The Little Things – Summer 2015

Let’s talk summer happiness! Because holy smokes, it’s September.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

Emma is not impressed that it’s been quite a few months since I’ve written one of these posts!

In all honesty, I just wasn’t feeling them. And so they were overlooked. But! It’s been a pretty nice summer so I felt like it deserved a bit of a recap. Before I can fully embrace the amazingness that is fall!

As always, I feel like I must warn you that I do not in fact lead a very wild life. Brace yourself for many pictures of food and of course, Emma.

So, let’s chat about summer and the little things that made me smile!

The Little Things - Summer 2015

Coffee date with my mama when we were up visiting family in New Jersey. And now I want a cookie. And some iced coffee.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

How gorgeous is this cake?? It was from a family baby shower (hence the trip to New Jersey). I got to hang out with some of my favorite little cousins. Such fun!

The Little Things - Summer 2015

How about a totally different sort of cake? A beer cake! I was pretty proud of myself for this one – my birthday gift to the husband. I used this tutorial from Hannah over at Clean Eating Veggie Girl and was pumped about how it turned out. And I felt like I actually got him a useful gift!

The Little Things - Summer 2015

Homemade watermelon agua fresca. Nuff’ said.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

I also celebrated a birthday (the big 30 plus 1 – blah!) and was gifted a pasta maker attachment from my parents! Clearly the first thing to do was have a pasta making party with some friends. Please ignore that face I’m making. Apparently homemade pasta is shocking. Shocking.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

This mug. A birthday gift from the sweetest friend. It’s a HAND WARMING mug. Like, instead of a normal handle there is a place where you stick your hand and it gets all warm and toasty from the hot coffee. Which you can’t see because I’m right-handed and needed that hand to take this picture. Fail.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

Birthday night cheese board dinner while binge watching Netflix = the happiest of birthdays. I told you I live a wild life.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

Brown butter peach cinnamon rolls. Mind blowing. I used this recipe from Nicole at Cooking for Keeps as inspiration, combined with my go-to cinnamon roll base recipe and just a regular brown butter glaze without cream cheese. Seriously, mind blowing.

The Little Things - Summer 2015

And what would this post be without a final picture of my favorite furry family member! Yes, she’s spoiled. With a capital S. ♥

Happy weekend!