Happy New Years!!!
Let’s take a peak back at this fabulous 2010 year, shall we?
An amazing Alt Summit followed by the beginning with the big bow obsession. An art gallery for Hank and sewing my first article of clothing.
Moving into our new place, tee embellishments and obsessions with stripes and San Francisco’s steep streets (still obsessed, fyi).
After moving in I went through a phase of decorating, including my sunroom workspace on D*S, diy cross pillows and big bow pillows.
A backpacking trip to the Lost Coast, The Redwoods, looking forward to garden parties and beach trips.
Summer finally came. Sewing a big bow pencil skirt, always thrifting and homemade ice cream became our summer meals.
But summer just isn’t quite right here in San Francisco so we had to take a trip to visit real 100+ degree summer. Drawn to peaches and corals while crafting on a diy memory game that Henry still loves to play.
Perfect tin foil dinners on the cliffs, BlogHer parties in NY, one heatwave and sewing a new summer skirt.
I couldn’t stop wishing it felt like summer. Oh. And 80s bow clips are back.
Fall! An amazing blogger retreat and a new favorite brand for fall. A nice way to say farewell to a good friend and embracing fall fashion.
An amazing trip home to New York during peak foliage and the blognog series begins. Clog debates and surprise owls for Halloween.
Jared’s trip to Haiti, hosting Thanksgiving for sixteen and festive pinata. Our baby turns three and beginning with Christmas decorating.
Festive sequin tees and shoe clips . Kaleidoscope patterns the mind, a small family Christmas and little Christmas break excursions.
Wow. That was a lot of fun to do that
It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of a year. Thank YOU for being such wonderfully supportive, talented and kind readers. You’re the best
Here’s to 2011!!!
Our last blognog post (snif snif), and it’s an awesome one. Melanie, from one of my very favorite daily reads, You Are my Fav, is showing us how to make this awesome surprise cake for New Years. So brilliant, I love it!!
I think it would be fun to crack open this cake at the stroke of midnight. It could be filled with treats, noise makers and confetti. You could even make individual mini cakes for your guests and all crack them at once with a explosion of confetti.
white chocolate (I used candy melts)
decorative frosting (for the glue)
paper circles or other decorations like jimmies
a surprise for the middle
Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave.
Pour into a well oiled bowl. Using a spoon, move the chocolate to cover the entire surface of the bowl including the sides. A lot of the chocolate on the sides will initially drip to the bottom and that’s okay.
Put in freezer for 10 minutes or until hardened.
Take out and patch up any holes or thin areas with more melted chocolate. Place in freezer again until completely hardened.
When ready to decorate, flip bowl gently and carefully pull the chocolate away from the bowl. If it gets stuck, take a warm washcloth and rub it on the outside of the bowl to loosen the chocolate.
Decorate with toppings of your choice, gluing with frosting then put back in freezer until ready to use. Place surprises on a cake stand and cover with chocolate dome.
Crack open with a wooden spoon or toy mallet. Surprise!
A HUGE thank you for all the bloggers that participated in this fun blognog holiday series. It’s been so incredible to see all the talent out there. What an inspiring group! To see all the blognog holiday posts this year go here