Happy Royal Wedding Day


1. The wedding was just lovely and so beautiful.

2. The Queen wore bright yellow. She’s my new favorite person.

3. I wish I was British so I could wear funky, ridiculous hats to places.

4. Anything you say sounds better and smarter when you have a British accent.

5. Kate was a stunning modern Grace Kelly type of bride. Just beautiful.

6. I can’t believe ABC actually brought out a professional lipreader to figure out what they were saying to each other. That’s just silly. A friend and I were joking that they would. ABC was serious.

7.  Tea, while not as good as coffee, is a nice morning treat.

8. They are already talking about when Kate will produce an heir. Err… she’s not even out of the carriage yet! Leave her alone!

9. I foresee a trip to London in my future.

10. Happy Wedding Day to Wills & Kate. : ) I wish them the best and plenty of privacy from the press. Including myself.


Top 9: Union Jack (aka The Final Countdown!)


Scones. Check.  Tea (yes! Real loose black tea straight off the plane from London! Thanks AP!). Check.  Pearls. Check

The Royal Wedding is almost upon us. That means in 2 days I’ll need to belt up before I come across as bloody barmy. *Sigh* The Brits have such great slang words. Codswallop.  Kip. Nowt. Owt.

That’s enough now. Today I want to share my top nine Union Jack products on Etsy. Some of them are pretty smart. Sorry, I had to throw one more in there.

1. This burlap pillow, while cute, I can’t imagine would be too comfy. Regardless, I like the stamped lettering. You should put this pillow on one of those chairs that you never sit in. Everyone has that chair, right?

2. I would use these notecards when I was writing my BFF Kate Middleton. I know she would love them.

3. These mittens, while not as cute as the Kate&Wills gloves I found earlier, look warm.

4. I love these cufflinks. I wonder if I could sneak them into my husband’s collection…

5. This collage is interesting. I like that it’s been done on a blonde wood and the subtle patterns of the fabric-reminiscent patterns.

6. What a fun quilt! I like that this is a distant echo from the Union Jack flag. I would actually prefer something like this that’s not quite so “UNION JACK”! The colors are soft and more welcoming than the traditional colors.

7. This weathered dresser would be a unique piece in any bedroom or hallway. Miss Mustard Seed has an awesome tutorial on her blog about how to make a dresser like this.

8. I would use THIS card for when I was writing thank you notes to my BFF’s hubby, Wills, to thank him for inviting us hunting at Clarence House.

9. This clutch is very summery. I wonder if I could make something like this… maybe that will be a post in the future.

Don’t forget mates. 5AM! At least for those of you on the East Coast!

Will you be watching?

Pip Pip (that’s goodbye!)

Project Runway: Princess Style

As you may remember from this post, I’m so caught up in the Will/Kate wedding craze I might as well be wearing a fake crown and talking with a fake British accent.

The William&Kate Lifetime movie may or may not be starting in 10 minutes and I may or may not be sitting on the couch waiting for it to start.

I’m planning on making scones and tea next Friday morning so I can wake up at the crack of dawn to watch the wedding. (Couldn’t they have had an evening wedding?) For the record, I will be calling my scones “crumpets”. This is the kind of activity only my Mom would understand. It must be genetic.

I stumbled upon (or pranced down the aisle in a very bride-y like fashion) this article where former Project Runway designers  submitted their fantasy designs for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.

While I am anticipating excitedly to see what she ends up choosing, I hope she picks something that surprises us all. Here are some of my favorite drawings:

Some people have all the talent. Leanne can concept, sew AND draw a killer watercolor.

Ohhh Rami. Your folded fabric designs are so predictable but so lovely.

I’m sure Kate’s dress will be just lovely. But I’d still pick my own wedding dress over any of these! It’s actually a funny coincidence, my wedding dress looks a lot like a famous Princess Diana dress.

This is what is referred to her “Elvis dress” or her “Pearl dress”


I didn’t even notice until after our wedding and I was reading a Princess Diana biography. Too fun!

Well, there is a Will & Kate Lifetime movie calling my name. As well as some homemade cinnamon rolls I’m working on in the kitchen.

Cheerio Darling! (*said in British accent.)