Monday, January 17, 2011

tri-fold programs by shine invitations

Another great feature, brought to you by my obsessive browsing on Etsy!

I have a class reunion coming up this summer (ouch!), and I am in charge of creating the programs. So, where do I head off to look for some inspiration? Etsy! Yes, that's right.

I found a super cute program that you can find in Shine Invitation's Etsy shop. It's not often you see a tri-fold program, and I'm definitely diggin' this style:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

chocolate mousse cups

As I sit here, typing this post, I am having a major chocolate attack. It's a big attack, too.I don't really keep chocolate in the house, quite frankly because I can't resist it, so... instead of eating chocolate frequently, I must blog about it.

About 13 years ago, I saw my very first edible chocolate cup. I was just so amazed by the little creation. Sad to say, but over the years, I have never taken the initiative to make them myself. Today, I found this picture online, and it might just be the key motivator in getting me to try my hand at chocolate mousse cups.

Woman's Day has the recipe if you are interested.

♥ Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

food photography by matt armendariz

This post will make you want to lick the screen, so brace yourself.

Today, I came across the Website of Matt Armendariz, a phenomenal food photographer based in Long Beach, California. I browsed through is many food photographs, and fell in love with practically every item. You must visit his Website. Here's a few of my favorite photos:

Monday, January 10, 2011

gautier cupcakes of love

I just love these cupcakes created by Gautier Cakes. They really put me in the mood for Valentine's Day.

Photo is the property of Gautier Cakes.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

rubber stamps by cupcake tree

Since Valentine's Day will be here soon, I have already started my gift and craft ideas research.

Today I came across some adorable rubber stamps, which could add a festive and lovable touch to any Valentine's card. Here's just a little taste of Cupcake Tree's designs.

Photo's found via Cupcake Tree's Etsy Shop.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

dreaming cup cozy by sew tara

This is so me...

Photo located in Sew Tara's Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

candy apple salad

On New Year’s Day, my husband and I attended his Aunt’s yearly holiday dinner. This year, the food was AWESOME!

First of all, his aunt opened me up to a whole new world of barbecue sauces. Well, maybe not a new world, but, a new sauce that I had never even heard of… and the sauce is on every grocery store shelf in America. It’s called Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, and it is probably the best I have ever had. I immediately began salivating at the smell of the barbecue, but when I sunk my teeth into the sandwiches… wow! I was in paradise. But, one of my favorite parts of the evening was trying a new dessert that I am now addicted to, and it’s called Candy Apple Salad.

The recipe his aunt made featured apples and Milky Way candy bar chunks mixed in with a creamy cool whip + cream cheese topping with walnuts. I am yet to ask her for the recipe specifics, however, I did find a similar one that I am making for us tonight! Here’s just a little peek… once I try the recipe, I will give you the full report.