Jul 21, 2014

Currently...


Reading: Right now, I'm reading "Good in Bed." I was thinking I would really like it, but I'm not. The main character is unrelatable to me and whiny. I'm trudging through it, I thought it would just be some light breezy chic lit, but oh well. I'll take any recommendations.

Looking forward to: A mini-vacation I have coming up. I can't wait to make the little get-away and explore a new city.

Obsessing over: My new FitBit. I'm loving tracking my steps (and I have to say seeing it shoot up on run days!), and seeing how active I am. And I am walking a bit more to get more steps in each day.

Working on: Getting used to my new job. I got a new job about a month ago, and I'm busy learning and getting used to the ropes of it all. But it's been a great learning experience already. I can't wait to soak up even more info.

Wishing: That I could go back to Europe like tomorrow! I just saw Damaris's pictures from her Europe trip, and I can't wait to go back.

Making me happy: hanging with the girls (both in O-town and the 305), mimosas, signing up for races, sunny days, phone calls,

Jun 20, 2014

Friday faves

What a whirlwind week. I started a new job, so it's been a bit hectic, but I'm liking my new place. I do miss my old work buddies, but I'll get together with them soon. Here are some of my faves this week.


picture from Tikkido
I love the idea of making your own homemade limoncello.


picture from See Kate Sew
Bow ties are so popular now. It's great to see this pattern to make your own bow tie. Maybe I'll whip a few up for my brother.


via Tablespoon
I am a burger lover. These bite sized bacon cheeseburger bombs look like the perfect party food to me!


picture from So Sew Easy
I have been meaning to get a lingerie bag to wash my delicates in, and this one looks so easy to make, I might have to try it.


picture from Frugality Gal
Who knew that making your own microwave popcorn was so easy and affordable?!


via Huffington Post
Spanish words with no English translations. Sometimes it's just easier to say something in Spanish.


pictures from Adventures in Making
I'm always looking for photo tips. And these Photography Tips for Bloggers are a great start.


I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm gonna try to catch the Jersey Boys movie.


Jun 18, 2014

Slip Sew-Along

I needed to get back to my poor neglected sewing machine, and I wanted a fun project that was just for me. So I decided to do join in on Gertie's Slip Sew-Along for her new vintage-inspired lingerie pattern by Butterick.



The pattern is Butterick Patterns 6031*. It has variations for a camisole, full slip and panties. The sew along is for the slip and panties. I had ordered the supply kit from Gertie's etsy store, so I had everything I needed, or so I thought.


I cut into my new fabric (for some reason, I just hate cutting into a new cut of fabric), and was all ready to go until I noticed that I didn't have any stretch needles. Now I've attempted to sew on stretch fabrics before without a stretch needle and it just makes for a frustrating time with lots of skipped stitches. So, I headed to the store to get some stretch needles* for my machine.


Once I got my needles I was ready to start sewing. Gertie's instructions made it really easy to figure out the construction of the slip. It was a lot easier than I had thought. And thank goodness she made a video for the straps. It was so much easier to understand while seeing it being done.


And here it is... my very own vintage inspired slip! I still have to make the panties as part of the sew-along, but I don't think you need to be seeing my undies on here.


Have you ever done a sew along? Or sewn lingerie?

*post contains Amazon Affliate links

Jun 16, 2014

Sweet Angels Cupcakes

Mom and I put a little site together to show off our cupcakes. There you can also check out all the flavors we can make, and even look at our custom cakes and other sweets.


We have a little bit of everything, basic flavors, chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. Then you can also check out our premium flavors, things like strawberry lemonade or rocky road. And our popular "boozy" flavors, mojitos and margaritas and more.

We also have a page showing off our custom cakes and the other sweets we can make.

Check out Sweet Angels Cupcakes and take a look at all the yummy we can make!

May 28, 2014

Taking stock


Making:
 Mojito cupcakes this week for a work birthday.
Cooking:
 Want to make some asparagus tomato pasta salad soon.
Drinking: Water and soon a cortadito.

Reading:
 About to start If I Stay.
Wanting: To be on permanent vacation
.
Looking: At my computer screen
Playing: Some Foo Figthers on Spotify.
Sewing:
 About to finally start my slip from Gertie.
Wishing:
 That some circumstances were different than they are. 
Enjoying: Time spent with friends.
Waiting: To see Malificent! I can't wait.

Liking:
 That the summer shows are starting, can't wait for So You Think You Can Dance and Orange is the new Black.
Wondering:
 How my pictures from this weekend turned out.
Loving: 
How awesome my hair and makeup were for the pictures. I wish I could do that more often.
Hoping:
 That I'll figure out what I'm doing for my birthday soon.
Marveling:
 At how many people are actually out there making a living for themselves doing what they love.
Needing:
 A haircut, badly.
Smelling: The L'Occitane hand cream I just applied. I'm addicted to this stuff.

Wearing: A navy dress, green cardi, and nude heels.

Following:
 A few new to me blogs, I'm really loving BexLife and The Freckled Fox.
Noticing:
 How the universe is putting exactly what I need in my path.
Opening: My mind to so many things I never even imagined.
Feeling: Ready for new challenges and new opportunities.
 

Took this idea from Danielle at Sometimes Sweet.

May 23, 2014

Friday faves

I hope everyone had a quick week. I know this long weekend has been long awaited. But before the weekend kicks off, here are some of my faves this week:


picture from A Beautiful Mess
I think I need a liquor cabinet like this one.


picture from The Chic Site
I need to make myself some of these Malificent horns before I go see the movie.



picture from Hostess with the Mostess
I think I need a fun floral brunch for my birthday this year.


picture from A Spoonful of Sugar

I love lemon, and I've been looking to use my bundt pan again. Maybe I'll try this easy lemon bundt cake.


via BuzzFeed
These decorating tricks and tips are so easy. I might just have to try some this weekend... think I might get me some curtains.



via Hello Giggles
And finally, being the rom-com geek that I am, I just loved "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Nora Ephron."


I hope everyone enjoys the unoffical start of summer this weekend! 

May 16, 2014

Friday faves

The weekend is here. Time to have some fun, but first check out my faves from this week.

picture from Sprinkle Bakes
These bubble decorations for cupcakes are so cute.


picture from Michele Ng
 This leather peplum belt is so chic and so easy to make.


picture from Jo Cooks
This crescent breakfast ring looks like the perfect dish to bring to brunch.


via Hello Giggles
Seth Rogen's wife fought against the nagging wife stereotype


picture from A Beautiful Mess
I'm totally gonna try my hand at making macarons with the French Macarons 101 crash course.


I hope everyone have a great weekend. Get out there and enjoy it!