lincoln square // flirty cupcakes

A new cupcake shop opened in our neighborhood a few weeks ago: Flirty Cupcakes in Lincoln Square. It’s an adorable little shop with a good variety of cupcakes. I love their display case and their overall vintage design. Although I’ll always be partial to Molly’s Cupcakes in Lincoln Park, these are a sweet temptation within walking distance!

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I had the Me Want Cookie Dough cupcake and Chris had the Peanut Butter Delight. Both were good, and left us wanting to try a different one of their delicious options next time.

Do you have a favorite cupcake shop? Do tell. When I travel, I always like to try cupcakes in different cities.


28 Years and a Sprinkles Cupcake

Twenty-eight years.  Twenty-eight years wiser? We’ll see.

This year for my birthday I demanded to see Paul McCartney in concert for my birthday present from Hubby. He graciously met my demands. In lieu of a party this year I opted for a low key day spending time with Hubby, family, and relaxing. We biked to the newly opened Sprinkles downtown that I’ve been dying to try. I opted for a classic chocolate cupcake; Hubby opted for a peanut butter one {of course, because the man loves his peanut butter}. Both of our cupcakes were delicious. For dinner, we ate at one of my favorite Thai places in the City: Joy’s Noodles in Lakeview.

My parents gifted me a new bike basket for my bike. They oh-so-coincidentally picked out the exact bike basket that I emailed to Hubby {hint, hint} a Peterboro woven bike basket. Apparently requesting a bike accessory for your birthday at twenty-eight can be a source of humor for parents. They gently pointed out that said basket would have also been an appropriate gift for my tenth birthday. Who knew?

I’m thankful for another year of life. I’m thankful for another year that I can spend learning, un-learning, and growing old{er} with my lovah.



PS. Photo Three = Edited to remain PG on the blog.

Weekly Gratitude: Sixth Edition


things i’m thankful for this week

  • cupcakes; specifically cupcakes from molly’s cupcakes. they’re de-lish.
  • birthdays – i love celebrating loved ones’ birthdays. since my husband and my sister share a birthday, it’s a double-whammy!
  • good hair days; i know this sounds shallow, but sometimes good hair days just make your day!
  • melting snow
  • the “spring” smell in the air reminding me that spring is (literally) just around the corner
  • evening runs with hubby
  • costco specials; 12 freshly baked bagels for $5?! YES!


A Birthday Boy


tuesday was husby’s birthday. this year he wanted to celebrate: just the two of us. per hubby’s birthday requests, we commenced the evening with a pre-dinner run (yes, a run!), sushi for dinner, and finished the evening with cupcakes from our favorite local cupcakery. although i am not a fan of raw fish, i was able to order vegetable sushi rolls (veggie tempura to be precise) and of course, steamed edamame! i love edamame! so yummy.

here are a few photos of the evening. no photos of the run. that would just be wrong.


ps. i just have to comment on how handsome the birthday boy is! swoon!