Friday Confessions

Hi there and happy Friday! I’m not sure where the time goes, but I’m not complaining. Friday came quickly this week! I have so much to share with all of you (wedding updates, recipes, etc.) but I have to get through my 4 exams next week before doing so. In the meantime, here’s my Friday confessions:

1) I have never been more ready for spring. As much as I love scarves, I’m over the cold. Over it, over it, over it. It can stop snowing any day now.
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2) Airbrushed make-up rules. My sister, Shauna (a bridesmaid), and myself went in for our wedding make-up trial last weekend and it was amazing.  Porcelain-looking skin for the day? Sign-me up! Our make-up must-haves for the wedding are : bold lips, smoky eyes with shimmer, bronzing, and contouring. Does that make us pains-in-the-neck? If so, oh well. We are having Serai Beauty out of Greenwich, RI do our make-up, and they are lovely to work with. Can’t wait for May 25th!
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3) I’m currently obsessed with the  ‘Irish Crème’ coffee flavor at Dunkin’ Donuts. I’ve been treating myself twice a week on my long days at school, as it gives me something to look forward to in- between classes. Just two pumps in a black iced-coffee works for me. I’m already dreading the day they take the flavor away.  Has anyone tried the mint coolatta? I’m such a sucker for promotional items.
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4) My sister and I taste-tested potential wedding favors over the weekend. Cake-pops, cupcakes, and sugar cookies were on the menu. Can you say best job ever?! I am pretty sure she’s going to go with cake-pops from Sugar Bakery (a winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars), fingers crossed.
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5) I started volunteering at a senior center this week and I absolutely love it. I’m creating and baking sugar-free desserts for the diabetics at the center and yesterday was my first group session. It was so fun to get to know some of the members, and was an amazing feeling to be doing something that I’m passionate about, while helping others. That is a win-win in my book.

6) I ran outside for the first time in over two months last week…ouch. While I’ve been getting my cardio in via other forms of exercise (elliptical, biking, and HIIT workouts) I must admit my entire body felt that run over the next few days; calves, thighs, abs, everything! I am so excited to pound the pavement consistently this spring. Go away, snow!
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7) My sister’s bridal shower is only nine days away! Everything is really coming together, and I am so excited to celebrate the bride-to-be.  Since I am obsessed with all things Wedding Paper Divas, I loved the invitations my Mom and I picked out. Here’s a sneak peek:
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8) Brandon comes home in 5 weeks, 5 weeks, 5 weeks! Clearly I have a countdown going. Can you blame me? He was recently in Sydney visiting friends who had a beautiful baby girl late last year, and sent me this picture. Isn’t this the cutest?
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9) Eating gluten and dairy free (besides my wedding-favor tasting) is getting easier and easier thanks to more and more companies making great products, and adapting old recipes with new ideas. For example:
Best animal crackers I’ve ever tasted : 
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-Spaghetti-squash bake with dairy-free parmesan cheese and gluten-free crushed crumb topping:
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10) I need a dog. That is all.
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What’s your Friday confession?

Have a great weekend, friends!

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9 thoughts on “Friday Confessions

  1. Air brushed makeup is the best! Not like you girls need it, but I swear it erases every single flaw. Tasting favors sounds awful. How’d you get roped into that :P On the flipside, it’s really sweet that you’re volunteering to make sure the elderly get their treats too. They must love you for it. I wish I had more time to volunteer. Hope you get that puppy soon… or at least lots of kisses to hold you over :) Love the 5-5-5 countdown. It will be here before you know it! Have a good weekend, girlfriend!

  2. I was wondering how your lips/makeup looked so beautiful! Loving that look! I need to find those animal crackers… I have been trying to be more GF with my eats and that’s something I didn’t want to give up! That’s really sweet of you to volunteer at the elderly home- they must love having you there :) xoxo

  3. I’ve been dairy free for a while now, but recently switched to a 95% GF intake too, and I love it. I feel soooo muccchhhh betterrrr!! That GF cracker brand is great, I used their graham crackers to make a pie crust back in December that was DELICIOUS! I NEED SPRING. I am done with being cold. DONE! Umm..you’re beeeautiful…that is all.

  4. Love these catchups!!

    Good for you for taking on that volunteer role, especially with your busy schedule. It’s so amazing to be able to give back to the community, especially when it’s combining two things you love to do!

    Those wedding shower invites are super cute. I need to look into those for one I am throwing in August!

    And soooo exciting that Brandon is home in only 5 weeks! So excited for you :)

  5. I need winter to be done too! I think I have the same scarf as you (from Old Navy).
    My Friday confession is that I was so ready for teh week to be done I”m not sure I would have survived another day!

  6. I feel so bad for you – still having to wear all those layers and scarves! I wish I could send this glorious ATL weather to you!! Although, today it’s pouring, it poured all day yesterday, and it is supposed to continue through tomorrow. Might I also add that ATL drivers aren’t sure what to do when it’s raining so traffic and accidents are at an all time high in these kinds of conditions. It’s fun. Anyway – CAKE POPS are legit my favorite thing in the entire world.
    And you girls look beautiful with that make up – I’ve never had fancy make up like that, I bet it’s fun! And it lasts all day? Sold!!!
    That s’ghetti squash sounds and looks so good! Good job staying gluten and dairy free!

  7. I’m so over winter too! Yeah the fashion is kinda cute but I just want to wear a sundress for goodness sakes! I love animal crackers I’m glad you can still enjoy them :) And I’ve never tried the irish creme flavor but it looks really good!

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