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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Glimpse

This past weekend we were in Philly for the wedding of Cory's cousin. There was a lot of family fun and non-stop craziness.

 Amazing clouds and views from our drive through the Shenandoah Valley.

 Philadelphia buildings.

 Rehearsal dinnering.
The whole weekend was like My Big Fat Italian Wedding.

 The dress.

 The beautiful bride.


 Tiny princess.

 The happy couple.

 My sparkle shoes.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.


We had a spur of the moment BBQ with friends for Memorial Day, and I whipped up these two dishes:

photo from Sweet Paul Magazine, Winter 2011

Sweet Paul's Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots and Rosemary. 
Amazing. Will definitely make again.
The only change I made was to add in a few smashed cloves of garlic.

photo by Sweetapolita

Um, wow. Wow. This cake was out of this world amazing.
 6 layers of pure goodness.

Not pictured:
- hair, braided, thrice
- kitties, so glad to have us home
- so many hours in the car
- shopping (must show you my new purse!)
- empty fridge
- Cory dancing with the bride's grandfather's girlfriend. Oh yes.
- rain
- some new music (Birdy)
- some old music (Queen)
- lots of frosting bowls to be washed

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Weekend!

history of the white collar, by Mala-Lesbia

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bridal Bouquets

It's wedding season, and as usual I love pouring over the latest bridal magazine or checking wedding blogs to see what's new. I am always enamored with the bouquets... the textures, colors, and styles are so delightfully mixed and just plain gorgeous. Here's a few of my favorite bouquets:

Source: via Annie on Pinterest

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weekend Glimpse

I've been in Kansas City, MO for the past week, and it's been grand. We went out there for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, an art convention. Cory and Justin were exhibiting, and I usually tag along to these things to run the booth.

If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen these shots, but here they are anyways.

 A long drive. Sunrise city.

 Blurring past the St. Louis arch.

Hello, Kansas City!

 Dinner with dear ones.

Glace` ice cream. Slap-yourself-scrumptious.
I had Salted Pretzel, Fleur de Sel Caramel, and some fancy Dark Chocolate.
I may have also had a pint for lunch one day. Maybe.

Cory and Justin being... Cory and Justin.

A stunningly beautiful Omar Rayyan watercolor we snapped up.

The booth, set up.


Cory laughing with Paul Bonner, who is one of the greatest fantasy artists living today and a true British gentlemen. 
He is also hilarious.

Not pictured:
- me sleeping in the car. a lot.
- an amazing market
- blue skies and breezes
- H&M!
- gelato, daily
- missing the cats
- a lovely awards ceremony
- famous people at our dinner table
- loud music for driving
- white cheddar popcorn

Friday, May 18, 2012

DIY Project List

As usual, my list of DIY projects is far longer than then free time I can scrounge up. Here's what I'd like to make, hopefully I'll be able to try my hand at most of these lovely projects!

How about you? What DIY projects are on your list?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Collections: Bookshelves

There's nothing quite like a wall of shelving, brimming with books, to make my heart go pitter-patter.

Source: via Elle on Pinterest

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Source: via Andy on Pinterest

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Source: via Kitty on Pinterest