Raspberries are my favorite berry; they are tart, sweet, and full of flavor (and personality!). They are not used universally in recipes unlike strawberries and blueberries, but I think they are a great addition to many desserts especially ones with chocolate!
I picked nine recipe ideas to share with you all today. All of them look so delicious and I can't wait to try out at least some of these recipes in the coming months! The one I am most excited to try is the cookies (#2) because it is the only recipe I've never seen before today.
Hope you all are having a great week!
My history with swing chairs is relatively short, maybe four or five years at most. For the longest time they seemed highly impractical because of the space they take up as well as the potential space they can take up. But when visiting my cousin's house a few months back I realized they are such a great addition to a living room/family room/den even in slightly smaller spaces. Hers goes beautifully with the rest of the room's decor and is probably the best seat in the room overall. (And it doesn't feel cramped!)
I personally love chairs that can move; rocking chairs have always been a favorite. The slight swinging and raised seating is great for those of us who do not care to sit still for too long yet want to sit and mingle with the rest of the crowd.
What about you guys? What's your take on swing chairs? Fun? Impractical? Just not your thing?
Hope you all have a wonderful week and a great start to your summer!
Please comment down below about what you are looking forward to this summer :)
Bundt cakes are a favorite at home and it is amazing to see all the different types people have created all over the world. I have picked a few to share with you all. They all look delicious and seem relatively simple which is all the more reason to give them a try!
Hope you all have a great week!
I have created a clutch collection over the past few years and am always excited when I can incorporate one of them into an outfit. As a college student, a clutch isn't exactly a daily bag so occasions where I get to use one are quite exciting. Most of mine are neutrals and metallics (gold, silver, bronze, pewter etc.), but I think a one like # 10 would be so fun to style and wear (though for me, very impractical!).
Of the clutches I founded as inspiration, #6, #7, and #9 are my favorites. #6 has the classic black and white combination, but with a unique take on it with some gold and a little bit of fun geometric design; it would be a great staple to have! Cork is just so different and more expected of a shoe than a bag so I think that is a fun twist, and of course, snake print is one of my favorite patterns to style.
Hope you all have a great week and are enjoying spring thus far!
As most of you probably know, "casual" is not the best word to describe my style. I love to dress up and wear more dressy pieces most of the time. But occasionally, I do like to wear more relaxed and "chill" items, baseball tees being one of them. I really like the cut of baseball ties and was pleasantly surprised to see the different color combinations and prints that they come in. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get any recently. If anyone has a recommendation of where to get ones similar to those pictured above, please let me know.
As always, I look forward to hearing from all of you! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend!
I hope that spring has gotten off to a great start for all of you! This is a post that I have been meaning to put together for a while now, but getting all the pictures together took longer than I expected.
Last term, I took an introductory ceramics class. It was not my first foray into ceramics (I took a ceramics elective in middle school) but I learned more about ceramics and art in general than I expected to. It was definitely challenging as our professor has very high expectations for our work and therefore the class was a huge time commitment! (No one ever tells you that art classes require so much of time and effort!)
We had four projects over the course of the term, the first was an abstract sculpture. This was our introduction to ceramic sculpture, where each of us had to make a box, sphere, and cylinder. After we made each of these shapes, we had to create an abstract sculpture with them, by cutting the shapes and putting them back together in new and interesting ways.
The second project was a transformation project where we were supposed to make a common object and transform it. I chose to create a photo album and use a technique called bas relief, a form of carving, to bring the photographs in my album to life. This was my favorite project; I really love how the sculpture turned out! The glazing took forever though!
Our third project was an animal sculpture, and I chose to do a starfish in its ocean environment. As a base, I created a rock, and attached the starfish, sea snails, a sea anemone, and a sea urchin. The attachments took a while, as some of the sea creatures were quite delicate and ended up deformed by the time they were securely attached to the rock.Overall, I think it turned out pretty well; I was so relieved that the sea urchin and sea anemone survived the multiple firings!
The final project was a mask. Honestly, I wasn't too excited about this project; I have never been a fan of masks in general. But I chose to do a traditional Middle Eastern mask, and I have to say my favorite part was the mustache, it looks pretty realistic!
Overall, I really enjoyed this class and so glad I took it! I think it is really important to take classes you are excited about in college. Obviously, you have to focus on general ed and major requirements, but if you can take a "fun" class or two a year, you definitely should. It helps break up the often overwhelming cycle of reading textbooks, writing papers, and studying for exams (even if it is a subject you love, it can be exhausting). So take a unique class, and enjoy it. It is a great way to explore a hobby or discover a new one!
Once spring arrives, it is time for fresh and bold flavors, especially in the dessert department! Lemon is one of my all-time favorite flavors, especially for sweets. I have complied a few favorites from Pinterest to share with you all.
#4 and #7 are probably my favorites, Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes sound too good to be true, maybe it is about time that I make them. Any recipe recommendations?
The Lemon Cake Roll looks amazing as well. Cake rolls are an old favorite of mine and I think this one would be perfect for a spring barbecue or picnic! #3 is Lemon Meringue Fudge, a twist on the classic chocolate fudge, which is a great idea especially for people who are not chcocolate lovers (I don't fall into that category!) but I'd love to try this as well sometime soon.
Hope you all have an amazing week! As always, comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome!
And if you have recipe recommendations for any of the desserts above or any other spring-time dessert, please let me know!
Embellishments make everything a little bit better right? Well, at least in the world of fashion for certain people. Embellished denim shirts are a favorite of mine, particularly in the cooler months. My favorite denim shirt is one you have all seen on the blog before, a medium shade denim with pewter, silver and antique gold studs on the pockets. While the studs are not very bright or colorful, these little details are fun touches, that can serve as a substitute for jewelry and/or accessories when time or practicality is an issue. It is especially useful when creating outfits for school that are polished and put-together yet not too dressy.
Hope you all have a great week! As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Suggestions, comments and questions are always welcome!
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