Frivolous Friday! The Sugar Factory and a Baby Owl Update

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

Enjoyed a treat at Sugar Factory!

I found out about this amazing place in the Gaslamp when one of my brides shared a photo on facebook (thank you Lori!) and as soon as I

saw it I knew I had to go check it out!

First we shared an order of  Rainbow Sliders (the buns are homemade and so soft and spongy and yes, they come with the rubber ducky!)

Then since we had our nutrition requirements filled, we dove into dessert.

I was very tempted to order the Cookie Monster Milkshake  – which comes with a full sized donut, a cupcake and of course COOKIES..nom, nom, nom!

and the Pink Barbie Milkshake is bedazzled with pink Pop Rocks looked amazing too….

But in the end I chose:

The “Carmel Sugar Daddy Cheesecake Insane Milkshake”

and it was truly insane!  (And yes that is a whole slice of cheesecake on top and a thick layer of hot fudge drizzled down the side!!)

After our delicious calorie overload we wandered around their 14,000 square foot building which also houses a full bar with lots of over the top drinks-

(some drinks come with dry ice dazzle,)

an ice cream shop, a bakery, a candy store, some toys and a MOVIE THEATRE.

WOW!   HERE is their website if you want to check it out – and I definitely will be back to bring my hubby!

Yep, this happened #2:

I’m still enjoying watching my Secret Barn Owl Web Cam!

In case you haven’t been following, in May, after a month of ‘canoodling, ‘ mama owl laid 6 eggs in our Barn Owl House.   Four of the babies hatched in late June.

Unfortunately three owlets didn’t make it (waaa) but one is doing great and has grown so much he’s about the size of mom and dad!

He is REALLY close to fledging (flying out of the nest!)  Here’s a short video with some small video clips of some of his antics  –

including flying and ‘pouncing’ practice inside his house !

Turn up the volume REALLY LOUD so you can experience what we hear ALL NIGHT LONG!

(Seriously – he is so loud and screechy that I have to keep my windows closed AND play white noise to sleep.

Honest confession:  I have loved every minute of watching this amazing little owl family

(well except for the sad parts of course)  but I am ready for him to move out and get my nights back to normal!


What can I say:  I’m Feeling Blessed!

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