Thursday, January 26, 2012

monkey pizza bread.

Some of my Pinterest followers may have already seen this recipe floating around: Pepperoni Monkey Pizza Bread from  Just wanted to let you know that I tried, and it worked perfectly!  Absolutely delicious - it definitely disappeared on New Year's Eve :)  (Bottom 2 pics are my own)

Friday, January 20, 2012

can it be true?

Toms ballet flats - coming spring 2012!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

colour of the year.

Last year, I posted about 2011's "Colour of the Year" so I thought I'd do the same for 2012!  Enjoy the inspiration - all photos found here..

Friday, January 13, 2012

silk scarf pillow case.

A little variation on the no-sew pillow case for you!  I had this silk scarf (thrifted for $2.99?) and this old pillow form just waiting to be covered.  In a little flash of spontaneous creativity, I decided to get them together.

Lay the scarf on a flat surface.

The colours are bit more muted in reality (less peach, more pink) - so pretty.

Put the pillow on the scarf (corners to sides).

Fold 2 ends of the scarf together, and tie them in a double knot.

Fold the other 2 corners together, tie, and voila!  No sewing required :)

You can face the knot in..

Or out!  I prefer it this way - love the colours and the gathered effect.

Give it a try for yourself!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

the floating cabinet effect.

Just wanted to let you in on a little home update!  There's lots of new things going on, but nothing totally finished (stay tuned)...still, I'm excited about my new china cabinet solution.  I had my heart set on something like this...

or this...

so I was looking online for something similar.  No luck on Kijiji, but Crate and Barrel had it!  For $1200...  Then I saw this on Pinterest...the floating cabinet.

It basically has the elements that I like about the other ones (the actual pieces of furniture).  I wanted something long and high off the ground, rather than tall and towering like traditional china cabinets.  And it was going next to our table, so I wanted it to be buffet height, so it could be functional for holding things that don't fit on our table.  Then in a recent trip to Ikea, we found these floating cabinets for half price! Altogether it ended up costing approximately $200 (much better than $1200!) and I love it!  I love how it looks, but the best part is that's so functional for serving and storage.  Our nice china is finally put away, and not in boxes in the basement.  Can't wait to get a big piece of art, or collection of art above it.  Something colourful :) 

(Shout out to my awesome husband and Josh Kubassek for putting it up!  And to Alicia for the chat while we watched them work :)

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