September 30, 2011

I heart you: Cupcake Edition

Hello cupcake

I don't think anything can make you smile like a cupcake. Not only are they sweet but they are good looking too. What else can you ask for? So while I put my three year old stepdaughter's birthday cake in the oven here are my top ten cupcake Things i Heart.

First up are these 1-2-3 delicious items from Plasticland.
4. These cupcake jars from Rose and Radish via Little Green Notebook are edibly stunning.

5. This diy cupcake liner wreath is sheer genius and is it me or do they look a little like carnations? For a full tutorial visit Tatertots and Jello.
6. Ohh cupcakes you light up my life and yours by 12 Legs Curiosities on Etsy.
7-8. These cupcakes from Urban Outfitters are essential.
9. Oh my, this is my favorite combination: diy and bright colors. So I salute you Joy's Hope for thinking up this diy cupcake stand.
10. And lastly, if I could be a cupcake I would be this cupcake by Robin N. Fator on Etsy.

Aren't they all just a baker's dream? Well the timer is buzzing so I am off to attend to my cake and if you are baking like me today then I wish you a happy baking. Love and baked goods, Rozy

September 28, 2011

Did you know...

This week is banned books week. I know this sounds like a thing of the past, but unfortunately books are still being banned today. In fact, according to the American Library Association, in 2010 the top banned books were:

1. "And Tango Makes Three," by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.

This childrens book is based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York's Central Zoo who come together to raise a puffin together.

So why was it banned? for homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group. This book is recommended for readers in preschool to third grade and published in 2005.

2. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by Sherman Alexie.

This young adult book is a semi-autobiographical novel of Native American teenager Arnold Spirit, better know as Junior. The book details his life on the Spokane Indian Tribe Reservation and his decisions.

So why was it banned? for offensive language, racism, religious viewpoint, sex education, sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group. This book is recommended for readers in seventh to tenth grade and published in 2007.

3. "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley.

This book is a classic science fiction novel based on a future where natural reproduction is done away with and genetically manipulated children have predetermined positions within the world. Society is conditioned to value consumpition, loathe being alone and have recreational sex.

So why was it banned? for insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit. This book was published in 1932.

4. "Crank," by Ellen Hopkins.

This young adult book is a semi-autobiographical novel of the author's teenager daughter who becomes addicted to crystal meth and the challenges she faces.

So why was it banned? for drugs, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit. This book is recommended for readers in eigth grade and up and published in 2004.

5. "The Hunger Games Series," by Suzanne Collins.

This young adult book is a science fiction novel based on a future where children are forced to compete in deadly games.

So why was it banned? for sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group. This book is recommended for readers in eigth grade and up and published in 2008.

6. "Lush," by Natasha Friend.

This young adult book based on a thirteen year old girl with a seemingly picture perfect family. In reality, she struggles to keep father's alcoholism a secret and protecting the family image that is until the burden gets too heavy.

So why was it banned? for drugs, sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group. This book is recommended for readers in seventh grade and up and published in 2006.

7. "What My Mother Doesn't Know," by Sonya Sones.

This young adult book is based on a ninth grader who struggles through the difficulities of being a freshman in high school, her romantic crushes and family life.

So why was it banned? for sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. This book is recoomended for readers twelve and up and published in 2001.

8. "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America," by Barbara Ehrenreich.

This non fiction book is written from the perspective of the undercover journalist based on what it is like to live in America on minimum wage.

So why was it banned? for drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint. This book was published in 2001.

9. "Revolutionary Voices," edited by Amy Sonnie.

This book is an anthology created by and for radical queer youth. It is committed specifically to the youth of color, young women, transgender and bisexual youth, (dis)abled youth, and poor/working class youth.

So why was it banned? for homosexuality, sexually explicit. This book was published in 2001.

10. "Twilight (Series)," by Stephenie Meyer.

This young adult book is based on a girl who falls in love with a vampire and leads on a werewolf {Team Edward / Team Jacob}. I know we have all seen the movies.

So why was it banned? for sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence, unsuited to age group. This book was published in 2005.


The only banned books I have read is the Twilight Series but I plan on reading all ten, that is if my local library hasn't banned them. I hope you all celebrate your right to read banned books this week. Love and curls, Rozy

September 26, 2011

Mustache Monday: Cake Edition

Truth be told I am obsessed with mustaches. I even have one tattooed on my pointer finger, although, I don't use it as often as I like since tattooes on your hands tend to easily fade. So do I recommend not getting one on your finger? No I don't because I mine.

Back to Mustache Monday, I stumbled across this genius mustache idea at Spooniest and I wondered why haven't I ever thought of this. You can even buy a baking mold, I found the one below at my favorite site of newly retro things Plasticland.

And what a great time to spot this mustache cake because it so happens that I have to bake one on Friday. I wonder if my three year stepdaughter will mind a mustache cake? I'd love to stay and chat but I really mustache, Rozy

September 23, 2011

I heart you: Nautical Edition

This week I am hearting over everything Nautical. I know it is a little late in the season but maybe it has to do with the fact that I am redesigning the kids bathroom with this theme. So in salute to sailors, ships, navigation, the end of summer and fashion here are my top seven nautical inspired finds:

Hello Sailor  First up is the eye catching Vintage Pinup Nautical Bikini by Pinup Girl Clothing Couture.

2. Set your telescope on these nails as seen on Destination Wedding Store and Totally Cool Nails. I know I am anchoring to try it.

3. So in love with this Sailor Letterpress Print by 1canoe2 on Esty.

4. How can a Sailor be a Sailor without a Sailor Jerry Tattoo via koikoikoi.
5. I would sail a mile in these heels from Plasticland.

6. I'd cuddle up with these bright and nautical pillows anyday via Bright Bold Beautiful.
7. This dress from Torrid knocked my sails straight into the deep blue sea.

Happy Friday. Love and knots, Rozy

September 21, 2011

Hello Kitty

Today I went with Mr. Martinez to Mesa, Arizona. While he handled some not so top secret business I decided to browse around the Goodwill next door. I haven't been to one since I was in high school so it was splendid to have an hour to just look around. Strolling down the aisles I realized (1) it did not have that old lady smell I once remembered and (2) it was like a musuem of buried treasures, which is dangerous if you are me. Through out the entire store, I managed to just walk away with one item:


The kitty purse cost me ninty-nine cents and I couldn't of spent my money on anything better. Not only is it a trendy cross over bag but it is also a compliment whore. Everywhere I go everyone loves the kitty purse including my almost three year old step daughter.
So keep your eyes open because you never know what you can find. With love, Rozy

September 19, 2011

I heart you: Pirate Edition

Avast me hearties, today be a beauty of a day as it is Talk Like a Pirate Day. And I don't know about you but this is a day I can't wait for all year long. So what better way to set up arrr sails than to dedicate me top seven things i heart to thee Pirates whether they be on land, sea or man.

First up tis the gold of me heart. If you were to strut around in his dress by Sourpuss Clothing, I am pretty sure you would not only get some love from Pirates but also every other man.
2. If I was sailing across the seven seas and came these skull jewels from ASOS I would bury this treasure under an X for sure.
3. And in case you don't have a shovel, you can always stash your treasure in these lovely treasure chest from Paul's Boutique and Loungefly. I absolutely love the embrossed skulls.
4. Brown and Skulls never went perfectly together than this duo. I heart Plasticland and Modcloth for these treasures.
5. And in case you get lonely on the sea, you can always cuddle with this Stuf Pirate Family.
6. I would never leave my captain chair if it was desgined by Geofrrey Bradfield for Kyle Bunting.
7. And if you can't sail the sea then gander at this art from Anna Simeonoff and it will too take your breath away.

Well me hearties I'm about to drop anchor and celebrate Talk Like a Pirate day with some fine rum. Pirate love, Rozy

September 17, 2011

I am an unintentional Interior Design school dropout. I know that sounds worst when you read it out loud and Frankie Avalon is nowhere to sing words of encouragement. If you think about it, design is a passion not a piece of paper that you can hang on the walls; although that would look lovely. So I raise my head high, pursue whatever endeavors I come across, and blog to inspire others as well as myself after all...

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is no more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."  Albert Einstein

I redesign, paper mache, dabble in event planning, try to sew, dye my hair a little excessively, cook everyday, attempt to have a green thumb, capture life's little moments on film, and find buried treasure on my days off.

You can find a full list of designing in heels features here. So grab that pleasant cup of coffee and enjoy my blog. With love, Rozy
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