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June 2015

Food + Drink Relationships

Revenge of the Anniversary Cake

June 30, 2015

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s hard to determine which traditions to include and which traditions should be retired… permanently. I mean, no one has an unlimited budget and at some point we all have to decide what’s really important and put our money there.

I wish someone had told me that when I was planning the cake portion of my wedding. I had multiple Pinterest wedding boards dedicated to all aspects of wedding planning and I had fallen in love with the idea of a dessert table. So I decided to have a main wedding cake, secondary cake, lots of assorted single-portion desserts, and even a variety of candies. I was covered on all the sweets… or so I thought.

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Sunflower Magnolia, Mrs, Missouri, pageant

My Favorite Mrs. in Missouri

You may be wondering, “Who is this beauty and why is she on Sunflower Magnolia’s blog?” Well, brace yourself, this belle femme is my twin sister, Holly Ropp! (We’re not identical, obvs.) She is running for the Mrs. Missouri crown this weekend near her home…

June 26, 2015
Sunflower Magnolia, Father, Father's Day, Dad

A Poem for Dad on Father’s Day

When I was born, you said, “Three girls!” That’s triple the pink princesses and teatimes and twirls! But the happy little family of five was made whole And they grew in shared love, laughter, heart and soul. Years passed by with surprising speed And…

June 18, 2015
Sunflower Magnolia, summer, peach, peaches and cream, popsicle, food
Food + Drink

Peaches & Cream Popsicle

When my sisters and I were young, we would visit our grandma and grandpa a lot, especially during the summer. I have very fond memories of climbing trees, riding grandpa’s green and yellow John Deere tractor, playing backyard baseball games with our cousins, and…

June 16, 2015
Sunflower Magnolia, San Diego Zoo, San Diego, animals

San Diego Zoo: Part 4

On our last full day in San Diego, we had to go to the San Diego Zoo. I mean, it’s world famous, and we couldn’t leave beautiful Southern Cali without seeing our 2- and 4-legged friends! Like everything else in San Diego, it greatly…

June 12, 2015