Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

[Watching a storm move in, taking over the sunny sky in Fire Island]

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Meet Me in Fire Island

This past weekend I went away for my annual Fire Island mini-vacation. Every year my friends and I take this trip on the same weekend, stay in the same crappy hotel room, and love every second of it. For those of you who don’t know where Fire Island is, it is a long and skinny island directly south of Long Island. The amazing thing about it is as soon as you arrive you seem to be in another world. You have to take a boat to get there, and once you have arrived, the main mode of transportation is a bike. The streets are lined with adorable shops, intimate restaurants and beachy bars. This was exactly the weekend escape I needed after a long and stressful week. Too bad anytime you go away with eleven girlfriends, you can’t plan to get too much rest!

Independence Day Sweets

This Fourth of July we are spending it relaxing and still recovering after a crazy weekend. I made a few festive desserts to help with the celebration. I had a ton of cake scraps left over from this mini ombre cake, and I refused to let it go to waste. I ended up putting all of the cake into the mixer along with a jar of frosting. Once it was all mixed up, I rolled it into balls and covered it in Bakers white chocolate and festive red, white and blue sprinkles. I also made red, white and blue cake stars and cakes in jars. I hope you all have a great holiday!

A Perfect Night

The past week has been extremely hectic and absolutely amazing. I haven’t written because I have been all over the place and haven’t even been home until now! Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending a surprise engagement party. One of my best friends’ boyfriends planned to propose and organized a party for her directly afterwards so they could both celebrate with their closest friends. It was perfect – I have never seen either of them look more happy. Heres to a lifetime of happiness to my dear friends!