Ursula Pinata Tutorial
we are hosting a princess themed party this weekend. the birthday girl requested a villain to be the piñata because she wanted to see the bad guy fall, not the good guy— adorable, right? so i created this ursula piñata for her, thanks to inspiration from one of my favorite blogs, ohhappyday and good ol’ pinterest. here is a tutorial on how i made this piñata. enjoy! — URSULA...
i haven’t posted on this blog since wayy before my wedding because honestly, i haven’t really been crafting since then! well, this past month i brushed off the dust on my craft supply boxes and started creating again. getting back into touch with my creative side really feels like i have reunited with a long lost love. joe and i started hosting birthday parties, with joe doing the...
confessions of a bridezilla #2: when my fiancée expressed his dislike for one of the ideas i had for our ceremony, i pretended like i was about to cry. works like a charm every time. sucka.
slow cooker adventures
ribs made easy in the slow cooker. created my own sauce that i’m so very proud of. brown ribs at 425 degrees for 15 min on both sides. drain grease. baste both sides with sauce and add to slow cooker. cook on low for 7 hours. drain 3/4 of the grease, baste ribs again, cook on high for one more hour, leaving the lid off to help thicken the sauce. for the sauce: 2+ cups ketchup, sriracha...
it’s sooo fun being a girl!
my favorite christmas present, chosen by the fiancee. is it possible that he’s more fashionable than me? gasp!
slow cooker adventures
my slow cooker is my new best friend. i love how i can throw everything in the pot and just walk away. it’s amazing, and the results are usually foolproof. tonight’s dinner: homemade pho via steamy kitchen. the fiancee loveees pho and he’s feeling a bit under the weather this week, so i thought it’d be nice to have pho at home for once. i bought all the pho spices from my...
confessions of a bridezilla #1: i bought my wedding dress a week before i got engaged……. but, in my defense, it was on sale.
my winter essential and current favorite item in my closet: faux fur vest from anthropologie.
i’ve been searching everywhere for pillows for my apartment, and i finally found the winner this past weekend at Unique LA. the pillows are by appetite and the chevron print is hand printed in a dull olive green. perfection. it all feels so complete now.
a very rustic christmas
last year, my apartment was full of lights, reds/greens/golds, and shiny glass ornaments galore. this year, i decided to take a more subtle approach to christmas decorating and not be so literal. here are the results: everything is diy, except for the cute little tree and owl ornament i got from cost plus world market (guilty pleasure!). merry christmas!!
while i was gone...
while i was gone, i graduated nursing school, work the ugly night shift as a mother-baby nurse, and i’m engaged (finally). so life is finally settling down for me as i’m finally used to my night schedule and am finally on the track to getting married (eeek!). so i’ll be blogging mostly about my adventures of cooking, working, wedding planning, and crafting!
dresses by Maria Lucia Hohan via the cherry blossom girl.
all photos by Katya Horner of Slight Clutter Photography via etsy.
this perfect bride is blogger, the cherry blossom girl. i’m in love with everything about her.
s’mores brownie bar via my baking addiction
celebrate the weekend by making this wonderfully delicious recipe via gimme some oven: mayan chocolate cupcakes with cocoa-cinnamon buttercream frosting. a wonderful play on flavors with cayenne pepper + chilI powder + chocolate. yum! Cupcake Ingredients: 1 (18.25 oz.) box Devil’s Food (or other chocolate variety) cake mix 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil 1 tsp. cinnamon ...
elle china via fashion gone rogue
helloo cute/fun/flirty/perfect-for-a-summer-wedding-in-the-desert dress.
dedicated to you, p.mai all images via the selby.
say whaaaat?? L-Boogie, looking more fabulous than ever (….perhaps minus the eyebrows). where have you been, girrrrl?
one love photo is my all-time favorite photographer, and that is saying a lot because i am quite picky. i frequent their blog quite often and drool at all their lovely work. a recent winter wedding they shot in Iowa: see how the couple just melts into the snow? this is a photo you can hang on your wall for YEARS because it doesn’t scream “newlyweds.” plus, you won’t be...
while i was away..
hello dear followers, i’ve been busy trying to finish up nursing school, and had to take a temporary hiatus. i was encouraged to see that i still was getting followers and having my posts reblogged while i was away, so i came back earlier than i had anticipated. thanks for sticking with me. as a token of my appreciation, i shall post great things starting monday, promise.
taking a temporary tumblr hiatus. lucinda.
a rainy saturday.
spring 2011 is a good time to get married.
okay, i can barely breathe. our friends of Urban Outfitters & Anthropologie have just announced that they are launching their own bridal collection! not only wedding gowns, but bridesmaid dresses, fine jewelry, accessories, shoes, and a bridal registry for Spring 2011. i can’t wait to see what they have to offer! finally, something for the hipster bride in you.
old hollywood glamour.
can you guess who this celeb is gracing the latest issue of “V”? kirsten dunst! doesn’t she look great? more at just jared