Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Ugly Cake Tradition


start and ugly cake tradition

After continuous iPhone scrolling, I’ve managed to find the last two years worth of ugly birthday cakes that I told you about in this post. The ones Seth made are on the left, and mine are on the right. As you can tell, we have two distinct cake decorating styles: He likes to pile as much candy onto cakes as possible, and apparently I like to have random stuff sticking out of them.

My favorite part of our accidental tradition? The anticipation. We end up presenting them to each other in such over the top ways that we’re already cracking up before the candles are even lit. Basically we justify acting like children by telling ourselves that when we have kids we’ll already have one birthday tradition covered.


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Currently // This & That


long weekends pink pants

A little of this, a little of that. Basically long weekends as I know them. I hope you had a fantastic Memorial Day! We grilled out in between shopping, errands, and a little bit of worked mixed in.

string lights summer porch

(string lights on our little patio)

prickly pear cactus juice frozen drink

(prickly pear cactus juice frozen drinks)

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DIY // Glitter Hearts Cake Topper


DIY classy glitter heart cake topper wedding

DIY glitter heart cake topper wedding

I love pretty cakes. Ironically though, hubby and I have an ugly birthday cake tradition. It all started accidentally a few years ago, and we’ve kept it up ever since. One failed attempt led to another, and the next thing you know, our cakes were so hilariously awful that they were far more memorable than any others. With that being said, if I could always come up with something as simple and pretty as these glitter heart cake toppers by The Paper Pony, then I may have been able to avoid some minor catastrophes… just some.

DIY // Glitter Hearts Cake Topper

project & photos by The Paper Pony

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Style // Ten Summer Essentials


10 must have summer items 2012

I’m totally one of those people that ends up picking out some variation of the same outfit and the same key necessities at any given chance. Give me a few weeks (and a few new pieces of clothing) and the whole process starts all over again. Am I the only one that does this? I blame it on ease. I mean, why postpone the boardwalk by picking out an outfit when you have your favorites right in front of you? So, here are my current 10 must have summer pieces so far..

1 // Make a striping statement with an Asos floppy hat

2 // Be peachy keen and irresistably kissable, Benefit Posie Tint

3 // Dap a little glimmer onto your eyes after the beach with Benefit cream shadows

4 // Add a little color with bright sandals that you could walk in all day

5 // Protect and brighten with Hello Flawless, and they’ll still be none the wiser

6 // Super mod sunglasses from ModCloth

7 // The forever useful Zara plaited shopper

8 // Smell like summer, Marc Jacobs Lola perfume

9 // Gap hot pink khakis, the most comfortable pants ever

10 // Forever 21 polka dot tee, adds a punch to any outfit


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DIY // Color Dipped Coffee Set


DIY color dipped coffee set

DIY color dipped coffee set


If this color dipped coffee set DIY from Rebecca at A Daily Something hasn’t knocked your socks off yet, then just check out some of her other projects here. Crazy amounts of talent over there! I found out about her blog through Twitter (which, admittedly, I don’t use very often), nonetheless I’m glad I did! I have to say, I’m always excited to come across people who aren’t afraid to express their love of God, and  honor Him with what they do.

For instructions to make your own, read more!

photos & project via A Daily Something

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