So you guys know my friend Sharon, right? Sharon Loves This?
Well, she's getting married this weekend. And I made her these Hello Kitty cake pops for her bachelorette party (which was really a delicious dinner at our favorite restaurant, Vespaio. Sounds like my kind of party.)
All the girls were enamored by the cake pops. Success! I'll post some pictures from Sharon's bachelorette party at a later date.
I used Bakerella's Hello Kitty cake pop tutorial and adapted the bow. I went with a little pink confetti sprinkle as the middle instead of an M&M mini. The flatness of the sprinkle was definitely easier to adhere to Hello Kitty's cake pop head.
I swear, I almost died from cuteness while I was making these.
I even made a her a personalized cake pop stand.
My silly birthday celebration ideas tend to get passed at work.We decorated Florent's decor-free desk with Play-doh sculptures in his honor. There was a time when he borrowed other co-workers' desk decor to seem more like a "real employee." Florent took a framed baby picture and pretended it was his child. Happy Birthday Florent! You get your own desk sculptures.
There's a theory that he's actually a robot from France. This should explain all the robot sculptures.
Some sculptures were better than others.
It's great how much happiness $2 worth* of Play-doh can bring.*Note: Play-doh was 75% off after Valentine's Day.
That thing on the tofu robot that looks kinda like an anatomical heart is actually a habanero. You do remember Florent eating habaneros, don't you?
My friend Sharon is getting married.
Last weekend was her bridal shower. There were lots of Asian ladies at her shower (friends of her mom). Here's a picture of Sharon (and Kyle) with the Asian ladies.
There were actually so many ladies, I couldn't fit them into the frame. Sorry other ladies!
Here's Sharon with Ade, a mutual friend who introduced us long before Sharon started her blog. It was after the blog, that we decided we're kinda the same person.
I fully support wedding registries so couples can get what they actually want. But, I broke the rules and made her gift.
Here it is:
Customized appetizer plates!
You can make your own customized plates, too. Here's my tutorial in case you want some guidance.
I had fun drawing for her. I hope she uses them in her new house.
Lil Phan reminded me of how terrifying frog dissection was for me in middle school. I started shrieking.
Here's a cute-ified version of the dissected from from Crafty Hedgehog.
Knitting in Biology 101, Crafty Hedgehog, $125
We also discussed dissecting the fetal pig. More shrieking ensued. Crafty Hedgehog doesn't make a knitted version of that.
Cover Your Cough stitch pattern by stitchdutchess on Etsy, $4.50
Lungs in a Jar by yourorgangrinder on Etsy, $18. Jar not picturedI feel icky. I actually felt ickier last week, but went to work anyway because my vacation and sick days are one in the same and there are very few of them. Bad decision. I didn't get much rest this weekend and have a really gross sounding cough. So, I'm taking my sick day today and getting some rest. Cute pocket tissue holders in pretty patterned fabrics will brighten a sick friend (like kathy phantastic)'s day.
Cheerful Pocket Tissue Holder NEW by LAMdesigns on Etsy, $9.38I love the colorful buttons.
Enchanted Forest Pocket Tissue Holder by linascorner on Etsy, $5.50
Travel or Pocket Tissue Holder/Cozy by jennadesigns on Etsy, $8.00
This year I am sending edible Valetines in cake pop form to my lovely friends who live far away. I hope they don't get crushed by USPS. Friends who live far away: I promise they're still yummy if crushed, just not pretty. See images above and below for reference as to what they should have looked like. I haven't made it to the post office yet, so they'll be coming a little late.
I love pink and hearts, so I went a little crazy this year pink, red, and hearts everywhere--sprinkles, cookies, cake pops. Love is in the air and more importantly, in my kitchen.
This dog (wolf) looks like he wants to play.
Lil Phan made vegan lemon drop cookies a little while back. I figured I could give them glasses and call them Liz Lemons. I <3 30 Rock and Tina Fey.
For the recipe and more pictures check her blog Tina Phan Foodtography.
I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning at 7:30. I've always been terrified of the pictures of teeth at dentists' offices. These teeth are kinda cute. Nerves print by katep on Etsy. Pearly White sterling silver molar and freshwater pearl necklace by itsbeautiful on Etsy, $30
Have you seen this beautiful Official Tooth Fairy Set? I wish my tooth fairy used letterpress. You can buy it at the Office of the Tooth Fairy for $16. Is $16 more or less than what goes under the pillow?