Sunday, February 28, 2010

city love

date: saturday, february 27
place: atlanta, ga.
song: {city love} john mayer
weather: 50 & sunny :)
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yesterday, mac & i ventured to the "big city" for a day of food & fabric. our plan...to design our very own one-of-a-kind 21st birthday dresses. this could prove interesting considering neither of us are expert seamtresses. all the same, we found ourselves in love with the city & spontaneous adventure.

walking into their vibrant showroom was literally like stumbling upon interior design heaven.

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where else could you find a throne fit for a redneck king..


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the bottom fabric: hot pink patent leather {awesome}

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the deer were my personal favorite.


we left on cloud nine, but without anything for our dresses :(
turns out, louis & sharon is mostly upholstery fabric..
oops. another weekend i guess.

next stop: star provisions


chocolate cupcakes baked right into tufts of parchment paper=genious.


icing that tastes like butter=success.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

thursday obsession

procrastination is an evil thing. instead of being productive & studying for my international communications midterm, i decided to peruse the wonderful world of online shopping. what did i find you ask? oh just the most gorgeous gold jewlery from melinda maria. i don't need cake & ice cream for my big birthday bash {in june!} give me jewlery.
vanessa pod ring, black onyx







mademoiselle pod earrings, white diamond cz

infinity pod bangle, white diamond cz



mademoiselle pod ring, emerald green cz



moon & star necklace


ashley infinity pod ring, white diamond cz
sweet jane earrings, black diamond cz
ahhh i might kill for these.

pyramid spike bangle

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

bright-eyed

today is just one of those lucky days that makes me smile. the sun is out, the temperature's up & i'm wearing a tank top in an attempt to bronze my shoulders in 54 degree weather. family came in town this weekend & good food {sesame-crusted tuna steaks to be specific} was complimented by quality time {just tossing around some clay pots}. a reminder of why any disfunctional family can remain awesome. my parents are granting me the dream of my life {details to come soon}, re-catapulting some things i thought were out of reach. they really are too good to be true.

i feel like this leetle baby, bright-eyed & bushy-tailed :) off to an art road-trip for the day, then sushi din
image via: E TELLS TALES

Sunday, February 14, 2010

singles awareness


i'm not one to get much into the hallmark holiday bestowed on us the 14th of february. maybe this stems from never actually having a successful (or productive) valentine's day or that i find oversized bears & heart-shaped boxed with ruffles & lace awfully tacky. but, in the spirit of love (and care packages filled with festive goodies from my doting aunts) i decided to make my girlfriends little reminders of why we stick together; if you're wondering, it's because we like each other alot. for anyone who knows me, this means arts, crafts, cupcakes & love (tequila doesn't hurt either).




cards from sweet aunts, julie & allison



can't forget baby cousin, Kate :)

she loves me too.



with the cards, come the crafts



they know how to stock a good care-package.


meet some of my friends: peg, amanda & helen



then there's jennifer, jamie, molly & katherine.



all lucky to have a friend (like moi) who bakes

without burning down a kitchen.


proper pink packaging is key


getting closer...




the only math i enjoy:

chocolate+buttercream icing+sprinkles+hearts+sweet coconut filling

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lovely singles awareness day with my girls.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

shooz

in the midst of all this cold weather, my faithful uggs are started to look a bit worn. i'm ready for a night out on the town, dressed to the nines with all my girls (we do have a particular hallmark holiday to drink away). here are some fantastical shooz.

caged toes.


gladiator shoes.


Cruella de Vil.

shoes for ME?


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Monday, February 8, 2010

paris, je t'aime

it's no secret that i am in love with french culture.


from the food to the people to the countless cherry trees, sunflowers & red poppies, i don't enjoy our long-distance relationship.




spending a summer there when i was younger left me utterly fixated on all things parisian.

the fashion didn't hurt either.




so naturally when this commerical came on last night, i got a little nostalgic.


video




Paris, i love you.



Thursday, February 4, 2010

pretty daze


yesterday was lovely. the sun was out & my vitamin D count was up. one month until i'm sitting dock-side & sipping a salted margarita. no umbrellas allowed.

image: audrey hepburn complex

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"my diet starts tomorrow"

'tis the season of 21st birthdays, cake overload & downtown debauchery. yesterday was my great friend & roommate helen's big day so of course i honored it with barefoot contessa's decadent coconut cake made from scratch. 5 sticks of butter later, magic was born in an apartment oven. i bet it doesn't last the week.
cookbooks are such teases..
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icing=2 sticks of butter, 1 pound confectioner's sugar, 1 pound cream cheese

such a lovely addition to a monday night birthday.


ina garten, you are wonderful.

i love helen more than butter, sugar, cheese & bulldog puppies combined.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SMELLY!