Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Super Dog to the Rescue!

Darling five got into the crafty spirit and made her version of a super hero dog.  He's as mighty as he is adorable.  When he's not solving crime or fighting the evil white villain and his sumo wrestler minions, Super Dog is a lot of fun to be around.  

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sheepishly Happy

 For Darling Three's birthday, Darling Five made her a darling little sheep doll.  Using felt, buttons and ribbon, we were amazed with what Darling Five could do.  It was the gift to beat at Darling Three's birthday party.  Hope she cheers up your day.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Green-Tea Indulgence

Darling four strikes again with a knock-your-socks-off delicious recipe for green-tea cake. This cake batter is not too sweet and is complimented with a light and flavorful icing that will leave you wanting more. You can choose your own cake toppings with whatever ingredients your heart desires. Us darlings just happen to love the natural flavor boost from fruit and the fresh look it gives the final masterpiece. Enjoy the recipe and happy, happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

She believed in love, truth and freedom.

Urban Outfitters top, bag and shoes, Forever21 skirt and jewelery, Gap tights, Talbots hat, and Bill Blass sweater 

Sometimes you've just got to do your own thing and that's true in both life and fashion.  Darling three mixes it up here with bohemian flair.  The high waisted skirt is flattering for everyone woman and perfect for winter when worn with tights.  Wearing something vintage is a rule  that Darling three never breaks.   And whether you layer on sweaters or pile on the jewelry, making a look your own is what defines true style.  Make your own rules and live your own life darling.  xo. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ralph Lauren striped sweater hoodie, Mossimo Jean tights, and BCBG pumps

Life is all about the simple things.  Getting dressed up is always fun but it's nice to know that a classic sweater and a pair of great jeans can make you feel just as good.  Darling four pairs the classic sweater with some ripped up jean tights.  Kicking it up with some platform pumps, she makes this easy style her own.  Sometimes, less really is more.

Here are some of the simple things in life we love:
1. Smiles from a loved one
2. The hero's welcome we get from our pups when we come home
3. Fresh baked cookies and their warm comforting scent
4. Hearing your favorite song when you least expect it
5. Finding money in your pocket

What are some of your favorite simple things?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Only once in your life ...

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life." 
 Bob Marley

Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis the Season for Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream

Okay, so maybe Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream sounds a bit fancy, but trust us, it's as delicious as its title is ornate. This Pumpkin Roulade, or Pumpkin Roll Cake, will dance with your taste buds with its moist texture and ever so lightly and perfectly flavored ginger buttercream. If you're into making your own treats, this is an absolute party or gift favorite. Plus, you can drop the fancy name to impress the others. Find out how to be master baker for one night here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Meet Otis

It has been a week of Thanksgiving and birthday fun for the darling six gang.  This time using working gloves, black yarn, buttons, and blue ribbon, darling five created this cute doll for darling six's birthday.  We were all quite smitten with Otis and happy to take pictures of his adventures.