Thursday, October 28, 2010


I could totally see Emma wearing this sweater from Ruche

love it. 

gleek fashion

 If there is one tv character who's closet I would raid, it would be Emma Pillsbury from Glee. I'm sure there are many others who would also make the list, but right now Emma is at the top. Part of my love for her is  fueled by my envy that I will probably never be able to pull off her adorable cardigan-pencil skirt combos, and I'm ok with that. Her outfits are just too darn cute. 

Yellow + yellow + yellow on me would make me look like a crayon left in the sun that had melted and then re-hardened causing weird spots. But on her, perfect!

bumblebee sweater clip?! love.

I am generally opposed to large bows/ruffles like this. But I just can't say no. I can't, and I won't. 

I love it all

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

old news

If there's anything I've learned from having a blog...its that I'm really terrible at having a blog. I think about posts I want to make, I look at things online that I would like to blog about, but for some reason I never seem to get around to actually writing these posts. My bad. I'd say I promise to get better, but I'd hate to have to explain myself when I fall off the wagon again. So, I promise to try. 

Since its been, say a month or so (wow, really? I really am bad at this), I feel like there's a lot that's happened that could be potentially blog-worthy. Not having the time or resources (aka, pictures) to write about all of them, I'll share some highlights. Then again, the alternative to this post is working on my HST 425 progress report, and we all know how much I love doing homework......

fall is finally fully here, which means.....

more pumpkins than I know what to do with

scarves, boots, sweaters, hats, and more than a few jackets that I have my eye on. Top of the list? This guy:

j crew
new kicks! (and they're waterproof to boot!)

plenty of crafting (unfortunately, photos of said crafts have been less than plentiful, but here's a subpar picture of a frame I made for my desk at work)

new tools to fuel my craft obsession

purple cows
(I'm more than excited to use the perforation blade on this bad boy)

and it wouldn't be fall in the northwest without the rain. i'm not the biggest fan of being out in the rain, but I am a fan of cute rain inspired accessories (no matter how un-oregonian it may make me)


oh, fall. maybe the drizzle with inspire me to become a more frequent blogger  


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Etsy Love: Vintage

One of my favorite procrastination pastimes is browsing through Etsy shops making mental wish-lists. Today I happened across this adorable shop focusing on vintage apparel and accessories: dear golden. I love just about everything in this shop--I wish I was cute enough to pull them all off! For now I'll just keep filling up my wish list, and share a few of my favorites with you...

I love hats!!

This suit just screams Jackie O.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Martha Monday

Today was spent in the kitchen baking, baking...then baking some more! Sometimes I get on these kicks where I go a bit overboard with whatever it is that I'm interested in...and today was one of those days.  Lets go back a couple days to Saturday when I visited the Albany Antique Mall. I love just about all things antique or vintage, but I limited myself to picking one thing (with the rule that it couldn't be another Mason jar...don't get me started on how many of those I have!). After a good two hours of exploring, I settled on this guy

In all honesty I picked this up within the first 20 minutes of browsing and was 99% sure I was going to get it, but I couldn't pass up the rest of the shop! I've wanted a three tier stand for a while, and this one was so unique I couldn't pass it up. The bottom has a date stamp of 1956, from Mirimar, CA, and the leaf shaped trays are ceramic. I love it!

Now, onto today. I had this beautiful new tray, and I needed something to fill it up! I saw these spooky cookies on Martha Stewart's website not too long ago, and thought what better way to display my new tray and make some delicious treats!

I couldn't decide on just one or two though, oh no, I had to pick 5 different kinds of cookies to make. Five! I don't know what goes through my mind sometimes. Anyhow, a FULL day of baking later, here are my goods!

Up top, chocolate glazed madeleines with marshmallow skulls

Level two holds sprinkle coated brownie balls and candy corn sugar cookies

And bottom floor holds chocolate whoopie pies with pumpkin cream cheese filling (and more sugar cookies!)

These wouldn't even fit on the tray! Blondie squares with Reese's Pieces 

What a spread!