March 26th, 2012 § § permalink
So we’re officially on mini-vacation to San Antonio as of yesterday, but I thought I’d leave you with a few fun things until I’m back later this week!
1 | You can keep up with my photo trail here.
2 | This posts image was found via my new favorite site to look through.
3 | Wit & Delight proving the versatility (and all around awesomeness) of neon pants.
4 | I always love reading Design Love Fest, particularly this trip to London. (Ron Burgundy drink? Yes!)
5 | Favorite new DIY blog find.
March 23rd, 2012 § § permalink
I’m not much of a sewer. I’d like to think that I am, but I’d be lying to myself. So, until I’m Design Mom, I’ll have to stick with purchasing someone else’s handy sewing skills for this DIY polka dotted linen tutorial by Gabrielle.
Using a 1″ anywhere hole punch, cut several dots from cardstock and use them as a stencil for your choice of linens (or better yet, anything!).
photos via Design Mom, design by Sugar & Cloth
March 22nd, 2012 § § permalink
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My love for collars is no secret (especially peter pan collars). Now that they are popping up everywhere, someone got smart and turned the collar sensation into a must have accessory. They might as well have just sent out checks for everyone to double their wardrobe since these little beauties can turn one top into two with just the tie of a bow. I need the pearl and black bow collars from ASOS desperately. How about you?
March 21st, 2012 § § permalink
Raise your hand if your birthday cupcake is in need of a few golden animals! This genius idea from Jenny for The Sweetest Occasion is drop dead
gorgeous awesome, with a little hint of glamour. All you need is gold spray paint, a drill, a few plastic animals, and a plastic candle holder to stick on top. Finish them with a few coats of paint, and you’ll have sweetest party around.
photos via Hank + Hunt
March 20th, 2012 § § permalink
Ice cream is probably one of my favorite sweets (aside from cupcakes), for several reasons. One being that it’s quick and easily accessible. Number two, I live in Houston, where it’s almost always hot enough to peel paint from the walls and to sweat yourself skinny in a mere 30 minutes of being outside, which makes ice cream a justified token dessert. All of that to say that I plan to start doing several homemade ice creams posts throughout the spring & summer to keep things cool (pun intended).
POMEGRANATE FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE from Cafe Fernando
- 2 cups freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice
- 1+ 1/2 cup plain, whole milk yogurt
- 2/3 cup Grenadine (pomegranate syrup)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Stir pomegranate juice and sugar over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and let cool to room temperature.
- In a bowl, combine yogurt, pomegranate juice and pomegranate syrup and whisk until completely combined.
- Chill the mixture thoroughly (3 hours in the freezer works for me), then freeze it in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have one, here’s how you make ice cream without a machine.
photos & recipe via Cafe Fernando