Perfectly Rich Chocolate Cake

DSC_1233It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a chocolate cake but this recipe was probably the best chocolate cake I have ever had. The cake was the perfect combination of fluffy and dense and the frosting was light and flavorful. For a layer cake, it was relatively easy and ended up being perfect for an evening with friends.DSC_1187 DSC_1190 DSC_1200DSC_1231chocolate-cake-directionsPrint the recipe card here. I used this recipe for the chocolate buttercream.

Hope you have a great weekend,

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Chevron Pillow Tutorial

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To fill the pillow, use a 20 x 20 pillow insert, I found mine at ikea. Also, to make this tutorial simpler, you could just skip the cording step. And if you are not a sewer, you can buy a similar version here.
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Next up on my to do list… a headboard. I think these pillows would look great with a light gray/blue headboard like this one.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Summer Sangria

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This sangria recipe ended up being super simple to make and was perfect for a summer evening with friends.
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Ingredients:

one bottle of white wine
1/4 cup of sugar
one orange (sliced)
1/2 lemon (sliced)
1/2 lime (sliced)
8-12 strawberries
3 oz. brandy
1/2 liter of club soda

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator over night to achieve the best flavor.

Pour and enjoy this refreshing drink in the sun,

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