Thursday, July 14, 2011 style!

I'm getting married! Wait, I am married. I'm going to get married again then. I'm going to make my husband ask me to marry him and have a second wedding. I mean, seriously, I have better taste now than I did the first time. It's gonna happen. Watch!

So since I'm having a second wedding, here is what it will look like. Don't even act like it's not going to happen or you aren't getting an invitation. I'm serious.

So here's where the dinner will be held. I have no idea where I found this picture, but let's pretend it's in the French countryside. Yes, I'll pay to fly you all in. Stop freaking out about getting to my wedding!

I'm going to have these mason jar candles all over the place. You see, it will be darker than the above picture at my wedding dinner. We'll need this lighting for ambiance! It'll make all of us look young and beautiful.

I will have these all over the table. I like flat stuff. No knocking it over and ruining the par-tay!

I will have these for place cards. You know I like birds! Instead of having your name on them they will say, "Sit where you want! I don't need to tell you what to do!" Secretly, I will hope you sit by people you don't know, and those people will become people that you are friends with.

I am going to have the chef make blue cheese burgers because I love them. It is MY wedding! We will eat these burgers on fresh buns from the boulangerie up the French path a couple kilometers.

We'll eat lots and lots of beautiful fruit.

Then we'll eat lots and lots of red velvet cupcakes. If you want to you can have more than one. I won't tell anyone. I just want you to be fat and happy!

Before you leave I will need you to step into the photo booth and pose with these. I need some laughs for after this shindig is over because I'll be depressed! I'll send you the pictures of yourself too. I'm a good sharer.

The above activity will be much more fun because I'll have you drinking lots of gin and tonics. You'll be thirsty after the blue cheese burgers.

After all this fun, you will all go home with full bellies and talk about how fabulous my wedding was. While you are at home, Jason and I will be here. It's our new house!

I'm not sure this second wedding thing is gonna work. Maybe I just need to plan a backyard party.

Hope you enjoyed my wedding!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today's Etsy!

This is what we all wish, I know...

Hang this where you can see it for inspiration. We all need a little motivation to get things done in our life. I think this sweet little print is the perfect thing to glance at during the daily grind. It's $20 for an 8x10 and you can go get a half off frame at Michael's for it. 

Have a blessed Wednesday!

Pinterst Post... Fun, Colorful, Crafty Reuses of Furniture!

 This brings new meaning to relaxing in the tub. This piece is a want for me! 
Alas.. I cannot give credit to this as I cannot find where it is! So bummed.

 Hello Color!Love this reinvention of furniture. Fun vibrant and ready to party. The Designer is Zoe Murphy from Marget, (in England) . She participated in the Mid Century Modern Show At Dulwich College in London. Read more here. A bit behind this times.. this show was over a year ago.

Love this.. my three new/old favorite colors. 
The Japanese firm Playmountain created this fun modular piece. You can see the modular part a little better if you click on the photo to see it bigger. Notice the multiple legs on the side. Read more here.



Monday, July 11, 2011

Wouldn't this be nice?

While doing a search of architecture a while back, I found this home in Australia. I was thinking that we could all put our money together so that I can live in it. Are you in? Why not? I will let you visit on occasion! 

See what I mean? I would need a large slush fund if I lived here too because there is NO WAY I would leave to go to work everyday. Who can afford this stuff? I'd love to meet them... maybe they'll let me clean their house! I'm pretty sure that's the only way I'm getting into a place like this. Darn.

Wanna see more? Look here. When you get done looking, feel free to send me your share of the mortgage. I promise to keep the place nice and tidy! Wink, wink.


A house I love

I look forward to the house tours on Apartment Therapy every day. I love house tours and being able to get a glimpse into people's homes. I always know that if they are on Apartment Therapy, their house is a labor of love. They have poured their hearts and souls into making it fit their personality, sense of style, and design preferences. I can't say I like every home that I "tour" on the site, but I have a lot of respect for the people who have been selected to showcase their homes there. It would be a HUGE deal to have your house featured on Apartment Therapy. I will probably never be so lucky.

Last week I came across a home that I would move into in two seconds flat! I fell in love with it the first time I saw it and have gone back to get design ideas and drool over it about 5 times in a week. These people worked so hard to make their house a home and I want you to see it too!

There's my little tease for you. Now go here and take a look for yourself. I might like it more than you do, but I guarantee you that you will get an idea or two. This couple mixed so many different styles and made it look so effortless that I am jealous!

Happy house touring!

Celebrations...creative cakes!

I love making fancy cakes for any occasion. I've gotten out of it the past few years because I couldn't come up with anything creative so I went on a search, and here is what I found!

I would imagine that this cake would be considered a cake for kids. I, personally, would make this cake for anyone! It has all of my favorite candy, plus cake rolled into one! Could it get any better?

Oh how I love red velvet cake! I think this recipe is so great for a backyard barbecue with friends, or a picnic with the kids. Keep in mind that you could do this with ANY cake! Even a mix cake...

This cake looks so good and I love that you can make it in little ramekins. Remember, you can make it in a bigger pan so don't fret if you don't have a set of ramekins. I love the combination of raspberry and lemon and I think these would be great for summer!

Have you tried making cake balls yet? They are so easy! Look at this cute idea! Fun if you have kids or if you're just a big kid at heart. Be creative! I also like making cake balls and packaging them up in a little box and giving them to friends or neighbors just for fun. I love baking and it's nice to share so I don't do all of the eating...

I say if all else fails, make a cake or cupcakes from a mix, die the frosting a bright color and call it a day. Otherwise just use lots of colorful sprinkles like this and you're good to go!

Any effort you make to make a holiday special goes a long way. I don't think people in our generation do special things like this enough anymore. It's so easy to go out and buy something, but making it is more fun...and it means more to people too. It tells them they are worth your time.

Speaking of worth your time, my 30th (plus ten years) is coming up next month. I will gladly take any of the above cakes for that special, yet depressing, occasion. Feel free to get started on it soon! I promise I'll share.


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