Hello! I know. It’s been a long time, I apologize from the bottom of my heart. Life has been busy lately and non-stop. I just finished leading a cooking a baking group. The group of ladies I got to know were so awesome and we had a lot of fun! I know, it sounds weird, but I didn’t have a lot of good opportunities to take pictures and stuff. We made the popcorn caramel cupcakes that I did post on here. And other stuff like; lasagna cupcakes, raspberry mousse tarts, chocolate covered strawberries and rice krispie treats, crepes etc...

So, ya, my life has been buzzing with new life changes that I want to share with you. :)

Number One: Is that I found out I will be having a baby in November. We have been hearing the heartbeat the last couple appointments and it's just amazing!YAY! I had to get through the two months of constant nausea before getting excited though. I am so grateful because my hubby and I had been trying for two years.

Number Two: Is that we are in the process of closing on a house here in Los Angeles. Also exciting, but it makes you very busy and there is a lot to do and think about. The house needs some esthetic TLC too which will be fun but time consuming.


Number Three: I am leaving on Tuesday for an all-girls trip to Italy with my mother and sister for fifteen days. A long distance AND time to be away from home right now but, again, exciting. I hate flying so keep me in your prayers. LOL

I will hopefully be able to update you with little blurbs and pictures from my trip and I can’t wait to get back into blogging and having fun in the kitchen.

Have a wonderful sun-shiny summer. I will see you back here soon.


Amy said...

Ivy - so many congratulations! I'm so happy for you! So many happy things and they couldn't happen to a sweeter girl. I'm looking forward to updates!

Bethany said...


1. AWESOME news on ALL fronts. Congrats!!!!
2. You asked me a question on scoopalicious. Answer: Starts tomorrow. Closes: June 15. I hope you will have time to participate.
3. You are going to be by brother in law's new best friend once I make him your buttered popcorn cupakes.



Suzanne said...

I'm so totally over the moon happy for you!! Congrats on the little one!!!
Of course the new house and Italy are ah-mazing as well...but a baby!!! Yay!!
Have a safe and wonderful trip my friend!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations on all THREE! So excited for you!

Stef said...

Yay!!! Such amazing news on all fronts! I'm so thrilled for you! It's so perfect to go to Italy now before the baby comes. You'll have a blast.

You'll have to post the lasagna cupcakes sometime. My brother has been asking me to make some for a year now and I haven't done it yet.

Molly Pants said...

Congrats congrats congrats! I am so thrilled for you!! On all fronts, but especially the baby news!

Lisa said...


Life does have a way of luring us away from posting and keeping up in the blog world sometimes. I miss you though! Take super special care of yourself. I hope all is going well.....

Laundrybasketcase said...

Oh Ivy, I've just checked back on your blog after months away.... congratulations!!!! It's even better news because DH and I have been trying for 3 years now, and so I am always super happy when couples who have been tying for a while have their wish come true. Enjoy Italy! x