I’ve experience 3 wonderful, borderline magical Nola arrivals within the past 2 weeks.
1. Guess what came to Nola?
Since the boy and I are semi obsessed with decor we had to attend the grand opening party.
Apparently EVERYONE else in Louisiana decided they had to attend too. One could barely move in there. So I sat at a beautifully set table (pretending it was my own of course) and enjoyed my free wine and peanut butter caramel puff. Gotta love grand openings.
So in the end, after our purchases of bedding, 3 lamps and 2 pillows, we probably paid for all the freebies we ate/drank. Boo.
But it will be almost worth how much we over paid when we see how cute it is all set up in our house right?
Yeah. Moving along.
2. Guess who came to Nola?
BACHERS – my bestie!!!
When you move out of state and your BFF-AB comes to visit, its like your birthday meets Christmas meets a chocolate lava cake full of a never ending lava river.
We did some meandering around NOLA. We even found an apartment for her to move in to!
We managed to make it through a full days worth of shopping without spending a penny…that is until we visited the camera store. Hmmm. I won’t go into details or anything, but camera stores are bad news.
However, I am LOVING my new Nikon 50 mm prime lens. I would highly recommend it for a super sharp image with a blurred background without a lot of adjustments to the camera settings. Like this picture I took of my basket weave cake:
This great basket weave cake was my final cake for my Wilton Course #2 at Micheal’s. If you’re into cake or cookie decorating at all, I CANNOT recommend the Wilton courses enough. I mean look at the cake for proof. I made all the flowers on it as well as iced it. And I’m no special pro or anything. They are just really great courses. Hobby lobby and Micheal’s usually offers them. Stay tuned next week for a basket weave tutorial on the Gingerlife, just in case you can’t make the Wilton courses.
And for the final Nola arrival that came today:
3. Puffins sent to me by my bestie. I love puffins with a great, mad passion and yet, since I moved here I have not been able to locate them at the grocery store. I’ve looked high and low and even cried (almost). But today two boxes of my favorite flavor arrived in the mail from Texas. Hallelujah. I have puffins.