It's been a crazy busy summer...and my to-do list is still ridiculously long as I consistently have more ideas than time and posts to post. (Which is an awesome issue to have!!) However, they may just have to wait...
Known for my perpetual bucket list of adventures...I'm heading out to Colorado to finally check one off the list. Climb a 14er!
With the added bonus of spending time with my brother and his family in the uber cool town of Boulder, I am looking forward to sharing what the cup spillith over in inspiration from this adventure! Follow me on Instagram for pics along the way.
Again, thinking of those posts to post and things to do, this quote seals the deal as I pack my bags...
Because in the end,
you won't remember
the time you spent
working in the office
or mowing the lawn.
Climb that goddamn mountain.
- Jack Kerouac
(Boarding pass printing...)
Pretty cakes are no-brainers but now it's time for the inside to take center stage!
As a self-proclaimed cake-ologist, I love alll of the new takes on flavors for the traditional wedding cake featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. From citrus and herbs to floral notes to juicy fruits to chocolate decadence...enjoy a few of my mouth-watering favorites!
What's your favorite?! I'll think I'll need to take a bite of each before I confirm mine...
Be sure and check out the entire feature showcasing even more cool flavor combinations on newstands now...or get the digital download!
Photos by Romulo Yanes. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings. Copyright © 2013. For more wedding cake ideas, check out www.marthastewartweddings.com.
Stargazing. There's nothing like the big Minnesota sky on a clear summer evening. Up north and lakeside with a glimpse of the Northern Lights is icing on the cake.
Stars are magical. They have such a cool mystique. I love their inspiration. I love their sparkle. I love their energy. The perfect way to infuse a little bit of magic into your celebration.
I am loving this e-session sent in from Elegance by ACE. In true Southern fashion, Xenia is stunning and Sheldon quite dapper coupled with infectious smiles. They have such a cool vibe (and great taste in music!) that was captured perfectly by Photo 225.
Makes me want a bunch of balloons and a romantic picnic in the park. Stat.
From the lakes of Minnesota,
To the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston,
And New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
And its time we stand and say.
That I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
First of all I can't believe it's already July 4th?!? And with that bit of anxiety, I needed a last minute garland to help boost the upcoming holiday festivities! And there's nothing better than garland to help do that...
A bit obsessed with felt lately, I thought we'd take a crack at making a patriotic garland that resembles the glorious bunting often draped around a town square...but mini!
With the help of crafter-extraordinaire, Jodi of One Simple Dream, we created a charming garland that could be used for any occasion if you just swap out the colors!
Here's what you will need:
Grab your template for the circles...in my case, a juice glass! Trace onto the felt. You should be able to get at least 20 circles per 12x12 sheet of felt.
Our 9 foot garland needed 72 total circles (total quantity varies depending on how you like your spacing). I cut out 24 of each color.
Stack four circles of felt on top of each other. You can chose to do all of the same in the stack or vary it! I did a little of each.
Sew directly down the middle of each stack of four. Cut excess thread.
Sew 18 circle stacks and pull apart to fluff each pouf. Pouf!
Cut 9 feet of the baker's twine and thread on a needle. I strongly recommend using a needle with a large "eye" as the baker's twine can be challenging to thread (but it's cuteness is key and worth every minute you spend threading that needle!)
Tie a double knot on each end and thread the poufs through the center.
Evenly space the poufs and hang!
Oh say can you see...a fun and festive garland!?!
Photo credit: Jordi Lee Photography