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Maleficent comes out this weekend! I haven’t been this excited since Alice in Wonderland, and I am seriously thinking about dressing up and wearing a flower crown. No matter how old I get, I think i’ll be a Disney girl at heart; I mean Tangled is one of my main go-to sad/sick day movies. If I wasn’t excited enough already, one of my classmates from college works at HSN and posted about their Maleficent event on Facebook. Lots of beautiful things, especially the Maleficent Jewelry Collection. My favorite are, of course, the elaborate necklaces.
As you’ve notice, I’ve been a little slow getting started this week. Andy and I made a weekend trip to my hometown of Lake Wales to spend some time with my family, and to meet up with my college friend and fellow blogger Verhanika and her boyfriend Andy. Verhanika and I are two very different types of women, but strangely enough we both ended up with slightly older men named Andy. Neither of us had met the other’s significant other the so weekend was unofficially titled “The Meeting of the Andys”. We had such a good time catching up, we had dinner at Bongo’s in Downtown Disney and drinks at TRex, mostly just so we could hang out at the bar and watch the meteor shower that occurred every 15 minutes. The evening was over way to quickly, and I am feeling now more than ever, the need to by a plane ticket so I can spend some quality time with my west coast peeps.
The remainder of the weekend was spent hanging out with my folks, delivering an early birthday gift to my brother (It still blows my mind that he is turning 24!) and an early Father’s day gift to my dad. Since it seems I am incapable of visiting people empty handed, I also toted with me a huge box brimming with cookies, Banana Bread and Chocolate Cherry Coffee Bread . Now I know you guys know how much I really really really love my baked goods, but please trust me when I tell you that if you love coffee and chocolate and berries you need to make this recipe today. As in, as soon as you possibly can, you’ll thank me later.
You can surmise from the title of this post that I did not use raspberries when making my bread. This recipe is great with pretty much any berry, I was just in a dark cherry kind of mood that day. Plus my mom doesn’t eat raspberries. I would also suggest throwing in a handful of chocolate chips if you want to make this recipes obscenely decadent.
Images and original recipe from here.