Wednesday, May 26, 2010

every morning something surprises me

this morning i woke up from heart shaped lullabies and i thought to myself, today i will write. today is a good day to write. i will write about my dreams as i swim around in my soft cotton sheets. not yet fully awake. mornings are my favorite time of day bcos dreams and reality exists as one. everything is quiet. i can count my soft heartbeats.

i was prepared to describe my dream but im slightly amused by the fact that i seem to have forgotten. faded like Polaroids in reverse. Why is it that the more you try to remember, the harder it is. Reminds me of how I used to live life. Lesson #129: Sometimes you just got to let go

what are your first thoughts when you awake?
what is the last thing you think about when you go to sleep?

My favorite things to wake up to:

♥ the smell of coffee
♥ sunshine peeking thru the blinds
♥ the sound of waves, if im on vacation
♥ a whole bed to myself hehe. but sometimes its nice to share it
♥ kisses. but then again im usually the one who wakes up first
♥ breakfast in bed
♥ little birds chirping
♥ a tidy room

My LEAST favorite things to wake up to:

♥ a hangover
♥ the sound of zippers. Then you know you're in a tent camping
♥ the realization that you fell asleep with your contacts on
♥ crows cawwing. damn things are so loud
♥ snoring
♥ alarm clocks. im lucky i have an internal one

Monday, May 17, 2010

Links of the Week

I havent posted links for a while so here you go guys

Fear vs Love. An article written by Amy Fabulous and I think its definitely a good read.Check out some of her other posts as well.
♡ i love Becks' hippie inspired look
Wanting what you can't have
Dramatis Personae has a 4 part series on Developing your wardrobe palette
♡ feel like daydreaming? these are such lovely photographs
♡ experiencing wanderlust? check out these city guides at Design Sponge

Friday, May 14, 2010

My sister's bridal shower

Hi guys. Sorry for the lack of updates. My sister is getting married in Aug so there have been many wedding planning events going on. First of them is her bridal shower. She wanted to do a "Spring in the Hamptons" theme so it was a lot of fun putting everything togther. the decor...the food..the outfits.

The tissue paper pom poms were so much fun to make. If you want to learn how to DIY click here. I think it would be pretty cool to make them out of newspapers too for an interesting effect

I thought it would be cool to incorporate eggs into the spring decor. But instead of having them sit there and just look pretty I turned them into jello molds. My mom used to make these for me and my sister when we were kids. Here's how:

DIY Egg Jello

♥ Gently tap the top of an egg on a hard surface. Make a hole big enough so you can shake out the yoke
♥ When you get the yoke out rinse it out with water and let dry
♥ You want the jello to be more firm so use less water to make it and add gelatin
♥ Set the jello in the fridge like you normally would
♥ Now for the fun part. when its all ready crack the egg open like you would do with a hard boiled egg
♥ Peel the shell off and enjoy the jello =)

DIY 'Cup'cakes

♥ For these cupcakes I used espresso cups but you dont have to limit yourself to these. You can use little teacups, your favorite mug or anything that tickles your fancy. Just make sure that it is oven safe
♥ Choose your favorite cupcake recipe and mix it up. The cupcakes I made were chocolate devil's food cake with cherry filling, almond flavoring and some chocolate chip cookies. If you guys are interested in this recipe let me know. I will post it
♥ I ended up a little short of the mix so i filled the cups about 2/3 but you want to fill it up at least to 3/4 full
♥ Bake as per your recipe instructions. While it's baking, make the icing and add your desired color of food coloring. For our I decided on baby blue and baby yellow
♥ After they are finished baking let it cool and ice it. Sprinkle with coconut shavings

DIY Butterfly straws

♥ I thought this would be a cute accent to go with our spring theme. I went to Micheals and picked up some scrap booking paper. You can even find a selection of choices at the loonie store
♥ Start out with a main stencil you'll use to trace the other ones. Fold a piece of paper in half and draw one side of the butterfly. Use this as your stencil to trace the other butterflies on your patterened paper. It easier to cut them out on the fold. It saves you time.

♥ After you cut them out cut into the fold 2 horizontal slits about hald an inch. When you open them up this is where you will slip in the straws

♥ love you dodo ♥

Saturday, May 1, 2010

LuShae Jewelry

I got a little package the other day from LuShae Jewelry. I was so excited bcos I love getting things by mail...well except for bills of course. But then again who ever likes getting bills. Anyways, the item I received was their Ribbon Ring. It's like a blinged out version of one of those ribbons ppl tie on their finger to remind them to do something. I think this ring will symbolize a reminder for me to trust myself. I very much like the design of this ring, as it is very unique and suits me perfectly. I like how dainty it is and how its just the right amount of sparkle so i can wear it on more than one occasion. The only thing I cant figure out is which finger it looks best on =P

Go and check out their website: LuShae Jewelry. They have quite the variety..from rings, to bracelets, pendants and earrings

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