Flavors to Follow: Ruffles

You know what I am loving these days??  Ruffles!   They just add a visually interesting and girly texture to just about anything… clothes, decorating, notebooks, accessories, etc.  Ruffles can make things go from blah to tadaa!!  To be honest though, I haven’t sewn my own ruffle yet but after looking at all the pictures below,…

The Pagestoppers GIVEAWAY!

{shop} {blog} I was so ecstatic when Grace (who is an absolute sweetheart) contacted me about doing a giveaway of one of her lovely items!  Grace is relatively new to the etsy world but she totally deserves to be recognized. Her signature items are her cute, whimsical, vintage and fun bookmarks, which are definite pagestoppers…

Once You Pop Brazilian Cheese Bread, You Can’t Stop

…or at least I can’t stop! First spotted at Fogo De Chao. Also known as Pao de quiejo. Best paired with massive amounts of unlimited meat. Cheesy Goodness. The perfect appetizer. Recipe adapted from Chowhound. Ingredients: 1 lb Polvilho azedo (Sour or fermented Tapioca/Cassava flour) – I used Tapioca Starch because that’s all I could…

Let’s Go On A Picnik, In My Yard!

Spring has arrived, the flowers on trees have come and gone, and allergies are in full force (for some, luckily not me)!  Now let’s go back to those flowers on trees… of course, they were the perfect opportunity for me to practice my photography!  In our front yard and backyard we had a plenty, of…

Flavors to Follow: Earth Friendly

As Earth Week draws to a close, I figured I just had to share some of my eco-friendly / earth related finds for this weeks Flavors to Follow.  I love the idea of repurposing and recycling materials that may have otherwise just been thrown away into something lovely, creative and useful.  Also, reusing grocery bags…

Green Tea Cupcakes For Earth Day

What better way to celebrate Earth Day then with some GREEN dessert??  :)  BTW, see the resemblance of the picture to the Earth?  Yes, the colors blue and green! First off, can I just describe my love for all things green tea?  There’s straight up green tea drink, green tea ice cream, green tea mochi,…

Roxanna and Robert’s Vegas Wedding – Part 2

Remember the Vegas Wedding I blogged about last week? Part 1 was all about the Ceremony and the Reception, and Part 2 is about the Newlyweds! As the festivities wound to an end, the bride and groom made their swift escape… The groom lent a hand to his new wife… To journey to a landmark……

My First Zipper

A couple weekends ago, I sewed my very first zipper and I just wanted to share it with you all.  Since I am relatively new to sewing, anything outside of the ordinary straight stitch sounds scary to me, so naturally, I was deathly afraid of sewing a zipper.  However, I found a very simple and…

I Am So Honored

…to have been nominated for 3 blog awards in the past few weeks! When I first began this little blog of mine, I really didn’t know where it was going to take me or how many bloggy friends I would meet.  I must say, whatever expectations I had, have surely been exceeded!   I just want…

And the Ink and Button Giveaway Winner is…

CONGRATS to Chelsea Rebecca of Trimphs and Blunders of  a Kooky Gal!  You are one lucky gal to have won this Pink, Pearl and Feather beauty!  I will email you soon to get your details so Lisa from Ink & Button can send you the fascinator! Thank you so much to all that participated in…

Flavors to Follow: Bows

If you haven’t already done so, make sure to enter my Ink & Button Pink Fascinator GIVEAWAY!  It ends this Sunday, April 18 at 5PM CST!  I’ll be back on Monday, April 19 with the Giveaway Winner! *** As a spin-off to my love of all things Nautical, I just had to post some pretty…

The Basement Project: Series 2

I just realized that it’s been two months since my last basement update!  If you didn’t get a chance to read it before, long story short, we had water in our basement, fixed the foundation and now we are renovating it all on our own! Of course most the credit can be due to my…

Roxanna and Robert’s Vegas Wedding – Part 1

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your eyes… On a somewhat breezy, yet sunny Sunday in the sin city of Las Vegas… Family and friends from around the nation gathered to witness… The coming together of two Wolverines… In the glorious Juno Gardens… A beautiful ceremony succeeded by a bubbly reception… With sunny yellow details galore……

Ink and Button Fascinator GIVEAWAY!

Today is a very special day, not only is this a GIVEAWAY post but it is also my 3 MONTH BLOG ANNIVERSARY! In the past 3 months I’ve met so many great friends through this blog, and on this anniversary day, I’d like to introduce you to one of my new friends, Lisa (of Ink…

Flavors to Follow: Nautical

When I was back in my hometown, Ann Arbor, a few weeks ago, my best friend Sophie and I reminisced our old high school shopping days by hitting up the local mall!  As we were perusing the racks of Forever 21, I kept seeing myself being drawn to stripes, blue, red, yellow, white, knots, BOWS……