Friday, January 17, 2014

hold my drink

Monday, May 30, 2011

ruh oh.

Clear sign you never blog anymore: your domain expires and you don't notice for more than a week. But really, why the eff didn't I just have that thing set to auto-renew? Tsk, tsk.

Super big changes going on in my life! Most significant/recent of which is that I got a new job working for bloomspot which is an awesome start-up in San Francisco that "provides exceptional offers for weekend getaways and unique local luxury experiences" and we all know how much I love weekend getaways and luxurious experiences! Plus, their logo is a really cute pair of poppies, and I coincidentally have that exact same poppy tattooed on my body. Not the logo or anything, but the same color/type of poppy...which I still think falls in the realm of BEING TOTALLY FATE THAT I WORK FOR THEM.

Also, I can walk to work. Oh and also they are dog-friendly. OH AND ALSO, ALSO they just really rule and I'm pumped up to the max to be working for them.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Periodic Table of Storytelling

I love twists on the Periodic Table of Elements because the Periodic Table of Elements is boring, but a Periodic Table of practically anything else is pretty not-boring (like the Periodic Table of Mixed Drinks or the Periodic Table of Cupcakes). I mean, chemistry sets the bar rather low...but this Periodic Table of Storytelling is awesome.

Click on the image if you want to see more details (and you do).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How to Make a Cupcake Tree

Last year Twin saw a post on Cupcakes Take the Cake about a cupcake tree in Food Network magazine and of course had to create one herself! She used our mom's 50th birthday as an excuse to make the detailed dessert...but in my opinion every occasion is a cupcake tree occasion. AM I RIGHT??

The two cupcake trees Twin made pictured above had nearly TWO HUNDRED cupcakes on them, which is, like, a lot of cupcakes. Totally #winning.

How To Make a Cupcake Topiary (from Food Network Magazine)

Terra-cotta pot
12-inch dowel or thick stick
Floral foam (either a ball or cone shaped, depending on the kind of topiary you want)

1. Fill a small terra-cotta pot with a piece of floral foam and anchor a 12-inch dowel rod or thick stick in the foam.
2. Cover floral foam with moss to make a base for the tree.
3. Paint a six-inch foam ball (Twin used an 8-inch ball) with pink acrylic paint, let it dry for at least an hour, then push the ball onto the top of the rod.
4. Use cupcake liners and pins to plot your designs, then place real frosted cupcakes in each spot, removing the placeholders as you go. *NOTE: Twin frosted the cupcakes after they were ON the cupcake tree, which I think is much easier than attempting to not smudge pre-frosted cupcakes.
5. To attach a cupcake, poke three toothpicks halfway into the bottom, then push the cupcake into the ball.

Here's a shot of one of the cone cupcake trees with cupcakes not frosted yet:

Round cupcake tree in progress:

Completed cupcake trees! Happy birthday, Mom!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Is this thing on??


And now for some delusional hipsterity from Toothpaste for Dinner:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

if i were a robot

This post is dedicated to my BFF Kate, who loves robots.

I feel like Kate would probably not do any of that stuff if she were a robot. Except maybe dating a washing machine...because that sounds pretty cool, right?

Stuff No One Told Me (But I Learned Anyway) is super cute and not just robot related, promise.