it’s a party, a cookie party

Sugar cookies are taking over and I don’t mind one bit!

Lately I have been filling my evenings with binge watching Netflix shows (Friends and Gilmore Girls, what more could I need) and more importantly making dozens upon dozens of sugar cookies. Baby shower, work parties and even a movie premier are the inspiration behind these 4 pictured above. It has been a lot of fun and most definitely a new found hobby. I love offering cookies as gifts, who doesn’t love cookies?

I bought the sugar cookie tutorial from the incredible and wonderfully hilarious Alison Faulkner over at The Alison Show 

If you wanna be an amateur cookie artist like myself, I highly suggest heading over to her cookie party and buying the super entertaining and helpful course HERE. 4 months ago I couldn’t even consider using royal icing, and now it’s my favorite.

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family makes my heart go BOOM

I had some of my family in town for over a week! It was exhausting but so fun! They stayed with us in our 798 sq ft apartment. We miss them already but we’re a little excited to be sleeping in our own bed. 

Oakland Zoo

Alcatraz

Mothers and daughters seeing the new Cinderella. Highly recommend its genuine and beautifully done.

 Marianne’s Ice Cream in Santa Cruz (try all the flavors you want, but get the 10/20, it’s life changing).

 Did you know that the Redwoods is a nickname for the Sequoia tree? Oh that’s common knowledge? Well, I learned something that day we went to the Muirwoods. It was such a peaceful place.

Santa Cruz- Twin Lakes State Beach and Walton Lighthouse

 I hope they come again soon! There is so much to explore and not enough time or energy (and let’s be honest, money) to do it all in one trip.