So becuase there was no theme to the week I'm just going to share a cute outfit I found on a favorite vintage clothing blog, Libemarlene Vintage, which occasionally features current designer work like this one...
This post comes from Ruffled a fabulous wedding website. I love all the pretty pictures and colors and inspiration and just fun to be found there. They posted this DIY a while ago and it comes from another fabulous blooger Brittni. She created this project for a Ruffled contest
What you’ll need:
- Fabric or ribbon (length will vary depending on length of message)
- Wooden spool (from craft store or recycled),
- Rubber letter stamps
- Stamp pad
- Craft glue
Step 1. Cut a long strip of fabric about 1.5 wide and at least one yard long depending on how long you want your letter to be. You can also use ribbon as oppose to fabric (cotton webbing works great).
Step 2. Leave a couple of inches on the end of the fabric strip blank and then begin stamping your message.
Step 3. Once message is complete, glue the start of the message (the area that you left blank at the beginning) to the spool using craft glue. Ravel your message around the spool. Place in a decorative box and you are all set.
So because this is a week ful of my loves and likes, I'll confess a growing problem I have. I love black beans, I would eat them everyday if given the opportunity. But, I'm also faced with a distinct craving for pizza this week. So after a little digging I found a yummy pillsbury recipe for black bean pizza. I sacrifice my snobbish hate of all things pillsbury for today only. Tomorrow it will be hate once again haha.
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 cup Progresso® black beans, drained (from 15- or 19-oz can)
1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2 tablespoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper strips (1 inch long)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1.Heat oven to 350°F. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. On ungreased cookie sheets, press or roll each biscuit to form 5 1/2-inch round.
2.In medium bowl, mix chicken, beans, salsa and taco seasoning mix. Spread evenly over biscuits to within 1/4 inch of edges. Top evenly with onions, bell pepper and cheese.
3.Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking time. If desired, garnish with sour cream and guacamole.
So lately I've been completely obsessed with paper cutouts. They're so delicate, beautiful, and it doesn't matter if they're used by a thousand people they still feel so personal and unique. Here are a few I found on etsy.
So, I was a major slacker last week and have nothing planned at all for the blog. This is probably the wrong thing to do or say but I don't care. I've realized something my blog is lacking...heart. Nothing I've done so far is at all a picture of me or who I am, so this week I think I'm going to explore stuff I really like. I mean I really really like wedding design and letterpress and I really really love florals and pastels. I am also loving working on and growing my etsy store.
There are some things in life that make me cry inexplicably and one of those "things" is lost cities. I am overwhelmed sometimes to visit my native Cleveland and see it becoming more and more a shattered place full of ghost industry and the wandering few. Though Cleveland is not totally lost, the opulence of the early 20th Century that saw the city booming is in fact a distant dream. Alas, Cleveland is one of the lucky ones. I stumbled across Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's website today and found the forgotten architectural treasures of Detriot. I will share a few photos with you that make me mourn for Detriot... and maybe cry a little.
Hooray for Friday! I'm so happy that the week is done and that I have a beautiful new home on Blogger. For today I'm just going to post one image. All week I've been tirelessly adding items to my Etsy account. After one whole year on Etsy I finally have a collection up. That being said, my number one seller last year by far was my White Paper Lantern with Floral Top! Here's on of my new pictures for my brand new and up-to-date Secondhand Sundays shop.