Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pink & Gold

Wear Your Heart

on your ears.

...or your sleeve.

"Pop! Goes my heart..."

I'd heard of (and tasted) cake pops (YUM!), but I'd never heard of pie pops.  That is, until I stumbled upon them this morning.  They're precious.  Seriously, how loved would these make you feel?

And just as precious, the name of the bakery:

Talk the talk,
cake the walk.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tea oh Me

A couple of weeks ago I took my first attempt at tea staining, anything.
Here's how it went...

4 bags of Lipton Black Tea in 6 cups of boiling water

1 bathtub
3 pre-soaked blank canvases

 Pour on the tea

Add a little spice brown paint

And viola!


"Laugh until we think we'll die,
barefoot on a summer night..."
Edward Sharpe &
The Magnetic Zeros

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Basket Case

So for some time now I've wanted a picnic basket. No, not a cooler, I'm talking the whole big unreasonable wicker of a basket case. I mean, what else could be more nostalgic...or practical? (Ah, if only practicality would leave well enough alone).

Yet luckily for the well being of both design and practicality (...and my bank account), World Market has swooned me once again...

Plus, the top even holds (and comes with!):
2 (reusable) plates, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 knives, and 2 cotton napkins.
What a beauty! 

Or, for the wine-o:

or the Vineyard

Yes, I think it's safe to say I'm craving a picnic
...even if it is 40 degrees.

sugar, and spice, and everything nice
and that's what fun picnics are made of...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Today seems like a good day for a first attempt at tea staining...

inspiration by:

ginger peach
raspberry zinger
green and white tea fusion 
or a simple black tea
so many choices

... bring on the bathtub!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Day, New Year

Yes, it has been a while, but why miss the chance to kick this thing off again with the start of a new year?  

While I can't predict what's ahead tomorrow, the next day, week, month, etc; I do know one of my very best friends will be getting married this June, and I couldn't be more excited.

So here's to tomorrow, the next day, and the next...
And in celebration of new beginnings, 
some stunning wedding gowns from the talented Janay Andrews.

from start

to finish

may it be filled with love

day after day after day
to my best friend