04 September 2012

scenes from the weekend

04 September 2012
hello, friends! sorry for the radio silence the last 4 days and i hope you all fabulous long weekend. my weekend was so much fun and it was primarily due to pulling off a surprise party for the mr.'s 30th birthday in his hometown of door county.

my weekend began by running around for last minute supplies and making sweet treats for the party. i made these no-bake cake batter truffles and they were a huge hit! i also made these healthy chocolate cookie dough bites and they didn't turn out so great - the consistency was off and they tasted a bit too healthy. has anyone else made these with good results? share your secrets!


here is the mr. opening his birthday present from his mom and i. he still had no idea about the party at this point.


and because i have the sweetest mother-in-law, i got to open a present too. a gorgeous jewelry box as a belated birthday present from one of my favorite stores!


even though i'm pretty sure he knew i was up to something, the look on james' face when we yelled "surprise" was priceless. and i have to give a shout-out to the bakery at econofoods - i was not expecting something so cute (and delicious!) from a grocery store bakery, but it came recommended. i sent the baker a color scheme and some inspiration photos and she did a great job.


notice the mismatched numbers? i'm actually pretty proud of that 3. i could only find a bright orange 3 candle, but there was an 8 in blue. i took an exacto knife to it, only to have it crack into three pieces (ironic, huh?). i used tacky glue to put it back together and even though it looks a little janky, at least it's not orange.


happy 30th, my love. see, turning 30 wasn't so bad, was it?


 photos taken by chris hibben, the mr., and yours truly

15 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

You two are so adorable- a very Happy 30th to your MR:)

Alexa said...

Those truffles look phenomenal and that bottom picture is just glorious...what a shot!

Viviana said...

You guys make such a beautiful couple! Happy belated to the Mr.!

jamesroyedmund said...

Many thanks! The Mrs. did an incredible job of making the weekend such a memorable experience. I'm definitely not the easiest person to surprise. That she was able to plan and coordinate the whole event 250 miles away from where it was to take place is especially impressive. Then again, the Mrs. is a pretty darn impressive lady!

The Now said...

YUMMMM Those truffles look amazing. Glad y'all had a great weekend!! xoxo

Johanna said...

What a perfect weekend! I love the cake!

Bonnie said...

It looks like you had a great weekend. You two are adorable together.

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Whitney Cosgrave said...

that cake looks amazing! hope it was a good weekend!

Aravinda said...

Yum! Can you please make no bake cake truffles for our next gathering? Personally, I'm a fan of ground up cashews, so I probably would've liked the chocolate chip cookie bites, but I think the secret to making them taste a little less "crunchy granola" is to nix some of the nuts and sneak some butter in there. :)

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

What an amazing birthday celebration, and one lucky guy!

Annie said...

So cute!! You two are adorable and the dedication you showed with those candle numbers.. man, that's love right there ;)

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Y'all are adorable!! Fab job on the big 30 cake for the hubs. I must try out these HEALTHY cookie dough bites you speak of. I didn't think they existed!

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Y'all are adorable!! Fab job on the big 30 cake for the hubs. I must try out these HEALTHY cookie dough bites you speak of. I didn't think they existed!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

happy (belated) bday to james! looks like you two had a fun weekend. and wowzahhh those cake batter truffles look So good! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Such a cute couple! And how great is your mother in law?

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