Well, needless to say..it’s been a while. After 3 years of regular recipes, stories and food musings, it has been radio silence here on Miss Petite Sweets since February. And though I did’t intend to take such a long break from my little space on the internet, life has kept me pretty busy these past 7 months. So what have I been up to? Well…
In March, a business trip took me to New York, and I had the chance to take my favorite travel companion along with me..
We took in the beautiful views from the top of the Empire State Building, ate the most amazing bagels and lox, and wholeheartedly fell in love with the city.
I loved the energy that exudes from every corner of NYC. I loved the fact that everyone walks everywhere. And I loved exploring it with my best friend. And although we didn’t want to leave, we had a pretty exciting task back home in Michigan.
We closed on our first home! With the help of my amazing real estate agent in-laws, we found an adorable cape cod to make our own. And though we were sad to leave our first apartment, we were very excited for our new adventure in home ownership. But first…I had another business trip to Los Angeles and San Diego. This year my sweet little mom came along with me and we had a blast exploring the West Coast.
We got to see my dear friends Lo, Jon and Hollis, and our little reunion made my heart feel so full.
My mom and I absolutely adored San Diego, and although we were tempted to just stay put and move there, I had a new home in Michigan to renovate.
And renovate we did! The entire house was painted yellow from the floor to the ceiling, and had wood paneling and dark wooden shutters throughout.
With a lot of help from relatives, many hours of work, and several cans of paint, we were left with a “before and after” that we are pretty proud of.
Next up was a quick trip to Milwaukee to visit some friends and tour a few local breweries. We toured Milwaukee Brewery and tasted some amazing tea infused beers that were slightly sweet and very unique.
A few weeks later, we spent our 4th of July weekend in Glen Arbor with my family. We climbed the Sleeping Bear Dunes and enjoyed beautiful views on the water.
Next, we took a quick weekend trip to Toronto with Eric’s parents to see the Detroit Tigers play the Toronto Blue Jays. And although the Tigers suffered a very tough loss, the company made the trip very fun.
Finally, to end our summer, we took a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate my brother’s 30th birthday. We got to spend time with my wonderful friend Adam, who works for MGM International in Vegas. Adam was the very first friend I made in college. We were in the same major, and being a year older than me, Adam truly took me under his wing. He is still one of the kindest people I know.
And here we are, on the cusp of October. The last few months have been a true whirl wind of travel, work, home improvement projects, and very busy weekends. But as the air becomes more crisp, and the days become shorter, I am drawn more and more to my kitchen. I have a few recipes coming your way and I hope they are worth the wait!