Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Lovely List

Well Wednesday has come and almost gone, betcha thought I forgot my Lovely List? Not a chance! I had a less than lovely day at work yesterday and I crashed to sleep once I walked in the front door. Literally. So that left me doing it last minute this sorry those of you who were waiting! But a girl needed to recoup! So here is what I am LOVING at the moment...

Mr C and I went antiquing the other day as mentioned in a previous post. I found this adorable quirky cat print by Louis Wain. I love this image...ironic really...Cats...I can here the "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle cats!" I plan to frame this and hang it in my upstairs hall...a bit o character if you will :)

I also came across three of these clear hobnail design votive holders for 25 cents each at a secong hand shoppe. Adorable for outside this summer!

Lastly, here is yet another flower from the Cupcake garden...a Peony! My first!

Hope you have a lovely day! Enjoy your week...and fellow Canadians...Enjoy your Canada day tomorrow Eh?

heehee ;)


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Armpits are an advanced skill, right?

Happy Monday! Although I go back to work Tuesday (actually it is now Tuesday) I have had a wonderful wonderful set off! Mr Cupcake and I have had a very productive weekend. We did a tonne of container planters and yard work. Stay tuned for an update of the yard in upcoming posts. We have been shovelling gravel like crazy and wow-it's hard work! Our anniversary was lovely. We took a self portrait outside our venue for out 1st Ani. We plan to do it every year...After that we went antiquing and it was so fun as usual. I bought a great print by Louis Wain (bonus-I happen to love cats!) Its great and full of will likely hang in the hall upstairs. Pictures to follow once framed.

Today we did some errands and then Rocketgirl came by for a visit. She helped me make the same dress she made the other night. She 'supervised'...and it turned out so great! It is a cute little go anywhere dress...I wanted it for the family reunion this weekend (up coming) it is easy and comfy! here is a horrible iPhone pic...on me...HA! funny little model....

hope you have a lovely week! Peace and Light,


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy 1 year Anniversary Mr Cupcake!

Happy 1st Anniversary Mr. Cupcake!!

June, a perfect month for a wedding. We knew we wanted to get married in a heritage building and right across the river (only a ferry boat ride away at the time) is a beautiful town called Fort Langley. It is an adorable little heritage town full oof vintage delights and antiques everywhere. Right up our alley as we are both very big on all things old and historical. So we just knew that the Fort Langley Community Hall was the place. Hands down.

I cannot believe an entire year has passed us by. Well, scratch that actually I can as we have purchased our first home and been super busy sprucing it up. I walk through Fort Langley now and full so full of love and light. Most wonderful day of my life...I love you Mr Cupcake. For


Friday, June 25, 2010

Late in the day Friday Pretties!

Well it is Friday again and I have my weekly Friday Pretties! Thanks as always to Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things for hosting! Today Mr Cupcake and I went to a wonderful nursery to buy heaps of beautiful flowers and some planters. What a fun day! Here is a peek and what I truly think is Pretty today!

We bought 17 different flowers for our gardens and yard!
We did not buy this pretty hibiscus...but I had to take a picture for today's Pretties!

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Lovely List

Hello all my lovelies! Its Wednesday and this is what I am crushing on this week:

Love this print...perfectly stated. You can find it here: Etsy Shop Lucky Bluebird

June and tea and scones...they just go together....I would have these everywhere in vases throught my home if I had a lovely hydrangea plant...

and my final lovely little treat:

Thanks to Rocketgirl for the push towards these little cheese delights!

p.s. another Lovely little mention to Rosie for gifting me my very first blogger award! xoxo

Check out these fantastic Lovely Lists and some of my favorite blogs! If you would like to play, let me know and I will feature you!


Roses and Rutabagas

Hope you have a wonderful fun-tastic Wednesday!
Live in the moment and increases your face value ;)

Love and Light...


Saturday, June 19, 2010

"you can learn alot of things from the flowers...especially in the month of June"

What a glorious day! Mr C and I went to a lovely local nursery and bought some colorful flowers for our first potted delight! I fell in love with some beautiful lavender. Carried it around with me and looked for another plant to contrast it. Mr c found some beautiful white daisies and beautiful orange flowers (I forget the name just now). I asked the lady who was working there if they would be suitable in a pot together and she said yes, she would definitely try it! So we are! Then it was off to Rona to find a pretty pot! And we found one we both liked. It is so sweet. This is our first attempt at potting here it is! Any advice is GREATLY appreciated...

Happy Saturday!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Pretties

Another traditional work week past, Friday brings fun and games. Over at I Love Pretty Little Things with Joyce, we all get together and share Pretty things on Fridays! Thanks Joyce for being such a lovely hostess!

This weeks's Pretty is a bit of a retro nod if you will. As you all know by now, I am an avid Mad Men is Mr Cupcake. In the 60's not only was it ok, it was almost expected that the men (and sometimes women!) would share a drink behind closed (to discuss business of course) doors in offices everywhere...during work hours! I find this hilarious! Mr Cupcake loved the low ball glasses one of the main characters has in his office - The ever dapper Don Draper.

I searched for a good few months to come up with exact vintage barware for my Mr Draper err...Mr Cupcake. They needed to be 'roly poly glasses' and have the perfect silver rim around the edge. It took some searching, but here is what I finally found! Check Jens pretties out here: Jen's Closet...My favorite ETSY shop ever! (actually she has 3!!!) I love them all...esp the Milk Glass!

They would make Mr Draper proud. Cheers!

My dear friend Buckshee gifted me & Mr C these lovely glasses below as she know we loved the style and look...they are a bit different but just as fabulous! And the caddy the low ball glasses sit in is tres chic.

Are't they pretty? So shiny and sparkly! Thanks to my dear friend for this gift!

Now it's Friday and the sunshine is shinin...go enjoy the rest of this glorious day!

Cheers and Love


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"One more night" (shift)

Maybe not a literal translation of how I feel but I can't get this song outta my head! YIPPEEE

Oh happy little B with 4 days off!!
Sing it Phil!


The Lovely List

Offically here is the first participant week for the Lovely List! So far a few of my friends have joined me and I am excited to see what they think is indeed Lovely.



Roses and Rutabagas

and here is what I am loving this week:

The Lovely and talented Sarah Richardson and her shows Sarah's House and Design Inc.

Speaking of the phenom herself, I LOVE her design here with the urns flanking the front door. I am really coveting these swirly trees!

I could eat the BBQ's veggie burger with avacado my husband has been grilling up DAILY. So delish...hmmm I am hungry....

Natures Haven Scentsy warmer is sooo adorable in person. The pictures do not do it justice!
It sits in the master bedroom right now...mmmmmmmmmmmmm sweet sugar smell.

Hope you all have a lovely day!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

reminder The Lovely List Wednesdays

Hello friends! Just a friendly reminder of the Lovely List tomorrow....if you would like to play, please let me know and link back to my blog :) I am bnot sure how to do one of those fancy lists of people who will participate but if i have time tonight I will try to figure it all out! Remember anything goes! Lets see your LOVELY LIST!

On a side note, I am currently reading The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. So far I am totally pulled into the story. Thought provoking.

I have read some reviews for this book and WOAH- there are some opinions out there!! I recognize people have strong opinions of the book, but WOW, I am simply reading a book...funny how ones writing can stir up a battle among the peoples. I find it thought provoking and just an interesting read...not finished yet, so maybe there is more than I know thus far...

Have you read this book?? What say you?



Monday, June 14, 2010

Dirty Little Secret #1

My house is a work in progress...a design in the works...a masterpiece...oh never mind. I have decided to share my homes 'dirty little secrets' in the hope that I may gain some much needed inspiration, help and advice on what I should do with them. So the best thing is to start with one of the first eyesores in my house as you walk in the front door. My home lacks a main foyer and opens up into the living room. Look to you left and you will see this. Brace yourself. It's scary.

Do you see it? The menace? The pain in my drain?

Smack dead center is the most UGGO lighting fixture you may have ever seen! And look...its in the middle of my fire mantle scape! What is a girl to do?

Dusty and ugly. What should I do? Take it off and cover it up? Then we loose a fair amount of light in the room. We could however bring in a floor lamp. I see a mirror there of some sort. I thought about spray painting it for the time being, but that darn glass shade is just too uggo. Any ideas and inspiration pics would be greatly appreciated. I really need your help blog friends! This is my official S.O.S. (suddenly I hear the Police singing-"sendin out an S.O.S...")

So there you have it. DLS #1.

P.S. thinking about painting the bricks white. Thoughts?????
Look forward to your ideas, thoughts, inspirations...

Lovin Spoonfuls,


Back to the grind. It seems my days off go so quickly. Did I get my 'to do' list done? I had some great progress in the connections department. Visited with tonnes of family and friends. LOVE!
I had my best friends baby shower so I (50% of Tasty Little Confections) made some lovely Red Velvet cupcakes for the event...but I didn'd make them RED. I thought I would forgo the dye and just leave them au naturale for the babies and Moms alike.

and of course...Mr Cupcakes gets some bonus minis!!

Might I share why my weekend was so great despite the 'blanket binding incident'? This is one of the reasons:

She thought this was the funniest picture she had ever seen! Her giggles are contagious.
I am blessed with 3 nieces and 1 adorable nephew-who are all my joy drops.
Oops! I see I have a spelling error! I always do that. nIece not nEice...

Hope you have a wonder-Filled week!!!
Au Revoir!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Love Love Love

A few of my favorite LOVE quotes:

To love at all is to be vulnerable. --C.S. Lewis

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. --Dr. Karl Menninger

Only when I was able
to accept myself unconditionally
was I able to truly love.

Look into your own eyes and say "Yes, I am a good person."

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Pretties!

This is my first Friday Pretty post! I am very excited to be apart of such a wonderful weekly event. I first heard of Friday Pretties from my dear friend Rocketgirl. She found Joyce's blog I Love Pretty Little Things via a sweet friends blog and I am so glad she did! I know how nervous she was last week and well...I am a tad nervous too. But here goes nothing!

I love blue...Tiffany, robin's egg, tuqouise, aqua, all lighter shades. My wedding was Tiffany Blue with touches of Coral. So here are so pretty things I adore that are blue. Without further ado, all things blue!

This beautiful blue candle completes the vignette

very lovely smelling french soap-in blue!

I adore these mason jars...empty or full!

Lastly, June 27 is my 1 year Aniversary! Here are some blue wedding shots. We did almost everything ourselves! Yes, Mr Cupcake and Co hung all the lanterns and ispider treatmet drape. We covered all the chairs and sashed them with the beautiful blue fabric. I loved the look-clean and fresh...Blue and White. With touches of Coral :)

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday-full of Pretty things you love!