Newport, Ri // Cupcake N Dreams

Friday Favorites 7.8.16

07/08/2016 2 Comments

Is it Friday already?!

I have so much to do today since I’m leaving for my annual RI family vaca early tomorrow morning. Every July my mother’s extended side of the family has a reunion of sorts in Newport. However, her siblings and their families (30 of us and counting!) stay the entire week to enjoy all our favorite New England traditions–LOBSTA ROLLS!Newport, RI // Cupcake N Dreams

I’m still riding the high from the fabulous 4th of July weekend but here are some of my favorites from the week, hopefully a few that aren’t covered in red, white and blue 😉

Newport, RI


I will just get this one out of the way first since half my week has been planning to get the most out of my upcoming vacation. I love this place, like love love love it! I have been going the second weekend in July for over 25+ years (haven’t missed one yet). It’s like a second home to me and my family and I can’t wait to enjoy the bay, the rocks, the beaches, the scenery, the seafood, the wine and my people 🙂

Lauren Conrad Workout


My favorite workout to kick my butt back into gear after an indulgent holiday weekend is Lauren’s 1 hr shape up in 30 min workout. I find I can always get through it without feeling overwhelmed and I love a good 30 min workout where I can see results. All you need is a treadmill and maybe a mat next to it to do all the strength training moves. #Multitaskeroverhere



I’ve been using this app for about 8 months and it works so well. I’ve been cleaning out my closet in stages and have been trying to sell as much as I can. I’ve been on it a lot this week trying to promote my items so I can clear the current ones and put up some new stuff! Does anyone else love this app?!

S’mores Brownie Pizza


My father’s cousin made this awesome S’mores Pizza on Monday that I’m still craving! Here is the closest recipe I could find to how she made it. Summer=S’mores right?!


4th of July Weekending

Cupcake N Dreams // 4th of July Sunset

I put up some pictures from the beautiful 4th of July weekend that you can find here!

I will be taking the week off from blogging next week but will try to be back for Friday Favorites if I can. Follow me on Instagram for daily Newport, RI adventures though!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!


Today I am linking up with Erika and Karli.

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Also linking up with April & Katie & Jennie!

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    Oh that smores pizza looks delicious. That could totally count as dinner right??

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    Newport RI is beautiful! I was there once, eleven years ago now! (Yikes!) The power actually went out in most of the town while we were there, which was sort of comical. We just did a day trip to Newport while we were visiting Boston, but I would like to go back someday. Hope you have a great vacation! 🙂