So I bought some Modge Podge this weekend. It was my first jar of Modge Podge and my first attempts at using it.
It went ok.
I have this beautiful idea in my mind of this glorious and large piece of wall art created from these great scrapbook papers and some sort of backing (this weekend the choice was foam board ... and did it work? ... not so much). Have any of you had any luck with Modge Podge and scrapbook papers? I could use some advice.
Last Saturday we saw Jack Johnson in concert! He was awesome. At one point John and I were laying in the grass (we had lawn seats ~ I love sitting on the lawn) watching the clouds create different shapes around the moon and it felt like he was just singing to us, like our own private concert. He was such a chill guy and his voice is great! And we knew all the words to all the songs which always makes a concert more fun. It was perfect <3
Guess who else made an appearance in Raleigh, NC last weekend? Chris L., Jesse, and Chris Harrison from the Bachelor!! And I was in the bar right down the street from them! Too bad I didn't actually see them in person and I don't have fun paparazzi-esque photos to share, haha.
These amazing (and tiny!) pieces of art were carved by a very talented man named Dalton Ghetti. He has been carving these tiny sculptures out of the graphite in pencils for 25 years and only uses 3 tools: a razor blade, a sewing needle, and a sculpting knife. I think they are incredibly impressive! Don't you? Unfortunately for us, Ghetti has never sold any of his creations, he simply just gives them to his friends. (Sounds like an incredibly talented, and very kind person!)
So this Sunday is my friend Tori's birthday and we have been celebrating! Yesterday I surprised her (and our entire office) with delicious no bake cookies (because they're her favorite!) Yum Yum!
If you've never had a no bake cookie before, I promise you that you are going to want to make them tonight and eat them all weekend long. ;)
Here's the recipe
In a big pot over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter,2 cups of white sugar, 1/2 cup milk, and 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder. (Of course, when I made these, I was out of cocoa powder. So I made a trip to the grocery store at 10pm to buy cocoa powder, sugar, and 3 bananas (just because.) And I get to the register and the cashier says oooh you are baking cookies (just imagine me doing an Asian accent right there). I said yes, I'm making them right now but I didn't have enough cocoa. She responds oooooh cocoa. Cookie need cocoa. HA! ok, I digress. ) Once it is all melted together it will begin to boil. Let the mixture boil rapidly (little tiny bubbles all over the surface) for 2 minutes. (this is important - so set the timer!)
Remove from heat. Add in 1/2 cup peanut butter, 2 1/2 cups of quick oats, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir it all together and then drop it by the spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let it cool and ENJOY!
I love this bright yellow tub and ruffly curtain! how fun! My friend Tori made her own ruffled shower curtain in shades of teal and green and it is fabulous. One day I'll take a picture of it and share it with you :)
Yesterday, we snuck away from work for a few minutes to try out a new frozen yogurt place called Local Yogurt, also known as LoYo. It was good and locally owned... I had the bilberry flavor which was sweet but also a little tart and I topped it with strawberries and Golden Grahams (yes, Golden Grahams!) They also had a yummy peanut butter flavor and a very rich chocolate. And look at all of the toppings they offer. Do you love froyo? It seems like there are a lot of frozen yogurt places popping up around here, and I tell ya what ... I'm kind of excited about it :)
Yay! I am so excited to announce my very first giveaway :) Since I just opened up my own etsy shop called Polk-a-dot University, I would love to offer a pair of polk-a-dotted earrings in the color that you choose as a prize to one lucky winner! This contest will run through this Friday 8/13.
In order to enter:
1. become a follower of Everyday Ebullience (if you aren't already)
2. leave a comment below telling me which color you would pick
I'll pick a winner at random on Friday ~ good luck!
Everyday Ebullience has updated its look! I really wanted a way to separate out each individual post and sidebar item and with this new layout in place, I think EE will be much easier for all to read and enjoy :) Let me know your thoughts!
Guess what? EE is going to have its very first giveaway this week! Since I recently told you about a new project I'm working on, you can only imagine what the prize is going to be ;) Be sure to visit EE tomorrow - Wednesday! - to participate in my first ever giveaway ~ YAY!
I've been thinking about what to do with the empty wall in my dining area and there are so many different options that I barely know where to start. Thesewallpapers are beautiful, right? Problem is, I'm in an apartment so what would I do with a wallpapered (is that even a word?) wall when I move out?
There was a post one time on Creature Comforts (that I can't find right now) about putting fabric or wrapping paper on the walls like wallpaper. Have any of you ever done that? It sounds like a good option ... and then I could coordinate the cushions on my chairs with the walls ... too much?
It's Monday and I have an exciting announcement for you!
I have been working on a fun little project, crafting and creating, photographing and polk-a-dotting and I am so excited to share with you that I now have a new little Etsy shop (that's right - I am now on Etsy! yay!)
So, without further ado ... EE proudly presents:Polk-a-dot University~ your home for collegiate themed polk-a-dotted earrings. This little shop features fun and sweet polk-a-dotted earrings in a variety of color combinations so you can cheer on your favorite team or just wear your favorite colors! I am so excited to share this project with you and I hope you find it as exciting as I do :)
It's funny where inspiration comes from. Yesterday at work we were inspired by the intro to Frasier. And I'm always on the look out for rooms that inspire me - specifically dining areas since the wall behind my table is pretty bare right now.
Aren't these balcony pictures gorgeous? If they don't inspire you to have plants and herbs and a beautiful sunny area, I don't know what will! Where do you get your inspiration?
Happy Monday! Can you believe it's August? I just have to share this funny little video of the cutest corgi who loves when his owner talks like the Beatles. Everyone needs a laugh to get their Monday started right! :)