Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

fun wallpapers

from decole
*click on the image to enlarge it - then right click and set it as background.

found via print & pattern


i've now learned to harness its powers for good.

should i just get a starbucks card, and put some money on it so i can use that each time? is that how you do it?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

wedding bells. ummm... that made me kinda of want taco bell.

my friends cal and val are getting married soon. this is their very cute save the date picture

i'm getting excited for wedding season!

poor polar bears

happy birthday meghan

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

my mom and i experiment with tiny tea sandwiches

pink fiasco

on saturday, i spent 3984 million back-breaking hours painting the guest room Cotton Candy.
i did the trim, i taped off the ceiling, everything.

but, there were a few spots that needed touching up, so i go back to lowes on sunday and get more Cotton Candy.

i get home, do all the touch up, and go over the walls one quick time just to make sure i got everything, then it dries.

its now pink chintz.

lowes gave me pink chintz instead of cotton candy.

so, i had to go back and repaint the ENTIRE room. trim and all.

this took almost all of sunday.

i thought i would die on monday. my shoulders hurt, my thighs hurt, i still have paint in my hair.
painting sucks.


my friend, um.. .named, maggie? is maybe going to get a ring soon.

these are some of her beautiful choices.
from Twist

love one an-otter

these otters hold hands




they are IN LOVE.

paw holding while napping = happy

lauren and shaun's new baby

i have found THE cuteness

this is what my craftiness aspires to be.

tiny food made out of felt and thread

i watched the illusionist last night.

so very very tricky.

i loved it.

i haven't seen a plot twisty movie in a while, and i forgot how great they are when you aren't expecting it.

plus edward norton is the hotness. that beard. i suwannee.

jessica biel was really good too i thought. it made me consider wanting a square face with odd teeth.

Rosanna Bowles

Grace at Design*Sponge reminded me how much I love Rosanna Bowles tableware.

Wouldn't these be perfect for a spring shower, or an outdoor party. i have showers on the brain i think.

Sometimes I wish you could hire friends to throw a party for. Not that I don't have friends, but maybe just not enough. i guess i could be a party planner, but i think i'd want to stay.

pretty blue beach bottles, for your... beach things... that you keep in bottles.
its good to be a girl

you can't miss me if i don't leave.

i apologize for the brief hiatus. there was a pink paint incident, which i'll blog about later tonight.

in the meantime, anthropoligie's new home catalog is out. goodness me.

this bed is wonderful
million rings side table

Thursday, March 22, 2007

fish tacos

fish tacos are a very important, as well as impressive thing to know how to make.

jordan gives an excellent rundown here:

we made them with mackerel this week.

it consisted of fish with a whole lot of emeril's essence, old bay, a little red pepper.

floor stenciling

ja45largephoto, originally uploaded by foohqwah.

this floor has been stenciled. such a great idea for a gross concrete floor you don't have any intentions of replacing soon.

britney, originally uploaded by foohqwah.

this is my favorite hand soap

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

fred flare

i've never bought any clothing from fred flare, but this jacket is quite good looking.

wonder how the quality is?
my friend alex is going to mexico soon for vacation.

i called her from jcrew the other day to tell her i found a perfect mexico dress.


oh. let's think of things that might happen to us if we got these shoes

first, we'd need a dress to go with them

maybe someone would take us to The Umstead and we could overlook the fact that we are right off I-40 in cary.

we could have dinner at Herons wait! lunch! remember we have on a fashionable, yet cotton, dress. we'll choose something from the lunch dessert menu!

then someone will give us a pink dyson. because all fantasies should end that way.

importance level: flagged as high -- in comparison to other things going on in the world


so cute and springy.

also cute when used in a guest bathroom as a handtowel.

A slow and steady stack of turtles wins the race.

A herd of appliqued pachyderms wanders through leafy fronds embroidered over cotton casement.

happy first day of spring!

soon, originally uploaded by shotam.

we're here!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

papered switch plates

neat idea!

Cover with extra-wide ribbon, wallpaper, sheet music, or map of a favorite place. Trace switch plate onto back of paper. Cut paper about 1/4 inch wider than outline; brush craft glue onto back; place switch plate face-down. Cut each corner at an angle slightly beyond corner of plate. Fold sides onto back of plate, using bone folder to smooth. With utility knife, cut X into paper covering switch cutout; brush glue onto flaps; smooth to plate's back side. Make tiny X in paper covering screw holes. Turn over. Dab glue into holes. Use pin tip to push paper from front to back, opening holes. (When mounted, the screws will hide minor imperfections.) Seal paper with water-based urethane, fabric with Scotchgard.
from martha

Monday, March 19, 2007

great expectations

a couple of my friends are going to the beach with me next weekend. i asked anna what we'd do. she quickly replied,

"we will think positive thoughts and have lovely weather. we will have lots of fun. we will eat yummy mexican food and drink margaritas. but we will not be hungover. we will shop and find cute things. we will look like supermodels in our bathing suits. we will gossip...i mean "discuss" lots of pertinent things. we will have lots of fun magazines to share. we will have extra large colorful beach towels and sun hats. we will wear spf 30 to protect our radiant skin. we will laugh a lot. we will build a sand castle. we will take lots of adorable pics and post them on myspace so everyone will be jealous of our beach trip. we will attract the attention of lots of hot men, but then crush their hopes when they find out we're all taken :) ummm....what else?"


Vietnamese Ice Coffee, originally uploaded by stinkytoes.

at approximately 2:00 pm EST I drank 1/2 of a ice skim latte from Caribou. it is now 3:30 and i feel like i've been smoking rock. and i've pooped thrice.

why do people drink this stuff.

Friday, March 16, 2007

easter cookies

i would eat every single one of them.

every last one.

eat. cookie. i would do it.

easter cookies from Eleni's NYC

Meteorites, originally uploaded by canto1025.
what a yucky day.

to cheer us all up: paris hilton dressed to go to burger king

is this me? am i it?
is it you?

is it snout?

pink striped bunny cake

my friend thomas says my blog fuels rampant consumerism, because its only stuff you can buy.
see this thomas? this, you MAKE.
ha! i win.

For the cake:
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. salt
20 Tbs. (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk

For the simple buttercream:
7 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
16 Tbs. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
7 Tbs. milk, plus more as needed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Pink food coloring as needed
Green food coloring as needed

for directions go here, and please, don't buy anything from williams sonoma.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

catalog card generator here. thanks claire


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