Thursday, June 30, 2011

my new summer wreath

Since we have a ton of burlap left over from our wedding, I decided to put some of it to good use by making a summer wreath.  I bought a pack of felt in bright colors, made some felt flowers and had a hot gluing extravaganza!

(playing around with photo editing today... makes my pics look cooler without having to buy a super cool camera!!!)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

stuffed portobellos

I made this the other night.  It was so beautiful I had to capture it.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

pops and puppet

Today we celebrated my sweet little niece's 8th birthday.  I make cake pops quite a bit, but she wanted teddy bear cake pops!  what?!  I only make the round ones covered in sprinkles.  Who would show this child Bakerella's website and make me feel like the less than perfect cake pop artist that I may or may not be.

So I did a trial run.  It was embarrassing.  So embarrassing that I couldn't even bear to take a picture and post it.  Then our power went out yesterday during the time I had to set aside to work on these dreaded bears... and stayed out until about 3am.  So I dragged my tired butt out of bed at 6am and worked... then I stressed, texted my sister-in-law, then said screw it I'm making these things and taking them to the party whether they look good or not.

don't judge.  they're creepy, I know.

she's awesome because she loves my creepy bear head pops.

I redeemed my ability to create cool, beautiful things by making a puppet as her gift.  I can't wait for some puppet shows in my near future!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

mason jar frames

I love mason jars.  We drank out of them at our wedding and used them as vases for flowers.  I've managed to rid myself of most of our mason jar surplus, but I did want to keep some.

the quart sized ones are perfect for 4x6 pics... and storing buttons and small embroidery thread spools.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

playstation 3 cords and a falafel picnic in the park!

All this time and no blog posts... I lost my camera cord so I couldn't transfer pics onto my computer.  But alas!  I can't believe I would ever say thank goodness my husband is a PS3 man, but my camera uses the same cord that the controller uses to charge to the playstation.  wahoo!  I'm back baby.

So I have lots to blog about, I'll start with our picnic in the park last weekend.  I have been really excited about trying out new recipes and such for my new husband.  He's not a vegetarian, but is very nice and open when I prepare him veggie meals.  I try to choose things that are dense and don't cause him to miss the meat.  The symphony had a free concert in the park so I thought it would be nice to make a picnic meal.  For our picnic, I went with falafel pita sandwiches and pasta salad.  We finished off with strawberry cake I had made leftover from his family reunion.  YUM!

stopping to pose while unpacking our basket.

falafel and pasta salad... delish!

a full belly under the setting sun.