Here comes the bride (Pt. 1)

This weekend Kierra and myself are a part of one of our best friends wedding. As the wonderful bridesmaids that we are we threw the bachlorette party. All the bridesmaids being from 16-18, it is a hard thing to plan, thankfully the bride wanted something low key, she suggested Applebee's. So we all dressed up all cute and with our Miss America style Bridesmaid's sashes, and Bride to be sash on we went to the restaurant. Upon leaving one man starts reading our sashes aloud,"Bridesmaid... bridesmaid... bridesmaid... I Want to be a bridesmaid!" another man, not even with him shouts, "Me too!" After dinner we all headed over to mi casa and ate pie, cookies, popcorn, candy, and chips, then competed in a "who knows the bride best" style game Kierra came up with. Of course, I won. : ] We had present time, then we watched Bridesmaids and laughed all the calories we were indulging on off. Here is some of the more creative tidbits of the party:

Their last name conveniently has the letters for what they are in:

 Our underwear cookies : ]

Here comes the bride...

Fashion Friday: Ferris Bueller Edition

This is the kick off of what is to be... drum roll please... Fashion Friday, due to my 4hr's of nothingness in between classes I shall bring you different inspired fashion ideas.
To start you off, one of my favorite movies:


I Want One!

This website offers amazing crafter storage options. Who needs a craft room when you have one of these? They offer them in multiple models: mini, sewer, and more.  If they weren't so pricey I would have ordered one already. They are The Original Scrapbox.


Sleeping Beautifully

Recently I rearranged my room and spruced it up a little, here are some of the results:

This was just a simple old frame but I used some hot glue, twine, pictures and clothes pins... voila! An inexpensive picture holder, which doubles as a headboard of sorts.

These I have had for a while, and I still love them! I used some scrap booking paper and made myself some origami cranes. Makes my ceiling like one big mobile, for the 18 year old baby I am.

And then there is a part of my camera collection. Just a few little nails and one makeshift camera strap out of twine. From left to right: Mom's Yashica from high school (sadly broken), my Holga (which is from urban outfitters and only about two years old), my baby a Yashica Electro (from the 60's, got it at a thrift store in Anacortes) and my newest addition the mystery camera from the mother of all garage sales in Everett. These are nicely placed over my new desk from the wonderful IKEA. (I, well technically my wonderful mother, painted that end table on the right of the desk.

Have a splendid day!


Home Decor

We apologize to our followers who haven't been treated to new posts in quite some time. Life has become crazy. Sharayah has been promoted and now commutes to work adding an extra 2 hours to her work day. I have recently started a job sewing things for airplanes ( at least that's how I explain it to those who ask) and work 40 hour weeks. As for Kendra, between babysitting and preparing for school, she hasn't found time either.

I just wanted to take a moment to share some items from a company that I love. West Elm has so many beautiful home decor products that I find amazing. Ooo and aah with me at westelm.com


BLT Pasta Salad

We had this amazing salad for lunch the other day and it was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone, especially bacon lovers.
My mother got this recipe from Food Network.

BLT Pasta Salad
  • 12 ounces corkscrew-shaped pasta (We used Penne)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 ounces lean bacon
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons chopped chives or scallion greens
  • 5 heads Bibb lettuce, quartered, or 5 cups chopped romaine hearts (We didn't use near this amount but I think we should have used more)

Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water as the label directs. Drain and toss with the milk in a large bowl; set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the pan. Add the tomatoes, thyme and garlic to the pan and toss until warmed through; season with salt and pepper. Crumble the bacon into bite-size pieces; set aside 1/4 cup for garnish. Toss the remaining bacon and the tomato mixture with the pasta.

Mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and 3 tablespoons chives with the pasta until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce; toss again to coat. Garnish with the reserved bacon and the remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Serve at room temperature.