Captivations v.10

Make it Sweet Cake Balls

It's been a fun month full of crafts and good food but it also included reminders of the heaviness in the world. Here are my captivations lately. Pretty, Pretty Cake Balls A cake ball class was such a good idea for a girls night and we had fun struggling and ooing and ahhing together. What do you think about the end product? Legit looking, right?! ... Read more

Favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mother's Day Brunch Idea Collage

Mother's Day is a fun celebration day because it honors some hard-working women and the day almost begs to be celebrated with brunch. If your mom is like mine, she loves pretty, colorful flowers and good food. Here are my favorite ideas that will dazzle mom. And, of course, these beautiful ideas are perfect for any girly brunch event such as a bridal shower. Enjoy! 1. Gorgeous table runner that matches the blooms. 2. I love strawberry butter on croissants. Here's an easy way to make it. 3. ... Read more

7 Simple Tips to Throw a Festive Party

For one girls' brunch, we made flower crowns. They may have gotten out of hand.

The great thing about throwing a party is that it can be as simple or extravagant as you want it to be. By definition, a party is a social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking and entertainment. This includes a weeknight dinner or a bigger event like a wedding or gala. With a few little details, you can delight your guests and take your event to another level. Here are seven tips for you to throw a festive party. ... Read more

Fearless Wanderlust v.1

FW1

You can never get enough wanderlust inspiration, so I'm bringing a new monthly travel feature to the blog called Fearless Wanderlust. It will include recent travel news, articles and inspiration to encourage you to put more adventure in your life! Check out this month's version. Best Credit Card for Travelers Chris Guillebeau's website is full of great information about unconventional people doing remarkable things. Chris is an author, creator of the World Domination Summit, and he has ... Read more

My Month-Long Baking Challenge

Baked Donuts

At the beginning of February I made an impromptu decision to embark on a grand, month-long baking challenge in making all the things I've had on my to-make list. Thankfully, I had two events (brunch club and an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party) to encourage me. Here are the seven items I made. Nutella Banana Bread I only recently tried Nutella (yum!) and thought this recipe would be perfect for breakfast. I made a loaf and warmed a few slices in the morning. The recipe isn't overly sweet ... Read more

Traveling Costa Rica: Things to Know

Surfer on Beach Costa Rica

While recommendations on cities, activities, and food are great to know for your future Costa Rica trip, I think it's also great to learn about the country and what to expect. Here I've gathered fun facts I've learned about traveling Costa Rica and tips for planning and having an amazing trip! ... Read more

DIY Party: Wood-Burnt Serving Boards

DIY Finished Product

Some friends and I had a fun crafternoon making wood-burnt serving boards thanks to Brit+Co and Triscuit. We made super cute boards and enjoyed bite-sized Triscuit snacks. ... Read more

Fearless Captivations’ Fresh Look!

Fearless Captivations Logo

I'm really excited to show you the fresh look of Fearless Captivations! JUST LOOK AT IT! I'm loving the simple look, layouts, organization, colors and theme. In the past months, I've thought a lot (dreams, doubts, expectations, purpose) about what I want to do with my blog and where I want it to go. Am I writing enough? Am I being real and honest? Is it inspiring my creativity? Am I publishing to check it off the list or am I really excited about the content I post? It's a lot to think about ... Read more

Eating and Drinking in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Breakfast

Costa Rican meals are my kind of food. Fish and fruit were fresh and abundant and not one day passed without me enjoying both. The meals were easy, simple and delicious. Here are some of the foods and drinks we indulged in during our Costa Rica trip. ... Read more

Pura Vida: Costa Rica Adventure Trip

La Fortuna Arenal Costa Rica

Pura Vida. It's a phrase I heard multiple times a day and is the only way to describe our amazing week-long Costa Rica adventure in the beautiful country. When you're on vacation in Costa Rica, living your fullest life and feeling "real living" is easy in this adventure-rich, eco-diverse, and laid-back country. Here are all the details about my trip with my boyfriend to Tamarindo and Arenal. ... Read more