Friday, November 27, 2009

Gearing Up for the Holidays

Here is just a small taste of the holidays that we are gearing up for this day after Thanksgiving. I hope you all aren't in the midst of crazy shoppers but if you are, GOOD LUCK!

Pictures via decor8 and the Color Me Pretty feature.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Today I am Thankful For...

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I thought I would make a list of all of the things I am most thankful for. I hope you are able to spend tomorrow with family and friends and that you get to enjoy a stomach full of delicious food! Have a great Thanksgiving and for those of you brave enough to venture out, Happy Shopping on Friday!

I am thankful for...

1. The blessings that God has given me and his promises to take care of me no matter what.

2. My wonderful, hilarious and crazy family.

3. My supportive, awesome and fabulous friends.

4. My cute and sweet cat, Paddington.

5. Road trips to visit friends in far off places.

6. Sales at Anthropologie, Target and Williams-Sonoma.

7. The love of cooking given to me by my mother and grandmother.

8. Great books that I can't put down when I start reading them; i.e. Harry Potter, Twilight & Jane Austen.

9. The one magazine that is still in print and I LOVE!

10. Leftovers from Thanksgiving so that I can make a sandwich with a 'moist maker' in the middle.

Pictures via Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fall Table-Scape Idea

I found this beautiful fall table-scape over at 100 Layer Cake yesterday. I love how simple but elegant this table is. Such an easy idea for Thanksgiving. View the rest of the images here.

Pictures via 100 Layer Cake.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Invitations

I found these cute Thanksgiving Invitations last week. I love how they invite you to the dinner and also let you know what you to bring. How cute!

Found via Chellé Paperie and view the whole set here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Book Baby Shower

To end out the week, I wanted to show you a few pictures from a Baby Shower that we did for my friend Erica on Monday. Erica is a children's librarian at the local library and we decided it would be fun to have a book shower for her. All of the guests brought their favorite children's book to help fill the new baby Brooklyn's bookshelf. In honor of our theme, I made a cupcake cake using the Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle. It was a fun night had by all! Hope you have a great weekend.

Pictures by Me!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Team Jacob

Last but not least, is a shoot done by GQ with actor Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob in the Twilight series. Even though Taylor is only 17, he has a style that is tasteful and very classy. Even if you are not a teenage girl, these books are a great read and I highly suggest you read them before seeing the movies!

All pictures via GQ.

Team Bella

Second in today's series is a photo shoot that was recently done for Harper's Bazaar and is absolutely gorgeous! Here are a few shots of Kristen Stewart who plays human Bella and Robert Pattinson.

All pictures via Harper's Bazaar.

Team Edward

In honor of the Twilight Saga: New Moon, which opens tonight at midnight (YAY!), I have decided to feature a couple of photo shoots that have recently been shot with the actors of the Twilight movies. The first is a recent shoot that Vanity Fair did with actor Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward. These pictures are gorgeous and just affirm my fascination for British men. Enjoy!

All pictures via Vanity Fair.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mail Time

I know this is a little late, but I wanted to show you the postcard I received for October for the Benevolent Postcard Society. It came all the way from England and I am so excited that this is the second one in a row that has come from across the pond. How cute is that dog!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cupcake Friday

This week sure has flown by and I am preparing for a busy weekend of cupcake baking and decorating (pictures next week!). Here are a couple more Flickr favorites, this time from cannelle-vanille. Such lovely shots of cupcakes and cupcake papers. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Rainy Tuesday

It's such a rainy day here in Birmingham with Hurricane Ida bearing down on the state. It's actually a bit cooler outside that I thought it would be today, so it's definitely making it feel very fall-like outside. Here is another one of my favorites on Flickr by simply hue. A great shot of the current time of year. Hope you all stay dry today, wherever you are!

red boots by simply hue

simply hue's blog and shop!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! I've been so busy over the past week that I haven't had much time for posting. Here is a great Flickr find that I just had to share. It's getting ready to start raining here and Hurricane Ida is bearing down on the southern part of the state, so I thought this was appropriate. Have a great (and dry) day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

S'mores Kits

I saw this DIY S'mores Kit over at Twig and Thistle yesterday and thought what a great idea it would be to make these for hostess gifts for the holidays. It makes me want to build a big bonfire and sing camp songs til very late. Hope this fall weather is getting you as excited for turkey as I am! More instructions on the DIY S'mores Kits here.

Picture via Twig & Thistle.