Friday, July 22, 2011

Sparkle Letters DIY

Ever since I found these glitter banners with fringe, I've wanted to make this project a DIY. I went to my local craft store and found some fun fringe for about $5 a yard. But what about those cool glitter letters? Martha Stewart came to my rescue today with her Craft of the Day - Sparkle Script Letters

I'm going to make this a Christmas in July craft. Stay tuned for my final product!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cherry Blossom Centennial Stamps

Every day this week, USPS is going to give a peek at the new stamps that will be released in 2012. The first set is four stamps making up a panoramic view of cherry blossom trees lining Washington D.C.  The stamps commemorate the centennial gifting of more than 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees to from Tokyo to Washington D.C.

If you're a fellow philatelist like me, you can follow along for the daily reveal at Beyond the Perf.

Keeping Cool in the Pool

It's the middle of July, so forgive me for stating the obvious, but it sure is hot. The current Texas temperatures are being compared to the summer of 1980, so this is the biggest scorcher I've ever experienced. There's not much more you can do than stay inside, or keep cool in the pool. Preferably sporting a swim cap on a swan raft.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy National French Fries Day!

{So Very Happy by dazeychic on Etsy} 

Hi, my name is Allison and I'm addicted to french fries. Ever since I can remember, french fries have been my all-time favorite vegetable. Oh wait, they don't count as veggies? Boo. Fortunately, I have an excuse to indulge because today is National French Fries Day

{My lunch today.} 

Where's your favorite place to get french fries? 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Motivation — Dreams

Celebrating the Future Mrs. Cola in California

Beautiful ambiance, Vietnamese street food, and wine at The Slanted Door in the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

Stunning San Francisco Architecture.

Yummy Clam Chowder at Chowders - Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf

Gift for the bride-to-be! 

View from Sterling Vineyards

Wine list at Mustards Grill in Napa

Shenanigans in Calistoga

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy First Birthday, Cirque du Sweet!

Today marks the first birthday of Cirque du Sweet! I appreciate all of my readers for following along. I started Cirque du Sweet as a way to post inspiration from my wedding but it soon turned into a mix of all things, well, sweet.

If you are haven't already, be sure to become a fan of Cirque du Sweet on Facebook or follow through Google if you use Gmail or have a Google account (on the right side of the page, scroll to "Followers" and click Follow). I love feedback so keep those comments coming!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday Motivation: Give Back, Get Lovely Lashes

I was happy to see the dazzling Mad Men star Christina Hendricks featured on the recent cover of Lucky because she is the new spokeswoman for a campaign that I was a part of last year - the Latisse Wishes Challenge. The campaign benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is an organization near and dear to my heart that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Last summer I chronicled my progress while using Latisse with a team of three other women, led by the Today Show style editor Bobbi Thomas. The Latisse Wishes Challenge ended up raising $413,884 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which was inclusive of a $250,000 donation match from Latisse.

If you make a a $20 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you will receive a free trial certificate for Latisse. Hello lush lashes!