Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 5 - July 5, 2012 - Cake Stand

Today I went with a cake stand as a lot of my upcoming pins involve baking, thought I'd have something to actually put them on! 
Pin Muse
Check my 365 board on Pinterest for the pinner I pinned it from.
Original site this is from

So this is a mini version. My place is small so it really is the perfect side... also flipped the "plate" the other way as I was afraid I wouldn't be able to slide the cake on... or more importantly get the cake off of it easily with the lip there. (although it will have to be a mini cake, or cupcakes, as I think a standard sized cake will not fit on my mini-cakes stand... I'm ok with that!) So it looks like a bit of a mushroom...heehee...but it matches my candy dish! 

Verdict: Super easy. Although I glued before painting.... lesson learned, especially if not using a spray paint (which I wasn't)! Next time I'll paint then glue! Also use a clear shellack stuff  if you are putting food directly on it... or just use a doily if you don't have any of that stuff. I'm not sure if I'm done painting, I think I need to pep it up... so I will be using a doily for now. Thrilled as now I will have something to showcase my forthcoming baking items!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 4 - July 4, 2012 - Green Beans

So I'm feeling kinda lazy today (as the sun has FINALLY peeked out) and I had green beans in my fridge... so I went with that.

Pin Muse
Check my 365 board on Pinterest for the pinner I pinned it from.


As I said... I was lazy, these were handy... and they satisfied the taste buds... I do think I may have over cooked them a bit...but the cheese covered up any burned taste that may have been there... I did use marble cheese instead of Parmesan cheese as that is what I had in my fridge. Bon Appetite!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 3 - July 3, 2012 - Candy Dish "Machine"

Who doesn't like candy? I know I do... I consider it one of my daily food groups. I should probably rethink that...nah!
Pin Muse
Check my 365 board on Pinterest for the pinner I pinned it from

Original Pin site:
Hm! It's all in Spanish... seriously 3 days in and I have yet to pick a pin that originates from an actual craft site... although this one could be and I just don't know it... Spanish is not a language I know. Si?

I liked the look of this. Super fun looking and the options are endless of what it could be used for.. such as a mini chocolate bar dish. I knew I could find the supplies I needed, although there are slight differences and some adjustments needed to be made to accommodate the slight difference... but I can roll with that!

Now to reveal all truth here, I did start this ahead of today. There was painting, which required dry time... and glueing, which also required dry time. But today is the day I put all the finishing touches on it (and candy in it). And yes.. I did start with mini chocolate bars... but I ate them. So candy it is! The slight difference in the glass top required me to add a small round cardboard cut out (painted out the same colour). This gave my base a bit more stability.

Twist: Kept pretty much to what the muse was (besides the change of glass top, more room for candy) and I used 1/2 wooden beads... and I used Wellbond glue.. super simple to use and it holds! I think this could be used for all sorts of things. I also decided not to use the bow as I found it cluttered it up... I like the simple clean lines of it this way... I did try a bow... it looked wrong. Hmmm... ok, maybe I kept nothing the same but the basic guideline of materials! 
Other uses besides candy:
Change - such as our now defunct pennies, what else are you going to do with them... make a copper floor in your kitchen?...Although if you want to do that, apparently can be done, I saw it on Pinterest.
Flowers - always lovely to have in your home.
Cookies - I will be making some at a later date- and will use this to store them in (if I don't eat them all first!)
Mini-Chocolate bars... oh, wait, yup already mentioned that... I must feel strongly about using it this way.

Verdict: No surprise that friends will be receiving this as a gift... they should probably put in their colour requests now. Pretty simple to put together as long a you don't mind painting and waiting. I like it and will probably make it again in the future.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 2 - July 2, 2012 - Kidlet Monday - Banana Sushi

Welcome to Kidlet Mondays!
Pin Muse
Check my 365 board on Pinterest for the pinner I pinned it from.

The first pin for Kidlet Monday is BANANA SUSHI! The website this came from... ummm... I don't think it actually came from there... some sort of Ad site... and not a picture of a banana to be seen! As the directions were in the description area all is ok!

Every Monday I get the sheer pleasure of hanging out with my nephew, Dominic, and niece, Isabella, along with my sister. But I've decided to gear Monday's towards things for the kids to be involved with. Being 3.5 and almost 16 months respectively, they are in need of keeping busy, if only for our sanity!


The artistic "After" pic (the last one) is courtesy of Dominic, age 3, he's a bit taken with taking photos... especially of cupboard idea why.

Our twist... we used Nutella as well as the peanut butter. I'm sure pretty any spread that goes with bananas would be perfectly delicious! We also used tortilla shells instead of bread.

Verdict: Well, it was messy, which delighted Isabella... as she saw fit to deconstruct her roll. Dominic waited patiently until it was at least rolled to take a huge bite out of it...  but I think it went well, and it was easy for the kids to get involved in making it...Oh, and it was delicious!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 1 - July 1, 2012 - Sparkler Place Settings

Hello day 1...and so it begins!
Since I believe today is definitely a day to use sparklers and before I go build myself a 2 storied crafter's studio on my apartment balcony... I thought I'd ease into this journey.

I find it interesting when I actually click to the site and find what it is... a newspaper, who would have thunk it! Although appropriate this came from a Canadian Newspaper.

Pin Muse
If you'd like to see whom I pinned it from, feel free to drop by my 365 board on Pinterest... as I have no idea if I can use people's names without their permission! (me thinks not!)

So this is a simple little pin to start off with... but it can be used in several different event situations (as I do believe every special occasion could use a bit of sparkle(r)! I'm gearing mine towards the birthday of my country. Happy Birthday, Canada! No idea how old you are but you're looking fine! And to wedding showers, which makes perfect sense now that the majority of me being in them is behind me (I work a little backwards in my life... Pinterest would have been very handy when I was Maid of Honor in 3 (oh ya, 3) weddings within a 5 month period.)

Canada Day

Bridal Shower

My Twist: Added a bit more bling for the Canada Day in the form of a reflective sticker. (I like bling) Also could use for Bridal Shower(shown.. tag is a little hole punch dress) and I wrapped the bottoms of the sparkler with ribbon. I've also had these napkins for a bit and really wanted a reason to use them. I also did away with the plastic bag, I really couldn't figure out the reason for it and so I did without!

Other Sparkler worthy occasions:
Baby Shower
Oscar's Party 
New Year's
Because it's Wednesday (I think it's a good reason.)

Verdict: I like it... and if I ever throw a dinner party of any sort these are going to be made! Even if it's a dinner party of one on a Wednesday (ha, it seems Wednesday is a sparkler worthy day!)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Welcome to the countdown!

In 8 days I'll be embarking on an adventure... fueled by my Pinterest obsession. Why? Why you ask! It all came from a comment I made one day at work "If I took all the time I spent on Pinterest, actually doing the things I've been pinning... I'd have a lot of stuff done". Later the next day as I lazed about on my dwarf couch and scanning my brain for what to do... what are my goals...what should I blog about... the latest shoes I wanted (a lot goes through my brain at one time) It came to me...or more fought it's way through the other thoughts to the surface waving it's little thought hand screaming, "pick me pick me"... Create the things you are pinning. 
And so my (in)sane brain decided to set the goal for one year, 365 days until June 30, 2013, through rain, snow... possibly sun if it ever decides to come out and play... On trips, in groups, on my own... I will recreate something I've pinned from Pinterest every single day.
Some things that should be known about me... I don't cook, I have small motor skill issues and I have the attention span of a tiny bug  (assuming that tiny bug has a very short attention span). That being said... I will be cooking... I will be doing crafts... and I will do 1 new thing everyday (if it ends up edible or pretty, total bonus!)
So in 8 days, every day, for a year I will do one thing from Pinterest. It may be a craft, a food dish, a drink or a hairstyle. Or I may go about recreating a picture that I find particularly fetching (although where I will find a pug that sits on a horse, I have no idea!) It may differ a bit (well, ya, I have to put my own spin on some things!) but it will be my muse... my muse to kick my butt into gear.
So this is my goal... my adventure! I’m pleased to have you as company.
So check back every day starting July 1 (the birthday for my country) for what I chose… how I did it and how it actually turned out (I mentioned I don't cook, so the food ones should be interesting!) I welcome any suggestions on what I should do... as I only have 70 pins on my vision board... and that ain't no 365! And love to hear if you tried any of them and how they turned out for you! See you in T-minus 8 days!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Proverbial butt kicks with a side of latte!

As per who I am, this blog will undoubtedly undergo many changes. Which I'm working on now. At the moment it is as if this blog was about my life and the places I drink lattes, which is definitely not what I intended! In keeping with that theme, though, here is one last latte lovely pic until I can figure out what in the world I'm doing here! ;D Maybe next week I'll post about champagne... or how much I consumed on my birthday... either or should be an interesting story, whether it's true or not, well that will be up for debate!

{Truthfully this wasn't a lazy Sunday... this was a Tuesday and it involved a proverbial butt kick for me and a friend... and of course that would mean lattes were involved!}

See you soon!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A vacay filled with Lazy Sundays

Another Lazy Sunday is here. The sweet thing this week though is that I'm on vacay so I have a beautiful 10 days worth of "Lazy Sundays" to enjoy, play with and just do as I'd like. Although day 1 was filled with the dizzying energy that only little ones can fill you with(and undoubtedly the dizzying tiredness that follows!). Celebrating my nephew's 3rd birthday at one of those massive indoor playgrounds complete with fizzy drinks and birthday cake! Followed up with hanging out with the nephew and niece and an under the weather sister. All in all it was a pretty great day filled with laughter and great amounts of sugar.
Now on day 2 which actually is a Sunday, and still nursing a never ending cold, I managed to venture out to get my addiction filled, latte of course, and a bit of breakfast to be consumed back home while indulging in one of my favorite things... fashion magazines! I being a good little Canadian fashionista have opted to devour some great Canadian fashion magazines: Flare Canada and Elle Canada. These have been waiting patiently for me over the last 5 days to be flipped through, read thouroughly, image critiqued and mostly likely, product obsessing. (ignore date on pic, my camera is old and not willing to cooperate all the time!)

Also on the visual stimulation page today... 3 of my favourite blogs (see the bottom of this post for their addresses). In the past, I really didn't get blogs... or more I wasn't captured by them. That all changed when I happened upon This is Glamourous. That blog is most possibly the prettiest blog I have ever seen. And I like pretty things, so I'm now quite an avid fan. This blog lead me to find 2 others that now make it onto my daily internet looky-see.
Wishing you a lovely Lazy Sunday and week ahead...

Recommended Blogs:
{This is Glamourous}
The Wild Fleur
Dust Jacket

What's your internet indulgence?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Running less than 100% - it happens

Nothing says Lazy Sunday like a vanilla latte and a warmed up extra large cinnamon bun. In my planning of pretending that I'm running at 100%(which in reality I am not) on this Sunday, I ventured out to my little local cafe to indulge in some comfort food and wrting... which then ultimately lead me to go straight home and have a little lie down on my love seat. Totally worth it for that 45 minutes of feeling closer to normal than I have in days. Silver lining- I now get to have some guilt free TV time! Even when not feeling 100% one can find something to indulge in.

What’s your less than 100% day indulgence?