It’s been a while since i’ve done one of these, but here is a little link love for the three day weekend.
Easy cocktail party ideas for summer gatherings.
My new favorite blog.
My other new favorite blog.
Sweet little woodland temp tats, I want them all.
My friend Becca opened the coolest Etsy shop.
Lots of cute and/or retro swimsuit options.
I love Ez’s Instagram page, but Instagram in general makes me feel a little like a stalker sometimes.
Happy Weekend Everyone!
Image from here.
A lot of us consider that first life giving jolt of java the best part of the morning. During the week, my coffee routine is seriously no frills, Target coffee grounds, my refillable K-cup and Coffeemate . The End. But on the weekends I like to get something a little fancier, an oversized cup, maybe a shot of flavor and one of those cute heart shapes in the milk foam, doesn’t get much better than that right? Wrong, evidently foam can be sculpted as well as drawn in. Check out these creations by coffee artist Kazuki Yamamoto.
I’m sorry ma’am, you’re going to have to remake this, I can’t drink my cappuccino unless it has a giraffe in it. I have standards. Coffee Diva, party of one?
Images from here.
I mentioned last week that someday, a day far far away, i’d like to own some chickens. Then I read a post by one of my favorite bloggers, Amanda Wright of Wit & Whistle, about how she just went on a Tour D’Coop and is taking a chicken keeping class because she to would like to own chickens! Even better there were pictures!
Ah yes, the joy of living vicariously through someone else. I might have made a slightly undignified sound of joy, a sound Andy describes as “squee” when I saw the picture of the baby chick. I wanna snuggle it and kiss its tiny little beak! You can snuggle chickens right? Bonus, in her post she also talked about watching Cinderella a few to many times and consequently wanting to own a menagerie tiny of ballgown making creatures, which is something I too have given entirely to much thought to. I feel like she and I would be friends.
Images from Wit & Whistle.
I realized a few weeks ago my group of friends is now in round two of the wedding cycle. Round one was right after college, all the couples graduated and got hitched. It seemed like there was a wedding every six months, that group has now moved on to babies. But back to round two, these are my friends that were single at the end of college and met someone after relocating. Three weddings within the next year. I am so very happy for them, and so very happy not to be them. I don’t EVER want to plan a wedding again. The budgeting, the balancing and the coordinating, oh god the coordinating! So many stories. All the realization and reminiscing resulted in me clicking around a few of my favorite bookmarked wedding blogs and, of course finding, a DIY that I just had to share.
The inspiration for these gilded napkin rings came from a table-scape designed by Firefly Events. The rings they used were actually bracelets from Anthro, which was an ingenious idea, but with a price tag of $48 a piece a bit expensive. So the design team at Ruffled got creative and traced down golden arrow findings from this Etsy seller, threw in a little elbow grease and ta-da, golden arrow napkin rings for a fraction of the price.
Crafting and saving money?! I think i’m in love.
Is really messy, but instead of cleaning it I am making a Pintrest board of what I wish my kitchen looked like.
Now if I could just get someone to come over and help me 1- Get me motivated or 2-Organize everything for me, we’d be in good shape. Any one with OCD who loves a challenge?