i have been changing and rearranging a lot... trying on blog
backgrounds like trying on shoes.
then, last week i was playing around with template
designer and found the way i could make my own background! i love it! i think it will be a good "year ~ around ~ ground" because it can be interpreted as lovely linenor beloved burlap. it's neutral. i can dress it up or down, "take it from daytime to evening", as we would say in the world of fashion!
i am definitely not a computer
graphic designer and i work full time...
so this process has been slow for me! and.... the fun thing is that most of us are in floating in the same boat. i see such GENIUS coming from each of you every day!
i plan to change my banner a bit here and there. you see, i'm an old retail dog, (yeah that's what we call ourselves). we live to change the window displays...
move the merchandise, and bring in the new!
*** i found a font! it almost matches the way i write print! i now feel like i am actually hand writing printing my posts!
have the greatest day! thanks for listening to my whimsical self!
sand dollars remind me of my Grandmother Elizabeth...
if you follow my blog, you know i have been in a
grandmother state - of - mind lately.(any day now) Grandma and i would gather the sea cookies (that's what i called them when i was little). we would take them to her house to be cleaned, and placed in her amazing garden. on occasion, she would let me break one open to find a star, or even a sillier mid centurykitchything... we would paint the little flower - like image with her red nail polish!
when i stumbled upon the image of the sand cookies at pinterest, i just had to investigate. i found this cute sweet little blog called... ~ Diamonds for Dessert ~ to add a little more sugar to the story the publisher of "D for D" is one SMART COOKIE! ...a recent college grad, with a goal of med school!
for the RECIPE and TUTORIAL... visit Diamonds for Dessert ~ here ~
happy weekend, dear friends! i don't
know about you, but i'm up for a trip to a beach with sand that looks like sugar!
i love unique boxes... in this case, a vintage box filled with twenty vintage pastry cones... the wrap: i folded a keepsake hankie in half and then folded it again as you would to make a paper fan! i tied it in the center with some baker's twine.
the placement of the "hankie bow" is the key here...it creates a very bon appetit ~ chic look!
what are pastry cones? they are fun to bake with! i'll be doing a tutorial soon!