Friday, August 29, 2008
Today is Friday!
And we know what that means, frivolity!
Fri-vol-it-y: noun, plural -ties for 2.
1.the quality or state of being frivolous: the frivolity of Mardi Gras.
2.a frivolous act or thing: It was a frivolity he had a hard time living down.
3. happening on Fridays. When Mrs. B. posts photos and tidbits about things that don't really matter but make her happy (or make her roll her eyes).
Usually involving celebrity updates.
(Added that last part myself.)
I'm sad that she got divorced. But I'm glad she's dating someone cute like Jake G.
I like her movies. Especially Sweet Home Alabama and Walk the Line.
I like her hair a lot. I think that's because it is sort of thin and wispy, like mine. But she still makes it cute. I have to figure out how she does that...it probably involves stylists 24/7. I think Mr. B. can afford that for me, his sweet little hard-working wife, don't you?
So, here's to cute girls like Reese and here's to the weekend!
I'm going to be spending a little quality college-friend time with some of my best girls. I'll be back later in the weekend with photos and stories to go with.
And then...dum da dum dum...Beck's 3rd Birthday on Monday!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Adorable. Would be cute for a baby/wedding shower or ladies brunch. Because we know that only ladies would fully appreciate the sweet basket and berries pairing. No offense to the guys. It's just true.
Early summer is the best time to choose a cake like this one -- brimming with a fresh and varied assortment of the season's best berries. Red currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, and strawberries look beautiful jumbled together on basket-weave tiers. The basket-weave effect was created using an oversize leaf tip. The cake's three tiers are supported by wooden dowels; the berries are arranged before the dowels are inserted, which helps hide the supports.
I miss pen pals.
I miss sweet endearments like "Honey Bee" and "Dearest One" and "Beautiful" written in the greeting.
I miss that intimacy that comes with knowing that what you are reading was written on someones kitchen table or desk. With their own pen and their own love. That someone chose the very stationary to reflect themselves and sent it to you. That someone folded the paper and placed it in the envelope. Licked it closed, sent it on its way.
The Internet is a wonderful thing. But it has made it so painfully convenient to do away with other, more wonderful things.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I like complicated things too; but I really like simple things.
(I cannot remember where I got this photo either. Ooops.)
Alright, it has been awhile since I've annie-upped on my cake-a-day promise.
This is cake # 9 and the difference between this cake and my previous cakes is that it was designed and created by an actual friend of mine.
Don't be surprised. I have friends. Talented ones, too.
I don't know much about the filling of this cake because I, sadly, was not in attendance at the wedding it was made for. But here is her blog. Leave her a comment if you're interested in her cake or just want to tell her what a great job she did.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I get this itch to shop. And buy myself things. Clothes, mostly.
Money is short this year (ha! every year) and so, I am doing my shopping online. And really? It's just window...er...screen shopping. Because I'm not buying any of it. Humpf.
But these clothes speak to me, people. Audibly.
They say things like, "Buy me. Wear me. Love me."
I started at Banana Republic.
Love this grey sweater dress, wide leg trousers and black flats.
The hat? To die for.
My hair...I'm growing it out so I'll look like this model. Because I know that if I have long hair it will immediately turn jet black, thick and wavy. I will lose 25 pounds in a matter of moments and have large, pouty lips. I just know it.
This whole look is so unbelievably gorgeous.
Those shoes are great with the dress. A perfect pairing. I always have a tough time figuring out shoes w/ dresses.
Sweet shade of blue, too.
Oooh, this look is quite moody.
Look at the model. I'm scared.
But this orange and purple pairing is gorgeous.
Next, I'm going to Anthropologie.
This is my very favorite store in all the world. Well...in all of the little world that I've been to. But still.
This is a small, lame photo. But the pants are so cute with the double row of buttons. And I am especially liking the jacket with sweet ruffle details.
Here's another Anthro find. So so pretty. That's all I can say.
This one looks a lot like the orange ruffle number up in the Banana photo. It's from Anthro though. And it's calling my name.
Then I went to J Crew and died of happiness.
J Crew in the Fall is the very best.
Orange is a bit theme this season, huh? Orange and purple.
I can dig it.
Those ripped jeans are cute and just need to be worn to a pumpkin patch and have a little fresh apple cider dripped on them from my steaming mug. (I accidentally drip everything on my clothes. It means I love them.)
Here's a dainty little look with a bit of sass.
The shoes are fantastic and the skirt is really cute up close. Very graffiti chic. Oooh, I think I just made up a new style.
Again with the orange in the adorable shoes and scarf.
And, in a little departure from the vibrant colors, we're going to my all-time-favorite (next to blue) white.
This coat speaks for itself. I needn't say anything.
The plaid, wool wellies are so so sooooo what I want right now. They are very Diane Keaton in Baby Boom. Have you seen that movie from 1987?
Oh dear. It is so cute! You have to rent it. You'll love it.
I had so much fun shopping. So now, when you read this blog, imagine me in my plaid wellies, ripped jeans and autumnal sweater writing to you from the perfect pages of a catalog. Because, in order to get through my hectic days, that's what I imagine.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Okay, on to more houses. These Adirondack rockers are actually very bright, very cheery orange. They look sort of red in this (hastily snapped) photo. Super cute.
Here's a nice little raised patio on one of the row homes. Comfy.
Saying "Adieu" with a welcoming porch and another shot of The House.
Thanks for coming with! We should do this again sometime.