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Happy Friday everyone!

I truly love sharing my blog with all of you and I can't thank you enough for all the sweet comments and views! Also a big Gracias to two lovely ladies who featured me on their blogs this week, Emily over at Anna Delores Photography and Jess at Livin On Sweet Tea. You ladies rock!

So I'm going to be honest, I don't have to travel far for this deliciousness (get real, it's literally a 5 minute drive). But for any of you out-of-towners traveling through or to Northern California, I've got a spot right off the freeway to recommend. Sweet tooths of the blog world, meet Leatherbys Family Creamery!

So Leatherbys is a family owned creamery/diner where they make their own ice cream and toppings! I have a soft spot for Leatherbys because my parents used to go on dates to Leatherbys when they were younger and it's been a part of our family ever since. Plus I love to support local businesses!

They have outrageous servings of ice cream like the Daddy Dave's Sundae (the mound of ice cream pictured above) but my personal fav is a traditional vanilla and caramel sundae because their caramel is to DIE for. Just trust me on it. And the messy pour of toppings will work to your benefit, don't hesitate to scoop it up! Also if you don't like ice cream/sweets (like Rob) try one of their shakes, he raves about it.

So if you're driving on the 99 through Elk Grove (just south of Sacramento), get off on Laguna Blvd and stop by Leatherbys! :) Try the caramel, you won't be disappointed. Better yet, call me and I'll meet you there!

Winna Winna

I am so excited because I received the Swarovski Magazine that I won in a giveaway on Make it & Fake it! Its full of amazing jewelry and craft ideas and even came with a bag of Swarovski beads. So a big THANK YOU to Swarovski and Katrine for gifting me this wonderful package! I love it!

Beautiful right?!?

Friday Links to Love

I'm buying more "see-through" washi tape ASAP!

This is how you get custom color baskets! Brilliant.

I've been working on revamping my bathroom, these are happening!

Get in my mouth.

As soon as I have any free time (yea right!), get to planning these out.

Happy Friday loves!

P.S.  For a Simply Evani first, I'm hoping to get a post up this weekend too! Come check it out while you're relaxing and enjoying the 2 glorious days off.

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Happy Tuesday everybody!

So last Saturday was baking-palooza for my sister and I and one of the recipes on Pinterest we decided to try was Two Peas & Their Pod's Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars.

We already had all the baking ingredients the recipe needed except for the caramel squares and heavy whipping cream. The main deviations we took from the recipe included using normal brown sugar (instead to light brown sugar) and inaccurate measurements of butter (Much to my dismay, we were out of butter bars with the nice measurement lines so I used a tablespoon and hacked it out of an abnormally large chunk of butter we had for when my Dad makes massive servings of mashed potatoes). Moral of the story, not sure how accurate my hack job was...

But we took these to my brother's team party and they were swooped up in a manner of minutes with pre-teen boys grunting in approval.

Overall, I wasn't thrilled with the way ours came out because they were crumbly and a bit dry. I can only assume that is due to our odd butter measurement methods and possibly the brown sugar.  But honestly, everyone who ate them was impressed and I'd definitely try this recipe again but with more precise butter calculations. The sea salt is such a nice touch to the taste of these bars too. 

I'd be really interested to see how they turn out for you if you choose to make them, so let me know! Make sure to check out the amazing food blog of Two Peas & Their Pod for more incredible recipes (especially if you can follow the recipes better than I can :D lol).

Movin' on up

Last but not least, I was feelin sorta down last night so I did what any normal person would do: Bought myself the new MacBook Pro! While I admit I am an emotional shopper/eater/etc, I've been contemplating the Pro for about 6 months now and I finally worked up the courage to do it. I was set on getting it on a simple $100/month payment plan but I found out their financing is basically opening a credit card. I'm deathly afraid of opening any more credit lines so I dipped into the honey jar of my savings and left a happy woman.

Welcome home baby!

I haven't had a laptop since sophomore year of college and I've been doing all my blog work on an old model desktop (imagine the obscenities I used when Internet Explorer froze at least once an hour). Now for the important question: Fellow Bloggers with a Mac - What program do you use for photo editing? Is Photoshop Elements 10 enough? Should I at least swing for the CS6 student version? I might have a panic attack if I need the $649 Photoshop CS6. Also, share some Mac tips with this newbie, I've been Windows all my life! I'm excited for what a functioning laptop will do for Simply Evani and I hope you continue to follow along!

Have a great day everyone!