Sunday, January 29, 2012

Last Week Through Instagram

Good morning! Good news, I've joined Bloglovin! Please follow me!

Another weekend come and gone, here's how this past week looked through Instagram. You can also view them through Webstagram, my name is lookforkim.

Last Sunday Dave and I popped into an antique shop in town that recently changed locations. This was a pretty tablecloth folded over a railing I found beautiful.

Pretty antique handmade tablecloth

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Beautiful Things

These are not recent, but they're two of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. Sometimes we all need to look at something that makes us happy.

Deer and bunny friends

Friday, January 27, 2012

DIY: Gift Tags from Greeting Cards

What have you done with all your Christmas cards from this season? Well, seeing as it's almost February, you've probably gotten rid of them by now. Though knowing just when to do so is not always an easy choice.

One way to soften the guilt the comes with tossing greeting cards it to repurpose them as pretty gift tags. Birthday or Mother's Day cards can easily double as bridal or baby shower gift tags, or the other way around.

DIY Christmas gift tags

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Envy: Colored Denim

This is a trend I've had my eye on for awhile. I had to warm up to it. When I first started seeing colored denim it seems like they were all bright bright bright! I'm in search of a great dark red pair like these below, or a fun purple or really saturated blue. And I love the lavender pencil skirt.

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Here's how to wear them and look like a grown up. :oD

Sunday, January 22, 2012

DIY Cookie Cutter Stencils & Green Tea Shortbread Recipe

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve and welcome to the year of the dragon! To celebrate I have a fun DIY post mixed with a baking post!

We're making green tea shortbread cookies shaped like little tea leaves. No leaf shaped cookie cutter needed! Here was my inspiration, and here are how mine came out, plus dipped in chocolate.

White chocolate dipped green tea shortbread

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Year's Resolution: Don't be a disaster

I was never much for making new year's resolutions because it seemed silly to me. Really, if you want to facilitate a change in your life, you can start it any time you like. So I'll just start now and call it a new year's resolution since it's still January.

My new year's resolution is to not be a disaster! I will explain...

Organized my bathroom today

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bake Apple Pie on a Stick

Baked goods on a stick are super trendy right now it seems. I know that because Starbucks has cake pops now. Inspired by some finds on Etsy, I decided to try out some apple pie pops!

Apple pie pops

Weekly Wednesday Envy: Mourning Jewelry

I may be a girlie girl but I also have a slight fascination with the macabre. Lately Victorian mourning jewelry is at the top of my "I want" list. Originally, mourning jewelry was made from jet. A "gemstone" of ancient, compressed wood, always black in color (likely where the expression "jet black" comes from).

It became popular during the reign of Queen Victoria, when the Queen wore Whitby jet as part of her mourning dress.

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During the peak of its popularity between 1860 to 1890, more affordable and faster reproductions of authentic jet were used as it became the height of fashion.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Review: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

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I passed this book up a few times in the store before I finally committed and purchased it in paperback. The blurb on the back cover was pretty cryptic...


Thursday, January 12, 2012

home remedy: apple cider vinegar

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately. It started with the sniffles, then a sore throat. Then that subsided but I still have some chest congestion going on and all around winter unpleasantness.

I googled some home remedies to help me feel better and started reading about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Which is apparently good for quite a lot!

Apple cider vinegar home remedy 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First post

Hello there new blog,

I'm almost nervous to start my first post, because I have big plans for this blog and I'm very excited about it!

I've been inspired by the many lovely, crafty blogs I come across and decided to start my own. I make and discover a lot of fun things that I want to share with the world.

First, I bake. I have my own recipe blog where I bake all sorts of fun things. Mostly cupcakes.

Cutest cupcake ever 

And I crochet things.

Crochet snowflakes 

And read books, do yoga, and hang out with my husband-to-be Dave, my greyhound Odie, and my bunny Lillie.

I also work as a marketing manager for a publishing company, which is not that exciting.

That's all for now!