Monthly Archives: May 2016

A plate of strawberry, brown sugar, and sour cream cupcakes.

Strawberry, Brown Sugar, & Sour Cream Cupcakes

Yesterday was the start of Roland Garros–the French Open. What better excuse to explore and indulge in the flavors of France? French was one of my favorite subjects in high school. Our outstanding teacher, Monsieur le Prof, took the time to introduce us to some French cuisine. One of my favorite treats he brought to class was strawberries dipped in sour cream and rolled in brown sugar. Wait, sour cream? Yes, I said sour cream. As crazy as the combination sounds, trust me when I say that it is mouth-wateringly delicious. And for me, it just isn’t the French Open if I don’t break out the strawberries, […]

A violet and white crocus.

Camera Shy | May Flowers

I love spring! Perhaps it’s the gardener in me, but this time of year is just so vibrant and magical. The snow in the valleys has slowly trickled away and the trees and mountains are tinged with a delicate, youthful green. Crocuses and other spring flowers break through the soil and begin to blush with vivid colors. Everything is imbued with life and energy. I could happily live in a world with just two season, so long as those seasons were spring and summer. For this Camera Shy post, I thought I’d share some of the photos I’ve taken this spring. I hope you enjoy!   […]

A DIY pressed flower pendant.

DIY Pressed Flower Pendant

April showers bring May flowers–crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, irises, and so on. Don’t you just wish you could freeze time and make those vibrant, delicate flowers last forever? While I was at Joann’s buying supplies for an upcoming project, I discovered these gorgeous lockets. I immediately loved the vintage, timeless look and thought it would beautifully compliment some of the flowers I had pressed this spring. Add some decorative paper, perhaps a page from an old book, and you can capture the magic and allure of spring in a very fashionable necklace.