Photo A Day, March.

Photo A Day, March-17

Welcome back to my Photo A Day posts!

March passed me by in a flash. Lots of cookbook celebrations, cookbook promotions, good food, snow, wedding planning, cookies, and margaritas. I have a 10k coming up in two weeks and I haven’t been running as much as I’d like to. So that’s pretty much all I will be doing between now and then. Besides my TV interview this weekend. I’m shaking just thinking about it. I’ll be on WBAL on Saturday morning April 5th at 9:50am. I’ll be sure to share the TV segment on my blog if you are not a Baltimore local!

Now the important question – what on earth do I wear on TV? HELP!

March 1. Celebrated my cookbook release with my best buds. They had a cake made with the book’s photo on it. It was from Sam’s Club and we couldn’t stop eating the frosting. I mean, I couldn’t stop eating the frosting.


 March 2. Leftover very berry muffins for a carby breakfast. They freeze well, up to 3 months.

Jumbo Bakery-Style Very Berry Muffins | recipe by

March 3. Leftover cake has my name written all over it. Literally.

SBA cake

March 4. Delicious lunch.

bbq chicken pizza

March 5. Whoops!

March 6. Received a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke!! (food blogger at So many creative and beautifully photographed cakes to choose from! I’m clearly looking forward to this paw print cake. This book ROCKS.

Surprise-Inside Cakes

 March 7. Taping the NPR interview in DC!


 March 8.

photo a day march

 March 9. Totally necessary.

photo a day march

March 10. NPR interview aired and their article on me was published. Thank you, NPR, for having me!

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies

March 11. just another bowl of mango guac.

Mango Guacamole

 March 12.

Photo A Day, March

 March 13. this photoshoot was a wild time.

sparkling fruit sangria

 March 14.

Photo A Day, March

March 15. Made a double batch of salted caramel dark chocolate cookies for the party tomorrow.

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies by

March 16. SBA cookbook party up in Philly. We made tons of cookbook exclusive recipes for the celebrations! Have you tried any of these cookies yet?

SBA Book Party Philly

 March 17. Met with our wedding florist!

Photo A Day, march

 March 18. Do you like my new uniform?

Adorable cupcake apron - makes baking much more fun!

 March 19.

Photo A Day, march

 March 20. SIX MONTHS.  We’re in full planning mode now. Photo:

Engagement Photos

 March 21. Made Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies w/ M&Ms for my friends visiting. Total must try!

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies with M&Ms by

 Also March 21


 March 22. Girls weekend.

Photo A Day, March

 March 23.

Photo A Day, March

March 24. oops!

March 25.

Photo A Day, March

March 26 & 27. Cookies arrived for the bridal shower I hosted for Kristen. Lisa at South Avenue Sweets is a cookie goddess. So talented, so affordable, and we’re using her for our wedding desserts!

Decorated Bridal Shower Sugar Cookies by @southavesweets

March 28. Someone’s 6th birthday! Along with homemade peanut butter bacon treats, Jude got this ginormous beef flavored bone that he brings to bed every night.

Photo A Day, March

 March 29. Kristen’s Shower!

Kristens Shower

 March 30. Have I showed you my business cards yet? My friend Kathleen owns Paper Bouquet Studio and designed them for me.

She also designed our Save-the-Dates (pictured here). Kathleen personally painted the edges; I love her attention to detail! You’ll enjoy working with her if you’re in the need for graphic design, invitations, business cards, etc.

Colorful SBA Business Cards designed by @paperbouquetllc

March 31. Yesterday was boring; I spent most of it writing this post and working on my tax return. Yawn. I’ll spare a photo.

Q: What have you been up to the past month?

Q: Have you received my cookbook yet? What have you tried from it?


See more bites of real life.




  1. I’m totally slacking in the photo a day challenge. Some days I take to many and other rainy days I forget to even snap anything!
    I love the cookbook party photo. So fun! Those dark chocolate cookies look divine!
    Have a great Wednesday!

  2. I maybe ate most of a batch of that Chocolate Chip cookie dough raw, by myself. Froze them into balls and they did indeed become snacks…and I did indeed put in mad crazy time running to burn it all off. Curses! 🙂

    I also made your Mango Guac for like the 5th time yesterday. Have you tried the Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash yet? It’s da bomb….tonight is Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash. (and next, I will turn into a squash)

    Love your photo a day posts! Your business cards are super cute. I have to tell you to check out though – they have these amazing cards called “mini Moo” cards that are like 1/3 the size of a regular business card? You can put multiple designs on them too…beautiful, thick paper with a matte finish. I used them in my business and my cards are ALMOST as popular as my work.

    • mini moo cards – I’m intrigued! I will definitely check it out. No, I haven’t had the chance to try the spaghetti squash. I will though – I promise Christine! That mango guacamole is heavenly. I’m craving some right now for lunch.

  3. It looks like you had a fun-filled and busy month. Love the shower favors! Your business cards look great. I’ll have to check her out. I need new cards designed.

    • Thanks Jennie! And Kathleen is great – so full of ideas! She’d definitely help you get some creative business cards.

  4. Oh WOW! I’m loving all of these pictures Sally! Your business cards are my favorite. So happy and bright 🙂 I love displaying your book and all the baking inspiration it has brought me! And all of the delicious, delicious baked goods as well. My friends agree!!

  5. where did you get your cute dress from your cookbook launch March 1st picture?! I like the chevron dress you were wearing in another pic too! Cute taste 🙂 And congrats on all your successes!!

    • Hi Meg! That’s actually a top – I got it from Ann Taylor Loft at the beginning of this year. And the chevron dress is from Lilly Pulitzer. Got it for a steal over Christmas.

  6. What an exciting month! Now I really want some cake, and those chocolate cookies!

  7. I’m ordering the kindle addition of your book… sadly it doesn’t get shipped until the 18th. Sitting on pins and needles. This looks like it was an awesome month for you. Great pictures.

  8. Congrats on the cookbook release! I have been trying to email you for awhile because I made pb banana cookies and thought of you, they are a few posts back on my blog if you want to take a look. I think the original recipe cane from a pb jar label about 15 years ago.
    LOVE That pic of jude!!
    Happy Baking,

    • Thanks Lori! I haven’t gotten any emails from you, so I’m so glad that you mentioned it here. Happy Baking to you too!

  9. It looks like March was a great month for you! Six months until your wedding, I bet you’re so excited – hopefully planning isn’t stressing you out! Also, I love how colourful your business cards are, so fun!

    I haven’t got my hands on a copy of your book yet, but I hope to soon!


  10. Another exciting month chez Sally. Loving the sangria, that beautiful bouquet of flowers and Jude’s floppy ears. Good luck with the television interview!

  11. I did this for March too and it was so much fun! Although my pictures have a lot more snow than yours do : )

    Congrats again on the cookbook!

  12. What fun! Good luck on your interview tomorrow. I got my cookbook a little over a week ago. I made the monster bars – I didn’t have any m&m’s, so I just used extra chocolate chips. They were still amazing! I took them to youth group and they *almost* finished an entire double batch. Don’t worry, my family didn’t let the rest go to waste :).

    • Love love love those monster bars! And I’m sure they’re just as tasty without the M&Ms. Thanks for the good luck wishes!

  13. I made your chocolate chunk muffins from your cookbook…. Had to make them 5 repeat 5 times in three days !! LOVE IT

  14. I got your cookbook 3 weeks ago and I love it! So far I’ve made the lemon loaf and the banana bread without the butterscotch as I can’t find any but both were absolutely delicious! I’m looking foward to making the mini vanilla cupcakes and the raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes along with the blueberry muffins 🙂 🙂

    • You’ve chosen some AWESOME recipes to try first Hetty! Thanks so much for reporting back and letting me know. I love hearing about my cookbook (and blog!) recipes being made.

  15. Wow, Sally – you’ve had quite a month. From the book release to NPR – you’re a rockstar 🙂

  16. I love your business cards and how cute are the bridal shower cookies. I bet that was a wonderful party.

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