Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scraptastic Giveaway!

I really want to win this giveaway so I'm blogging it - you should enter too! 

The giveaway is for a big stack of vintage fabric scraps!

What on earth would I do with a bunch of fabric scraps you may ask??

Here are a few ideas!!

My friend Laura makes these cute headbands out of yoyos she makes from fabric scraps!
This is the one I bought...  :o)

You can also put yoyos on pillows, wreaths, and on and on.

Another idea?  Who doesn't love a cute strand of bunting??

Remember chains we used to make out of construction paper? 
I love this with different fabrics!!

You could also make really cute bookmarks or gift tags...


Or cover buttons/balls for super cute jewelry!

Another quick jewelry idea...

These are kind of silly, obviously they don't work, but I would think of it as a cute bracelet - a "decorative" watch.  :o)

How cute would these acorns be for a fall centerpiece?!

And lastly, a cute DIY artwork idea.
Obviously this would be cute w/ scrapbook paper too.

I love this Art Nest giveaway!
Go check it out and enter!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royally Enraptured (part 2)

Okay I know everyone has moved on from the Royal Wedding, but I just have to post some of my favorite pictures from AFTER the festivities.

Some of the guests you may have missed - these are Princess Diana's nieces (I think) - they look like triplets don't they?!

I thought Princess Letizia of Spain was sooooo pretty!

I love this gorgeous shot of the Queen in her carriage.

I meant to post this on the last post, but forgot - totally cracks me up.

And what a sweetheart he is (err, can be)!

And is probably the only boy who can get by with cracking a smile as the Queen passes.  :o)
(this pic not from the wedding)

Onto the afterparties!  Again, Pippa looked beautiful in this green gown!

The prince - handsome - yeah yeah

A lot of people commented they like Kate (er, Princess Catherine)'s reception dress better than the wedding dress.  I wholeheartedly DISAGREE.  This one looks cheap to me and it looks like someone shrunk her jacket.  No, no, no.

But I love it all and can't wait to see more pictures of this beauful couple as they start this new chapter!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royally Enraptured!

Let's be honest.
We haven't blogged in a long.a$$.time.
Blogging literally takes hours a day between research (aka surfing the web) and posting.

But how could this day go unblogged?? 
I'm certain every blogger has blogged the royal wedding, but here's our recap:

The dedicated Blonde got up super early and watched, while the Brunette caught the "2nd showing"  :o)

Some of the earliest arrivals...

This British socialite has generated a lot of buzz - I was not a fan of her hat but she does look stunning!!

And speaking of stunning guests...the most beautiful couple in the world - the Beckhams.

These princesses have also caught a lot of negative attention on the internet for trying to "outshine the bride" - I think they look great - that's kind of the point of British royal weddings isn't it?!

And there is no danger of anyone. anywhere. ever. outshining this bride!!

I heard comparisons of Kate Middleton to Princess Grace (Kelley of Monaco)...

Pippa bringing up the rear - she was a stunner as well!

Oh but you probably want to see her from the front...

yadda yadda yadda, boring wedding stuff, and THEN!!

Does anyone remember this iconic wedding photo from Princess Diana's wedding?
I heard this little girl (who is now grown and married herself), tell the story on tv the other day - she had just fallen down and stood back up, and Princess Diana leaned over and said
"Did you bump your bottom?" 

And she is still embarrassed to this day that she fell down.

Well, this little girl will probably carry this with her for her whole life too.
How cute?!?!

You had to take your eyes off the kiss to catch her.
But here's the real thing (I don't know if it's the 1st kiss or 2nd kiss)

I love her last stolen glance backward at the crowd.  :o)

And they lived happily ever after...

(these images are from all over the internet - I'm not sure where any of them originated)

Monday, March 21, 2011

celebrating hot pink!

I found my missing hot pink jump drive today in the pocket of a pair of pants!!!


So I am celebrating hot pink today!
I love Abigail Ahern's style and this table is so eye catching!
(in a good way)

I think a small pop of neon color against a dark backdrop is so stunning!!

But for a fun spring/summer look - I really love it in a white space too!

But we can't let pink have all the fun!!

I mean, neon is a LOT of look, so I love just door or a table, just something that grabs your eye!!
Even just a throw on the back of a chair!

Or a throw pillow...


But for those bolder than I...

Now that's some hot pink!
And I couldn't be happier today than to have my pink jump back!


~ the brunette

P.S. the blonde is in Hong Kong this week - hopefully she'll share some pics when she gets back!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you...

It's settled.
I must find a yellow dress this year!

And I wouldn't mind if it was this one...

I promise posts coming soon - still trying to recover from my lost jump drive...
(i.e. I have no pictures!)

That is all!
Ta-ta for now!