Showing posts with label Imagine Dragons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Imagine Dragons. Show all posts

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May Cara Box



Last month I did a blog gift swap called the Cara Box. I have so much going on right now I decided to skip May, till I saw the theme for the month. The theme was to send goodies from your home state. I originally thought what a great missionary and sharing experience. I got to send some to Courtney from www.unpredictableandchic22.blogspot.com. She is not only from Utah but also LDS. How funny?! Oh well, I had a lot of fun getting idea's from friends and putting her box together. I sent her Salt Water Taffy from Sweet's Candy. They make it here in SLC that we recently just toured. I sent a cookie cutter in the shape of our state, and some Utah caramels. She loves to watch movies with her husband so I sent her the movie 17 Miracles. It is a movie about some of the miracles some pioneers went through to get to Utah. Check out the movie trailer.

I also grew up near the lead guitarist for the band Imagine Dragons. I figure since he is from Utah, it counts.  Read about going to their concert here. Even though Courtney is also from Utah I hope she enjoyed her Utah cara box!

Then the person sending me a cara box was Kate from New Jersey. Kate's blog is www.classylivingblog.blogspot.com. I was looking forward to see what goodies she was going to send from New Jersey. We went through there on our way to New York, and almost went there again had Steven continued selling pest control 1 more summer.
I got this cute little green tea towel from her local farmers market. New Jersey is apparently the garden state, I had no idea. Then I got some yummy  marinara sauce from Roselli's which is really close to her. I am excided to try it, spaghetti is a family favorite around my house.

Last but not least chocolate. I had a friend say they love Tastykakes from Philly and local surrounding suburbs. Two thumbs up from the kids and I. They are so yummy, I wish I wouldn't have shared with my kids. They are now asking me if my "blog friend" will send more.
She also sent Lindt and Cadbury chocolate. Obviosley not from New Jersey but she has gone to their factories in Europe, so it counts. My brother served a mission in England for 2 years and brought me home similar chocolate. I like Europes Cadbury better than America's, it's creamier.



Thanks so much Kate for all the yummy local goodies.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Alphabet Dating- Letter "I"


I keep saying I will try and do Wiffessionals alphabet dating but never do. I decried to finally jump in and plan a date with my husband around the Letter "I"
1- Indulge
2- Imagine Dragons
3- Ice Cream & Ice Water

 
 
1- Indulge at The Sweettooth Fairy
 
 
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We started out the night with a trip to The Sweettooth Fairy. They had advertised this month was Mexican themed cupcakes. I had a hard time deciding, trying to be good and limiting my sweets right now. I chose a dulce de leche cupcake. Dulce de leche has becoming more and more popular. Too often people get it confused with plain caramel. I wanted to see for myself if it was real dulce de leche. Sure enough it was real, and it was real delicious.
I also got to try the Mexican hot chocolate cake bites, and boy were they yummy. Only a $1 a bite isn't too bad on your pocket either. It was very creamy with a small subtle taste of Mexican chocolate. It too was real Mexican Hot chocolate and not just hot chocolate with cinnamon. Thanks for using real Mexican flavors, it was delicious. I may just have to make a trip every May if they keep making some of my favorite flavors.
2- Imagine Dragons
 
 


Next we went to a concert I predicted years ago. I grew up and near the lead guitarist of Imagine Dragons. My senior year of high school he played his rendition of the star spangled banner. It was not only a tearful performance but the moment I knew he was going to make if big one day. Not to mention the multiple bands, orchestra's and many instruments he played. When my husband and I were engaged I predicted that we would one day see him play live from a very successful band. (I also told him about two drummers will most likely play professionally too. Drummer #1 & Drummer #2) Finally we got to fulfill that prediction, 9 years later.

Here are some highlights from the concert.

 
3-Ice Cream & Ice Water
 

Last we headed home. Since I already had so much chocolate I was good and had ice water, while my husband had ice cream. That's his favorite.
Thanks Husband for an Incredible "I" letter evening. It was nice to Inhale the fresh rain outside too ;)