It seems I've been locked up in my home office for months now, finishing projects, blogging, and most importantly, writing my book.
With the end of April came my final deadline to hand my manuscript in to my publisher. And after months of hard work, I am proud to say that I am finally finished! While I will be working with my editor in the coming the year with layout, tweaks, and finishing touches, the bulk of it, and the heavy work, so to speak, is done!
To celebrate, and also to apologize for being too busy to visit over the last 4 months or so, I invited my close family over for a little impromptu afternoon Champagne & Cupcake Party.
It was nothing extravagant, but time with family is always special and my family, in particular, is fun. And because I'm not known for my cooking and baking skills, my husband went to our favorite Cupcakery, Velvet and picked out a dozen of our favorite flavors. With the deliciously rich cupcakes though, I decided to add Simply Cranberry Cocktail to the champagne to give our taste buds a little lift.
I used vintage eyelet doilies and table runners with my new pastel cupcake plates for a simple & Springtime touch. I left the table mostly bare so the ladies could work on a fun paper craft project to make use of our sugar rush.
Perfectly sweet, perfectly tart, Simply Cranberry Cocktail was a refreshing twist to the champagne and a great addition to our little celebratory soiree.
Made with not-from-concentrate cranberry juice, it was the perfect beverage for my 2 year old niece, Delilah. With no added preservatives and gently pasteurized, it's kept chilled from the time of blending and sold in your grocer's refrigerated section.
From Left: My sister in law Morgan & my niece, Delilah, me, my mom
Also shown my husband and brother
* Alexia Admor dress | black Avarcas sandals c/o Avarcas
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