Books You Can Count On,  Five for Friday,  Recipe

Five for Friday – Playdates & Cupcakes

Time to check in with one of my favorites… Five for Friday…hosted by Doodlebugs Teaching!

This week I invited the girls from last year’s class over for a play date! They squealed with delight when they saw each other and were thrilled my sweet assistant and her twins joined us, too.  It was really a fun little get-together…very simple to host! 
Everyone brought their own lunches while I supplied drinks and dessert.  The girls played with a few special toys they’d not seen before at school.  The big hit was definitely my Polly Pocket collection!
For our dessert, I baked a batch of vanilla cupcakes and topped them with a summery lemon buttercream frosting.  The finishing touch was a sprinkling of freshly grated lemon zest!
Click here for the lemon buttercream frosting recipe.  I’m a big believer in making  cupcakes versus buying them at the grocery store bakery.  Part of it is that I’m thrifty and can’t see spending $4.99 for only four or six cupcakes when I can make two dozen for lots, lots less!  Plus, my homemade frosting is super easy and really delicious!
A trip to Costco this week yielded new kitchen towels
and browsing for new luggage
We enjoyed a fun “date night” of Costco hotdogs and swirled ice cream, too!
I’m looking for some sturdier luggage because I have to pack and fly with all my workshop props to the One Goal Conference next week in Tampa.
I’m presenting my Books You Can Count On workshop on Friday and then I’m heading over to the beautiful gulf beaches of Treasure Island!  Very excited about this trip! 

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