Friday, January 24, 2014

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday guys! I figured that since I love Lauren Elizabeth's blog and her High Five for Friday posts, i'd do my own this week!

Aside from being super swamped with school work, I managed to do a few fun things this past week:

1. Earlier this week, I got a chance to go to the wonderful wedding show in preparation for my sister's wedding this October.

2. I also stayed at my sister's house and got to hang out with this cutie. 

 3. I came across this picture this week and it soon became my life motto (let me know if you know the source!) 

 4. I made my sister a pumpkin spice cake for her birthday. I couldn't find any toothpicks so I used a little umbrella to check to see if it was cooked all the way.

 5. ... and the final result. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dreaming of Spring

For all those who don't know, I live in (what I consider to be) one of the coldest places on earth. I keep seeing a picture on the internet that says "On January 1st, 2014, it was colder in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada than it was on Mars!" (it even reached -51 with the windchill this week..ugh). I gotta say that, for someone who hates winter more than anything else... its been a rough few months. So anyways, while hibernating inside i've been looking for some spring inspiration. Lately, i've been loving pink peonies and anything pink or gold. Here are my top picks to brighten up any space this winter:

 Heavens to Betsy print from Stephanie Creekmur on Etsy 

The Threshold spring collection from Target has a lot of super cute pieces right now, I especially love the Tufted Ottoman and Scalloped Wall Mirror.

 Bluebellgray pillows from (they're a bit of a splurge but they are oh so beautiful!)

Lastly, for something a little more vintage inspired, the Etsy store Fresh Pastry Stand has super cute and colourful items such as the 3 Tier Playful Cake Stand and Pink Pyrex tea towels.