Friday, September 11, 2009

A few of my favorite things...

Fall Decor. I love it! My goal is to add one piece of fall decor each year for the next several years until I have satisfied this need for festive decor for every season/holiday. This year was a very cute pumpkin tealight holder from Yankee Candle which says "Welcome" on the front. Of course I got Pumpkin Spice tealights to accompany. :)

Parties. I'm extremely excited because I'm planning a pumpkin carving party at the end of October. The past several years, I've gone to other people's homes for carving parties, but this year its my turn (being in a new city and all) and boy am I thrilled! Any suggestions for pumpkin designs is very much appreciated!!

Cupcakes. I like eating cupcakes. I like baking cupcakes. And for my newest endeavor I will be making some prints to go in my kitchen of cupcakes. I'll post pictures when they're complete. They're going to be quite stylized cupcakes complete with mounds of frosting and a cherry on top. Mmmm. I want a cupcake now just thinking about it. :)

Printmaking. I haven't done this in a couple years, but soon that will change! I got the printmaking supplies today at AOE art supply and soon will be carving away at my lineoleum block getting the aforementioned cupcake just right! In college I took a printmaking class and fell in love with it. Oil painting and basic drawing were not my forte's, but in printmaking, I could relax and just carve. Hello new/revived hobby!

Starbucks. I love Starbucks...thankfully the price of their products prevents it from being a serious addiction. Let's narrow this category down a bit. In order, my favorite Starbucks products: 1) Lemon loaf cake 2) Pumpkin spice frappucino no whip. FANTASTIC! It will change your life...for you pumpkin spice latte lovers, the frap is much better 3) Java chip frappuncino no whip 4) pumpkin bread.... and for the piece de resistance! (brace yourself!) at Target there is Starbucks Java Chip Frappucino Ice Cream. It will change your life. Seriously, its unbelievable.

Disneyworld. I like DisneyWorld but perhaps I should put "Teacups" instead. Tomorrow we are taking our Southside students to Night of Joy at DisneyWorld. It's gonna be great and the bands will be incredible. But before the concerts, we'll be spending all day at the Magic Kingdom which means lots of fun stuff...Mickey bars, Jungle Cruise, Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor, and of course the Teacups! I adore the Teacups! I'd be content just riding them over and over and over and over all day long. It's an illness I'm sure, but I'm addicted to the Teacups at DisneyWorld.

Now this isn't an extensive list. The more detailed list would include Christmas, sushi, shoes, pretty dresses, art supplies, dyeing my hair, baking, and art museums. But I digress. So there you have it. My current top favorites. What are your current favorite things? Oh and seriously, pumpkin design ideas..please send them my way! :)


Candace said...

My current favs: cinnamon pumpkin wallflower, french vanilla instant coffee, and my cute leopard shoes I found at wal-mart. Last year, I carved (really, I drew and d carved) our initials into our pumpkin... DJC... I was pleased... obviously I did the J much bigger, but it was easy to do and nicer than a weird face. (Polka dots are cute too!)