Prepping for Earth Day 2012

10 Apr

with COOKIES!

Easter and Springtime Cookies

10 Apr

Hello again!

This past weekend I made some Easter and Spring themed cookies using my favorite and most delicious Sugar Cookie Recipe and Royal Icing Recipe (I add lemon extract).

These were taken with my camera phone, so the quality of image is not the best.

enjoy and happy baking!

I’m crazy in love…with Jump from Paper Bags!

2 Apr

Made of polyester and/or canvas, these bags look like they came straight out of a comic strip. The line is called Jump from Paper™  and created by Taipei-based design duo, Chay Su and Rika Lin.

Slogan: “Breaks away from boredom and takes you to a playful and imagination tour!”

I’ve never seen anything like this before. Have you? I just LOVE them. Creative, unique, different, colorful, CUTE. Yes. All of the above.

Check out their website for the full line here.


xoxo,

Ari

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31 Mar

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Rainbow Tulle – TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress

30 Mar

A month or so ago I made my boyfriend watch TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ with me because it is one of my FAVORITE shows. During the 5-hour marathon, we came across a bride from California with an amazing Tea Cup Style with RAINBOW Tulle wedding dress. I was in love. I wanted the dress so badly, but I don’t think my mother would ever go for something like that. Anywho, I’ve been searching for the photos and found them. YAY!

Check out the quirky wedding, here.

I have both pairs of shades. Love it!

I love the sash and hair accessory!

Fun, quirky, unique and beautiful.

xoxo,

Ari

Maggie’s on Market St.

29 Mar

Made a trip to Maggie’s on Market Street in the Woodlands this past weekend. The store is small, quaint and full of treasures. I managed to snap a few pictures while I was there.

Mini candles filled the store

Soap boxes. Great idea for a gift!

Heavenly scents

Another gift idea!

The Little Book of Saints

Plates filled with sayings

Oyster Shell Sphere

Old Fashioned Wine Bottle Openers.

Close-up of their Easter Tree. They had several around the store.

xoxo,

Ari

A quote from Julia

23 Mar

Via tumblr

xoxo

Spring, bounce and hop into Spring Fashions

23 Mar

Forever 21 can be a hit or miss. I prefer to shop online actually. I know most of you like to try things on in the store, but when I walk into ANY Forever 21 I feel completely overwhelmed. There are just TOO many items of clothing, accessories, etc to browse through.

Anywho, I am 100% satisfied with my recent purchases online. I’m even impressed with the quality! FYI this is a Top and Blouse only post. I don’t think I’d ever buy anything for my bottom half without trying it on IN STORE.

Check ’em out. xoxo

Striped Boatneck

The material on this one hugs you just right in all the right places.

STRIPES! Plus it has cute accent buttons on the sleeves and shoulder.

 
Okay, so the model doesn’t look too happy, which doesn’t help the sell, but I LOVE this top. The material feels great against your skin, PLUS I saw a similar top on ABC’s Happy Endings worn by Elisha Cuthbert. I paired it with dark skinny jeans and boots. Love it.
Also paired with dark denim or a denim skirt. See-through, so you can wear any under T for a hint of color.
Chambray Button up top
Sadly, this one is no longer available. Paired it with a light pair of khakis. My boyfriend loved it.
I like that it is not as heavy as normal Denim Button Ups.
You can’t really tell, but this top is covered in White Roses. Great for Spring.
So, do you prefer online shopping or in-store when it comes to places like Forever 21, Gap, ZARA, etc?
xoxo,
Ari

Lucky Charms ‘N Fruity Pebbles

14 Mar

Easy treats made of cereal!

Yes, please!

Via TheKitchn

Okay, now just add GREEN Candies and you’re all set.

Via Glorious Treats

And if you have a chance, stop by The Chocolate Bar. They dip all kinds of cereal balls into milk and dark chocolate. OMgosH HEAVEN! May favorite are the Lucky Charms dipped in Dark Chocolate.

xoxo,

Ari

Somewhere over the Rainbow

13 Mar

But FIRST, HOORAY! This is my 100th post!

Celebrate!

Thanks so much for reading 🙂

And now, what better way to celebrate the 100th post than with COLORFUL and TASTY Treats!

Here are some yummy, colorful and sort of easy-t0-make treat ideas for St. Patty’s Day!

ENJOY! ❤

How-to here from Sweet Sugar Belle

In Katrina’s Kitchen Rainbow Choco Chip Cookie Recipe

Munchkin Munchies Rainbow Cake Pops! Adorbs.

Rasberrie Cupcakes Blog shares Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Cute. Creative. Tasty, I’m sure!

xoxo, Ari