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One Tree Hill

This show started over 10 years ago. I didn’t watch it then, but I am hooked on it now (thanks a lot, Netflix).

I spent Friday night hooked on a decade old show bawling my eyes out. So cool.

Now excuse me while I go obsess over some high school kids playing basketball in a small town in North Carolina.

(At least I get to re-live the early 2000s music through this show. I can’t even begin to tell you the memories.)

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The best cake.

I found it. Carrot cake. I am not big on sweets and can usually pass on anything I bake. Well…not carrot cake. I might have baked extra cupcakes and I might eat two every day. Thank goodness they are almost gone.

On top of the extra cupcakes I made, I baked 4 dozen cupcakes and a three-tier cake for a rooftop reception. So much carrot cake goodness.

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Current fave: Textured buttercream and basic flowers

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I love these simple, beautiful cakes.

I found these flowers in my backyard and they were the perfect touch for this textured cake for a couple to bring up to Lake Tahoe.

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In fact, I love them so much, I made another similar one for a BBQ I went to:

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Both of these cakes were almond with raspberry filling!

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Video: Ellen Meets ‘Apparently’ Kid Noah Ritter

Apparently, I love this kid. Seriously.

"I’m pretty sure that’s a guy in a costume."  Killin’ me.

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Simple beauty.

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I recently did a wedding cake for a couple getting married at Rancharrah. I was excited to see this venue because I’ve never been there. It’s gorgeous! And, I love the simple beauty the bride wanted for her cake. The flowers by A Floral Affair (Kelly Jo did my wedding flowers, too!) were the perfect finish for the cake.

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It was so bright outside…

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Testing the VS Sport VoxBox…and taking way too many selfies.

I became an Influenster earlier this year because I knew I didn’t want to miss out on all the awesomenessthat comes with it.

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First, I tested a Barefoot Bliss product and discovered a new product that I really like.

I was ecstatic to be chosen for the VS Sport VoxBox. But what does that all mean?

I was sent some items from the Victoria’s Secret Sport collection to test and review. I was particularly excited for this because I have several items (underwear, bras, bathing suits) from VS, but I’ve never tried anything from their Sport Collection.

In true VS style, this pretty box was delivered to me on Saturday:

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Inside, were the Incredible By Victoria’s Secret Sport Bra and the Knockout By Victoria’s Secret Tight Pants.

PLUS…several 25% off coupons for any Victoria’s Secret Sport item to use myself and share with friends. I will definitely be using one. Holla at a girl if you want one…expires September 21 (My 1 year wedding anniversary!). Hey…maybe you can buy me some more workout gear for my wedding anniversary? Or…is that not how it works? ;)

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I have never tried a cupped sports bra before, so I was excited to get it on and start working out. Never thought I’d say that sentence. I was actually excited to get up this morning at 5:30 a.m. and go to the gym knowing I had some new gear to try.

But errr… rewind. I had to try on these items right when I got them, of course! And so cue the most uncomfortable and awkward selfie sesh (since my hubby is out of town and therefore my photographer is not around.)

Also…I’m not entirely comfortable posting these, but you know…I’m going to do it for the VoxBox! (And you should see all the selfies that didn’t make the cut. These ones barely squeaked by…uhh..because I had no other options!)

Let’s get physical, physical. personal, personal.

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For this morning’s workout. I of course wore my favorite tank top…cupcakes and kettle bells…and I was feeling pretty spiffy for so early in the morning.

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Victoria’s Secret knows how to make girls look good and I think these two products are no different.

All my workout pants are crop…so it’s nice to try some long pants for a change. They are extremely comfortable and I like the way I look in them.  If you know me. You know my latest obsession has been Lululemon. But for $90-$100 for a pair of yoga pants…the obsession can only go so far. These VS Sport pants are $64.50 ($48.50 with one of my coupons!) and while I used to always be a proponent of $20 workout pants…I know I perform better and I want to go to the gym more when I’m wearing something I love…therefore I’ve deemed the splurge appropriate. Investing in my health? My wallet will understand. Uhh…right?

At the gym, I quickly took a selfie before anyone could judge. Man, the selfies I could take at home with this awesome lighting…

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At the gym today, I ran, did box jumps, lifted, did mountain climbers, rode a bike, did abs… basically every movement possible…and the pants were great. They never rode up or slid down and though I was sweating, they stayed dry and comfy.

Now to the bra. A very, very important component to a workout. Especially when there is high impact movements involved like running and jumping. This VS Sport Bra (at $54.50) is comparable in price to another sports bra that I love (I have 3 of the same one!) and was just as great, in my opinion. The VS Sport bra has cups, wire and an adjustable back closure so it’s a lot like a normal bra but with great support. It’s feminine and something I would recommend to all my active ladies. Because this bra doesn’t have a front zipper, it is definitely a little awkward to get on and off (especially when you are sweaty and sticky post-workout.)

I look forward to many more workouts in these great items from the VS Sport Collection. Give them a try and I think you will love how you feel!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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You would think…

that I haven’t seen balloons every year for 28 years. In September. Early morning. Like clockwork. I don’t know what it is about giant balloons in the sky that just seems to overwhelm me.

It is balloon mania up by my house. The Great Reno Balloon Races are here and all the balloons seem to drift up and land in my neighborhood. I wished and wished it would be in my yard. I don’t think the dogs wished that…at all.

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How many pictures can you take of balloons? The answer is never enough.

Blow drying my hair, look out the window and BAM… fish. So cool. It’s like a Dr. Seuss book. I don’t know, is it? One Fish, Two Fish. Balloon Fish.

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Look straight up…BAM…soccer ball.

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Go out front to leave for work…and yep… balloons are descending on the neighborhood.

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They all landed in the park by my house:

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And then the madness starts…

Balloon in Walmart parking lot:

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The fish in the next parking lot!

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Smokey the Bear overhead!

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And a giant dog in the dog park…

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And what is that red thing?

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And, if you stop looking at the balloons… you will see the many fender benders on the way to work from these awesome balloons.

It doesn’t count if I’m not using my phone to take these photos, right?

Seriously, so overwhelmed from about 7 to 8:30 a.m. It’s too much.

Give me all the balloons!

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Video: NFL Players Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

INSTANT reblog. I love Mean Tweets so much.

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33 Cupcake Recipes

Some creative and tasty cupcake recipes to try out!

Can’t wait to try some of these out!