FRIDAY FAVORITES...Cupcake Edition

I am so sorry dear friends, I had this cupcake thing all prescheduled and I'm still posting this Friday fun but my heart is not in it today. As some of you know my sweet grandma passed this week. My mom's mom, my last living grandparent, my favorite grandparent and I swear one of the sweetest souls you'd ever meet. We are so happy she is an angel now. Heaven got a 93 year old gem! I posted one of my most treasured posts about her last October. 
I hope you'll read "She's A Doll" as a tribute because it means so much to me.

MY GRANDMA!!!!
She truly was a DOLL!!!!
And not only was she sweet, forgiving, gracious, hardworking and beautiful, she gave me the sweetest gift of all: My MOM.
My college graduation...3 generations

1. Cupcake Wine Pairings 
If you like wine with your cupcakes, here is my take. I like a crisp, white like a Prosecco paired with a white or fruity cupcake and a Semi sweet Red paired with a chocolate cupcake.

The White Chocolate Pink Moscato Cupcakes  I made for Tuesday's Post, 
My favorite Tasty Tuesday post to date. 

2. Fresh Flowers
Posies are on my brain because now that the sun is shining and it's finally warmer, I can start plotting my outdoor flower scheme. As you may know from this post Picking Posies, my mom and I go every year to several greenhouses to map out our beauties. Until then, I try to buy fresh flowers every couple weeks to brighten up the inside. My grandma would have loved these.
Here are the lovely pink tulips I had this week
I added a few carnations for contrast

3. Week's Attire
These are actually from the last couple weeks since I was on bereavement but Love when able to threw off the outer layer on the way home and open up the sun roof now that it's finally getting nicer!!
Cardigan from The Loft, Top from Walmart, necklace from Target

Target Dress, Michael Kors flats from Macy's, Urban Outfitters Cardigan

Necklace gift from Laura, Jacket gift from Tami


The Loft Cardigan, Target ruffle top, Penny's necklace, Michael Kors flats Macy's


4. "Cake By The Ocean" DNCE
This song is so catchy and makes me wanna dance!! And eat a cupcake by the ocean, lol. I realized 2 things this week: Joe Jonas is the lead singer and the Band name DNCE is a misspelling of the word Dance to say  "Hey, we're are imperfect." No matter what they call themselves, love this song and it's funky vibe.



5. This Sign
How cute is this Cupcake sign from a cupcake shop in Ogden, Utah?
I ordered 15 dozen from a local shop last week for graduation open house so cupcakes on the brain!

HAPPY WEEKENDING Sweet Friends!!
I appreciate you all so much!
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //

xoxo

42 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your Grandma. I miss my Gram every day. Sending hugs and prayers to you!
    P.S. My 6 year old LOVES the Cake by the Ocean song! And I had no idea it was Joe Jonas!

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss Andrea...I know how much you loved your grandmother and I can only imagine what a beautiful person inside and out she was...sending you lots of love and prayers! xo, Biana

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  3. I am so sorry about your grandma - sending you many prayers and hugs.

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  4. And now I'm craving cupcakes at 630 in the morning lol. I've loved the Cake by the Ocean song since it came out, too. My husband always laughs at my because I belt it out when it comes on in the car :)
    Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  5. Still sending you love hugs and prayers. I'm sorry for the loss of your grandmother but glad she got to live a long life! I'm obsessed with cupcakes as you know so GIMMIE that sign-- how cute!!! Hope your week ends on a brighter note sweet friend. Xo!

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  6. Andrea, I'm so so sorry to hear about your loss! I lost my grandma 4 years ago and there's nothing like it. Your grandma was absolutely beautiful!! Sending prayers and love your way!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  7. Oh Andrea. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. I know how close you were with her, and what a beautiful post you shared last fall. Sending love and prayers your way!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  8. Oh, Sweetie, I know you have such a heavy heart, but joy comes in the morning! Love you to the moon and back! And you cupcake post was spot on because I could eat one right now and it isn't even 7:30am! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Aww Andrea I am so so sorry about your grandma. I hope that you find comfort in the memories that you have of her. Stay strong my friend!! On a brighter note, yes to all of those cupcakes!! I also love that white and black blazer in your one outfit photo!! So chic!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and sending hugs to you!! :-)

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  10. Heaven is a little brighter. I am sorry for your loss. I am very close to my grandmas, so I can't imagine.

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  11. Keeping you in my prayers today. Losing a grandparent is tough. Sending you happy wishes!
    -Caitlin

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  12. So sorry about your precious grandma....may she rest in peace and may the beautiful memories you have carry you through this difficult time. :-(

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  13. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother sweet friend! Sending you lots of big *hugs* and prayers during this tough time. She was a ray of sunshine that carried on to your momma and you <3
    Green Fashionista

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. Families are forever and I know you will be able to see her again!

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  15. I'm so sorry about your grandma Andrea, I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Now you've also got me craving cupcakes... for breakfast :)

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  16. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother, but you are so blessed to have been able to have so much time with her!!! My grandmothers both passed away when I was very young, so there have been so many times growing up that I wished I had one of them to talk to. Praying for your family during this time
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way this weekend! On a positive note, I'm really looking forward to getting to know you better through the Blended Blog!

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  18. Still sending you and your family hugs and prayers. Reading your doll post made my hearth both smile and ache. I can tell that you, your mom and your grandma must have a very special bond and no one can ever take that away :)

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  19. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandma, it sounds like you were so close to her and she gave you a lot of memories. There is something sad about losing your last grandparent, too! I remember that. Hugs and prayers for you and your family! I hope you can enjoy a cupcake and a glass of wine to comfort you at this time!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  20. My sincere condolences about your grandmother! Sending you love and strength in this time!! =)

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  21. I'm so sorry about your grandmother, Andrea! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  22. I love that song! I just learned a Jonas brother was in it yesterday, I had no idea!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  23. I'm so sorry about your grandmother! Lots of hugs sent your way!

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother :( Hugs hugs hugs for you!

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss Andrea! I know it has to be hard for you right now but thinking of you and praying for comfort for you and your sweet family. Your grandma seems like a wonderful woman, and the apple doesn't fall far :)

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  26. i was so sad to hear about the passing of your grandmother. i'm sure you will miss her dearly but can feel comforted that she's watching over you and the kids from heaven. Someone brought cupcakes into work today and I've managed to resist. I don't know if I could be that disciplined if it was cupcake wine though! lol Enjoy the weekend!

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  27. Love the photo of the 3 gorgeous ladies all together :) I have been thinking about you, honey! You need a good dozen cupcakes of your own for what's been going on lately. Big hug!

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  28. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. That truly is a hard blow when your last grandparent passes away. I hope you find strength in memories of her life and love for her family.

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  29. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. None of my grandparents are living and I often think of them and how much I wish they were still here. Hugs to you and your family!

    Cupcake's prosecco is probably my favorite wine ever. So good. And I love cake by the ocean. Such a fun song!

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  30. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  31. So so sorry about your grandma, losing your grandparents is awful. My thoughts and prayers are with you xo

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  32. Sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and family!

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  33. I'm so sorry you lost your grandma. I hope your weekend is full of cupcakes :)

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  34. I am SOOO sorry to hear about your loss, sweet friend. I know it's devastating. No matter how long we have with them, it's NEVER enough. And your tribute was so sweet. I hate to hear about her childhood, but I'm glad she was eventually reunited with her family. Prayers for you and your family.

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  35. Loved the three generations picture (and LOOK at that big hair!) I'm sure you have made many good deposits to the memory bank! I'll {virtually} raise a glass of prosecco in her memory!
    ~Sheila

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  36. I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Love the photo of the three of you! Thinking of you and sending prayers!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  37. Once again I am truly sorry about your doll of a grandma. This post made me happy about what you wrote about her, since it was filled with cupcakes plus some cute and colorful Spring looks. Love the first and last outfits the best. All that Royal Blue goodness looks sublime!

    The current linkup is still live (link below). Come enter your latest posts, Andrea. Thanks so much and Happy Monday! Hope your Grandma has the first happy Monday up in heaven, too!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/04/thursday-moda-7-and-moms-birthday.html

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  38. Thinking about you lots.

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  39. I'm so sorry about the loss of your grandma. Lots of virtual hugs heading your way.

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  40. I'm so sorry about your grandma, Andrea! Thinking of you!

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  41. So sorry to hear about your grandma. I only have one grandparent left too, and her health is declining rapidly as well. Many thoughts and prayers as your family navigates towards a new normal. And cupcakes...yum.

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  42. My sweet Andrea, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I only have one Grandparent left and now how heartbroken you and your Mother are. Sending you much love and hugs. Please now that your Grandmother know resides in your heart and you can still talk to her everyday. You may not see her but she is there with you. Much love and hugs, xoxo.

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