Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Giveaway

The $750 Amazon gift card giveaway ends tomorrow! If you have yet to enter, be sure to head on over to this post!!! Don't forget you can enter daily and earn bonus entries by sharing with your friends on social media. Good luck!


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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Coffee&Glitter

Well, hi there Life As A Baltimore Girl readers. My name is Sarah and I blog over at Coffee&Glitter. I am so excited to be guest blogging for Justine while she is enjoying her time as a newlywed honeymooning! 

I am a 23 year old newbie blogger hailing from sunny Sarasota, Florida. I started a teacher blog in July 2014 but, when my life took an unexpected turn for the better, I decided to stop teaching-at least for now. I  started to really love and enjoy blogging but, due to this change, I decided that it would be best to not bog my teacher friends down with random ramblings, Pinterest projects and decor ideas which is when Coffee&Glitter started. 


Assuming that you may not know me, I have decided to share some of my deepest darkest confessions with you-and a yummy homemade soup recipe!

Here we go:

"These are my confessions.."

1. Usher will never get old to me...ever! 

2. Although I have lived in Florida since I was 5, I will never say that I am "from" Florida. I was born in Tennessee and those TN roots are deeply instilled in me! 

3. I have a love affair with Dunkin' Donuts Blueberry Iced Coffee-Starbucks is just too overrated for this girl!


4. It has been 5 years since I have drank a soda

5. I have a very irrational fear of clowns, spiders and birds. 

6. I love to open all the doors and windows so that it is really cold in the house then pile up all the blankets to stay warm.

7. I watch the Ellen show everyday. I love her. 

8. Thai food is my fav. I could eat it every day. 

9. I whole heartedly believe in 'Christmas Miracles'

10. I am obsessed with my dogs. Like, they go with me everywhere. 


11. The only candles I will buy are the three-wick ones from Bath and Body Works.

12. I headline my own concerts...in the shower..and car..daily.

 13. I throughly enjoy watching trashy reality shows...Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, Teen Mom 2, etc. 

14. Wine. I just love it. 

15. True life: I am addicted to scarves. 


16. I am a self titled chef! One of my favorite recipes is Homemade Butternut Squash Soup


Lately, it has been pretty 'Florida Cold'. I have constantly been craving a rich savory soup. I went to the store with the intention of buying one of those boxed or canned soups but, they all sounded gross to me so, I bought a squash and went home to concoct! Here's what I came up with:

You Will Need:
1 2lb butternut squash peeled and cubed
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS butter
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of ginger
pinch of salt

Steps To A Yummy Soup:
Set oven to 400 degrees. 
Lay squash out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When oven is ready, place squash in the oven for 45-55 minutes flipping once halfway through. 
When done, squash should be lightly browned and soft.
Place squash in a pot with heavy cream. Blend with an immersion blender for 3 minutes or until smooth. 
Let simmer for 5-8 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. 
Allow to simmer for 30 minutes. 
Serve warm and top with an extra dash of nutmeg. 

A huge thank you to Justine for allowing me to guest post and I hope to see you around Coffee&Glitter

-Sarah

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Today will be my last post before I head off to Jamaica. I will be back on Monday January 5th to recap my Christmas and honeymoon with ya'll. Stay tuned for lots of pics! I hope you and your family had an amazing holiday and have a fantastic New Year!!! 


In the meantime though, Sarah from Coffee and Glitter and Michelle from It's The New Twenty will be bringing you some fun. So be sure to check back here next week! You won't want to miss meeting these sweet girls!

Coffee&Glitter


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wedding Wednesday, Lost Footage {& Pictures by Friends and Family}

A mix match of photos... some I never posted and the rest taken by friends and family!

{Groom and Best Man... can you tell they're twins?}


{The groomsmen goofing off}



{Just look at Logan's face... priceless!}


{They CAN take a normal picture}


{Groom and Best Man, Mike}


{Groom and Groomsman, Tom}


{Groom and Groomsman, Josh}


{View of the ceremony from the DJ booth}


{Our first dance}



{Best Man speech}


{Maid of Honor speech}


{With our friend Zac}



{Cutting our cake}


{With my high school friend and college roommate, Bridget}





{With my Aunt Kathy}


{With my mom}


{Table 9: The Marzullo family}


{Our centerpieces that I designed}


{Our favors: Personalized mason jar mugs}





{At our sweetheart table, eating dinner}


{The details made it all more special}



{Cheers!}


{Dancing with my dad}



{Love my mom who helped me pull off the wedding!}


{Some of our friends}





{My cousin, Kristin, who did a reading during the ceremony}


{The bride's family}



{Logan, our cute ring bearer}



{Bride's grandparents}


{Groom's grandmothers}


{Jon's niece, Emma}


{Jon's nephew, Logan}




















{My nanny and Uncle Donny- photos for the memory table}


{With Jon's sister, Lauren}


{I saved the best for last. My husband LOVES hot sauce so I went through theknot.com to order personalized hot sauce bottles for each table. They were a hit!}


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