Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Places I Want to Visit

I have been having dreams of visiting Mexico recently. Hacienda Puerta Campeche is at the top of my list of places to stay.

The swimming pool is reason enough to visit. Gorgeous.

Photos via Richard Babington

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Yellow Party Pics

Here are the rest of the birthday pictures!!

Hulk Smash Hands were a hit. "You're making me angry..."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yellow Birthday Party

As my nephew's birthday was approaching he was telling everyone that he was going to have a yellow party. I love a simple theme!

I had decided a long time ago to make these cupcakes for his birthday instead of a cake. They were fun to make and everybody thought the cookies tasted delicious!! I even used whole wheat flour. I had also ordered these adorable cupcake liners, however they did not arrive in time (I ordered them too late).

I ordered the Nigella Lawson Cookie Cutters, they include the entire alphabet, the numbers 0-9, and stars, hearts and circle shapes. They were the perfect size!

Considering my elementary decorating skills, I was quite pleased with how they turned out.
I undertook another fairly ambitious project. Tapping a watermelon! We were going to fill it with lemonade! My sister scooped out the inside like a pumpkin. There was enough watermelon pulp to fill two large bowls! I made watermelon sorbet with the leftovers.
Unfortunately we did not have a drill bit to make the whole. My dad decided to use a knife, and that is where this project turned from functional lemonade holding vessel to really odd centerpiece! I am determined that this would work. The hole needs to make a tight seal over the faucet fixture so it will not time!

Pictures of the party to come!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In Motion

I have such a difficult time getting photos of my nephew. He is always on the go, always very busy. The camera that I use has a delay after I push the button, I end up taking so many photos of him turning around, or the back of his head. When we went for a nature walk a little while back I tried to use this problem to my advantage. This a fun series of photos.

There, that's better!

Monday, July 7, 2008


I. love. Etsy. I was recently researching some horsey gifts for a sweet little girl that I know. Here are some lovelies that I didn't choose.

Horse in Heart pendant by curleycreekcreations

Lil Angel Pony Necklace by dulcebella

Philippa by carambatack

Vintage Pink Horse Cameo Hairpins by Katalina

Vanilla Rose and Horse Charm Necklace by imogene AND annie

Tuesday, July 1, 2008