cute measuring cups – a roundup

I might as well have titled this post cute animal measuring cups. I didn’t intend on this post being only animals measuring cups, but I tend to gravitate toward these types of things – namely, animals. But why not have some fun, yet useful cooking tools to make your baking more fun?

Cute Measuring Cups

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The owl measuring cups are my favorite! They are nesting, so the smaller one fits into the bigger one. What a beautiful way to display and store measuring cups. Which one do you like?

the weekender 1/31/2014

Happy Weekend friends. I am definitely over this cold winter weather. This past week I was deep in the winter blues. Thank goodness January is over. The sun is finally shining today and I’m leaving for some Southern comfort first thing tomorrow morning.

I just can’t wait for days of dress wearing. My legs have never felt so sad. They miss the sunlight too!

Speaking of dress wearing, are you pumped for this the new Peter Pilotto Target Collection? They have so many bright-colored dresses. It’s launching in early February.

Sometimes, you just need an iphone case that tells it like it is.

Lately, I have been dreaming of filling my house with plants and these color blocked air plant holders are so pretty.

Easy to sew d.i.y. heart pillows for Valentine’s day, plus my favorite nerdy valentine’s day cards.

This fox cake is amazing!

These d.i.y. rope wrapped mason jar lights are rustic and beautiful. How great would they be in a cottage home?

I’m such a Gleek (always and forever). I just love how romantic and perfect Blaine’s version of this Katy Perry song is. I could watch it forever.

My half marathon is on Sunday. I’m heading down to New Orleans tomorrow morning for some southern sun and fun, oh and running. P.S. I’ve been to New Orleans before. It was a blast. It’s one of my favorite cities.

halloween cat costumes!

In short, these Halloween cat costumes are the best. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I became when I saw them.

Witch Hat Cat Halloween Costume

Witch Hat Cat Costume

I tried to show them to my cats, but they ran in fear.

Wizard Cat Costume

Wizard Hat Cat Costume

These are all hand made by Etsy Shop Owner I Heart Needlework. She custom makes them to fit your cat’s head. She also makes costumes for dogs and guinea pigs. How cute is that?

Pilgrim Hat Cat Costume

Cat Pilgrim Costume

I love the Thanksgiving ones, which would be perfect for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. I’m all about re-using costumes.

Turkey Cat Halloween Costume

Turkey Cat Halloween Costume

Oh, and how great is her cat? What a perfect model.  We bought our cats a dinosaur costume. Needless to say, it didn’t go over well.

p.s. This cat mermaid costume is my favorite.

nerdy Valentine’s Day cards for your special someone

Please excuse me while I nerd out and share my favorite Nerdy Valentine’s Day Cards with you.Game of Thrones Nerdy Valentine's day cards

(Chris Bishop via buzzfeed)

Let’s be real. I could end this post right here. Because, well, any guy who gives me a Tyrion or John Snow valentine would be the best. ♥

But while Game of Thrones does take up the biggest spot in my nerd-girl heart (maybe because the books are so damn long?!), there are tons of other nerdtastic v-day cards.

cylon Nerdy Valentine's Day Card

cylon Nerdy Valentine's Day Card

Battlestar Galatica Valentine’s Day Cards

When Ryan and I went through our BSG affair, we would frequently ask each other, “would you still love me if I were a cylon?” Finding out your partner is a cylon must be the ultimate test of love, right?

And this card. Oh gosh, my heart would swell if anyone gave me this card.

Legend of Zelda Nerdy Valentine's Day Card

Legend of Zelda Nerdy Valentine's Day Card

Legend of Zelda Card

We have such adventurous spirits, that this could pretty much sum up our relationship.

 But, I feel like this card might be more up his alley, as far as romance goes.

Princess Leia Star Wars nerdy Valentine's Day Card

Princess Leia Letterpress Card

Or this card.

Spock Star Trek Nerdy Valentine's Day Card

 Spock Card (and so many more Star Trek cards)

I would love to give this card to my friend Michael, who introduced me to table top RPGs.

Natural 20 Nerdy Valentine's Day Card

Natural 20 Card

 And these to all of my friends who adore Firefly.

 Firefly Valentine's Day Card

Firefly Valentine’s Day Cards

And if you just can’t decide which nerdy card would be best, this one pretty much covers them all.

Awkward Affections

Awkward Affections Card

But I think this one might be my favorite one of all.

Carl Sagan e-Card download

I’m always fond of when Carl Sagan is portrayed as a romantic figure. And also, his love story might be my favorite love story of all.

Mustache Cross-Stitch Fun

Does this still count for a No-Shave-November project? Ok. So, I swear I finished this project by November 30th, but I am only now getting around to it.


Let’s not bring up that this was Ryan’s Christmas present from last year, and I’m just now getting around to finishing it.

I am beginning to think cross-stitching is my niche in the world of thread/yarn crafts. I can actually read the patterns (that’s right, I’m talking to you, knitting), and the projects are generally on a smaller scale, which means I can actually finish them, even if it takes a year.


These patterns were quick to complete and are going to make a fun decoration in Ryan’s apartment. You can purchase these patterns at the andwabisabi cross-stitch etsy store, which is filled with tons of super cute holiday themed cross-stitch patterns.