This week while I'm off enjoying some R&R with my hubby and getting to photograph lots of eye candy to hopefully bring home to share with you all, I thought I'd dedicate this week to some seriously awesome stuff I;ve found on the web. Sometimes there just aren't enough Friday's and I need a chance to share a little more. ;)
Just a little something to brighten your day and make you smile. Enjoy!!!
I read a little about this talented lady, Helena Schaeder Söderberg, over on CookieMag a while ago. Thought I'd share her totally hip and cute home.. I wish my kid's rooms looked like this!!!
No, not that kind of rice. ;) Those folks in Europe always know what they're doing when it comes to style. This awesome stuff out of Denmark is just way too cute. All of this stuff just makes me want to party!! ;) So fun, so bright, so HAPPY!!! Fortunately for us, a few stores have started carrying this yummy stuff here in the US. I would expect that you will see more in the not too distant future...doesn't this look like it is MADE for Anthropologie????
ok, I'll stop with the images already...I just couldn't decide what to share because I want it all!!! lol!! :) As you can tell you can find everything from art to hair accessories, plates to plastic picnic tables, you name it they carry it! Are you drooling yet??? Find more AMAZING images (i would love to have been in on this shoot!!!) on their website RICE. If you go to the store finder you can find a few places to order from here in the US. YUM!!
THE ORiGiNAL PiZZA COOKiE Now this will knock your socks off! A 1/2 pound of Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, or Peanut Butter Chocolate cookie dough, slightly baked in a 6-inch pizza pan then topped with 3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. This baby serves 2-4. DO iT!
John and I have a favorite restaurant in AZ called Oregano's. YUM!!! It is a DEFINITE stop on any trip to visit family and friends...maybe more than once!! ;) All of their food is to die for (I highly recommend the thin crust pizza with spicy tomato sauce and pineapple and tomatoes as toppings, thanks Lani!!!) but the Pizza Cookie is the real show stopper. Others have tried, but I don't think anyone makes it as well as these guys. Since we're stuck all the way out in CA without a local Oreganos (we try and convince them to open one here every time we're in town) that sometimes means months go by without the beloved Pizookie. Well, I think I finally found something that will hold us over until we make our next trip. Thanks Kristell!!! This recipe makes some fantastic GIGANTIC cookies. Just don't pay too much attention to the Crisco in the ingredients or you might have a heart attack! ;)
(you can find 6" cake pans at walmart for a few bucks in the wedding/cake decorating dept. and they are fun to have on hand to make these when some friends come over for game night or to watch TV)
1 C Crisco (I use butter flavor)
1 C white sugar
1 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
bag of chocolate chips
(these are really good with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, and/or milk chocolate too!!!)
After you mix dough together put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Big Cookies: 1/3 cup of dough, bake for 17 1/2 minutes at 325
Regular Size at 350
Pizookie: 1/2 cup of dough in greased 6" cake pan for 20 1/2 minutes if you like it mostly cooked, or 17 1/2 if you like it doughy at 325 degrees. Top with Vanilla Ice Cream right out of the oven and serve immediately.
This is one of my FAVORITE little shops to browse. If you are looking for some cute little vintage flea market goodies you'll want to check it out too...it's all the stuff that I always go to flea markets and garage sales looking for but can't ever find! lol! :)
I would love a set of these to use as glasses...I picture sitting out on the porch during the summer sipping fresh lemonade out of them...LOVE the blue tint of the first ones...
is this not the cutest little note set? it has cards and envelopes, an ink pad and stamps, stickers and labels and a cute little 48-page booklet chock-full of tips and templates. all housed in a fun little keepsake box. so cute!
and these, well they are just a must have in my house. between decorating and paper crafting I would have no problem using all 26 of these cuties!
I woke up to this yesterday morning and found it simply hysterical...seriously, I loved Sesame Street when I was three and still do! Maybe it was just because it was early...but this is pretty funny... especially at the end when they tell you what's coming soon. The creators of this show must have the best time! Enjoy!
OK, I am IN love. If you are a crafter you are going to need this. Seriously. The possibilites are endless and looking at the rolls just makes me smile...those colors...YUM! The official name is Japanese Washi Paper Tape but Happy Tape is the perfect name for it. It does...it makes me happy!! :)
Check out some of the adorable samples with this stuff:
It's great for crafting of all types...scrapbooking, card making, gift wrapping, collage making, you name it!
Are you smiling yet??? If you must have some of this for your crafting stash head on over to Happy Tape and pick some up for yourself. :)
I am SO in love with making these hair clips!! I think they are so fun. I'm going to be branching out from etsy and selling these at a local crafter's/farmer's market with a friend at the end of this month so I am in full crafting mode! :) The best part about these is both Ashley and I can wear them! They are totally one size fits all. ;) The flowers in these measure 4" so they are a fun size. I stitched the flower layers together so that they are extra durable, covered the alligator clips with coordinating ribbon, added Non Slip Grip so they stay in even the finest of hair, and topped 'em off with a swarovski crystal. Whew!
Of course, if you want to grab them before the Farmer's market you can find them on etsy too. :)
Ok, a little shameless self promotion going on here, but I'm allowed to do that every now and then, right??? ;) These are SERIOUSLY my new favorite thing!! It doesn't hurt that 3 year olds look cute in pretty much ANYTHING... ;)
These are ribbon wrapped headbands with fabulous flowers and gems. You can find them here in my etsy store.
Would you like a tutorial on these?? Let me know and if there is enough interest I'll get working on one! :)