Thursday, May 27, 2010
the flavor of the moment at sprinkles happens to be salted caramel right now - so delicious (and dangerous)! goal #20: find a salted caramel cupcake recipe with slightly less sweet butteriness so yellow kitchenaid standing mixer will know it's loved for more than just its good looks.
but in the meantime, here are some yummy cards inspired by the cupcake with milk i wish i was eating right now.
have a sweet day!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
thank you for being such a perfect dress - simple and elegant in your beautiful silk organza, tulle and satin layers. i was really nervous about taking you apart to make crafts, but it ended up being such a fun experience and now everyone who was there can forever be a part of the sisterhood of the trashed wedding dress, like that movie with the jeans...sort of. so now commending you to my fondest memories, i bid you affectionate farewell!
ps- here are some photos from our trash the dress crafty party.
the first cut // bags for your loot // supplies!
janice working on her apron
angie models her hairpin // a scrapalicious mess // my necklace
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
maybe i'll get a chance to visit one of these days, but for now i'm filling up on secondhand admiration and cruising the web in search of the oodles of other paper people out there.
one that made me smile recently - the future mrs. darcy - creates wedding invitations inspired by famous fictional couples. love it!
pam + jim of the office
ginny weasley + harry potter
sloane peterson + ferris bueller
i hope there's one for anne shirley and gilbert blythe (swoon~) in the works!
which fictional couple is tops in your books?
Monday, May 17, 2010
nautical clock and bottle carrier, unfortunately both out of my price range
another wire carrier, also out of my price range...i may need to start collecting clothes hangers and make this a DIY project haha...
afterwards a few of us went over to the gym to watch our guys play ball. one by one everyone left and i was the last cheerleader in the bleachers, pooped and in major need of a pedicure (eek!), but happy :)
Friday, May 14, 2010
so i thought it'd be helpful to think through a few things to look for in advance. here's my flea market shopping list...
here's hoping! have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
here are the players we currently have on hand...
1. blackberry bold 9700
stats: 3.2 megapixels
last at bat: photo-greeting to email mom
added value: it packs a decent punch for its small size.
and the yellow cover makes me happy.
2. canon powershot sd750
stats: 7.1 megapixels
last at bat: everything and anything
added value: super easy shmeezy to use
3. old school nikon camera
stats: no idea
last at bat: nsync concert 10 years ago to get a closer view of
justin timberlake (ok i'm a little embarrassed)
added value: my parents bought this the year i was born and
gave it to me when i left for college.
i don't know...i might just take upon the task of learning how to shoot with the nikon (more than its paparazzi zoom capabilities) for now. be sure to let me know if you have any photography tips, warnings, recommendations, stories, or jokes!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
this DIY project from design sponge caught my eye a couple months back and got me looking for my own everyday containers to use as vases. here's a sugarbowl from the thrift store that seems to fit the bill quite nicely...
ps - goal #36: find a vintage globe with an interesting history. (interesting history optional or can be made up, depending on how cool the globe looks).
Friday, May 7, 2010
my thing for crossword puzzles started back in freshman year of college with the good ol' daily cal when it was the only thing that separated my forehead from the cold desk in those 8am bio classes where the prof had to dim the lights to use his projector. then a couple years later when i realized i wasn't going to grow up to be a doctor, i switched majors to mass communications where my credits were earned analyzing radiohead songs and writing about the political workings within "the godfather" - i even took a whole an entire class about the history and power of food in media! anyways, the courses changed, but my love for crosswords stuck and to this day i try to sneak in the la times' puzzle whenever i can at work. the feeling you get when you figure out the puzzle's theme and those other clever clues, especially at friday's difficulty level, is what i could imagine it feels like to finish a marathon. my version just goes better with cupcakes.
happy friday! do you have any goals for today?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
ok really though, from her surprise themed dinners for the family and the little notes she would slip into my lunch, to her berenstain bears book collection and cross-stitching artwork, my mom has taught and inspired me more than any blog or magazine ever could. she's shown me the joy in making others feel special and filling her home with love - all with the strength that comes from understanding God's true love and not having wasted energy from walking from that really really far parking spot.