Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The weekend, briefly

Fourth of July is always a crazy weekend. We have multiple family birthdays, so there are always plenty of parties to go to and catching up to do. And this year we also squeezed in some wedding tasks, making for a few very long days.

double chocolate cake
{double chocolate cake}

roses, napkins
{roses, napkins}



snowy face
{snowy face}

dip dye
{dip dye}

washing napkins
{washing napkins}

snowy surveying
{snowy surveying}

Weekend notes:

:: I got to do a little bit of baking for the birthday weekend. I almost never make chocolate cakes (I'll almost always take vanilla anything over chocolate), but I took advantage of the opportunity to test out some new recipes. I didn't make those beautiful cupcakes, though. Just a cake and I didn't even manage to get a picture of the finished product.

:: The napkins will be showing up later. All I can say right now is that I'm clearly a little crazy and I should probably make sure that I'm frequently referring to my DIY flow chart over the next few months.

:: Circe didn't feel like being on camera this weekend, but Snowy was happy to oblige. He loves it when lots of people are working in the house - he just wanders around and supervises everything.


  1. how do you make so much busyness look so pretty and organized? :) I especially love the bright pop of the flowers and cherries...also, I have that same turquoise bowl in the third photo, one of my favorite serving dishes.

  2. Well now I am seriously intrigued to see what this dip dying project turns out to be! And I agree with the first comment, your business always looks so pretty, I'm way jealous.

  3. Sounds like a perfect, busy weekend. You rock.

  4. I love the way you make what was apparently a chaotic weekend look relaxed and beautiful!
    If that cake was good (which I'm going to guess it was), I'd love to see the recipe. We devour ridiculous amounts of chocolate in my house.

  5. Can't wait to see the outcome of those napkins. I like where you are going with them!

  6. Dip dying! Something I'm anxious but nervous to try. Can't wait to see how your napkins turn out!

    (I love that flow chart.)

  7. Can't wait to see how those napkins turn out! And I love the photo of the red roses in the blue pretty.

  8. I love supervisor dogs!! Can't wait to see those napkins.

  9. mmm, cherries and chocolate ~ awesome!

  10. Double chocolate cake! Yum! Super cute cupcake tree. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Check out my walnut-coconut crusted tilapia with pineapple salsa! :)
    Recipes Fashion Marriage

  11. I love your paper flowers! They make me want to attempt them for my own wedding next summer! Not sure if I'm DIY savvy enough though...

  12. first, I'm new to your blog and loving it! second, I totally feel ya on the DIY flow chart! So many things at our wedding I probably should've dumped based on that flow chart - but hey, I have to say it was all worth it :)

  13. New to your blog and think it's too cute! Love your 4th of July treats (you should check out my revolutionary berries recipe) and your adorable pup. Have a great wkend!


  14. Looks like a wonderful if not simply "full" weekend! So glad I discovered you via cupcakes and cashmere! That dinner platter looks like something I like to do particularly when it's too hot to cook - I call it a "picky plate"...

  15. Finally someone who admits to preferring vanilla over chocolate...!
    Other women think I am so weird for not being a "chocaholic"... love caramel anything, too ;))
    It's fun following your pretty blog and your life, look forward to new projects and the wedding thing (married 21 years already myself!)...

  16. The DIY projects seems fun and easy! Would love to see how it turned out! P.S love cherries!!

  17. Looks like you had a great weekend full of hand-activities. Great inspiration to do some more baking!

  18. Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that someone needs to make you tapioca right now, for the quelling of stress and the comfort of the soul? Hope planning, etc. isn't eating you alive. Take care of yourself, lady!


  19. those cupcakes are amazing!:)
    btw that's my first time on your blog but I already like it!;)

    An Interesting Distraction

  20. I really love your blog - keep posting!

  21. I love the attention to detail!
    The little cupcake toppers are adorable.
    All the best,

  22. These pictures are sooo relaxing. Definitely inspires me to have a lazy Sunday.


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