Wednesday, February 23, 2011

i love baking

i'm the biggest sweet tooth ever and i have no self control when it comes to sugary anything. i don't buy much cookies/cakes but i do bake them. a lot. i'm trying to cut my sugar intake in half but it's the hardest thing to do. today i made these sugar cookies, following this recipe and this one for icing. they were sooo good! i decided to make them all different because first, i can't do the same thing twice as i am not that talented and second, they have much more personality that way! the freckles were done one by one, dipping the tip of a toothpick in orange icing. talk about a task that took forever! and their eyes were made of miniature peanut butter cups. sugar cookies are so easy to do, and so versatile. and well, super yummy too!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

i LOVE coffee with a passion. which is why today, i treated myself to a brand new espresso maker. 

it was about time! it works great, very easy to use and i makes delicious cappuccinos and lattes. so happy with my new machine! now i need to get myself some stencils to serve the cutest coffees ever!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

friends of ours are expecting a little girl this spring. we're so excited for them! we all know what little girls are made of, right? sugar, spice and everything nice. which is why they deserve only the nicest things! the parents-to-be needed a little push to get started on the nursery as they had no idea where to begin or what kind of decor they wanted. when they asked me for my help, i was super happy to give them a hand. they didn't know what they wanted, but they sure knew what they DIDN'T want (Disney princesses, Pepto Bismol pink walls, tacky-and-over-the-top-girly-girl-stuff) so i kept my focus on simple, clean lines,  with feminine touches. as they already had their furniture, i suggested these accessories (and color palette) so they could get started.

see what i mean when i say simple? can't get any easier than this! and you know what? they LOVED it! i was so stoked! when it comes to nursery ideas, i have TONS, but since i'm a vintage lovin' kinda gal, i always tend to create decor with a vintage atmosphere. this time though, i knew my friends weren't into the old stuff like i am, so i had to think outside the box and search far away from my comfort zone. i'm happy to report that it wasn't that difficult! all the items i suggested are super easy to find so they can shop without 1) breaking the bank and 2) gettin' all dizzy and exhausted. i can't wait to see the result, i'm sure they will do a terrific job!