Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cheese Please

Head over to one of my favorite daily doses of inspiration, A Cup of Jo, for some fabulous tips on creating the perfect cheese plate. 

{images via A Cup of Jo

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Feather Hair Extensions

I love the feather hair extension trend right now but I'll have to wait until summer to try and pull it off.  

If you're up for the trend now, the Feather Junkie will be putting in extensions for $20 at Flirt Boutique in Dallas tomorrow. There's also a great selection of feather hair extensions from several sellers on Etsy

What do you think of feather hair extensions? 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Valley Confidential

As a child of the 80s, I was extremely fascinated by the blonde twins of Sweet Valley High, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. With their sparkling blue eyes, California tans, and "perfect size six" figures, I was hooked on reading this mind candy once I had graduated from The Baby-Sitters Club.

The Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal is back again with a sequel, Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later. The twins are now in their late-20s and are apparently at odds with each other. Sweet and smart Elizabeth versus cool and scandalous Jessica? Sounds like perfect poolside summer reading to me!

Did you read the Sweet Valley High series? Do you think you'll read Sweet Valley Confidential?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cowgirl Cuties

I went to the Dallas Flea this morning and left with my first pair of cowgirl boots! After four years of living in Texas, it's about time I got an authentic pair. For $50 and already broken-in, I just had to nab them from Cowgirl Cuties

What's your favorite flea market find? 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crimson and Blue

As the Jayhawks head to the Sweet 16, jazz up your KU gear with an extra pop of crimson and blue! 
Crimson and Blue

Rock Chalk! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Royal Wedding Donut

The upcoming royal wedding of William and Kate has produced a lot of interesting stuff. From a fridge to nail decals to the classic china plates, don't they deserve a donut too?

Dunkin' Donuts has revealed plans for a "Royal Wedding Donut", a heart-shaped donut filled with red jelly and drizzled with chocolate. This royal treat will be available the week of April 24-29.  I hope to be eating these at my late-night royal wedding watch party in lieu of tea and crumpets.

The Dallas Flea

I'm looking forward to attending the Dallas Flea for the first time on Saturday!

{via SMU Style}

I've only been to a couple of flea markets before but I've always have so much fun at them. If this flier by Southern Fried Paper is any indication of the flea's cuteness, then I'm sure it will be a winner. 

What's your favorite flea market find? 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Searching for Billy Buttons

I really enjoy having fresh flowers at home but it be pricey to maintain. My latest DIY project is to create a faux flower arrangement made up of dried flowers. Of course the flower that strikes my fancy is uncommon and I'm having a tough time finding them. 
Crasperia, Billy Balls, Billy Buttons, whatever silly name you want to call them, these yellow ball flowers are so quirky and fun!

Let me know if you know of a place where I can find them!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Spring!

Tomorrow officially marks the first day of spring - yay! Don't these 1940s pin-up girls look like they are enjoying a beautiful spring day?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cupcakes: There's an App For That

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Yummy tech love. 

Fashion Plates

Did anyone else play fashion designer as a kid by tracing and coloring Fashion Plates? I had so much fun creating all sorts of ensembles back in the day. 

Photograph by A Pattern of Life

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Garden of Love Stamps

I've mentioned before that I have become a bit of a philatelist recently. After spending many hours searching through the collection of vintage stamps from Park Cities Stamps for our wedding stationery, I really began to appreciate the small tiny bits of artwork affixed to personal notes and cards. 

The Garden of Love stamps by Jose Ortega is the most lovely stamp that I've seen in recent collections. They will be released as Forever stamps on May 19th. 

You may also like my other stamp posts:
Adopt-A-Shelter Stamp and Kansas 150th Anniversary Stamp

Thanks Hello!Lucky for the inspiration.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Red Carpet Style: Black Swan

Without a doubt, Black Swan was my favorite movie nominated this Academy Awards season. Both actresses looked fantastic at the Oscars.

The strikingly gorgeous Mila Kunis is absolutely flawless in lavender. 

Natalie Portman's tassel earrings are fab! 
{images via InStyle}

How about combining the two elements (lavender and tassels) with these lovely earrings? 

If you're feeling ambitious, Stripes and Sequins posted a great DIY on making your own tassel jewelry.

Who was your favorite swan on the red carpet: Mila or Natalie? Or Bjork in 2001? :)