I’m 99% certain that whoever is in charge of shoes over at Madewell is blessed from heaven with a special ability to make me melt. Seriously, I don’t think there is a single shoe that I wouldn’t wear.
Also, I feel the need to confess that I put this post together just so my mom would know what to get me for my birthday in May… and I wear a size 6… don’t judge me.
What’s you favorite pick? I would definitely have to say the tan leather wedges, so in love with them!
Find all of these styles, right here.
After I was cleaning up my DIY mess from yesterday’s post, I had a little stroke of
genius luck. I had a few ranunculus blooms laying next to my extra macarons and twine, and the cuteness almost killed me! One thing led to another, and before you know it, I was tying ranunculus to macarons…
Let’s be honest, would you not squeal with excitement if you were handed a twine wrapped macaron with a ranunculus on top as a favor? I thought so. To make sure you’re the one wowing instead of being wowed, I’ll show you how I made them!
Tie twine around a macaron just like you would a Christmas present.
Before you knot it, clip a flower just below the bloom , and knot the twine around the stem.
Once they’re tied, set them out in a pretty dish or favor box for serving!
I’ve been a little MIA on the DIY front around here recently, but this project will surely make it up to you. Why? Because it involves cake, macarons, and fresh flowers. I know, I can’t contain myself either…
If I’m really honest, I’ve never attempted a fresh flower cake topper before, but let me just tell you that using a cake vase is pure magic. Literally all you do is stick flowers in it, so simple!
Place the cake vase on top of your iced cake. Fill it with a small amount of water, just enough to fill all of the holes.
Cut the stems to the flowers short, and begin placing them into the holes of the vase starting from the outside working in. The instructions for the vase say to start from the center working outwards, but I found that working from the outside in made the center flowers stand up a bit higher, which I liked.
Once all of the flowers are placed in the holes, use smaller buds to fill in any gaps.
And the best part is that it has the prettiest leftovers!
I was really overwhelmed by your response to my cry for help post on finding balance last week. It was so encouraging to hear from those of you that left comments and emails for me, I’m glad to know I’m not alone and that we can relate! So, I wanted to talk to you about being open or guarded in relationships, because without going into too much detail just yet, I could use the venting. I’ve been kind of a mess behind the scenes over here in case you haven’t noticed my out-of-the norm absence much yet..
I’ll go ahead and be the first to say that I haven’t had the best of fortune with people close to me lately. I’m quickly realizing that when I’m not doing well I tend to just shut down and guard my heart. I have no issues with talking about a problem or circumstance, but really getting the dirty truth behind my reasons or feelings for something seems to totally escape me. It normally ends in clamming up to keep the temporary peace rather than solving the problem or being uncandidly honest.
In some ways it seems really logical to try and spare feelings, but at the end of the day it’s really just masking the problem, right? At some point you’ll have to be honest to set yourself free a bit, but how and when is the best way is always the question, isn’t it?
photo via Yellow Yellow design by Sugar & Cloth
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I feel like summer essentials are just one of those things that change every year. I almost never wear the same bathing suit two years in a row, and my beach bag almost always looks like it’s been through a tsunami at the end of just one season, let alone trying to make it through two. Granted, this could have something to do with my getting bored easily, but it is what it is.
Am I the only one that trades everything out each year? Please say you do too so that I feel a little less shamed. Nonetheless, this my current summer wish list. Also I should add that my summer wish lists never actually fully purchased (if at all) so don’t think of me as too fancy, we’re just wishing here.
P.s.- My little summer secret is to buy multiple tops to mix and match with basic bottoms, which makes it easy to switch it up without the extra cost. Do you have any summer essential secrets of your own to share?
1 Urban Outfitters donut pool float, $18 // 2 Zara women’s leather sandals, $59 // 3 Anthro maajii bikini top, $65 // 4 Bumble & Bumble surf spray // 5 Latitude blue striped beach towel, $45 // 6 Topshop polka dot strappy cover up // 7 J. Crew anchor bikini top, $54
DIY fresh floral gift tags by Studio DIY
somewhat seriously obsessed with all things floral. I don’t know if it’s the overwhelming urge for summer to be here or if I’ve just been listening to too much hippie music, but I could basically frolic in fields for days.
To feed my flower loving heart, I’ve put together some recent spring DIY flower projects to get the ideas flowing, and you can definitely expect some flower projects around here in the near future.
DIY pink carnation headpiece by House That Lars Built
DIY spring floral bouquet by Paper & Sitch
DIY bouquet paper cones by Oh Happy Day
DIY giant paper flowers by House That Lars Built