Flavors to Follow: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

…Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true

I have dreams of learning new things at work, growing this blog with possible sponsorship, starting an etsy shop with accessories and sewn goodies, improving in my photography, learning new recipes each month, finishing our basement, trying to eat healthy and workout while traveling, being the best wife/friend/daughter/sister-in-law/co-worker/blogger/stranger I can be, starting a family (eventually), all of this and trying to get enough sleep each night.  Those dreams are somewhere… somewhere over the rainbow right?  😉

This week’s flavors to follow idea, as well as some of the links, were actually sent to me by sweet Erin from Slipcover Your Life.  If you love cross-stitch, you must check out her shop!  I’ve been so busy dreaming that I’ve been scrambling for ideas for this feature lately, so I was so happy when Erin sent me an email with this wonderful idea.  I hope this colorful collage brings happiness to your weekend!  🙂

1 spotted by slipcover your life, a delicious and freaking gorgeous M&M covered double rainbow malt cake by raspberri cupcakes
2 spotted by slipcover your life, a beautiful ceramic stripey mug all the way from the UK, seen on design*sponge
3 store your documents and pictures in style with this uber cute friends with you USB flash drive
4 lovely scrabble pieces spell i can see a rainbow in this vintage style print by lola’s room
5 polaroid land camera rainbow flare spotted on 74 lime lane
6 spotted by slipcover your life, an adorable butterfly wedding cake by martha stewart seen on the ritzy bee blog
7 spotted by slipcover your life, a community painting project in rio de janeiro spotted on oh joy!
8 lovely cabachon flower rainbow necklace by nest pretty things kids
9 celebrate a carnival themed birthday party with this beautiful bunting banner made by blue moon studios
10 these irregular choice chica shoes would match any outfit, yea?
11 seen on green wedding shoes, how perfect that a rainbow showed up for a beautiful backyard wedding, photographed by kamp photography

If you guys have any ideas of things you’d love to see in this friday feature, please don’t hesitate to let me know through comments, email, twitter, whatever!  It could be anything from puppies to the color turquoise to lace to stars!

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies!  See you next week from Canada, eh?


  1. Nani
    August 13, 2010 / 12:18 am

    Love this~ especially the necklace!! thanks for making me smile Sandy.

  2. Suze
    August 13, 2010 / 12:21 am

    Wow, this feature keeps being one of my favorites… The USB drive is irresistible! And loved to read about yout dreams. Ciao! Suze

  3. August 13, 2010 / 1:08 am

    This just makes my heart sing!

  4. August 13, 2010 / 1:28 am

    Beautiful and cheerful, Sandy. I often wonder where you get all the energy for your many activities – but one thing is certain, you will make all your lovely dreams come true! xo – g

  5. August 13, 2010 / 5:07 am

    Love this! Rainbows are so beautiful and have a dreamy, magical quality about them. I adore that I can see a rainbow print.

    That USB is adorable! And you are truly one busy lady. I can’t wait to see your Etsy 🙂

    I love butterflies – it could be a feature lol

  6. August 13, 2010 / 7:27 am

    Love this week’s flavors. So happy and cherry. Number 7 is totally amazing I really love it. Great post lady.

    Happy Friday!!

  7. August 13, 2010 / 8:35 am

    love ’em rainbows! so happy! when i saw #7 at ohjoy! i said, now that’s where i want to live!! wow that rainbow shot is absolute perfection.

  8. August 13, 2010 / 8:40 am

    Yesterday I saw a rainbow from my window 🙂
    Funny USB xD


  9. August 13, 2010 / 8:43 am

    Adorable rainbow pics, especially 3 and 11 !!

    So funny, as I was opening your page I wondered “Wait, does Sandy have an Etsy shop?” LOL. I am not even kidding!!

    Go for it 🙂 And have a fantastic weekend!

  10. August 13, 2010 / 9:18 am

    Oh my goodness…love these 🙂 Rainbows are so pretty!!!! #11 is my favorite! I have so many rainbow pics on my cell phone! haha.


  11. August 13, 2010 / 9:36 am

    I love rainbows! Great blog too 🙂

  12. August 13, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Well, you probably know how much I looove color…and this is so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your finds!

  13. August 13, 2010 / 10:08 am

    When I was younger, Rainbow Brite the cartoon was my absolute fave. I still have that love for rainbows in me. This post is fantastic. HAve a great weekend!! <3

  14. August 13, 2010 / 11:41 am

    Fantastic Flavor to Follow, Sandy! And definitely something I’ve seen a lot of lately too. Rainbows always make me feel like a kid again. Good luck with all the paperwork for Canada and safe travels!

  15. Sophie
    August 13, 2010 / 1:43 pm

    take it easy! nap times are the best 🙂 you got me the cutest cross stitch design from her store btw!

  16. August 13, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    this is definitely cheering me up as i’m waiting and waiting for the work day to end! that cake is freaking awesome!!! it’s making me hungry 🙂 and i just LOVE the striped mugs – so fun! have a great weekend.

  17. August 13, 2010 / 3:26 pm

    OMG. I WISH I had seen this before posting my Fab Finds today! I totally would have linked to this masterpiece!!!! I love you and I love this! You are amazing!

  18. August 13, 2010 / 4:10 pm

    Loving all these images — especially those colorful buildings! You always have the prettiest little collages. 🙂

  19. jennifer young
    August 13, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    gah! so amazing. can’t get over that building!!

  20. August 13, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    i love rainbows and rainbow prints!
    bright colors are always so much fun
    (and they put me in a good mood).

    i wish it rained more here just so i could
    witness more rainbows. ;D

    that last photo is lovely! ahh.
    perfect timing.


  21. August 14, 2010 / 1:35 am

    Sandy, this is such a wonderful post! and I will follow each and every one of these flavors! 🙂 That building is amazing, Tamar and Kellie are fabulous, Cassie is one of my fave photographers, and I want that flash drive! That sweetie Erin sure knows how to find the best things, doesn’t she?! I’m cross stitching her little doe and fawn kit…ahhh, I love it!
    Have a fantastic weekend my dear! 🙂

  22. Kate Munger
    August 14, 2010 / 8:33 am

    Aww! I so wish I would have seen that wedding cake about six years ago! I had a rainbow theme wedding back in 2005, and although my cake was lovely, that one would have been perfect.

  23. alely
    August 14, 2010 / 4:20 pm

    awwww….love this and i’m sure you will cross some off your list. a little at a time.

  24. August 14, 2010 / 7:56 pm

    lovely! That paint project is amazing! Did you see the epic rainbow party @ hula seventy? I want that cake!

  25. August 15, 2010 / 12:29 am

    Love those houses! And great post 🙂 Makes me crave some Skittles!

  26. August 15, 2010 / 11:32 am

    really love the rainbow shoes

  27. August 15, 2010 / 5:47 pm

    thanks for the rainbow-inspired inspiration . . . also loved seeing your pics of Chicago and visit with much love illy!

  28. August 15, 2010 / 8:58 pm

    this post was sheer bliss. all the pretty colors and i’m such a sap for that song. sigh.
    hey, thank you for such a lovely comment on my blog. i just noticed your in the midwest land area. there is a blogger meet up scheduled in chicago on Sept 5th. there is a link to the details in a previous post of mine in case you’re interested
    it would be great to have you attend! :o)

  29. August 15, 2010 / 10:41 pm

    Love this! So beautiful and bright.


  30. August 15, 2010 / 11:45 pm

    What a wonderful post Sandy!! I haven’t seen a rainbow for a while here.. which means there hasn’t been rain for weeks. At least not during the day. We need some.. everything looks brown.. well, not really, but not at green as usual.

    I’m excited to see your etsy shop. I really need to open up mine soon, but need to get motivated… again. ha ha.

    I hope you’re enjoying the rest of your Sunday. Hmmmm it’s probably already Monday where you are.. it’s 6:45pm here in Hawaii! much love girlie.

    xx Love & Aloha

  31. August 16, 2010 / 4:26 pm

    So many beautiful photos! The first one looks especially delicious. 🙂

  32. August 17, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    What a fun post! #7 looks like it would be a pretty awesome place to live!

  33. August 18, 2010 / 10:23 am

    Love this post and this feature…full of such beautiful eye candy! The engagement image with the rainbow is divine!

  34. August 19, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    This is perfect! It’s so colorful and so happy! That wedding photograph is just stunning.

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