Friday, August 26, 2011

Mapping Your Travels

My friend Kacee and her hubby, Bobby, are big travelers. This summer they were in Yellowstone. Next summer they have travel plans that take them overseas. Not like I live there or anything, but I think they need some kind of map/record thingy of where they've been together! I'm loving these ideas:

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                                Personally, I'd add the month and year they went.


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                                          Not sure about the cork...maybe a painted board with the world map?


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                                               Kinda like this guy, but the world?

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 Kacee might go for this one! Maps as mats for pictures of her and Bobby different places. Really cute and she LOVES pictures.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Brooklyn Limestone Shower Idea

I spotted this sooo cute idea for a bridal shower over at A Brooklyn Limestone. The "perfect blend" coffee theme is precious-especially if you have two coffee-lovers. Think of all the possibilities!  
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For favors you could give Starbucks Via instant coffees and coffee mugs with the "perfect blend" label.

It could be a brunch where you serve some delicious coffee cake!

You could incorporate newspaper into the decorations. People read the newspaper with their morning coffee!  Okay, I know I'm overly excited about this. I don't even drink coffee!

Friday, August 12, 2011

G2G: Jimmy's Food Store

This is absolutely the coolest grocery store in Dallas. It's Italian! We went, enjoyed some sandwiches, did some shopping, and grabbed fresh made cannoli to go. 

Here's the website to check it out:
Go there!

After our trip we were ready to make a scrumptious Italian pasta: Bucatini Amitriciana.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


For my birthday this summer, my family gifted me this lovely light for the dining room:

It's the "Firefly" pendant from CB2. *Love the name.*

Erik and Dad installed it pronto. I was left with some long sheets of bubble wrap. My little sister and I (like all little kids I'm sure) loved jumping on that stuff growing up. I used the bubble wrap to make hopscotch for another pair of sisters I know.

First, I cut them into even sized squares (10).

Next, I used electrical tape to put some not so glamorous numbers on the squares.

Here are the girls jumping:

I didn't stick all mine together. As you can see, it got a little wonky. The good news is the girls were able just to set up the squares, hop on random ones, and tally points based on which number they got to pop (good adding practice).