18. Beach House Backsplash

18. Beach House Backsplash

I’m so excited to share this with you guys. My mom and her husband bought a house down the shore about three years ago. Slowly but surely they are giving it all the love and updates it needs. I’m excited because this update, I got to be apart of.

They recently had the kitchen re-done. New layout, cabinets, counter tops, flooring, appliances etc. What they didn’t have done yet was the back splash. This is where I got to get involved.

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09. Saying Yes

09. Saying Yes

Hi guys!

I just wanted to pop in to share something I’ve been thinking about. In the midst of what feels like a pretty overwhelming time – between preparing for Pete to move in and weddings, I’ve realized the importance of saying yes to all things spontaneous.

A month or so ago, one of my girlfriends from work (what you could call my “work bestie”) wanted to go to the beach. Now, we joke on a regular basis that we’re just going to leave at lunch and escape to the beach (we’ve never done that).

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02. Memorial Day Weekend

02. Memorial Day Weekend

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend. The un-official official kick off to summer. A weekend filled with family, friends, grilled food, drinks and a good time.

My MDW started off with being able to leave work an hour early – which was a plus for me since I still had packing to do. I left work, rushed home and started packing my bag. I was packing to stay over at Pete’s on Friday night (we will be moving in together in September !!) and Saturday morning I was headed down to Cape May, NJ.

Friday night consisted of Pete and I going for a run (we’re trying to get back into shape and decided to do it together) and coming home to make home made pizza and drinks. Saturday morning consisted of quiet, French Press coffee (which is my new obsession – a must try) and Pete.  After we finished our coffee, we started getting ready for the day. Pete headed off to work and I headed down the shore to see family. The day was filled with bike riding, beach (hello sunburn), grilling, and shopping.

But what I want to talk about is something that is an essential treat for a weekend full of grilling and fun.

Baking is probably one of my favorite things to do. Last year, I had been scrolling through Pinterest (here’s where you can see all the things I pin) to find something new to bake for a work event. I came across these Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Cups and decided they looked light, delicious, quick and easy to make. They were a hit! This year, Pete’s co-worker’s hounded him asking if I would be making these and sending them with him to work for their Memorial Day Weekend celebration. Thankfully, I had already been planning to make them for him to bring in.

Here’s the recipe – I can’t take credit for it, it was one I found on Pinterest.

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