, as I am having a bit of a crowd control problem!

I also made this on Saturday:      

Such a fun cake! It was a dad and his 3 kids’ HUGE birthday bash. The girls picked all those flowers for their part of the cake. I was informed it was a huge hit and there wasn’t a crumb left. Success!!!

And last night, these: 


Mmmmm. I’m in full swing this month! Happy Monday!

Until next time,



Wednesday, oh Wednesday.

Wait a second, it’s been about a week and a half since I last blogged! Last week was brutal, between prepping for a wedding and dealing with severe exhaustion, AND the last week of school….yeah. I’m finally coming up for a bit of air this evening, but still dragging!

Some outfit recaps:


  1. Dress: Kate Spade (old)
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer for Target



  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: Kate Spade
  3. Shoes: Kate Spade (but I only posed in them for the photograph…I actually wore my blue crystal “Love” flats)


  1. Dress: Banana Republic (thrifted)
  2. Shoes: Nina, strassed by me


  1. Dress: Kate Spade
  2. Belt: glitter bow belt from Bealls



  1. Dress: Kate Spade 
  2. Belt: Kate Spade 
  3. Shoes: Christian Louboutin

I also wore a lot of PJ’s over the past week! (NOT PICTURED!) But the highlight was this GORGEOUS wedding my team and I pulled together on Saturday. Seriously the people who come work for me at events are brilliant….I couldn’t make this magic without them!! They do all the grunt work and it allows me to turn my brides vision into a gorgeous reality:




The weather was breathtaking and the party fabulous. I wish my couple a lifetime of happiness and amazing adventures!!!

I also did this little graduation cake: 

And put together my own anniversary flowers: 


And I bought (or rather my husband bought it!!!) my second Madison Avenue dress. HUGE shoutout to Trinice at the Desert Hills Outlet Kate Spade store for making this one a reality!! (At a screaming deal too!!) 

The detail on the neckline! I’m in love. Now I just need to be able to wear heels for more than a photograph again and go somewhere fancy with the husband!! 
And there you go. I’m going to crawl back into my couch and continue with the Downton Abbey marathon I started yesterday. I decided to start from the very first season!

Until next time,


RUN from email!!

Oh heavens, I hope I’m not the only one bombarded by all the after Christmas sale emails!!! I fear my husband and I have caved not once, but TWICE now. OOPS. On the bright side I am not excited about anything coming out clothing wise in 2015, so hopefully that will cull the urge to shop. Le sigh. I do know I have amassed quite a collection of some very beautiful dresses in 2014, and could probably very well never buy another one!!

Anyway, some outfit recaps, starting with what I wore yesterday:





Cardigan: Kate Spade
Skirt: French Connection
Shoes: Kate Spade
Handbag: Kate Spade

Today we went to chaperone the spending of the kids’ Christmas gift cards (and deliver a cake, more on that below):




Cardigan: JCrew Kids (honestly threw this on because it was right there. Not the best look though)
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Target (kids section!!!)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Yesterday I finally connected with a client whom there had been a communication breakdown with a week ago (my phone is holding a voicemail hostage from her!!), and so we were able to finalize her sons birthday cake, for delivery TODAY.

Oh my! So I was up into the wee hours this morning with Winnie and Tigger and Piglet:






If I may say so, not bad for a VERY short turn around!!! So cute, and yes everything is made from sugar.

And with that, I’m wiped out! Hope you are enjoying the weekend after Christmas!!

Until next time,



Thursday is always an odd day for me. The kids have early release at school, plus I have bible study, and sometimes also end up going to work. Today was no exception, well, except work was at my house because I’m baking like a madwoman still!

But I decided to pull out some sparkle this morning:





Cardigan: Target
Dress: Kate Spade
Belt: Alannah Hill
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bag: Kate Spade
Necklace: unknown

Of course in addition to all the macarons this week, I have a small cake to delivery tomorrow. Some teasers:



Zebra, shimmery glittery pink AND hidden mickeys?! Yes please!! Can’t wait to throw it all together. I know the birthday girl is going to be thrilled!

In addition to the dress sale I have going on, stay tuned for my 2-year blog anniversary giveaway!! I just received the last piece of my “puzzle” today and I am SO excited to share this!! Especially as it’s things chosen by me.

Until next time,