Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy first weekend of summer!!

These images remind me of summers spent playing in my backyard as a kid. It was such a magical time full of make believe with endless possibilities.

My favorite part was being greeted home after a long day of playing (games included kick the can, packed sardines, hide and seek) with the smell of my mom's famous fruit cobbler baking in the oven. It brought me such a warm feeling of safety and love.

What are some of your favorite summer memories? Hope you all have a lovely summer! Bring on the cobbler!!

{photos: jillian sun}

Monday, June 21, 2010

In love with Tuscany...

Today I am daydreaming of packing up all the stuff that means the most to us, putting it in storage, selling the rest and taking off for an around the world trip. One stop would be to Tuscany. Last year we were lucky enough to explore some parts and I fell in love with the land, the people and the food. Here are some photos...


Siena

Pisa

Lucca

Florence

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Give me some sugar...

After seeing these yummy cookie sandwiches over at Frenchie and Flea I knew I had to drop everything and start baking. At least my trip to the gym was blown for a good reason.

First you get these ingredients...


Then you realize that you got the whipped frosting instead of the thicker yummier buttercream frosting. At this time you weigh out your options.

Option 1: Use the whipped cream frosting, it won't be as good but at least you don't have to go to the store again (this is not the correct option).

Option 2: Put your shoes back on and run across the street to the store (hmm...not ideal since you're feeling a bit lazy and still have lots of baking to do).

Option 3: Ask your fiance very nicely to run across the street to pick up the correct frosting for you (ding ding ding we have a winner!!)

Since I couldn't find the Funfetti Cookie mix that you're supposed to use in this semi-homemade recipe I used the cake mix instead and followed the cookie directions that are on the side of the box. Then I frosted them and stuck them together. After that's done you melt the white chocolate chips and drizzle them on top of the cookies. For the finishing touch add the sprinkles and voila! you've got yourself sugary treat. So sugary, in fact, that "they make your teeth hurt" Ian's words not mine. That means it's just the right amount of sweet for me. They are so good I am eating them while writing this post. Here are the yummy photos...




Monday, June 7, 2010

Another cute engagement shoot...

How cute is this engagement session from photographer Leigh Miller? I know that the quilt is pretty trendy right now but I still think it's awesome (along with the Ban.Do headband and pick-up truck, love love love!).

Reminds me that we need to get some engagement photos done ourselves sometime soon. I've been terribly behind on things lately so maybe we'll opt for some "After I Do" photos instead. Hmm... haven't really decided yet. What are some of your favorite engagement photo looks/themes?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy 101...

Sweet Sarah gave me the Happy 101 award on her awesome blog Fairy Tales Are True. Thank you so much, Sarah!!

And now I'm passing it on to:

Happy, Happy!! 



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