Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday Favorites: June 17, 2011

Happy birthday to my dad!  He is such a blessing, and he always has to celebrate Father's Day and his birthday in one swoop.  I love him a lot and am so thankful for his example of working hard and helping others.  He is a true servant leader.

If you love Anthropologie (like me), you probably have a romantic side to you.  However, Anthropologie's prices are not always so romantic and sweet.  I used to occasionally buy stuff there when I was single and working, but being a stay at home mom with two young kids doesn't warrant that kind of spending.  That is how I found Ruche.  Ruche is an online boutique started by a California couple.  It is basically the look of Anthropologie for a lot less money.  Most dresses are between 30-50 dollars, and they are so frilly, fun and yet with a modern twist.  The motto on their website is "a modern boutique with a vintage touch."  They have shoes, jewelry, and much more.  Their blog is full of eye candy galore and gives photography tutorials too.  Here is the shop: and here is the blog:  Here are some samples of what they sell:
gondola romance ruffle toproxanne striped two piece swimsuit
billowing embroidery pleated topdreamweaver floral crochet elastic belt
tulip lace turnlock satcheljade prism rhinestone ring
pocket full of posies skirtdizzy love applique top
Gondola ruffle romance top 41.99, Roxanne two piece 39.99,
Billowing embroidery top 39.99, dreamweaver floral crochet belt 15.99,
tulip lace turnlock satchel 99.99, Jade prism rhinestone ring 17.99,
Pocket full of posies skirt 32.99, and dizzy love applique top 34.99

Okay, have fun shopping!  Let's look at some fun ideas on the craft and cooking blogs this week!  Have a great Father's Day weekend celebrating those dads in your life!

Taidye Original offers a printable for praying without ceasing.  I am entrenched in preparing my upcoming lesson on prayer for women's Bible study, and I just finished the section on praying without ceasing.  Of course, I loved this!  The colors are pretty too!  Go to her blog, click and print.  Thanks, Tai! 

Christina's Adventures took a plain pine table and turned it into something GORGEOUS.  If you haven't learned yet, a little frill makes me happy, so I really love the stencil she chose for the top of the table. 

It's Always a Party at the Parkers gives all you last minute Father's Day gift givers some DARLING print outs.  I love the Father's Day tie banner and all the cute tags.  Even if you have your gifts wrapped and ready to go, you'll want to see if any of these printables can be put into the mix.

From Gardners to Bergers did an Anthropologie knock off of a metallic decor letter.  I love it!  A little aluminum foil and Mod Podge goes a long way!

Now for a couple of food posts . . . because I'm hungry and I love food.  Simple girl stuffed fresh strawberries with cream cheese frosting and mint.  Um . . . yum.

I'm a Mom, Not a Professional made a shortcut ice cream cake--layered ice cream sandwiches with crushed candy bar, cool whip and chocolate sauce.  Genius. You can play with flavors and add different ingredients (I am thinking crushed heath bar because I love it).  Have fun with this!  You will be a hero to the kids when you dish this up!

Pure Joy Events made a pie in a jar Father's Day style.  What dad wouldn't love this?  Yum!  The cute decorations make it that much better . . .

Finally, Cakes Likes a Party shared some ideas for an airplane party.  Do any of you have a little pilot at home?   I'm loving the airplane cake, but my favorite idea are the luggage "lunch box" goodie bags.  What fun ideas!


  1. I always find great inspiration at your Friday Favorites! Thanks for sharing Ruche, too! I'm loving it! PS: My father-in-law's birthday and my baby's birthday are this weekend, too. Your dad's in great company. :)

  2. Thanks for the feature! Love your blog! I'm a new follower

  3. Love those ties…wish I had more time to make that sign for Todd! And of course, I’d love to make a plane cake for him too one day. ;o)

  4. Thank you thank you thank you for the feature on my table!! You're the made my day!! :)


  5. Great finds!! What a cute little tie on that pie in a jar! Happy Birthday to your daddy!! And Father's day too!!

  6. It;s so sweet of you to share my project! Thanks for shining the spotlight on my little creation!! Love looking around your blog too, you have some great taste lady!

  7. Thanks so very much for the feature! I feel totally famous! (sorry blogger will not let me sign in to comment! tai @ )

  8. Thanks for featuring me! I've really enjoyed all your tips! I mean, an Anthropologie knock-off? I'm all over it!


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