April Loves

black and white pennant banner from @Target  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comApril is a busy month for birthdays in my family.  I try to make my party decor but sometimes you just have to outsource.  I flipped out over this black and white pennant banner at Target.  I mean, it sort of the coolest ever.  I will be reusing this one for sure!

I tried out the zebra cake mix from Duff Goldman.  It was super cool.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comFor one of the birthdays I decided to try my hand at one of those zebra cake mixes by Duff.  I totally pulled a Sharon (this is a thing, my mom even says it to me) and didn’t read the recipe ahead of time.  Come to find out that you basically make two separate cake batters and then layer them.  Luckily it didn’t add in that much more time or energy.  And it came out really fun!

The best tag in a kid's sweatshirt award goes to @prefresh  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI’m in love with the tag inside my son’s Prefresh sweatshirt.  You can’t get a true sense of the color from this photo but it is a great neon orange.  My son swears the symbol means “I love you.”  Even though I’ve shown him the correct way to say I love you he doesn’t believe me.  He goes to a church based preschool so I told him to ask his teacher.  I’m sure she’ll be pleased to discuss the devil horns…

These barstools from Ikea have changed my life.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comThese cheapo Ikea chairs are not great to look at but they have totally changed our lives.  For a year we have lived in this house and not utilized this half of our kitchen.  But they have opened up a whole new world.  I can now have people in here when I’m cooking.  The kids eat breakfast in here most days.  And this is now my favorite work spot in the house.  The kitchen is our brightest room and I love being in this bright and airy space.  I can’t believe I didn’t have chairs here sooner.  At some point we will upgrade but for now these are absolutely perfect.

Haim at the Fox Theater Pomona  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comIt has been a while since I have gotten to see live music and last week I got to see one of my favorite bands, Haim perform.  You guys!  There album is awesome but they effing ROCKED live.  I mean, totally shredded on the guitars, pounded the shit out of those drums and put on a great show although I felt it was over way too soon.  When they were younger (they are all sisters) they were part of a family band and they totally brought out their parents to play with them onstage.  So cool.  It seems like not a lot of people know about them which I think is crazy.  Target is actually using one of their songs in their commercials at the moment.  So if you don’t know them, go check them out.  They have this really 80’s feel and it just makes you feel good.  My husband and I left and decided we are going to start a band because it just looked like they were having so much fun out there.  Neither of us play instruments but I just know we can work that out.  Now go watch the video for “If I could change your mind” it is so good.  But they do not dance like this in their live show…promise.

 

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