Let’s Chill #3

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I’ve had so much going on recently and I’m excited to share it with you guys. In today’s edition of Let’s Chill, I’ll be telling you all about my life lately – from concerts to tennis tournaments!

Let’s Chill #3

Happy Labor Day! I hope every one has some fun plans today! At the very least, I hope you are relaxing and enjoying the day. I’m sleeping in and chillaxin’, so let’s do this!

1. Did you see that I was featured in Woman’s Day Magazine with my No Bake Oreo Cheesecake?! I was pretty excited! Some of my favorite bloggers have been featured, so it was pretty cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Page of Women's Day Magazine With My No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Feature

2. Apparently August 26 is National Dog Day. I kinda missed out, but since I love our pup I decided to go ahead and show her off today. Is she not the cutest thing? I took some pictures of her a few weeks ago and this is one of them. She’s not even 4 yet, and she’s getting so grey.

My Black Lab Jessie Posing on Our Carpeted Floor

3. In case you missed it, I went to the Boyz to Men and En Vogue concert a couple weeks ago. BEST CONCERT EVER! I went with my friend, Lauren, and we had a blast. I didn’t want it to end. The picture below is of En Vogue. My phone died before Boyz to Men came on. ๐Ÿ™

The View of the Stage From Our Seats at the En Vogue Concert
A Selfie of Lindsay and Her Friend Lauren at the En Vogue Concert

It was insanely hot out, so it didn’t take long before the hair went up.

Football Game

4. We went to the WVU vs. Alabama football game on Saturday with the fam and some friends. It was a good time. My dad grew up in West Virginia and played football for WVU, so it’s always a big deal when they play nearby.

Lindsay and Ian Posing Together at the Alabama Football Game Tailgate

I love these two. Best parents ever.

Lindsay's Parents Smiling with their Arms Around Each Other at the Tailgate

We had to leave the house at 8 am because he wanted to be downtown by 9. We had a nice long morning of tailgating! It was brutally hot later in the morning though. Thank goodness there was plenty of good food, drinks and company.

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Blue & Gold Frosted Rice Krispie Treats on a Plate

I brought my Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats that I decked out in WVU colors, plus a cake I’ll be sharing with you soon. I rigged my cake carrier to keep the cake cool by using packing tape to tape ice packs to the inside of it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It works surprising well – the cake didn’t melt.

A Cake Carrier with Ice Packs Taped Inside to Keep the Cake Cool

Notice the slice missing? #foodbloggerproblems #hadtogettheinsideshot

We had a pretty sweet tailgating spot, right next the ferris wheel, with the Westin in the background.

The Tailgate Set-Up for the Alabama vs WVU Football Game

And I got Dippin’ Dots in the stadium. I love them. Banana Split flavor rules.

A Small Plastic Bowl of Pink, Brown and White Dippin Dots
The Football Field During the West Virginia vs Alabama Game
Lindsay, Ian and Lindsay's Parents at the Alabama Football Game

Tennis Tournaments

5. The hubs has been playing a ton of tennis lately. He’s played in two pro-am tournaments, also called pro-member tournaments, where the pros (like the hubs) play with a club member in doubles. He won one and lost the other, but it’s been fun to watch.

Ian and His Friend From Tennis Holding A Trophy
An Action Shot of Ian Playing Tennis

6. I got these new OXO containers at Home Goods a couple weeks ago for my flour and sugar and an IN LOVE with them. There’s a little circle in the center that you press to seal it and release it. It makes it so much easier, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to do it.

Two Clear Containers Filled with Flour and Sugar

7. Divergent fans – Have you seen the new book, “FOUR”? It’s a compilation of four mini-books about Four. You read about him in the choosing ceremony and his initiation into Dauntless. You also get to read some of the scenes with him and Tris from his perspective, like when they first meet. I enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

8. Have you seen these Brownie Brittle Icebox Cupcakes I posted? So easy and so yummy! I am totally in love with Brownie Brittle.

Three Brownie Brittle Birthday Cake Icebox Cupcakes on Polka Dot Pieces of Paper

9. And this Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake? I want to eat it every day.

A Piece of Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake on a White Plate

10. Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake. Cheesecake and donuts had a baby. And it’s tasty. ๐Ÿ™‚

An Over-The-Top Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake on a Serving Platter

11. Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake. Because everything is better with Funfetti.

A Large Slice of Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake

12. I am so pumped for all the apple treats, like these Caramel Apple Bars! And pumpkin treats, like these Pumpkin Donut Muffins!
Everything is better fried, especially these Baked Deep Fried Oreos.
Puppies need treats too (Cheesy Cornbread Pupcakes).
The perfect fall breakfast! Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Topping.
I love mint and want this Double Mint Chocolate Poke Cake.
My new favorite drink, Pina Colada Sangria.
I want to make these Nutella Truffles and give them to every one I know.
My ideal breakfast, Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread.
It’s always a perfect day for these Pineapple Upside Down Milkshakes.
I need to make these Baked Crab and Artichoke Rangoon. Then eat all of them.
Um, this Crepe Cake. Amazing.

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  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Counting down the days till we get to hangout….and I make you sign my copy of Women’s world!

  2. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    Such a fun post, Lindsay! Yay for being featured in Woman’s Day – so exciting. I bet it feels awesome seeing your recipe in a national magazine ;). There are too many great things in this post, but the dippin’ dots pic and those amazing-looking rice krispie treats are calling my name! So glad you had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Tina Vlerebome

    Tailgating with you and your family was an absolute blast!!! Thanks for letting me sample the delicious cake and all the other wonderful tasty treats your brought!! Think you need to patent the cooling cake carrier too!!! Next time you need to show a little love to the opposing team – Roll Tide!! Congrats on the Woman’s Day feature as well!!! <3

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thanks Tina! I had so much fun meeting you all as well! I can see why you and my mom have so much fun together! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you liked the cake!

  4. Kelly

    Yay and congrats on the magazine feature girl – so well deserved ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the treats you brought to the tailgating party and so smart about the cake carrier rigging ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thanks Kelly! I was glad the cake carrier worked out – I would’ve hated to have a melted cake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Sounds like you’ve had a remarkable past few weeks! I’m loving the detail you put into those rice krispy treats:) I think I may have to try that, but with Bengals colors… Congratulations on the magazine feature!

  6. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Congrats on being in Women’s Day. So cool! I haven’t started FOUR yet, but I’m dying too. I loved the Divergent series and I’m sad that I’m finished with them.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      FOUR is a fun read – I always love to see the other perspective. I’m sad I’m finished with them too – I re-read them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Linda

    I love your blog posts, Lindsay! Thank you so much for the fun, laughter and love of sugar – and congratulations on being featured in Woman’s Day Magazine with your No Bake Oreo Cheesecake! It came at the perfect time – right as I was telling one of my pals that I was craving both chocolate and cheesecake. I have to confess, your photos are so fabulous that I actually have my sugar craving satisfied when I look at them (oh so much better for my waistline ๐Ÿ˜‰ – Can’t wait to share the fun with my folks, too!

  8. Lynn

    So funny! Whenever I bring treats to a gathering, I always have to say “sorry I cut into it, had to take pictures!” Sweet blue and yellow design on those bars! And congrats on being featured! That’s so exciting!

  9. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Girl you in that magazine is giving me so much life right now! No one deserves that more than you my dear. Thank you for including my shake too my friend! I hope you get some rest today.

  10. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Love this round up!! It’s been too long since I’ve done a ramblings post…must change that soon! Thanks for the sweet pumpkin link ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Ellen

    Eeek I just watched Divergent last night, and am wanting to read the books, too! Four mini books about Four? Umm yes, please sign me up.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I just watched it again with my Mom – she hadn’t seen it! The books are even better!

  12. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    Looks like you had a blast girl! Loving all the festive game day pictures! Yeah for football season. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    That a really good idea! A cooling cake carrier! Love the decorations on those rice krispie treats – you are so cute, I can hardly handle it! Such a fun weekend!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29