Friday, May 27, 2011

Smoothing into the day...

For the past 2 months or so I have enjoyed a smoothie for breakfast every morning along with a hard boiled egg. I started having serious cravings for them and making them on the weekends. Then my sweet Barry took over and began making them for me through the work week. :)
We usually do frozen blueberries, mixed berries, pinapple, mango, or banana with Greek honey yogurt, milk, and extra honey.
This recipe found at This Chick Cooks looks simply divine. I love that she adds oatmeal to it. If I did that I could leave out my egg too.
I would love to buy a juicer and start substituting meals with them but that will have to wait for another day. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rosette Cake Love

New blog love at I am Baker where I found the most adorable tutorial for decorating a cake. I love to bake but for some reason have never gotten into decorating too much. However, this cake is right up my alley (rose obsession), and it actually doesn't look difficult. I'd like to try it out for Katie's shower if she doesn't have a cake made by their yummy baker. It would also be super cute on cupcake toppers!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jigsaw Awesomeness!

I'll know I have arrived into the real world of handiness when I can create a mirror like this. Seriously just created a design on her (AllthingsThrifty) computer and jigsaw to MDF here we have a beautiful mirror!!!! I'm in love with the possibilities here.

Hanging around.....everywhere

I've been lacking in the jewelry storage department for quite sometime. Long necklaces in one rooms closet, regularly worn necklaces and earrings in a jewelry box in our room, and earrings, rings, bracelets in my silver box.
Now that we have our new closet doors I'm trying to think of a way to utilize that space for necklaces as well. I have been thinking of hooks on the door but don't like the thought of them clanging around all the time. I have found this tutorial at Cat on a Limb

that is inspired by Pottery Barn. Again we'd have the clanging but I think if I backed the frames with cute fabric it would be less annoying. :)
I really like the bright color she chose too. I'd probably keep with a shade of orange in our room though.

I'm on the lookout for cheap yet large, lightweight frames now.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Braided Tee

Adorable braided shirt. Sarah @ Welcome to the Good Life always comes up with the cutest clothing readorablefying tutorials.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Itty Bitty Ruffle Dress

No, I'm not a master sewer yet, (though I'm hoping my Mom and MawMaw's genes make it superbly easy for me to learn). Right now I'm too scared to do much with my sewing machine (which was a gift for my birthday last year)besides make curtains, aka. sew straight lines. :)
So for now I'm just collecting all these cutey ideas, and someday I'll take that ruffle footing, button whole making plunge!
Today's idea comes from Craftiness is Not Optional. She made this adorable dress for her daughter's "ice cream social" themed bday partay!
Do they come in my size?

Happy Oaks Day!

Today is the running of the Oaks in Louisville. With tomorrow being Derby Day I had been trying to think of a simple yet festive dessert to take to our Derby party, hosted by Elizabeth & Rob.
Thanks to ThisChickCooks I believe I found the perfect batch of deliciousness to munch on while watching the ponies race!

My favorite pie meets a cookie.....sounds like heaven.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Summer recipes here I come! Lime Chicken Fajitas

I love finding new recipes, and I love finding new blogs . SCORE! Because today I stumbled upon both at Dana Made It.
This is completely up my alley with it's fresh flavors and healthy ingredients. I can see this being a great fun dinner for the summer. Just add the patio and friends!