Tuesday, June 30, 2009
And I ended up with these which,
a) are soooooo sweet that 1 is too much;
b) make you feel sick after you eat 1;
c) I should have made smaller (they're 2" wide about)
d) I needed a food processor for making the almond flour / sugar mixture more fine-ground but all I had was a handheld blender type deal - it worked but it wasn't thorough enough because they're pretty bumpy looking. Didn't effect the taste any though;
e) and I don't know what to do with them now!
I might try this again when I've got a food processor and when I have a lot of people to feed them to. The flavour is amazing I must add because of the almond flour, and they have a nice chewy consistency - not what I expected from pictures at all! But, then again, I have nothing to compare them to and I don't know what the real thing is like at all. Anybody know?
Monday, June 29, 2009
I will share some photos of the wedding here, but not wedding-Wedding photos (Zoe's got that covered!). Wedding photos of the morning of the wedding when I woke up at 5:30 and thought wow ... the light in this room is sooo pretty right now! (don't worry, I got back to sleep after that)
The 3 of us girls slept in a roomie king size bed and, as has always happened, I got the middle. :) those 2, they just rock, they just never change, they just never fail me, they just ... are my favorite cousins ever.
Anyways I managed to find my way out of my middle spot and took pictures of them sleeping. Some people might call it a little creepy but I thought it documented a very VERY special moment for us. And I doubt Wade will let it happen again real soon. Husbands these days. Wanting to sleep with their wives. Pffft. What is that about anyways!?
Tara and her dress, just waiting for her to wake up!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I'm the proud new owner of these brooches; they make me happy. Thrifted of course. 1 is funny, 1 is pretty (and it cleaned up much better than it is there. woops.).
AND this piece of art (print) of the 'Blue Boy' which I want to give to Ron. The reason being one day when I was doing some history homework he saw a picture of Henry the somethingth (or someone) and thought it was the "picture from the icecream". So we looked up the icecream... I guess there was a blue boy icecream brand in Manitoba when he was growing up. Either the age difference is a factor here or they didn't have it in Alberta :P
So anyways, that is him, The Blue Boy...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I saw the above left image quite a while ago on a blog and ever since it has popped up over and over... Anyways, the bride and M.I.L both loved the idea and I was also asked to take care of the guestbook so I will set have them side by side and everyone who signs also gets a photo taken.
Their colours are blue and orange; I am thinking Ikea might have a bold fabric pattern that would work. Or Urban Outfitters, if they had a sheet sale; thats what the above prints are from.
AND I was thinking of maybe having a bin of optional props to make it a lil more fun, but I am not sure if that would be the best idea in the world, I will have to talk to the bride about that a little more... I am pretty sure the groom would like it.
Tell me what you think!
Monday, June 15, 2009
So this is the floorplan of a kitchen & living area; drawn in sketchup and rendered in photoshop
A digital material board for it - so much easier to make than the real thing!
I had to create a background for the slideshow in photoshop but I just wanted it to be neutral and natural looking - I don't know what it is with me lately and the muted/neutral colours but I never used to be one to pick them!
So this is basically what Sketchup can do for me:
(and also - light pink! I love it! What is happening to me!?)
- Yes Laura, I blog! And it only took me 5 days to know you commented. But yay!
- I found a comment the other day from a post way back by somone who's blog I read sometimes that is just a random person but she complimented me on my really cute daughter .... thank-you so much, you! Haha... I'm not sure where she got the impression I had one.
- And yeah, I have not tried to keep it a secret but, well, for a while there it was kinda a diary of secrecy that only me and 1 other person knew about. Now I am trying to not care if someone else comes and sees it. Well, I don't care, but I mean that I am trying to encourage it a little more.
- Blogging is fun. You should do it. Everyone should do it. But then I'd have another one to keep up with. newest obsession: Pioneer Woman
- no idea how the top bit got underlined or how to take it away
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sorry about the photo quality, this is a couple years old and my Auntie's photo from a cousin's wedding. Being a dork. Not much has changed.
Well check out this dress. I think it would make me look just as good. ;) great, even.
And you can win it!
I gotta go now, lookin at more amazingly covered up yet cute looking dresses at Shabby Apple; looks pretty much like my mecca!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Goodnight now. It is midnight. It is Sunday.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Since I have July off, I decided (sort of, for now, until I have a better decision anyways) that I will spend it researching a career based on a store of fixed up junk; something I have always wanted to do. Well, actually, I think I thought of it in High School. I can shop thift stores for a living; how fun is that?! But no, the plan is to figure out a plan, see how much COULD potentially be made at it, maybe meet with a few owners of similar stores or even a regular small furniture store on Main or something... just to test the market, see what people want etc. I really think it could be sold; everyone is all about conservation, recycling, reusing... and this is all of those things. Wrapped up with fun designs and playful looks, I think it could really do something. People don't take the time to buy a chest of drawers that looks like its been to helk and back and give it a good coat of paint and add some nice paper lining in its drawers. Well, besides them and them and them ... but I just want to do the math and see whether it would be worthwhile to endeavour. Also I will weigh the option of an online store or in a store location. Personally I would imagine a store would be better, as then I could decorate and make the place my own and create an experience for a customer to come see, feel, smell and hear! However, even with a good business proposal, I don't know if a Bank would give me a loan to do that until I had student loan debt paid off... maybe? Maybe not? See, these are the things I just really don't know!
These are my thoughts.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Nothing above is under $100 though :(
That is the saddest sentence I've typed all day.
HOWEVER, Forever XXI is coming to 'a mall near ME' (MetroTown - I saw the sign when I was there that it opens this summer) and I know for a fact that they have affordable and stylish stuff! See below for what I'd be tryin' on.