Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Steals: Burt's Bees Please

Burt's Bees is currently offering a Grab Bag for $25. It is filled with full sized products, minis (great for travel) and other freebies!
These are great for adding to gifts or just to keep for yourself!
I bought a grab bag like this one about a year ago and was so pleasantly surprised with it!
I do think shipping is $5...
click on Grab Bag up at top to head there

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cook: Fruit Pizza

Today I had one of those weird days.
I felt snarky.
But I protested and decided by 12 o'clock I would no longer be snarky.
At 12 o'clock I jumped in the shower.
I then fixed my hair and put on make up.
Still snarky.

I remembered that I needed to make fruit pizza for a relief society activity.
I tried to do this without being snarky.
So, I turned on some Brazilian Lounge music and went to town beating butter, sugar, and eggs.
It's hard to be snarky under those circumstances.

Fruit Pizza

1/2 C. butter
3/4 C. sugar
1 egg
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add 1 t. cream of tarter
1/2 t. soda
pinch salt
1 1/3 C + 2 T. flour
Press into sprayed pan, bake 12 minutes @350.
Let cool.

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 C. sugar
2 T. pineapple juice
Mix together and spread over cooled crust.
Top with fresh fruit.

p.s. who wants to go to Brazil?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Speaking of steals...

there is something to be said about a man in an Italian suit.
Gucci you slay me.


p.s. Welcome, welcome Jaclyn!


Hello all!
This is Jaclyn, one of Sabrina's sisters (the oldest and wisest one ;) I will posting about some of the fun steals that I find online and in stores. I know we all LOVE an awesome steal of a deal.
Have you heard of Target's Daily Deals?
If you haven't they are awesome deals that last for that day (or until the item is gone), they are discounted items that you get free shipping on! What a great deal!
Head here to sign up to receive the daily e-mail!

P.S. Last week I got two maxi dresses for 19.00 and with free shipping!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fun Finds: She and Him Volume 2

When I'm not listening to this I'm usually listening to She & Him.
Combine talent, extreme beauty, and a throwback to Loretta Lynn and you have the loveliness
that is She & Him.
Do me a favor and listen to my favorite.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Motherhood 101

Last weekend while I was home my niece "Fia" was also staying at my parents house.
Fia, is 18 months old, and is the silliest goose I know.
She's usually a quite the clown, but this weekend she had a nasty cold.
Every time she let out a wheezy cough my heart tore.
The weekend went by with no more than a lapse of her ability to hear me (because she chose not to) but was otherwise uneventful.
On Sunday morning I heard her wake up.
"Mom. MOM. Mommy. Mimmy. Mummy. Mama. Mammy.MOM!"
I walked in her room and pulled her out of her pack n' play.
She rubbed her eyes and nestled her head on my shoulder.
I couldn't help but think how amazing being a mother must be.

Fast forward two hours and we're sitting in a pew at church.
We made it through the first 15 minutes with little to no problems.
Until, the deacons started passing the sacrament.
I forgot to give Fia a piece of bread from the sacrament tray, which ended in protest.
Luckily, the deacon saw and came back so the little saint could have her bread, and eat it too.
Eat she did.
As the boy was walking back she protested again.
Suddenly, a monster unleashed.
A fruit snack eating, goldfish tossing, diaper bag emptying, screeching monster.
I couldn't help but thinking only superhumans could be mothers.
It was the longest hour of my life.

Afterwards once we were home and she had the lay of the land again,
she came to me wrapped her arms around my leg and smiled.

I love that little monster.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Create: Ribbon Embroidery Flowers by the Purl Bee

I love embroidery.
I love how much time goes into each piece.
I love how quietly beautiful embroidery designs are.
I've always wanted to learn how to do ribbon embroidery but it always seemed like it would be pretty intricate.
However, the Purl Bee, yet again amazed me, and turned a hard project into something easy.
I love this tutorial.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Finds: Graham and Green Bird Vases

I saw these vases a couple weeks ago and I haven't been able to stop thinking about them.

Utter loveliness in the form of a vase.

Graham and Green knocks my socks off.

In other, less fun, news.

I woke up in one of those moods.

The frustrated kind.

I'm hoping this weekend will cure me of it.

I hope you have a happy, non-frustrated weekend.