Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not goodbye - just moving

Hello friends - I have decided to stick with one blog. I hope you will continue to follow me on cup a dewdle dew!!

http://cupadewdledew.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 2, 2012

cup a dewdle dew

I have a new blog that is completely dedicated to my cupcake creations and sweet treats!

Check it out for some sweet inspiration http://cupadewdledew.blogspot.com/

100% of the credit goes to my mom for the fun name!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A wise man once said...

Dave (my husband) sent me this incredibly sweet story that was passed onto him from a co-worker who received the story from one of his mentors. I in no way take any credit for this story, I am simply passing it along as a reminder to cherish every moment in life.

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat.
A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up.. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"
The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way." I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative and innovative. Think differently and positively. When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling. Even more beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!! "Live your life like it's golden."

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Would you want a room key?

I love stumbling onto things through social media that I would never find on my own - check out this room from Juxtapoz Magazine...

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Or what about this design idea for those folks with youngsters?!
Artist Yayoi Kusama took a white room "canvas" at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and handed it over to thousands of kids armed with thousands of stickers! The result = BRILLIANT!!
All images (and the rest of the story) from HERE

This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids stickers kids installation art
This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids stickers kids installation art
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This is my favorite picture!
This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids stickers kids installation art

Monday, February 27, 2012

Stylin!

We all need inspiration in our lives – to drive us to be better than we thought, to go farther than we dreamed and reach for something we didn’t even know was there. My mom has been my inspiration for years and probably doesn’t even know it! She is by far one of the most “proper” and stylish women I know. Her thank you note is in the mail the day she receives a gift, she always sets the table by the book, the house is perfectly “tidy” and ready for guests, and even her winter war gear for a Nor’easter includes stylish boots! My mom is also an entrepreneur and successful business women. Since I can remember she has been a fashion consultant for Doncaster and continually leads the pack as one of the top sellers in her region. Her competitive spirit drives her success, but always with the utmost grace. I am truly blessed to have her as my mom and hope to follow in her perfect size 7 footprints.

meet momma!



now watch the video...
Did I also mention she has a great sense of humor! So when she sent me this YouTube video I had to share and send some love her way.

A little lesson in style and personal expression…

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dreams

I am no stranger to dreams! Most mornings I wake up after the most amazing dream...determined that if I turned my dream into a movie I would be strolling down the red carpet with my acceptance speech tucked away in my gown. Then you ask me to describe my dream and nothing makes sense, go figure!
Along with crazy “Oscar winning” dreams, I tend to be a dreamer in general and love big ideas! Growing up I would always tell my parents about my next big idea with full confidence that this idea was even better than the one I had last week. My parents always fully supported me and encouraged me to reach for the stars...they knew deep down I was sensible. My big ideas were my opportunities to take my love for creativity and turn it into something tangible, more than just an arts and crafts project. All through school I took as many art classes as possible and even built my major to have a 50/50 balance between marketing/business and art. Then reality really kicked in after school and my path to finding a career took me away from my creative world. BUT I am back!
Being surrounded by friends that are so talented and crafty has definitely inspired me to step it up. And what did I learn - how much I have missed being able to express myself through some form of design. It is a different type of accomplishment, one that is driven by my ideas and my choices. What's my canvas of choice these days...“cupcake d├ęcor” and getting back into graphic design. Below are some address labels I made to refresh my photoshop and illustrator skills.

          
                   


Final thought, never let what you love drift away!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Something Old Something New

As we travel through the years and keep up with the times, it is important to remember where we came from. Our family members are more than just branches on a tree, but a treasure chest of our past by passing stories and "gold" to each generation. Along with the many stories, I will always remember my grandmother by the antique chair she has passed onto to me. This chair is stunning and I am thrilled for it to start our collection of blending old with new. I love when people mix their furniture with charms from the past and modern structure. To me that is home! Granny's green chair needs a bit of TLC, which terrifies me! The last thing I want to do is take away from it's beauty so I am hitting up Pinterest for inspiration. I won't finalize any decisions until it has the perfect spot in our new home, but I will take advantage of the time to explore ideas.

Here is granny's green chair...





Makeover inspiration...

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Or maybe a solid chair with an accent pillow...
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Or in honor of my British grandmother a Union Jack pillow!

Any other suggestions??