Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I was on CakeWrecks.com and saw some amazing MJ cakes that I wanted to share:
Here's to our amazing future kids who I probably won't meet for quite a while:
Madeleine Grace Bee
RIP Ashley Madison Bee, whose name belongs to a prominent adult affair website, dooming said negative child to certain stripperness.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Forest Canopy Bed - Anthropologie
Birdcage Mirror, Red Robin - Anthropologie
Anything from the Tiffany Notes collection
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
If you had told me when I was 14 that I would fall in love with an oven mitt, much less one named "Garden Party," I would have never believed you. Neverthless, here she is. No, I haven't named her yet.
I also love their Shabby Chic collection for bed + bath. I know that I would probably be a single lady if I decided to buy this bed set, but I think it's so cute!
They have a ton of cute bathroom items and things around the house that are so cute and also completely forbidden to me, Maybe if I get everything incrementally he won't notice...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tea Time by KatherineBee on Polyvore.com
Also, I'm not having kids yet (though I'd have to admit I have baby fever, so I made this one for a bulldog when I realized you can do interior design on here.
Invite Inspiration from this: http://abelleandherbeau.blogspot.com/2009/02/cupcakes-cocktails.html
From Southern Living: http://www.southernaccents.com/entertaining/parties/cupcakes-cocktails-00400000025906/
From eVite: "Cupcakes are still all the rage, so I was glad to see this clever twist on the treat from The Insomniac Chef: mini cupcakes served with mini cocktails. They created a five-course cupcake tasting menu (note: insomniacs), but you can be far less ambitious and still throw a swanky party.
Just make or buy your favorite cupcakes, and choose a drink with complementary flavors, so these two great tastes taste great together. Some flavor basics to get you started: berries and sparkling wine are a classic combination; chocolate goes well with coffee-flavored liqueurs; and carrot cake just begs for bourbon. I even like to spike my carrot cake cream cheese frosting with bourbon to bring out the vanilla flavor.
Top each cupcake with a cocktail parasol. Fancy.
Try this menu for a bridal shower, cocktail party or a really good Tuesday. And be sure to invite me."
....Can't wait to try these!
I just found out about this idea and think it's adorable! I live in a smaller apartment with a dog and two kitties, so space is an issue, but I'd love to have a small version of this during the summer.
Here's some posts about other Wii parties:
Tips from eVite:
Step 1 - Figure out a date that works well for your Wii-Playing friends.
Step 2 - Go to Evite, www.evite.com and send out an Evite with a Wii theme. Search for "wii party" under designs.
Step 3 - Ask guests to bring any remotes and games that they have for the Wii.
Step 4 - On the day of the party, setup your Wii or Wii's. Make sure there is enough space for everyone to play comfortably.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I'm going to a wine bar opening tomorrow night and a Summer Solstice party Friday, which is tropical themed, and means I have absolutely nothing to wear. Finding an outfit for this will be an interesting challenge.
I do like both of these dresses from Banana Republic - I'm going to head over there after work and see if either of them will work out. Nothing says challenge like finding a fancy tropical themed dress!
Friday, June 12, 2009
1. Bake a cake from scratch
2. Take a cupcake decorating class
3. Learn how to play all of Moonlight Sonata on the piano
4. Read a book a month for a year
5. Go to Hawaii
6. Go to San Francisco for the first time
7. Have kids
8. Visit my grandma in Vermont
9. Learn how to make a casserole
10. Learn how to knit a scarf
11. Write handwritten cards to my friends and family 1x a week for a month
12. Anonymously make cookies for my crotchety neigbor
13. Ride the Tower of Terror at California Adventure with Steve again even though it was so scary I wanted to die.
14. Host a dinner party
15. Foster a dog and find it a good home
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Here's the how to for the Marzipan Bumblebee on Piped Flower by Martha Stewart.
Tools and Materials
2 ounces marzipan per bee
Yellow and black gel-paste food coloring
Unblanched almond slices
Cupcakes (any flavor)
Swiss Meringue Buttercream, tinted yellow
Small petal pastry tip
Marzipan Bumblebee on Flower How-To
1. Tint half the marzipan yellow and the other half black, kneading each separately until color is uniform. Roll each into a 1/8-inch-thick log. Cut each log crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick pieces. Starting with a black piece and alternating colors, stack 4 pieces, pressing together gently.
2. For head, roll a black piece into a ball, and press onto yellow end of stack. For eyes, pinch off 2 tiny yellow pieces, roll into balls, and press onto head. For stinger, shape end into a slight point. For wings, press 1 almond slice into each side of body.
3. Spread a thin layer of buttercream on 1 cupcake. Pipe petals in a circular pattern around edge with buttercream. Pipe another circle inside first, overlapping slightly. Repeat until cupcake is covered. Gently press a bee on frosting.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I've been searching for a dress for my sorority alumnae tea this weekend and came across an amazingly cute Lilly Pulitzer dress at a ridiculous price. I've been in the store and although her things are so cute and summery, they're a little out of my price range. This dress was at Loehmann's staring at me with its cute little buttons and practically jumping into my bag. I couldn't say no! And when her friends bee and flower brooches wanted to come along, I figured that we might as well celebrate finding this dress for $35.
I'm really excited for the first Phi Tea - we haven't had a formal event in over 2 years, so hopefully it goes well. I'm looking to get something floral and knee length but not too floral or light since I am very pale. We're going to this super cute place in Old Town that's a Victorian house and you wear hats and boas and play croquet. I remember doing the same thing for my sister's birthday when we were 4 and 8 - Too fun!