Monday, December 13, 2010


last week I had the incredible honor of making my sister and her new hubby's wedding cake!
I secretly wanted to make this cake for them for months, but seeing as he is from England, I wasn't sure how their reception was going to go.

First, let me tell you a little bit about this couple.
Carah: a creative, beautiful, ambitious girl who likes to be sneaky.
James: a charming, loving, and gentle guy with perfect british accent.

How they met: James was here last summer and working at a neighborhood pool as a lifeguard. (which happened to be my sister-in-laws family pool). Carah, not having a pool, decided to sneak into this pool (thus, the sneaky part!) and she started "getting to know" the lifeguard.

Then he had to go back to England, this created a blissful "Skype" relationship between the two lovelies. A couple of short trips to each other later and he was finally here by the next summer!

James decided to pop that favorable question in July, while Robert and I were out traveling. We got the infamous "skype" call and we were elated! Especially when we heard we were all going to Cancun, Mexico for the wedding in October!

They ended up doing a legal ceremony at the courthouse and then we all galavanted off to Mexico for a week in an all inclusive resort! It was so fabulous!

so after we talked about the cake, I made a little "cake tasting" cake. It was adorable!

making the cake!
still working on it!

finally finished!

finally fall.

nashville took way to long to get cold this fall. I love the fall, it's when I am most creative and my soul is flourishing with new ideas! I am most at ease when I can barely come out of my craft room due to too much inspiration!

recently my passion: baby cakes! and soup!

and baby owl ornaments (made from felt)

love my sweet friend linsey! We were on the new's, they were covering a darling tea room located in Germantown, Savannah Tea Room.

german friends in nashville.
being a bridesmaid in a wedding.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

ketchup of october and november.

so a couple of things that happened in the past few months....(playing catch up!)

Robert and I got tickets to go our first predators game! It was so fun!

our dog wizard got hit by a car in Franklin and he had a slow, but successful recovery.

Robert and I got to attend a fabulous wedding at the Governor's Club in Brentwood.
Celebrating Lauren and Collin Heston.

my sister was married at the Williamson county clerk's office! (celebration to follow in mexico!)

I got 1 of a few flowers that will be here tattooed for my birthday!
(done by my sweet friend Tiffany!)

I made beer cheese chives scones for Oktober fest.

we started making pies!

and gluten free french toast!

more pies!

and my mom and I went and saw Bob Dylan in nashville, front row! amazing!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

peachy long time

Oh gosh it's been so long since I last blogged. But I am back. I have neglected this poor old thing. So I will now be catching up to the last couple of months.

The beginning of September, one of my favorite things was making jam with my momma. We went to the market, bought peaches and canned them! She did most of the work, but I thoroughly enjoyed helping!

this strand of hearts I made was for my sister who was getting married in 50 something days, this was something that I did when I was getting married. You pull off a heart every day until the wedding!

brunch date at our house with some favorites!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

the detox.

so the past 10-12 days I have been on a detox. This detox is pretty intense, but at least I do eat food. It requires me to eat 2 small portions of certain fruits, specific veggies and protein a day, coffee, tea and mineral water. It's not to bad because I can use as many spices, as much lemon/lime juice and apple cidar vinegar as I like! I've had a hard time being at parties and whole foods (right? too many samples that I can't indulge in!) So, since I have been a vegetarian, it's been a bit more difficult for me, then others, as I've begin to eat fish, so my only protein, twice a day is fish! Most eat chicken or steak as well. I've had fun experimenting with this challenge! And I feel absolutely wonderful! Take a look at some wonderful things I've made!

[strawberry/stevia popsicles!]

[dill tilapia with spiced tomatoes and sparkling water]

[cucumber "chips" and homemade tomato salsa and shrimp]

[breaded (with crumbled breadsticks) mahi-mahi and spicy panned cabbage]

[dessert! cinnamon/stevia baked apples!]

[spicy raw tomatoes and shrimp]

[homemade Strawberry vinaigrette]

[spicy mahi-mahi fish tacos]

[tilapia/tomato basil pan-stew]

[blackened flounder with 4 italian breadsticks, you get 4 a day, thats it!]

[quick "apple" pickles with shrimp and lemon]

i feel so healthy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

the littlebig midwest

I did a poor job of documenting our summer travels on the bus, partly because I didn't take my camera, and partly due to laziness. What pictures I did take are here now. The last few days of our trip we stopped in Condordia, Kansas. It was so wonderful to see some of our favorite people, the Millers! We were also able to see our friend Sorrel!They have an adorable house fully stocked with world-wide goodies. Robert and I were honored to park our bus in their back yard!

Rayna, Jaydinn and I all cooked dinner together one night.

love the walls, Christie is amazing!

We are really in the Midwest. There are bulk containers of mayo, and chili beans, at a normal grocery store!

[we did not buy these items!]

we went from Concordia to Lawrence, KS. I love Lawrence, it's beautiful and quaint and cultured. It's like a small town and Santa Cruz, CA all in one. I did a good deal of shopping here, antique and thrift stores and their amazing fabric store!

[some yummy cookies I made last night]

this weekend we went to the nashville art crawl and Robert had a cougar all up in his grill. This lady wanted Robert, I let his ego puff up at little bit. I was chuckling a bit!