Did I tell you guys that I’m planning another party?? I am! And a big part of all parties you see “displayed” online today is the dessert table. It may have at one time been the “cake table,” but apparently only serving cake is for PANSIES! Now there are a ton of things that *should* be on that table. Check this out:
Photos courtesy of: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
They’re like works of art. I mean, it would be hard for me to make anything on par with these. My favorite is number 7. I’m a little obsessed with orange and grey right now. But they’re all spectacular in their own way. Oh, and notice that macarons (not macarooooooons) are a big feature now on a dessert table. Fun fact – macarons cost almost $2 PER COOKIE! What are they made out of? Angel’s tears? Good grief. There is no reason for that. Especially since, in my opinion, they’re not that tasty. I mean, they’re no Samoa, AMIRITE?! But check out this amazing display of opulence or this one. Wow. That’s some serious business. Needless to say, I still want them. I want a TOWER six feet tall of them!!! Realistically, maybe six (cookies, not feet). I could imagine a very creative way to display six lonely macarons, right? Maybe hide them around the venue and have a macaron hunt! That way it’ll feel like a trophy just to see ONE! I think I’m on to something…
The party is in a few weeks, so you’ll see what we come up with. Don’t get your hopes up. The one thing I will absolutely be unable to do is hire a photographer to take a picture (like these all obviously had). But maybe I can Photoshop something equally as dreamy. We’ll see.
Guess who’s laid up in bed as we Internet “speak?” This idiot. I was running my 3rd mile, rounding a corner when…ok…or…I giddily hopped off my bed after closing the curtains to get my clothes ready for my 6 a.m. CrossFit class when my right quadricep shouted “NOT IN MY HOUSE!” at the top of its Dikembe Mutombo-esque leg lungs. I felt what I can only describe as a very acute ripping feeling and fell to the ground. Very gracefully (or the exact opposite), of course. Like searing pain. Ryan sprang into action (as did WebMD – I was immediately worried it was going to be a sure sign of Stage 4 leg cancer) with ice, pillows for leg raising and anti-inflammatories. When I was unable to lift my own leg onto the pillows because it hurt so much, he said it was probably a good idea if I just stayed home today. I’ve been out sick a couple of times in the last month, so I balked and he changed his request by saying that he’d actually be really mad if I went. Sorry, work!!
In light of that, it’ a little funny that I have body pampering tutorials today. But I do. And they all look so amazing. I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a long time, but I’ve just never gotten around to it. Maybe I will now.
1. Sugar Scrub Cubes. Maybe it’s because I’m not eating sugar anymore, but this looks delicious! Pink sugar!
2. Lime Mint Foot Soak. In the past, I’ve mocked foot soaking. Until my feet hurt really badly after walking for days and I decided to try one. Yeah…they work.
3. Lavender Body Sugar Scrub. Lavender…I love it! The smell is so heavenly and relaxing. And this bottle is so pretty with the sprig of lavender. I think that’s what swayed me.
4. Edible Mud Mask. I saw the picture, read the word “edible” and stopped reading. I’ll take two please! It’s Paleo-friendly. I’m SURE OF IT!
So there you go. If any of you want to make some and send it my way because you feel sorry for me, I’ll swallow my pride and accept it. Oh, and say a little prayer for me that I don’t trip on a piece of dust and break my arm. Good grief.
A loooooonnnnnggggg time ago, I mentioned this pillow tutorial in a post (which I’m too lazy to link to right now – I’ve got a case of the Mondays) and said how much I wanted to make it. I think it was 5 years ago. Okay, or 1. Regardless, I actually made it this week/weekend!
Isn’t it purty?! It wasn’t “hard,” but it did take some time. First to draw the little template on the back, then to stitch the pintucks. It would have gone much more smoothly if I had sewn the correct sides together. Instead I sewed the sides together so that, when I reached the seam, the pattern was reversed. GOOD TIMES!!! Of course, I decided to just wing it instead of ripping it out and starting over which didn’t work (it gets crowded in those pintucks). In the end, I had to rip it all out anyway and restart the sewing. My laziness cost me more time. Brilliant!!
I love it so much that I think I may make another one in a different color. I made this one out of suedecloth because I couldn’t find an affordable (not crushed – BLECHT) velvet in a color I liked. Now I’m on the hunt for some pretty and affordable velvet. TO THE INTERNET!