Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday! Here are some things that made me smile around town this past week.

Enjoy your weekend!

salt and pepper abv

I loved the vibe at Allen Burger Venture and these salt and pepper shakers were pretty cool too!

delaware park

A Sunday run through Delaware Park is always nice – especially after the winter we had!


Canalside on my lunch break

naval park

A spot I always enjoy visiting – the Naval Park!

Sushi in Cheektowaga

sakura sign

For all of the years I’ve passed by Sakura in Cheektowaga, Saturday was the first time I’ve actually ever been there and I must say it was awesome! I’ve never heard anything bad about this restaurant and I know why – the service was great, the food was delicious and it  offered a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. If you’re ever in Cheektowaga and looking for sushi check them out!! Sometimes the ‘burbs’ aren’t so bad!


sakura sushi


I loved the way they brought out the sushi all on one tray- something I’ve never seen before {yes its the little things that make me happy}

sakura tea cups

The china they used for my hot water and lemon..reminds me of my trip to Japan. Makes me want to go back!


With the nice weather finally hitting Buffalo yesterday, I thought this week’s #BuffaloLinks post would feature a food truck event, places to go for nature walks and outdoor patios. Enjoy!


A food truck fest with a twist – swapping Chefs! Check it out at Larkin Square on Friday!


A place I’ve never been and want to go this Spring – Zoar Valley


I came across The Phoenix when researching outdoor patios in Western New York. Now its on my list of places to visit.


Another place I have never been and would like to hike through this Spring – Akron Falls!

Friday Favorites!

It’s finally Friday and here are 5 things that made me smile this week. Have a nice weekend!

central terminal 2015

{The Buffalo Central Terminal will still always amaze me}

pussy willows

{An Easter tradition – a batch of pussy willows}

lloyds - dyngus day 2015

{Its not Tyskie, but Zywiec beer and Lloyds on Dyngus Day works for me!}


{Cookie Dough Iced Coffee is back at Dunkin’ Donuts!}

opening day

{Baseball season is officially under way at Coca Cola Field}

Just a Blonde in Buffalo – DIY – Glass Bottle Messages – Party Favors


For my birthday I got a little creative and did special messages in a bottle for guests to take with them. They were meant to keep at their desk or give to someone they care about. The messages were pretty simple and to the point:

Be Fearless, You’ve Got Spunk, Be Better Than Yesterday, Hit Me Up in the 716 and Don’t Ever Lose Your Smile were just some of them.

The little DIY was pretty simple and didn’t take long. All you need are the following:

Paper, Glitter and Mini Glass Bottles with Corks (you can find them on Amazon here).

Step 1:

Create a word document with clever sayings – cut them out into small strips and place in the bottle.


Step 2:

Place a little bit of glitter (any color you want) in the jar.


Step 3:

Close the cork on the bottle and you’re all set!


Finished product!


Its been a while since I’ve posted my #BuffaloLinks section. But this week we’re back at it. Here are my picks for this week.


This is a picture from last season, but Buffalo Bisons Opening Day is tomorrow! Woohoo! #SeizetheSeason


I have been seeing great reviews on this place and its made it on my list of places to go in the near future. Allen Burger Venture


After Brunch is an after party – this Sunday at Encore! For more details click here.


Down the street from my work, is a new clothing boutique at HarborCenter. With the nicer weather I will be taking a stroll down there to check it out! Red Siren


A Night to Remember



{A walk down memory lane – all 30 years}

A few weeks ago I celebrated my 30th birthday and all I really wanted was my friends and family that mean the most to me, all in the same room for just a few hours. Now a days its hard to get everyone together, so for people to share a Saturday night with me was really special. The party took place at the Foundry on Elmwood. I was a little nervous because I was receiving mixed reviews on the service and food, so I didn’t know what to expect, but the night turned out to be everything I wanted {except that whole crying part, that was thanks to my friends}. Don, who was my contact went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with everything. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with.

Before I knew it the night was over, but the memories and the smiles will be with me for a long, long time. So to everyone who came, words can’t describe how thankful I am to have you in my life. xo



{Group Shot}


{DIY Just a Blonde in Buffalo Candy Table – thank you Buffalo Cake Pops for the cookies!}


{Little favors with special messages in the bottle for people to take home}

{FYI this is such a simple and easy favor to make, check out my upcoming post later the week on how to create them}

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