Thursday, June 30, 2011

(Insta Friday}

So if you haven't figured it out already I really love the Instagram app on my I pod touch...{my last three posts included pics from it!} And that is why I am so happy I found the blog Life Rearranged so I could link up with the most amazing post EVER...InstaFriday!! Not sure what InstaFriday is?? It's a super great post where you add pics from your Instagram to make a little story about what your week was like {That's my interpretation}

So this was actually a couple weeks ago...but who's counting? That's me and my mom at Ikea...I think the bathroom section to be exact!

Ahh the 50 cent hotdogs! That's why I love Ikea for silly stuff like that!! Haha they also had a vending machine for spare parts but I unfortunately didn't snap a picture of that!

This week I did start the 17 Day Diet! Soo far so good, cupcakes aren't carbs right? lol

This was my breakie today!! mmm mmm and it's 17 Day Diet approved ;)

How was your week?? Any plans for the weekend? I'm working so please let me know what your up to so I can live vicariously through you...

{Red Velvet} - Recipe Swap Thursday

Time to get back into the swing of things, So I'm linking up with the blog Prairie Story today for Recipe Swap Thursday! With Canada Day just around the corner July 1st to be exact I have decide to try my hand at making red velvet cupcakes with a white vanilla icing. Seems like a pretty perfect Canadian cupcake red and white!

I went out and bought myself some fancy new supplies for this recipe. I bought a sifter, portable cupcake tray, some icing tips and icing bags!

For this recipe you will need:

-2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp cocoa powder
-1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
-1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
-2 large eggs room temperature
-2 tbsp red food coloring
-1 tsp white distilled vinegar
-1 tsp vanilla extract

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees, and line cupcake pan with liners

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divided the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes, turning the pans once halfway through. Remove from the oven and cool completely before frosting.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

{What I Love Wednesday}

Good Morning! So I'm trying something new today...I'm linking up with Lollipops blog for her What I Love Wednesday post! I just discovered it today after reading the blog A Life Unrehearsed...she loved vintage kitchen glasses! So pretty!

And I love...Enjoying the sunshine before work! This morning I ate breakfast, drank my coffee, and tanned on the deck. I like to take in every single ray of sunshine I can while it lasts, because guess what? Tomorrow my day off...looks like rain :(

What are you enjoying this Wednesday??

Friday, June 24, 2011


Happy Friday!! One of my favorite days of the week, and I get to do one of my favorite new blog posts InstaFriday! I'm linking up with Life Rearranged for this fun post where you take pictures from your I-Phone app Instagram and tell a little story about your week with them...that's my translation anyways!

I had a nice little present waiting on my door step when I came home on Tuesday...about a million mason jars!! YAY! All to be used for our wedding centerpieces. And an even bigger surprise inside Trevor was home!!! DOUBLE YAY! {He has been working away for quite some time.} What a great day:)

Washing up all my jars...

On Wednesday I went to the Rihanna concert with one of my bridesmaids and bestie Nic. We shopped all morning and afternoon, then had a much needed dinner break at JOEYS in E town! So delish! I had a beef dip with skinny fries, and Nic had a Souvlaki with skinny fries. Drool...


This pic is from last night in my garden, its been raining all week here and my poppies decided to bloom!

Hope your week was as great as mine!! Any plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

{Blog Award So Sweet*}

Heeey! Long time no blog guys!! Missed blogging and missed you guys even more! Lots has been going on at Sew Indy...Wedding planning, slo pitch, work, work outs...and a couple new projects that I may be revealing this week, fingers crossed xx! Oh and very exciting tomorrow I am going to the Rihanna concert, she's pretty much my favorite, I really like her music and her style. Can't wait to see what kind of show she puts on.

In other news...My girl Earl has passed on a blog award to me! Its called The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

{I can't seem to find the creator of this award-any one know?}

Here are the rules for this sweet award:
1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you, and include their link-Check
2. Provide 7 random facts about yourself-Check
3. Pass on the award to 8 other bloggy friends, and include links to their blogs-Check

So 7 random facts:

1. I have never ever tried baloney, and don't think I ever will.

2. I am getting married in less than 90 days! eek so exciting!

3. My favorite tv show was The its my favorite DVD.

4. I used to be a lifeguard

5. I really wish I could speak another language, I'm thinking French or German...oh or Italian.

6. My favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner would have to be perogies!! mmm

7. My first pet was a white cat, named original!lol my top 8 blogs to receive this award:

1. Earl Leigh Designs

2. Gussy Sews

3. The Pleated Poppy

Congrats Everyone!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

{Wednesday already...}

Good Morning Everyone! It's Wednesday my last day off boo :( but I got alot accomplished around the house, so I don't really mind going back to work tomorrow HA. I've also started working out as of Monday because guess what?? MY WEDDING DRESS CAME IN! I've gone to two work out classes in two day...yay 2 for 2...and today at 5:45 I'm going to try a Zumba class. I'm kind of scared...what if I look really silly? or can't keep up?? oh well I just have to try I guess, maybe I will really love it! Now for some pics of amazing food that I can no longer eat, if I want to look amazing in my dress...

Last weekend my mom and I went to Ikea, and some other shops in Edmonton...I had so much fun! But got pretty tuckered out, my mom likes to shop, ALOT! We got to eat at one of my favorite restaurants Joeys...not Joeys Only, or Joey Tomatoes, just Joeys! It's sooo good...this was the crab dip, AMAZING! And really cute presentation!

I guess I could probably eat this salad on my diet! This is what my mom ordered it has avocado, strawberries, chicken, and candied pecans...delish

And this is what I had a shrimp curry...mmmmm...

Hope I haven't made you all to hungry this morning, if you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be??

Monday, June 6, 2011


My lovely bloggy friend Whitney is doing a giveaway on her blog Earl Leigh Designs today and you have until the 19th of June at midnight to enter!!! So go enter...

Oh ya I guess I should tell you what the giveaway rhymes with toffee posy...any guesses?? It's a coffee cozy!!! From me...haha. But she is also including a "Earlmade" pouch to carry your cozy in, when it's not wrapped around a carmel coretto, double double, or a machiatto! Mmmm now I'm in the mood for a gourmet coffee....

Pictures courtesy of Earl Leigh


And this is an owl cozy pretty much made just for Whitney! It's so cool to think something I made in Canada is all the way in the United States, South Carolina to be exact...Just chillin with Whitney!! Saaweet!

Friday, June 3, 2011

{Busy Bee-Insta Friday}

Morning Everyone!! Has anyone been wondering where I have been this whole week?? I feel so bad for not blogging at all...I'm linking up with the blog Life Rearranged for Insta Friday to show you what I have been so busy with. And I promise next week I will be a way better blogger I have just been so busy making shower invites, playing baseball, and shopping...I know what your all thinking, what a hard life right?? Ha Ha NOT


Some of the cute fab buttons being used for my invites...

This is on the back of my mad hatter inspired shower invite. I just love this color combo fuchsia, teal, and orange....the picture really doesn't do any justice.

You have been cordially invited....

Head on over to Life Rearranged to link up for Insta Friday, OR OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!! {Just kidding}