Favorite Things Friday {#1}

Friday, April 13, 2012

Trying something new today.  A little round up of my favorite things of the moment.  This is the first of many (I hope).  I haven't decided if it will be weekly, bi-weekly, maybe monthly.  It will be a surprise for all of us, I guess!  Here we go!

I've used them several times, in molds or drizzling out my own designs, to make toppings for cupcakes.  This past weekend I tried something new {to me}.  I entered the world of cake pops.  I used a few colors, adding white to make lighter versions too.  I used the leftover Easter sprinkles and some pastel nonpareils to finish them off so they weren't so plain.  I've only made cake pops once, years ago.  I don't think they turned out too bad for my adventure back into doing them.

#2 Pinterest
What an amazing place to find all sorts of ideas.  I've found myself pinning away but not trying nearly as many of the things as I would like to.  My favorite "pin" this week in on my "to do, try or create" board.  I WILL make this planter. 

Pinned Image

This cute idea comes from positivelysplendid.com.  I think something like this would make a cute addition to my porch plus it would just be nice to see one more of my "pins" come to life.  If you haven't checked out Pinterest yet, go check out all the inspiration that is out there. 

#3 Little Talks
It's my song of the moment.  You know the one.  The one that you always seem to catch on the radio (Music Choice Adult Alternative channel on TV in my case) and can't seem to get out of your head.
Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men, take a listen HERE

#4 Blogging
I just love all the creativity that is out there in the blogging world.  There are so many great ways to connect and share.  I try to add my posts to link parties, comment as much as I can, and REALLY appreciate when I get new visitors to this silly little blog.  I recently joined a facebook group of fellow Midwest bloggers, just another great way to connect.

I've found that making a few changes to pictures, whether it is editing or simply adding a border or text, can make a huge difference.  I don't have a fancy camera and sometimes snap quick photos with my phone.  Having the ability to make some changes/enhancements helps!  I was using picnik but that site is going away next week.  Dorothy at Crazy for Crust had posted about PicMonkey a while back so I decided to check it out.  It is super easy to use and can change even the worst cell phone photos into something special.  That actually leads to my last "favorite thing" for this Friday {the 13th I might add}.

#6 This Picture

I took this last weekend with my cell phone, through a screen door.  My Dad and Izzy were just hanging out on the deck.  A few quick changes to the photo using PicMonkey and it turned out to be really cute!
{yes Mom, I will get you a copy!}

I have many more than just 6 things that are my favorite, these were just the ones from the last week that really stood out to me.  I'll share more on future Fridays.  Have a great weekend, enjoying YOUR  favorite things!

2 tasty sweet comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post Sara! The planter idea is really neat. Can totally see that on your porch. The pic of your Dad and Izzy is priceless. She looks like she is listening intently (: Angie

DecorandtheDog said...

Awww, what a sweet photo!

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