Friday, August 29, 2008
Also, I had a bad morning. I went into work to get my coffee, E's Vivanno and a sandwich. I had a bad experience with one of my customers and it's really bothering me. I'll tell you more later, because we have to go. I'm sad.
But, I'm going to the Fair! So, I can't let that get me down. Sheepies and cows and chickens and horses and everyone else, here I come!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I never really realized what a powerful speaker Hilary Clinton is. I thought her speech tonight was really well written and, for me, was pretty inspirational. Especially her Harriet Tubman quote:
If you hear the dogs, keep going.
If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.
If they're shouting after you, keep going.
Don't ever stop. Keep going.
If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Hello Cupcake is a new cupcake bakery in Washington, D.C. By new, I mean brand new; Penny Karas just opened her doors this Monday, August 25th. Her website is really easy to use and I drool just looking at all of her lovely cupcake creations! If I could get any one cupcake from her, it would definitely be the Maya Favorite Cupcake. I just love spicy and chocolate!
Swirlz is in Lincoln Park outside of Chicago. Their store looks pretty cute. On Martha's website (this shop wasn't featured on the show), the featured cupcake from Swirlz was the Chocolate Passion Cupcake. I can see why. Here's Martha.com's description: "the rich chocolate cake, bittersweet ganache, homemade passion-fruit curd, and passion-fruit buttercream are topped with delicious candied sunflower seeds." Yum.
I'll be posting more cupcakes as we get closer to making them and picking our recipes!
P.S. Sorry about the lack of posts recently. I was sick/had bad allergies this weekend, but I'm feeling mostly better now. Hooray! Also, I just realized I hadn't posted pictures of my loot from the fiber festival (for shame), so I'll be doing that tomorrow. Have lovely dreams of cupcakes tonight!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
What do you think? What would be interesting? Huh?
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Oh, unfortunately they don't have a nice website (i.e. it doesn't have photos), so I'll be taking some pictures on Tuesday so you guys can see what a nice shop it is. Why Tuesday? Because, like an idiot, I left my camera at school on Friday still plugged into the wall. So sad. It's ok though, security has it :)
For the sake of some visual stimulation, here are a few things I've really loved from my favorite blogs this week. Enjoy!
Suann at SimpleSong has made her current love/lust for wire baskets a contagious one. When she takes such nice pictures, who can help but want a few (hundred!) of them?
I absolutely love this pillow! The colors, the graphic quality, the fact that it's woven, love it all! I can't find where I saw it, though. If anyone recognizes it, please tell me. I hate to not credit such a lively find.
This linen bootie is awesome. I want a kid just so I can buy them a different pair for every day of the week! Not for a long time, though. Patricia over at A Little Hut designed and made it herself. Plus, linen is my favorite. If it's linen, I'll probably like it.
These lovely linen lined baskets are from the ever impressive Martha. She has a little tutorial on how to line them yourself, and I've been wanting to do just that with some of my new produce crates! I'll show you guys the finished product sometime :)
These gorgeous curtains (yes, they're a curtain!) are from Ravi Design Company. I didn't like much of their other stuff (it's a bit too dark grey for me) but these curtains are beautiful!
I love wood. I really do. Especially when it's showcased to nicely. Often, I find all white or off-white rooms a bit too cold. Not this one. The mix of tones and richness of all the texture makes this space so relaxing. I would love to have a room like that. Plus, the wood bowl is lovely. From Marie Claire Idees via the wonderful Poppytalk.
Then, we're going to the air show "Thunder Over Michigan" with E's parents and they were supposed to be here at 8:45. I know you could look at the post time, but I'll tell you that right now it's 9:05. Whatevs. They're always late. I'm not really upset over that.
I am drinking a yummy caramel cappuccino.
I've been slacking/actually busy still the past couple days, but today I will post my new stuff on Etsy. I also have an announcement to make later that I'm really excited about! Hint: I'm not engaged... yet.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Any kind of wire basket. They're beautiful, they're useful, what more could I want? Lovely image from SimpleSong.