Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Special Offer!

Hey Guys!

Head on over to Oh, Hello Friend and check out my awesome Good Cheer Deal this week!

Also... You can enter to win this awesome camera from The Plaid Barn over HERE!


Tuesday Treasury!!


Monday, July 30, 2012

My Week In Instagrams

Oops! I'm a day late! My how the time flies...

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Sponsor Giveaway

Hello Lovelies!

Our sweet sponsors have some awesome prizes for you today. What a great way to kick off the weekend!



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Good luck everyone and happy weekending!


Friday Faves::: Industrial



Wedding Chicks

Head on over HERE to see a special feature of my products on the Wedding Chicks site!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Etsy Exposé

... 1... Sweet Moments Captured

... 2... 10 Antemeridiem

... 3... Vessels and Wares

... 4... Leah Lerner


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Featured Artist::: Andrey & Lili

Hello Friends!

I was going to share some paintings with you today... but then I came across these photos and fell in love. You can find more of Andrey & Lili's work HERE, but I should mention some of their photos have "inappropriate content". These however, are stunning!




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday Treasuries

Hi Friends,

We've got lots of beautiful treasuries this week. I couldn't bear to leave any of them out, they're all so lovely.

We've got some Christmas in July and we've also got some Autumn and Halloween previews! Enjoy!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Double Delicious

Recipe time! We finally have an oven so I've been baking up a storm. I wanted to share one recipe in particular with you though... this one comes from my mother in law. I don't remember the exact measurements from her recipe so here's how I make mine:::

PS - I hope you're prepared to gain 50lbs just reading this ridiculous recipe.

Double Delicious Bars

 1 stick butter
graham crackers
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Butterscotch chips
Chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325º for a glass pan {350º otherwise}.

Melt one stick of butter in the bottom of your 9x13 dish.

Crumble one oblong package of graham crackers and sprinkle evenly over the butter.

Drizzle one whole can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker crumbs.

Sprinkle 1/2 a bag {approx. 1 cup} of butterscotch chips evenly over sweetened milk.

Sprinkle 1 whole bag {approx. 2 cups} of chocolate chips evenly on the very top.

Press lightly with the flat of your hand.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Presto! Easiest way to gain 50lbs ever.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sponsor In August!

Hello Friends! I am now accepting sponsors for August. For more info come over HERE or email me!


My Week In Instagrams


Saturday, July 21, 2012

New York City::: Round 2

Ok remember how I told you I was going to make you laugh? Here it comes.

Let me preface this whole story by explaining our Anniversary luck thus far:::
     • Wedding day - July 18 2010, hottest day of the year, outside wedding, no shade.
     • Honeymoon - Went to Big Sur, CA for a week, brought only summer clothes, it rained the whole time.
     • 1 Year Anniversary - Went to Santa Barbara, went to the beach the first day and got 2nd degree burns.

So you can imagine why we're kind of worried our anniversary has a complete disaster curse on it right? Well as you saw from the photos before NYC was bright and warm and sunny the whole day - till it was time for us to walk to dinner.

Then it started to rain. I mean a real New York thunderstorm. Now for those of you like me who grew up in California. This is like nothing you've ever experienced before. I saw that there was supposed to be rain in the weather forecast that morning so I had brought an umbrella. Which if we had been in California would have been sufficient. However what I didn't know is that when it rains over here an umbrella keeps your hair dry - maybe - and that's about it.

As I was saying, it started raining right around the time we needed to leave the MOMA and head 13 blocks down the street to the 4 star restaurant, Aureole, we had reservations at. So we changed into our fancy clothes at the museum and headed out the door. Within 2 seconds The Beard's shoes, socks and pants were soaked to the knees. I was wearing a dress so that didn't matter as much for me. Within 2 minutes The Beard's pants were soaked to the waist and the bottom of my {white} dress was soaked. By the time we finally got to the restaurant we were both soaked from our shoulders to our toes. And when I say "soaked" I really mean SOAKED. We were drenched to our skin.

We roll up to the hostess expecting her to turn us away and instead she says, "We don't mind if you don't mind!" WHAT!? So we went to the bathroom, rung out our clothes, patted them down with the restaurants ultra fancy hand towels and headed back out to the dining room. Yep, we ate at a 4 star restaurant in completely wet clothing. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But that didn't stop us from enjoying our unbelievably amazing dinner. Sorry these photos are terrible, we got to sit in a secluded back corner booth with pillows and the lighting was very dim.

Oh my wow. I want to eat it all over again. I can't even tell you what the names of most of these things are. It was SO good.

I've eaten 5 truly GREAT meals in my life. The first was a birthday gift from my Dad - a 5 course meal prepared for The Beard and I on our 20th birthdays by a world renowned chef who is a friend of his. The second was at a restaurant in Italy in 2008. The third was a place in La Jolla called Tulucks on the day we got engaged. The fourth was another birthday dinner by that same 5 star chef. And the fifth was this. God, how I love good food!

Thanks for reading all this. I guess I'm kinda long-winded. I just don't want to leave out any details!


Friday's Winners!

Here we are, the last of our Appreciation Giveaway winners. I just want to say THANK YOU again to all of you for following my blog and supporting my beloved business. You have no idea how it's changed my life :)

I also want to say a HUGE thank you to all the lovely people/shops who contributed to our giveaway. Weren't the prizes awesome? Thank you so much!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Anyone seen The Dark Knight Rises yet? The Beard and I are going to see it in Imax on Monday :)


Friday, July 20, 2012

July Sponsor Intros!

Welcome welcome! Glad you're here to meet our new sponsors! These ladies are all quite fabulous.

Question of the month::: What would be your ideal place to have a picnic? What would you eat?

"Anna Delores" is the name of my photography venture, founded in early 2011. The name "Anna Delores" comes from my maternal great-grandmother (Anna) and my paternal grandmother (Delores) in a salute to my heritage and appreciation of the influence of ancestry in my identity as an artist. I love vintage-inspired imagery and strive to integrate vintage elements in each and every one of my photographs.

My favorite place to picnic is the Champs de Mars in Paris, which is the stretch of lawn immediately adjacent to the Eiffel Tower.  It's amazing!  And Paris calls for a picnic of wine and cheese.  Maybe some strawberries, too. 

Readers can use coupon code BLOG1 for 50% off in my Etsy shop.  I'm also booking engagement sessions for $75 in the month of July!  E-mail me to start the booking process.  :)

After being intensely into crafts for a few months following my move from Alaska, I decided that I would try to learn new techniques. After I spent some time learning, I decided that I would share them with others. Soon after that came the shop and then the blog. I have enjoyed working on both immensely. My work is inspired by Alaska (simple, wilderness, and warm), a love for home decor and clothing. Everything in my shop are items that I would want for my own home, to wear or for gifting. My boyfriend Ryan also contributes some limited edition hand-printed images for the shop.

My ideal place to have a picnic would be in the country. We recently went to see an apartment that is in a farmhouse. The scenery was beautiful--crops, cows, dilapidated barn, country roads, etc. There is this perfect side yard with a very old stone fence. I would spread out a blanket there and eat tempeh, arugula sandwiches, blueberries and drink some cold pink lemonade.

My Etsy Shop just reached the one year mark last week and I am doing a giveaway as a thank you to my supporters (that's you!). You can look here to check it out and enter yourself.

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My name is Nesha and I'm a freelance web designer and blogger from England. I run The Flower Child Blog, a blog based on vintage fashion, personal style and craft.

My ideal place for a picnic would be in a meadow filled with flowers, and I would eat jam sandwiches and lots of victoria sponge cake. Yum!

Hi fellow YBYB fans! - It's Maddie at Thriftary. I love to blog about doing more while using less. I also write about my nonsense life, Burley husband, wiley boxer pup, decorating our little bungalow, feeding our chickens & growing our garden, making delicious treats and cocktails, playing dress-up, and loving our little city life in Denver, CO. So I guess you could say I cover anything and everything. Come on by and check out the site some time! I promise... I won't bite. Cheers.

I would love to picnic on the back of an elephant while it travels through some neat African landscape. I probably couldn't eat much more than a granola bar or a fruit rollup or something, because, I'd be riding an elephant for heaven's sakes! But I would still lay out a cool table cloth and napkin on it's back. Maybe with a tribal pattern to match the scenery. This just keeps getting weirder... Sorry.

Hello! I'm Minna, from Minna May Blog, a lifestyle + design blog. I am a shop owner and a designer / illustrator. I live in beautiful Washington, DC with my little doggy Chanel. I am extremely blessed to be able to do what I love, and I hope you check out my blog and  join me on my little adventure!

I would love to have a picnic in the middle of a giant field. My old home had 13 acres of fields and grass, so I would always go out and have a picnic with my family. Whenever I go on picnics, all I like to bring is dessert or anything sweet! haha

I'm Tara and I like to create things.  Mostly I sew and write about it on my blog, sometimes I dabble in other things too.  I'm a mom to two little boys and a teacher too so portable crafts are a must!

With the entire summer off I've already become a bit of a picnic expert.  We've been hitting the beach, parks and splash pads.  Considering how hot it's been this year some cool water at our destination has been a must!

10% off in the shop, until labour day weekend, with the coupon code COZYCOZIES

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Hi y'all, I'm Ciera, graphic designer, blogger and photographer! I was born and raised in New Orleans and have been in Boston for the past year and a half. I blog about my adventures as a freelance graphic designer and everything that exhilarates me as an artist. My favorite topics are DIY projects, photography, adventure seeking, recipes, arts and crafts, inspired living and all things graphic design! was created as a way to curate and share my own work and my obsessions.

My ideal place to picnic is on a boat! I was going to say on the beach, but then I realized my food would be sandy ;) I would eat a caprese salad with red wine!

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What did I tell ya? Fabulous right? I hope you'll go and say hi to all of them :) Have a great weekend!