Friday, July 30, 2010

Erin, Tobin, Jamie, & Allie

"As soon as I walk in, the discomfort, the unsettled feeling I've been carrying with me, disappears, because there, in the corner, are the usual gang, and the scene is so familiar it is as comforting as traveling back to the womb."

-Bookends, Jane Green

This was in my book. I came across it the other day. And it was just perfect.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Quirky Bridal Shower Luncheon.

The bridal shower this last weekend went off wonderfully. I had so much fun with Leah, the maid of honor, putting everything together.
The bride loves gnomes and has a quirky little collection, so we decided to use them on all the tables. It was a fun little touch.

Scrapbook/crafting table.
( complete with paper crimper ;) )

Everyone made a lovely little page for a book that Leah is going to put together. She had the great idea to get pictures of the bride with all the guests that were coming to use on their pages. And I think everyone used them.

Ring Pops!

Leah made pom poms. So much fun.

Pinwheels and mustaches used as centerpieces.

I made a makeshift doily runner, found here. Meaning I didn't have time to actually sew them together, so I just laid them out on the table, and it worked fine. I also arranged the flowers, which is harder than it seems, at least it was for me. It took me a while to get the hang of it.

More pinwheels and mustaches.

And the day ended with this. By far the best part of the shower.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Adult life.

While talking to one of my dearest friends today, we discussed how life as a "grown up" is not very fun. Or at least not at this point in life. Where we don't know where we are going or what we are going to do. And recently, it seems that there is a lot of shit going on in the world. Many of the people who are close to me are going through something that is very trying right now. Including myself. I'd say that more than ninety percent of my friends who I've talked to in the last week and a half are not doing well. It's hard because sometimes there is nothing you can do. You just have to live, pray, and wait it out. But most of the time, you don't even know what that looks like.

So here I am. Not sure what to do. Living, praying, waiting.

Friday, July 23, 2010

more crafts and tasty treats.

On Tuesday I made a fun little banner for the bridal shower.

I tried to make it look like cute little flags.

Her "colors" are a peachy cream and black, and I guess she wants to incorporate teal too. I liked the way it turned out. I'll string it up with clothespins on some twine.

Yesterday I made madeleines for the first time! It actually was a lot easier than I thought.

They turned out delicious and I'm so excited now that I have a madeleine pan and can make them all the time. Yum!

I also made some red velvet cupcakes!

Then I went out with some of my best girls last night. It was so much fun to all be together, which doesn't happen too often, and go out dancing the night away.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday's Crafting.

Yesterday I feel like I got a lot accomplished in the crafting department, although it doesn't look like much. I also thought of a lot of other ideas for the shower.

I sat here for most of my day. It only looked that clean for about 15 minutes before the table became a giant mess of papers etc.

I made these really fun pinwheels found here.

I think these are so fun. I feel like I could sit and make hundreds.

This one kept me company all day lazing around next to my table.

Next it was mustaches.
Now this may seem like a strange thing to have at a bridal shower, but if you knew the bride you wouldn't think so.

This took me a little while because I had to draw them all out by hand first. And it took me some time to figure out what kinds of mustaches to make and which looked the best.

The finished product! I made some brown ones to, but I still have to glue them on to their little sticks.

Today: finish the mustaches & make a banner.
Maybe even get a little doily action thrown in there.


Monday, July 19, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things.

I'm devoting this week to crafts and baking. Two of my all time favorite things. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to this week.

Saturday is my best friends bridal shower, thrown by her sister and I. Most of my crafting and baking will be to decorate the tables, make some yummy treats, and create a nice little summer ambiance in her backyard. We're shooting for a lovely little tea party, with a quirky twist. Let's just say the bride has a very eccentric personality and we are trying to incorporate her in there because we are celebrating her and how much we love her. I'll post some pictures later this week or our little crafting adventures, hopefully, I know I'm really bad at that. And while I'm at all this crafting and baking, I'll probably make a little extra and send out some packages to a few friends whom I miss dearly.


Thursday, July 15, 2010


so many thoughts.

don't know how to process.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I've been set free to be free.

Now, to put that into action.