Friday, May 18, 2012

A Double Celebration Cake

Recently, my very good friend turned 27 and graduated with her doctorate degree! What an incredible day filled with two very amazing things to celebrate--AND she and her wonderful man just got engaged!

I had the pleasure of creating a celebratory cake for her and the large group of supportive friends and family for her special double whammy day.

When I was drafting ideas for her cake's design, I thought of her personal style. She definitely keeps it elegant and simple, but plays up pops of color here and there. I decided to go for a white base with vibrant colored pinwheels. For the gray top tier polka dots were added as a spunky touch. I liked the simple and adorable design so much, I didn't want to offset it with a large banner or anything--a little addition of a graduation cap and her age were placed on top along with her name. :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Life Tidbits

Gah! There have been a ton of things going on lately and sometimes I find myself struggling to remember to take deep breaths and calm down. I need to remember to have faith, do the best that I can, and keep on truckin' along! :)

It's so important to just...


...and enjoy the little (or big things) that bring everyday smiles and joy to your life.

Here are some of my smile-makin' life tidbits:

(from top left to bottom right: 1. caramel balsamico gelato at home, 2. spring tulips in a vintage milk jug, 3. an assortment of brand new ribbon spools in darling prints and colors, 4. my love sipping on soda, 5. playful pups and their favorite toy, and 6. a fresh spring salad made with colorful organic carrots, baby heirloom tomatoes, and a light lemon vinaigrette.)