Tuesday, April 26, 2011

last week

I made cute toadstool cupcakes that were supposed to be red

but it's really hard to make red icing without using a whole thing of food coloring
(and making the icing all bitter) so they were pink. And yummy. And funfetti.

I won the perfect gift for my Mammie from Aesthetic Outburst
and she sent me the cutest little cow as a bonus.
(check out her 20 in 20 giveaways if you haven't already,
plus her blog is packed full of crafty goodness.)

I bought some vintage matchbooks for a wedding favor
(not mine)

and stared at this balloon out the window all day at work on Thursday. 
I was really watching for Tornadoes but the balloon was way better.

Monday, April 25, 2011

God save the Mum

I love Jeni's Ice Cream
and this sounds amazingly yummy.

Prince William's Chocolate Biscuit Groom's Cake features Dark Chocolate ice cream and rich butter biscuits soaked in Lyle's Golden Syrup, with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Eton Mess, a tip of the hat to a dessert from Prince William's alma mater, Eton College, a royal mess of hand-layered vanilla cream, strawberry sorbet, and raspberry sauce studded with hand-piped meringue stars.
The Royal Wedding Cake, molasses ice cream with brandied raisins, dates, and crushed pineapple, is rounded out with lemon zest, walnuts, and traditional spices.
And White Stilton on Toast with Champagne-soaked Bilberries-- white Stilton cream with toasted brown bread crumbs and a generous helping of Champagne-soaked (blueberry-like) bilberries--is a selection fit for any royal.

The Royal Collection is available online so if your mom{a,b,c, and/or d} this would be the perfect mothers day gift for her.
a.) bought you the Princess Di barbie so she could play with it
b.) cried when Di & Charles got divorced
c.) was glued to the tv for 3 weeks when Princess Diana died
d.) has already planned her life around the upcoming royal wedding

p.s. did you know Jeni's has macaroons now?

{both photos from jenisicecreams.com }

Thursday, April 7, 2011

paper crowns

Lauren Conrad's new line Paper Crown 
is kind of cute.

 I love this beige/peach combo.
lookbook here

Evidently the whole world is in a frenzy about the upcoming royal nuptials.
I have to admit this wallpaper is convincing me to join in.
{via anne sage}

-You can make a Will and Kate Sampler
knit the Royal Wedding party.
-Or buy a Designer Original Will and Kate plate
This one is my favorite
Happy Thursday!

Friday, April 1, 2011

weekend adventures

I definitely get my ocd from my dad.
Last time I was home I took a few pictures of his shop in the bottom of the barn.

 I'm trying to convince him to turn this old tractor seat into a wall sconce for me.

that homemade wood frame is my favorite

Its the cleanest old barn you have ever seen.
I swear he sweeps the floors more than most people do in their houses.

Have you watched Coal on Spike yet?
Since dad is a coal miner I was afraid to watch it at 1st but now I love it.