Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I've always I (and I mean always... I've got the toddler birthday party photos to prove it) had a thing for nut cups. How could you not? They're so adorable and versatile. I can't think of a more perfect way to serve trail mix. Note to self: start scoping out the cutest nut cups you can find.
This is not trail mix or nut cup related, but it's a little piece of Woodland inspiration as the season tiptoes closer and closer. Can't you see it tied around white candles, or wrapped around packages?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We usually make a Yule log (a cake in the shape of a log, decorated with little meringue mushrooms), but this year we'll be having... wait for it... a Yule HOG, as in Hedgehog! Like this one:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The other day, Karl announced that we needed a butter dish (apparently the bare stick of butter on the salad plate in the fridge didn't cut it), so I jumped on the opportunity to cruise around etsy and find the perfect one. And it is adorable. Vintage Pyrex with a sweet design. Why did we go so long without this? I'm in love.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Oh, and the price was fantastic: One dollar and eleven cents. Can you believe it? This pot is so perfect for canning. Before we know it, it'll be filled with strawberry jam!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Check on the little elf nestled in a leaf. Total gem right there. Love it.
This was definitely my best garage sale shopping day of the year so far, especially because it was so unexpected!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
And here is our finished product:
It's a chair and an ottoman, in case you couldn't tell. Our structure was significantly lamer than some of the others because we followed the rules, which stated that you weren't allowed to use structural supports. Humph. We didn't end up with a prize (though I unofficially gave us the "Rule Followers of the Year" award), but it was lots and lots of fun. Here are some of the other structures. See if you can spot their supports! None in ours, thank you very much.
It's Cinderella's castle! It lit up, and Cinderella and the prince are even in attendance. Do you see them down towards the bottom, in the middle of the upside-down V?
Friday, May 13, 2011
I hit a few yard sales this morning before work! Most were duds, but I found these treasures:
- Two large corkboards for work for 50 cents apiece
- A Topsy-Turvy tomato planter (I've wanted to try one! I know you can make one out of a bucket or a plastic bag, but I'm lazy) for 50 cents
- A complete Badge-a-Minit kit for work (including a circle cutter and two presses) for two dollars
- A Yogitoes yoga mat cover for one dollar (I have one, but it gets so sweaty during class that it's hard to wash it fast enough)
- I also scored a stocking stuffer for Karl- new, in package- for one dollar. I can't tell you what it is because he might read this and ruin the surprise! He'll just have to wait till next Christmas to find out! xo
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Karl and I made Swedish pancakes and a spinach, mushroom, and asparagus frittata. We gave my mom some fun little surprises, including a few items we brought home from Italy (my favorite was the lavender honey... she loves lavender).
Naturally, I took zero photos of my mom, so you'll have to use your imagination. Just picture me with darker hair and a little bit older (just a little bit!). Sometimes I see pictures of my mom when she was in college or in her 30's and I think, "I don't remember wearing that outfit" because I think it's me! True story.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Yes, those letters are cut out of discarded dictionary pages. And yes, that posterboard is full of thumbtack holes from being re-used. But no, the bulletin board isn't empty anymore... that's the good news.
'Tweens really do have more fun... but you'd never know it by this excruciatingly boring poster.