Friday, July 31, 2009

Remember Me?

I had a busy week. Kinda. Actually, I just wasn't feeling very "bloggie." I will be better next week, I promise! And I've been trying to catch up {& will continue to so} as best I can on all of your lovely lives as well.

To send you off on your exciting weekends I'm going to post some of my current desires.
Just a little pretty something to look at.

1. Creamy, classic, buttery yellow pumps @ DSW.
2. Anna Spiro's darling puppy, Ned.
3. A bigger apartment. Please?
4. A bright blue bag from Lulu's. It's slightly obnoxious in that "Piper" kinda of way.
5. A h u g e stack of Scotcheroos {these are on my to-do list for today}.
6. A new mascara - suggestions welcome!

Have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

{fresh} Weekend

A fresh bouquet from the Omaha Farmers Market next to the bed.
{along with my fave milk glass plates, pearls & a lamp full of shells belonging to my late grandmother}

BLT fixins. Well, minus the L + another B.
The bread is a wonderful black olive sourdough from Le Quartier Baking Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. The tomatoes are unreal.

Hope you all had a great weekend as well!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cupcakes & {Wild} Animals

Yesterday included both for moi.
Conor & I went out to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo's Wildlife Safari to drive through the "wilds" of Nebraska.

{this bird almost succumbed under the Camry}
It was a great time & pretty hilarious as well. I highly suggest seeing if your part of the country has something similar. You drive around in a Jurassic Park-esque setting looking at animals from the relative safety of your vehicle.
There were hiking paths to black bears & timberwolves.

{they were kinda scary}
I also made cupcakes. Malted cupcakes...but I have to say that they didn't turn out too malty. Basically, they're a good, rich yellow cake with yummy chocolate icing.
Can't complain about that.

Here they are, sitting patiently in their cupcake carrier waiting to be eaten.
The recipe is Here! Next time I will try something with more malt powder perhaps. Or I'll just stick to eating Malted Milk balls...whatever.

Monday, July 20, 2009

{Racy} Weekend

Haha, I'm so clever. The races were great this past weekend - the soap box derby was the best, though. The cars were hilarious, there was an easily accessible beer garden {très important}, & a lot of our friends were there as well.

The H1N1 team was my fave. Their car was a little pig.
It ended up losing a wheel or something...

There were puppies there as well....

This pic pretty much sums up the event. Note the flask in one hand while being pushed by a dude with a PBR. Not a lot of the cars made it to the finish line.

The horse races were another story - always exciting, of course, but w a a a y too crowded. This was the best shot I could get. I cropped out a lady with a scrunchie. Yes, you read that correctly.

baking some malted cupcakes today...I'll let you know how they turn out.
Happy Monday!

Friday, July 17, 2009

{Playing} Catch-Up

First off, I want to say that I did see the new HP {& was so excited}, but was more than slightly disappointed. While I understand that it is a movie adaptation {I liked the others}, I felt it wasted a lot of time on unimportant stuff & was honestly quite boring. Sorry, just my honest opinion. And trust me, I am very, very sad to say it.

{my new friend}
Second, remember my horrific Lighting Emergency? Well, here's the replacement. It'll have to do, & it's actually pretty fun & quite the conversation starter.

Now that those little "catch-ups" are out of the way, it's the weekend! I've got lots of Abnormal Psych reading to catch up on, a close friend to catch up with, & some fun events to catch. I promise to take lots of photos for Monday's post {horse races & a soap-box derby, my friends}.
Have a great one!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


A few things about today: it's our 3-year anniversary {Con & mine, that is} & Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince comes out in theaters {I'll bet you didn't know I was excited to see it, ha}.

{Blue in the Market}
To celebrate our milestone {?} we are hitting up Happy Hour @ Blue Sushi, then heading out to watch the movie with a few friends.

{Oooh, that's bad!}
I can't wait to see Miss Helena Bonham Carter reprise her role of Bellatrix Lestrange. Ee!
Recap of my day tomorrow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

{Harry Potter} Decor

So, remember how Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince comes out on Wednesday? TOMORROW? As I mentioned before, I've been catching up on my previous movies. The stories are obviously great, but I also love seeing all the decor & backgrounds used in the films. One of my favorite? Sirius Black's family tree.

Apparently it is embroidered on the wall. Painstaking. Wow.

{Andromeda is apparently no longer a part of the fam}
I love it. I think it'd be the most fab addition to a study or guest bedroom. What do you think? Would you be down with a personalized family tree in your home? Do you already have one of some kind? I'd love to know.

I know some of you said you were going to see H.P. tonight - have fun & don't forget the popcorn!

Fabulous Finds {update}

Here it is in all of it's sad, un-glory. {Yeah, I know it's not a word.}

{garage sale finds: it's the big one in back}
Well, one can of spray paint, a black & white mat + a watercolour by a friend &....voila! A brand new, super-bright, P I N K piece of art for my home. The most expensive part of it all? The can of pink spray paint for $4. Yes, for about five bucks I got this loveliness.

My mom & I removed the inside of the frame, which was a linen-type thing that would not have taken well to spray paint. A few coats was all it took. Oh, and that's the Hamburger Man in front.

I haven't decided where to hang it yet, so stay tuned. Even sitting on a table it's brightened up my apartment quite a bit!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Harry Potter {marathon}

This weekend I had a few friends over to watch some H. Pizzle movies. We absolutely had to get primed & ready for the premier of Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince this Wednesday.

Now, I couldn't possibly pass up an opportunity to have a little extravagance included in our shindig. I made a candy tray of magically-themed treats, some Butterbeer, & lots of popcorn. Here are a few photos from our fête. Enjoy!

We got home from the market & realize we had not gotten our security device removed from the booze. Yikes. That explains the alarm that went off when I walked out....

{see the magic? SEE IT?!}
Conor {aka Harry Potter} saved the day with a magic spell {er, screw driver} to remove the top.

{homemade BB - 6 cups Cream Soda to 1 cup Butterscotch Schnapps}

Acid Pops were created to add to the selection of Harry Potter-esque candy.


We are now prepped & ready for Wednesday {which also happens to be me & Conor's 3-year anniversary}.
Anyone else excited?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

{Blank Walls}

I have many of them. Remember when I went garage sale-ing with my fam? And I got these picture frames? Well, they have since been painted & the larger of the 3 is filled with art & ready to be hung. BUT, the other 2 are still in need of some pretty pictures to make them complete.

Here's a few possibilities I've dug up on Etsy.
Let me know what you think!
{Regal Bear, he's more successful than you!}
I immediately fell in love with Willard the Polar Bear from berkleyillustrations. How could you not?

{Pretty Zombie}
Another fave comes from berkleyillustrations as well. It's Carson, the Pink Zombie!

{Like laserbeams? Me too!}
Etsy seller Scott Parry is on a break from his store, but I really want to hunt down a print of their Laser Beam Mustang.

My mom also gave me the idea of some Golden Retriever {R.I.P. Bon-Temps} silhouettes & I definitely want to add some of Miss Fifi Flowers' work to my collection {I think that will be a larger scale piece}. What would you choose?

And PS, I've been updating my Tumblr page a bit more than here lately because I've been busy with school & whatnot. It's just so easy to post a picture, ha! Check it out here if you're interested!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Study Buddy

I need one. Anyone interested? Abnormal Psych? Anyone?

{Here's my current view from the apartment balcony...random info, I know. Deal with it.}
I apologize for being slightly M.I.A...I've got lots to catch everyone up on though {think, delish strawberry ice cream, parties, & revamped furniture projects!}, so check back!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Independence Day {celebrate!}

{go on, blow something up...}
I know it's only Thursday, but I've been quite tied up with school & other projects so am signing off for the weekend. I wish all you lovely Americans a safe & happy Fourth of July! Enjoy your {hopefully long} weekends & I'll see you all back on Monday {or Tuesday, ha!} for a fun-filled recap!

{be patriotic...}

{and by all means, have fun!}