The game: A Royal Wedding game testing to see who can correctly answers the majority of these questions. Who'll design Kate's dress? Who'll design the bridemaid dresses? Will Kate wear an updo, loose curls, or her normal long straight hair? Will Kate wear the Queens tiara? What will Victoria Beckham wear to the wedding? How many visible details will go wrong? At exactly what time will they say "I do?"
The setup: English china of English castles A painted wooden castle Royal magazine editions
This is Angela's soon-to-be living room. she wants a new take on the fireplace. First, the gold tone of the actual fireplace? Must go. The brick can go either way. Here are a couple of non-brick options. All wood mantle. Make sure it makes a statement with lots of levels and textures. All wood with a metal center. Stone-not one of my personal favorites but a classic none the less. I think that this option demands a floor to ceiling approach. All stone. Likely very expensive, but gorgeous. Wood with tile.
The fireplace has a lot of brick. Personally, I don't think it is necessary to get rid of all of it. You could get rid of the raised ledge and cover a good portion of the brick with a wood mantle. Painting the brick white is a current trend. You can't see this one well but it has almost the same color brick as what Angela will be inheriting. Paint the brick white and add a full wood mantle. A more colonial option. A good example of exposed natural brick with a wood mantle. And one last fireplace! via finish dimensions, a room somewhere, michael folks, fireplace makeover, 123RF, fuller's woodworks, desire to inspire, decorology
First, the winner of the giveaway...Angela! Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org In other news, the city comparison/search is complete. We are officially moving to Austin, Texas. I am excited to test out swimming in Barton Springs and Ruby's BBQ.
This week we tried the Fudgy, Chewy, Cakey brownies found on My Baking Addiction's blog. They are very rich but have a more traditional brownie flavor. I didn't cook them quite long enough so they didn't set all the way but they were still a fan favorite. The tasters rated them first amongst those tried so far. Four and a half stars! P.S. One more day to enter the giveaway!
As promised, a giveaway! To celebrate 1,000 posts I am giving away a pair of turquoise earrings. Now, these earrings have not been made yet, but to give you a general idea of style here are some I have made in the past. To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post. Want an extra entry? Link to my blog on facebook or on your blog. Good luck!
One day I want a wall of moon paintings in a nursery. Here are a couple I would love to have. This marks 1,000 posts! 1,000! I can't believe it! To celebrate, a giveaway tomorrow! via Renie Bucher, Skye Taylor, Todd Young,
A friend of mine is having a baby boy. The baby will eventually be sharing a room with her little girl. So the question is, how do you create a unisex space? Here are my thoughts. 1. Bold colors with neutral decor. Alphabet walls know no gender. 2. Neutral color with neutral decor (animals). 3. Bold colors with specific spaces. This is my favorite. You have things like the banner tying all the colors together but you still get a specific boy and girl space. 4. Go gray. via design my way, princess and the pea, pintrest, decorologist, design dazzle,decor pad, spearmint baby,
This weekend we baked up a batch of Martha's Double-Chocolate Brownies. They definitely had a more cake-like texture, they were not chewy in the least. They used a mixture of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate which made for a rich brownie, which I liked, my Mother did not. I put them in the fridge to see if they would be better cold, I think they were. Overall, two and a half stars.
*Note- I have been wanting a similar pattern for about 10 years, my Mom and I found an awesome deal at a local consignment shop, we couldn't pass it up. I wasn't buying them just for the royal wedding, I promise.
My pictures are struggling. Last weekend I made the Sundae Brownies from Lizzie Writes. It is a little bit harder to give these a direct comparison to the last ones because they had ice cream and chocolate sauce on them (the chocolate sauce was delicious). They were a chewy brownie and didn't have as much of a dark chocolate taste as the last stop. Overall I would give them 3.5 stars, a little lower than four because they stuck to the pan.