It’s my birthday, y’all! OK, technically, it’s not until Sunday. But, I’m a big fan of celebrating another year of wisdom for at least a week. So, let’s get this party started!! I think this is the first time I’ve used a header picture for Friday Finds that’s not my own – but everything about this photo is kind of my birthday dream! It was actually created for a baby shower, but eh. I’m taking it over as my inspiration for a little project that RF started for me for my birthday. Gold, navy, and peach? Love it. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out…and will, of course, share pics when it’s done. For now, a little party inspiration.
I know that I am fully stressing out my friend KDub with all of these balloons, but I’m a Leo and I’ve been told that means I adore magnificence. (The Cancer cusp in me does not always agree, but I definitely have my moments.) This How to Make a Balloon Arch tutorial from The House that Lars Built ranks highly on the magnificence scale! I’m ready to get out the glue gun…
Fairy lights are so romantic, but these lantern columns speak to my flair for the dramatic. Leave it to fellow Leo, Martha Stewart to come up with this one. I love the way they reflect in the pool, but I think they would be equally stunning edging a yard or surrounding the buffet or dessert table.
I love cake. I still dream of Strawberry White Chocolate cake from Simply Desserts. Sadly, it doesn’t come in a gluten-free version. Though gf options are expanding, and I’ve found plenty of sweet sweet love at Trophy cupcakes, most my favorites are still full of wheaty evil. I’ve dropped a couple of hints for this Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Cake as this year’s birthday substitution. Peanut buttery krispies layered with chocolate ganache?! Yes, please!
No birthday would be complete without a cocktail…or 12…to make the years go down smoothly. Lemonade is my ultimate summertime beverage. You know how I love my whiskied up Arnold Palmers. But here are 7 Spiked Lemonades to Sip On this Weekend. The Boozy Clementine Lemonade with Bruleed Citrus & Mint looks particularly tempting.
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Quote of the Week:
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
What I’m Reading:
What I’m Watching:
Sixteen Candles – Or maybe a full on John Hughes marathon! Most were filmed in the area where I went to high school. So, on top of being great teen flicks, the scenery is fun to watch too!
What I’m Listening To: