Happy Birthday Mommy & Vanilla Protein | Oat | Berry | Muffins

Today is a great day. It's my sweet mommy's 50th birthday! Brian and I are headed down to my parents house in a bit to celebrate and spend some time with them. This is us, about 27 years ago.

Now, here are some awesome muffins. Protein packed [10gr|ea], sans flour & super tasty! I made these in my little ramekins, but you can also use a muffin pan. These are seriously good and make a great breakfast, or snack.

     Vanilla Protein | Oat | Berry | Muffins
      makes 12 muffins | adapted from Taylor Made

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats [not quick]
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut/almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup berries fresh or frozen [if using frozen make sure you thaw them out first]

    . Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. In a bowl mix dry ingredients and set aside.

    3. In another bowl mash up the banana and add egg, almond milk, yogurt, peanut butter, honey.

    4. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry while mixing. When combined, fold in berries.

    5. Butter 12 ramekins [or muffin pan] and divide batter.

    6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 Happy Thursday Guys =]


Sueyeon & Alex | Save The Date

You may recall this lovely couple from my Instagram. They are both dear friends of mine and I cannot be happier to be a part of their May wedding. These two met on my 25th birthday and have been together ever since =]. Sue is a girl after my own heart; an interior designer, super crafty & creative, and has the biggest heart. We met at what we refer to as "the worse job we've ever had" =] and became instant friends. Alex, I've known since the fifth grade and we've always kept in touch.

Today, for inspiration, I'm sharing their Save The Date. Sue designed it herself and had the lot printed at Overnight Prints. The place offers an UV Gloss option, which she added to the text on the front and their names and date on the back. They sent them out as post cards in the mail. The cards were designed in Illustrator and measure at 5.5"X4.24" [with a 0.0635" bleed].


Happy Wedding Wednesday Darlings!


The Wedding Album

Our amazing photographer has done it again! The wedding album is here and it is so so beautiful! See some pictures here and here =]

Happy Tuesday Everyone!


Groomsmen Invitation | Free Printable

Catching up from last week's wedding crafts, it is time for a cool groomsmen invitation printable from Angela & Ryan's wedding. Find their other hand made wedding crafts HERE and HERE.

Ryan wanted to ask his friends in style and have a little something they can keep and of course, drink! The inspiration came from Ruffled. I love the etched shot glass and how easy it is to do. Ryan used a letter cutout and some etching cream; just paint, let it sit for 30 minutes and that's it! The supplies: boxes from the Container Store, shot glasses and alcohol from BevMo, Armour Etch and crinkle paper from Michaels.

The Groomsmen Invitations were finished off by adding personalized name tags. Gotta love boys and  the nicknames for their friends =]. For more Groomsmen Invitation ideas go HERE.


Download BESTMAN

Download GIFT TAGS

Happy Monday Guys!!!


Bridesmaids Invitations | Freebie

I'm back with another beautiful detail from Angela and Ryan's upcoming nuptials. It's Angela's bridesmaids invitations. They were made by her and inspired by the groomsmen ones, but for those you'll have to wait until next week =]

Supplies: glass flutes and champagne from BevMo, white paper boxes from the Container Store, crinkly paper, glitter & ribbon from Micheal's. Two of the boxes had to be shipped, Angela used UPS [USPS does not allow liquids] and the pretty boxes arrived intact.

She used contact paper to make the clean cut line on the top and also to cut out the letters. She then used two coats of gold glitter paint, let it dry and removed the letters and top tape. These are very cute and so personalized, I might just have to make some for my girlfriends!

The best part? Ang is sharing a little card printable!!! Isn't is great?!


Happy Wedding Wednesday Dolls!


Save The Date | Angela & Ryan

Two dear friends of mine are getting married this year. It made my day when I got both their Save The Date in the mail on the same day. They are both DIYdivas, just like yours truly, and super creative. Naturally, I just know it, they are going to have some pretty amazing wedding crafts and I am here to share them with you! SCORE!

Today is all about Angela and Ryan's Save The Date. Angela and I met at WSU, in the Interior Design program and have been friends ever since. She designed and executed the whole project on her own. This is how:

She created the design [front&back] and the face of the magnets in PhotoShop. The cards were then printed at Swifty Printing in Seattle and cut to size 4"x6". A super important note from Angela: "Don't try to buy 4x6 or photo envelopes after Christmas. Everywhere is SOLD OUT :(". She finally did manage to find envelopes at a craft store, I believe they were 5"x7".

The magnet was a very nice touch. It is currently on my fridge! She used ProMag Adhesive Photo Magnets [assorted sizes, pack of 5, $3.99 @ Office Depot]. The design was printed on 8.5"x11" Avery label paper, then put directly on the magnet sheet and cut. If your paper is tearing on the edges during cutting, you might have to cut them out individually and then stick them together.

They wanted a very Pacific Northwest look, Ryan's sister helped capture it in their beautiful engagement shoot [with freezing November winds]. Angela wore the colors of the wedding and braved the cold weather.

Their semi-destination wedding takes us to Blaine, WA. She wanted to hint at the location, but not give away the venue. It was done with a map, the inspiration for which came from here. She took a Google maps image, print screened it, highlighted the blue water in photoshop, and made a new layer to paint it solid blue. She created a modern and clean map with a bold navy color matching her shirt. Ang also designed a modern compass, different from the traditional ones, which were too nautical looking for their style. The fonts used are: Edwardian Script, Bernhard Modern, Eras Medium.

Later this week I'll share more of their lovely wedding graphics, which will include FREE PRINTABLES! Happy Monday Guys!


High Five For Friday!

It's Friday and it's Valentine's Day! It really can't get any better, because tonight we are headed to my favorite Italian place in Seattle, Tutta Bella. Now let's get started with H54F!

1. Last Sunday Seattle got a bit of snow, so Brian and I drove around town in it and got some BBQ. We went to Dickey's. I've been craving it ever since we had it at our friends' Super Bowl party. Yum!

2. My brother-in-law brought me Icelandic tea from his travels and I can't get enough. Good thing it's cold out.

3. Our favorite wedding picture finally went up on the wall!

4. Ok, so I'm really happy to be home and have all our furniture. I love this chair!

5. I love this guy =]=]=] He makes me smile!

Have a Happy Friday and a lovely Valentine's Day!

This week I'm linking up with these fine ladies:

Lauren @ Lauren Elizabeth
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife
Darci @ the good life blog


Jersey Flower Pins | DIY

I few things brought about this post, but mostly nostalgia. I was doing some spring cleaning of my blog pictures and I found these little cuties, both the hair pins and the model! I made these while still in Peru and my lovely friend Vivian modeled them for me. The inspiration was the ever so gorgeous Lana Del Rey, just love the flowers in her hair.

They are extremely easy to make and you can even bunch them up and make a cute headband like Lana's. I followed two different tutorials to make them, you can find them HERE and HERE. I used an old t-shirt, hot glue, and some bobby pins.

Hope you are having a great day, so Happy Thursday Dolls!


Valentine's Day Card | Freebie

I'm getting super duper excited for Valentine's Day you guys! This year my girlfriends and I got together for a craft day and made Vday gifts for the boys. It was tons of fun! My gift is handmade from card to wrapping paper and I wouldn't have it any other way =]!

Today I'm sharing with you a printable of the card I made for my zombie-loving husband. It's sure to put a smile on his face! Next week I'll reveal his gift, the wrapping, plus how I made it.

Download the card HERE.

I fount this design on Pinterest of course, but the link didn't lead to a souse. It wasn't just until a couple of days ago that I found where it came from. If you want, you can purchase the card [letter pressed wording and all] created by shopsaplingpress from their Etsy shop here. They are truly creative and cleaver and their cards look super fine =].

                                                           Happy Tuesday Darling Loves!!!