Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weekend Plans

I'm headed to Omaha once again, I think this will be my 4th trip I've made there this summer. I must have some fascination over the place but I really think it's just a mini retreat for me. I don't ever want to move there but I can't complain about there being an Anthropology, Whole Foods, and Dick Blick. This time I am headed to see She and Him with my friend Erin. So excited to be able to see Zooey Deschenal up close and personal!

She & Him - Thieves from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fall Food

I hate to think about the fact that summer is coming to an end but I really start getting excited for cool breezes that come with fall. I enjoy baking once again, no more miserable hot days to keep me from running the oven for hours. Oh gosh my mouth is watering for warm apple pie with some cinnamon ice cream melting over top!

I also recommend this really yummy cinnamon ice cream recipe my friend Tiffany introduced me too.

I've also been craving something ooey gooey and chocolaty... these Brookies from Baked in Brooklyn would be wonderful to have right now too.

Yesterday, I pulled out Jim Lahey's My Bread cookbook I borrowed from my friend Dan and gave the basic bread recipe a try. Baked up like a charm, but I didn't expect anything less. It's just been to darn hot to even think about turning the oven on.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

D tour

Watched the documentary this evening about Pat Spurgeon the drum player from Rogue Wave who needed a kidney transplant. I definitely recommend you see it, it moved me to tears.

and now a music video from Rogue Wave's newest album.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Do you collect pictures of hair styles you aspire to have? Here is a collection of short hair styles I've collected.

There have been times that I tried growing it out but  it ends up that I've always liked my hair short. 

That summer skirt

Oh yeah, I forgot this was something that was on my to do list and now that it's nearly September I think I better get sewing. 

A super easy pattern for sewing your very own skirt via Etsy How-Tuesday.
Let me know how it goes for you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Super 8

I like to call it "research" for wedding and cake ideas for work but really I just love looking at all the wonderful pictures and crafting ideas. And then... I came along several great Super 8 films of weddings and just fell in love.

Max, Margaux, & The Marvelows from Shark Pig on Vimeo.

Keira & Dan's Hello Guest Book from Hello Super 8 on Vimeo.

Max & Margaux from Shark Pig on Vimeo.

We can even have a wedding filmed in Super 8 here in Des Moines by The Wedding Format!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cupcake Wars

Not only did I go to the lake for the weekend but I also helped with the planning of an audition video. We like to call it at work our own "48 Hour Film Project".

Friday, we received a phone call from Cupcake Wars asking us to put together an audition video for the show for them to have on Monday. Holy SMOKES! Lucky for us I have a WONDERFUL brother who is in the business and he agreed to help us out.

Being his sister I might be partial to how amazing I think it is but really I think he is the greatest. I also want to make sure to say thanks to Seth who also helped him do this all.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weekend at the Lake

 How about a mini weekend away at the lake house? Two days sure wasn't long enough.

Sunday the weather was perfect... went jet-skiing, swimming and floated on a single person raft with my little sister as well as got a little bit of sunburn. This would be the second time this summer that I've been swimming. 

Took a little bit of time to catch up on my magazine reading.

Played with my most adorable nieces.

Even got to see tight rope walkers at the amusement park. It was a classic summer weekend. 
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