Chica Brunch - Brown Sugar and Vanilla Lip Polish

Wedding planning is OVER.  And I hate to say it, but I’m glad.  Except that now I seem to be a bit lost and cannot find my mojo back to do things that are NOT wedding planning related.

I need to jump back on the bandwagon and the best avenue to do it is getting back to planning my monthly Chica Brunch.  If you are new to Sweetbites - a little recap.  Every month, I invite a group of girlfriends to my house and host a Sunday Brunch which I have named CHICA Brunch (chica is Spanish for girl, and I call all my girlfriends that – so I figure it would be fitting and it stuck).  The way it works? I ask each of the girls to bring a brunch dish to share and I contribute with the booze – mainly mimosas and making sure my house is sparkly clean.

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Sunday Afternoon Tea Party

I believe we should all celebrate more often.  Not just weddings, anniversaries, milestones and other major moments, but the everyday opportunities – the change of seasons, a new job or just the fact that I love cake! As I always like to point out, when opportunity knocks, answer the door and offer it some food and drinks!

And knock it did.

A few weeks ago I was approached by the marketing group for Donsuemor and told that they liked my collaboration so much during their “Dessert a day” campaign, they wanted to know if I would be interested in partnering with them once more.  They, along with Davidson’s Organics were looking for a few bloggers willing to host a tea party and use their respective products as part of the event.  

They did not have to ask me twice.  I jumped at the chance.

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Wishing you a very merry Holiday Season

And if there is anything that I have learned as I get older, is that time does not stop, so I appreciate the little things more, because those are the things that give us the biggest satisfaction.

Sweetbites is my biggest satisfaction.  And everyday I’m so very grateful that I get to share that with each of you.

Yes, you!

Who take the time to come to this spot in the vast Internet and read my words, try my recipes and leave so many comments of praise.

So it’s only fitting that I take the time from my very busy life and wish you and your love ones a great holiday season.  One filled with love, laughter, surprises, lots and lots of sweet food and of course health to enjoy it not only this year but, for many to come.

You may wonder what is wrapped in the pretty package above…

It’s the ever popular, easy peasy Swedish Visiting Cake.  Which was my go to recipe for my homemade gift to share with my co-workers this year.

To make it pretty, I used a pretty Ikea dishtowel, tied it with it a festive holiday ribbon and attached a great holiday tagsl

Nothing like spreading a sweet Holiday around.


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