27 February 2011

Sometimes You Find Love in Many Different Places...

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

- Judy Garland

Images from weheartit, flickr, brainy quotes

Spring Fever....

So I've been cleaning like crazy the last few weeks. I think I have Spring cleaning fever. I so want Spring to come early this year. We've had a taste of Spring the other week, but then it was replaced by snow. There has been way too much snow this year. Does anyone else have the Spring fever too? As I've been cleaning, I keep thinking of new things I want to do to the rooms. I wish my living room looked like these. Enjoy the Spring to come!

Images from decorpad

Things to Follow....

Things to follow as you go...

Images from weheartit

20 February 2011

White....Not Just Another Color....

It was a nice peaceful weekend finally, except for the crazy wind outside. It blew off a piece of our sliding. Now, the weather's talking snow again. Here we go again! Oh well, it is still February. Thinking of the white stuff made me think how white these rooms are. I really like white rooms. I think it's because when I was growing up our house had such dark colors, and I just couldn't stand it. To me, the color white just makes you feel bright and airy. It's funny, I seem to always be pulled toward the light colors when ever I look at something or buy something now. Funny how life shapes you. Have a good work week everyone. Enjoy!

Images from From Greenwich

18 February 2011

I Could Do This Too....

Sorry, I've been MIA this week. It's been really crazy at work. The life of a person in IT, and it's not ending anytime soon. So to help me through this weekend, I found this 'really' easy and yummy looking recipe for peanut-butter chocolate squares. I know! More delicious PB....but everything is good with PB! *smiles* Enjoy!

Image from the Pinterest

11 February 2011

Pink Details....

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

— Audrey Hepburn

Images from Fashion Served, goodreads

Just One of Those Days....

Sometimes I feel like this at work...just a little out of place. Do you ever feel that way? Maybe it's just one of those days. (...and 'not' a case of the Mondays!) Have a better day everyone...and a good weekend. Enjoy!

Image from avanza press

10 February 2011

Sweet Ideas for Valentine's Day....

Do you bake your own Valentine's gifts? As Valentine's Day is just in a few days, many of us are thinking of delicious sweets to give our love ones (or just ourselves). But does anyone really bake their own Valentine's sweets anymore? I know I'm bad about just buying sweets for Valentine's, instead of rolling up my sleeves and getting all floury from the baking in my kitchen at this time of the year. Although, it's hard to look at all of these beautiful heart felt goodies and not want to bake something. (Or eat something!) I love the rose and letter detailing. Well, to those who do bake their own, good luck this year. And...enjoy!

Chocolate Berry Hearts
(Adapted from Wilton’s Ripe for Romance Dessert)

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Pastry Brush
  • Heart Silicone Baking Cups (6 cups)
  • Bitter-sweet chocolate (1 package)
  • 1-2 pints of raspberries
  • 1-2 pints of blueberries
Makes 6 cups (Each cup serves 1)

1. Place baking cups on cookie sheet.
2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.
3. Fill cups with 2 tablespoons melted chocolate. Then brush chocolate up sides, coating evenly to make heart candy shell.
4. Refrigerate until firm.
5. Peel cup off candy, gently pushing up shell from bottom.
6. Fill with fruit.

Note: Brush on some apricot glaze to make the berries shine.

Images from Pinterest, Wilton, sweetapolita

08 February 2011

Card of Hearts....

It's always nice to get cards on Valentine's Day. But lately, cards are so expensive! So instead of dishing out the dough for a card, try making your own at home. Here is a cute idea for a homemade Valentine's Day card. Enjoy!

Valentine Flower Heart Card
(Adapted from the Valentine Flowers on Martha Stewart Living)

Tools and Materials:
5-8 Colored paper (pink, red, etc.)
1 piece of white paper
Pin or pushpin
Scotch tape

1. Cut out five to eight hearts of the same size, and inscribe them a quote or message.

2. Use a pushpin to make a hole near the pointed end of each heart.

3. Take your ribbon and thread it through the hole on the first heart. Then tie a knot at the end to keep the ribbon from sliding back through. (Note: I tied a few knots just to be sure it stayed in place.)

4. Keep threading the ribbon through all the other hearts till you have them all on the ribbon.

5. Then use the pushpin to make a hole in the middle of the piece of white paper.
6. Thread the end of the ribbon through the white paper so the hearts come up flat against the paper. Then tie a knot at the end of the ribbon on the back of the white paper to keep the ribbon form sliding back through. (Note: I tied a few knots just to be sure it stayed in place.)

7. Cut the end of the ribbon and use a piece of scotch tape to hold down the end of the ribbon.

Images from Me, Love Quotes, Martha Stewart Living

07 February 2011

Sweetheart Gifts....

For Valentine's Day...

I'm sure all of you love birds are counting down the days to Valentine's Day. It's funny. Here in the US, all of us girls are hoping for our guys will give us something for Valentine's Day, like flowers, candy, something glittery, etc. However, in Japan, the girls usually only give gifts on Valentine's day (Feb. 14th). It's usually chocolate. But then the guys will follow up and give gifts to the girls on March 14th (if they remember it). Love it!

Here's some cute gifts to "hint" to your love one for a special Valentine's gift this year. Enjoy!

Images from etsy.com

04 February 2011

A Girl's View....

"A woman has many faces as she goes through her life. It's like we need more than one hair-do. We have many, many changes in the evolution of our lives. We have, we learn, and we grow; we view life differently, and life views us differently."

- Sharon Stone

Images from weheartit; Life is a game we play; Thinspirations; BrainyQuote

02 February 2011

Dream Kitchen of White....

My dream kitchen!!! Clean, white lines bashing in the rays of sunlight. Dreams of peaceful Sunday brunches with your coffee in hand. Large open space to create holiday dinners in as you entertain guests. I wish I had this kitchen. The kitchen we have now is so dark and small. I think that's why I like these large windows and the brightness of the white walls. It just makes you feel happy. Ahh, one day. Enjoy!

Images from greige

01 February 2011

La Sposa Bridal Collention 2011....

These are so beautiful! I bought my wedding dress a few years ago from La Sposa at a local bridal store. I love there designs, and still like to look at the new ones each year, just for fun. Here are just a few of the designs they have for this season. Love the details they have on some of the dress with the flowers and modern looking ruffles. Enjoy!

Images from La Sposa
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