Friday, July 30, 2010
Posted by Liv at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Our homework from last week was to bring empty coffee cans to class today. I wasn't sure what we were going to do with my Chock o' Nuts coffee can but I figured it would be a cute little tied arrangement. We started the class by using floral foam glue to attach galax leaves to the outside leaving a little ruffle rim:
Margaret, the teacher, brought really fun field flowers and we were pleased with the results. Here's mine:
Posted by Liv at 9:57 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I booked the Norway in a Nutshell trip for Jeff and I to get from Oslo to Bergen because it looks AH-MAZING. You all are going to be so jealous by the end of this post... :) I stole a lot of the text from the website I booked the tour on: www.fjordtours.com.
The trip starts with a five hour train ride from Oslo to Myrdal, and then another one hour train ride from Myrdal to Flåm. I love traveling by trains, especially when the views are this scenic. Jeff and I are going to be playing a whole lot of Uno on this trip I bet...
Posted by Liv at 11:46 AM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
West Elm just revamped their website and it is sassy. I like the font and the new feel. The new bedding is gorgeous too. I'm tempted to spree.
These are my favorites:
Organic seedling sheet set:
Imperial duvet cover and pillowcases:
Pom pom throw:
This ikat bolster pillow:
These Chevron floor cushions are awesome. Want both.
Posted by Liv at 11:32 PM
We had our second flower class tonight and the theme was topiaries. I thought topiaries were only those green plants cut into balls on sticks or in the shapes of animals, a la Edward Scissorhands, but nooooo. There are flower arrangement topiaries. Made by clustering gerbera daisies into a posy, shoving them a couple inches into floral foam, and then building a low arrangement at the bottom of the posy stick. Not thrilled about this one, especially when the teacher busted out the ribbons, beads, and birds to stick in it, but I actually completed this one, unlike the mum poodle from last week. I gave it to Jeff. :)
These were my favorite parts of the arrangement that I'll probably do again. These green leaf bunches were nice filler, and with a billy ball or the yarro and spray rose in the center I think made them look like unique flowers.
Posted by Liv at 11:09 PM
Ah Huntington Harbor... you were beautiful. And only burned me just a little bit.
Posted by Liv at 11:00 PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Posted by Liv at 1:21 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Mandy and I had our first flower arrangement class together tonight! It was a lot of fun, despite the assignment of making poodles out of mums. I wasn't into gluing felt and bows to beautiful flowers so I defected and went with my own arrangement. The teacher brought beautiful flowers for us to use so it was hard for me to ignore them. Here's what I made:
The chocolate geranium leaves and purple oregano were new to me and I love them. Admittedly I was jealous though when I saw Mandy's finished poodle:
Creepy but cute. The teacher's was pretty awesome too:
Can't wait for next week!
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Posted by Liv at 11:52 PM