Thursday, July 28, 2011

High Tea for A Special Friend...

We celebrated a birthday with high tea at Cynthia's Tea Garden.

We were treated to fruit dolloped with cottage cheese and geranium flowers, followed by tea sandwiches and topped off with a personal dessert plate!

Between the 3 of us, I think we finished about a total of 5 pots of tea (don't forget the lumps of sugar)!

As you can imagine, we were quite wired!

Who said tea time was for old ladies?

This tea experience makes me toy with the idea of throwing a Mad Hatter's tea party...hmmmm...the wheels are turning...

Happy Birthday El!

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company."
~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

He's On A Roll...

I don't want to sound ungrateful, but my craft space is shared with our closet space, so we are forced to come up with creative ideas on storage. Remember the ribbon rack from the previous post?

Right next to it is a mirror:

Behind this mirror was empty space that I would shove whatever fits:

We came up with an ingenious idea to utilize the space:

K built shelves for me to organize my art journals and such. The art journals have interesting bindings and it's nice to see them when I first walk into room, however they are completely invisible looking at the front of the mirror.

After that was built, K saw more potential storage in the space between the closet and wall:

Using left over material from the kitchen remodel he built shelves for my rolls of paper!

I must say I love myself a handy guy!

"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."
~ Vince Lombardi

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 39

Our berry bounty..not much, but we enjoyed it!

"“The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice”
~ Proverb quotes

Friday, July 22, 2011

What I'm Focused on These Days...

A bit of organization is due...

I guessed K also thought so (or he's trying his best to snap me out of post wedding planning blues) because it was his idea to build this for me...

A ribbon rack!

It cost less than $6 and about 1/2 hour to make!

All you need is (all materials available at Lowe's):
• 2 decorative blocks of wood
• 5/8"x4' dowel
• metal "L" brackets (we recycled from an old fan) and some screws

K built it, but I think it went like this:
• Drill a 5/8" round circle in each piece of wood, don't drill through the whole wood, just a "divot" that each end of the dowel cansit in.
• Using the "L" brackets secure pieces of wood to the wall with screws about 4' top to bottom.
• Put one end of dowel in divot, slip your rolls of ribbon on the dowel.
• Slightly bending the dowel, place the other end in the other divot and voila!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

If You Guessed 80's Party...

You guessed right! We attended a totally awesome birthday based on the 1980's. Here we are dressed up fabulously, unfortunately you can't see K's fanny pack (which I decided is very convenient to have). My shoulder pads actually look small in this photo. I wish my hair did that in the 80's. It took half a can of Aqua-Net and a whole lotta of teasing! I also had a bottle of Sun-In and had a whole dancing routine to go along with it! It was totally radical!

"Actual unretouched photography of Sun-In treated hair"
- A quote from my Sun-In bottle

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 38

Judging by the polaroid and the quote below, can anyone guess what we attended this weekend?

"Nobody puts baby in the corner"
- Dirty Dancing