currently ..

last week was a whirlwind. in the best way possible; guests, holidays, road trips, & celebrating. after an amazing nap and the welcoming of a new month ..I’m back to “normal”.

a little recap.

hessen haus des moines

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCthen we were off to the {sculpture park}.


do not climb. I was poorly influenced by a group of little kids.

jen & reid.


SONY DSCand last but not least ..{scratch cupcakery}.

scratch cupcakes for all

flavors: sully [monster cookie], maple bacon, guinness, & dulce de leche.

scratch cupcakes

have the best tuesday.

see you tomorrow.


the week in photos.

it has been a crazy week.

I couldn’t be happier to see friday.

the week began with visitors – [J]’s parents & little sister. and it’s ending with visitors – our good friends from college, jen & reid. who will be gallivanting around des moines with us until saturday.

sunday it’s off to my hometown for a little easter action. with the family.

[how is it the end of march already?]

without further ado ..

the last week of march in photos.


obsessed. I have it on right now as I type this. basically it transforms you from your home office to a quaint coffee shop, through sound. {try it for yourself}.


winter is refusing to give way to spring. so I had to fake spring indoors. [it’s suppose to be in the 50’s this weekend, but cold again next. boo].

sunny lunch date

cake competition silouettes

[I adore this silhouette cake. and the precious tiered-cake cookies].

hyvee cake competition

in the middle of the mall. I love watching cake decorating competitions on television. so seeing one in person was a treat. I never would’ve assumed {hy-vee} grocery store had such talented cake decorators. proved wrong!

brand new nook book

ahhhhhhhhhhh! I’m so excited to welcome this gem into my life.

[on the topic of books: {the thread affect} & I are reviewing our latest, {The Great Gatsby} next thursday. april 4th. and revealing our next read].

have the best weekend.


happy easter!