Woo hoo, it's a gorgeous 4th of July Saturday and a great day to celebrate America, Freedom, and Hot Dogs. Hope you spend the day enjoying the sunshine with friends, family, or just some peaceful alone time. I'm off to the Katy Trail for a bike ride and then later trying my hand at Spiked Watermelon Lemonade for a party treat. I'll let you know how it goes.
Today I am antiquing with Mom and then packing the Kleenex as we see My Sister's Keeper. Last night I saw Away We Go and totally loved it. Escape the heat and catch a flick. Away We Go was worth my $10 and then some.
I am loving this delicious mashup between New Balance and Sesame Street. They've created stylish and supportive shoes for kiddos, sizes 2-8. I can't even wait to buy these for my nephew Jack. The hardest part will be deciding between Cookie Monster and Ernie. Decisions, decisions. Check 'em out here.
Woo hoo! This marks the 100th post of An Awesome A Day. I am having the best time with this blog, and whether 3 or 300 of you read it, I'm always thinking about new things to share. Keep the comments coming and keep sending me your "awesomes!" Want to guest blog about something? Let me know!
I'm super pumped for July and the second half of 2009. A fresh start. That's hot. Tomorrow we are having a salsa challenge/concert by Dustin's band, Shoot Low Sheriff/potluck at the office. I'm making red, white, and blue cupcakes and will be sure to send photos. After work, I'd love to celebrate the long weekend with one of these glorious looking Boston Pops Martinis.
Paper Source is my happy place. I could do some major damage in there and walk out with nothing more than greeting cards and adhesive rhinestones. Who pays $6.95 for a card? THIS GIRL.
Well, I'm pleased to share that PS is having a great sale online. Stock up on paper and envelopes now for all your invite-Jill-to-your-pool-party-or-lakehouse-wherever-there-is-water-besides-my-bathtub needs.
XOXO! Pia The Pig
PS-Tomorrow marks my 100th post. If you want in on the giveaway, reply to this thread with a number for me to put in a hat. I'll draw a number and send you A MARVELOUS PRIZE. :)
Gymnastics is awesome. Stick It was awesome. Nastia is awesome. Did I mention, gymnastics is awesome?
It's about time some brilliant tv execs came up with the idea for a gymnastics television series. Leave it to the folks at ABC Family behind such hits at The Secret Life of The American Teenager to introduce America to Make It Or Break It, the first series about aspiring Olympic hopefuls training at "The Rock" in Colorado.
The story is sorta familiar and loaded with every gymnastics stereotype in the book, but it's nonetheless enjoyable. It's on Monday nights at 8pm Central. Catch the first part of episode one here and follow the links for the rest, or download it free on itunes through July 6.
UMMMM, did I mention is stars Candace Cameron Bure as one of the hot gym moms? I'd watch a show about softball if it meant DJ Tanner was rocking a starring role. Wait until you see what a MILF she is now! Watch it tonight so we can discuss!
Yesterday (Sunday) was my awesome friend Carrie's birthday. Carrie is the Queen of Cakes. Not so much in cooking, but in enjoying them (while maintaining a slammin' figure thanks to running and great energy). So, in honor of Carrie, I asked my friend Gina (the most amazing baker) for some summer cake ideas.
Here's Gina's informal guest blog on the topic of Quick Summer Cake Ideas. Enjoy!
Lemon Lime Cake 1. Make a Lemon Cake (easy from the box) 2. Take a packet of lime jello and add the boiling water. 3. After you stir it, and all the powder is dissolved. Stop there. Do not refrigerate. 4. Then poke holes in your lemon cake. 5. And pour the lime liquid evenly over the cake. 6. Wait for it to cool. 7. Then cover with cool whip for a very refreshing summer dessert.
--You can use the same technique with any combination. ex: White Cake mix, and raspberry jello. (But the lemon lime is simply the best)
Here’s another recipe for fun: Homemade ice cream cake (Which I saw made when I was like 11, so don’t quote me on this).
Homemade Ice Cream Cake
1, Get your favorite flavor of ice cream, in the old-fashioned box carton. 2. Get a bag of Oreo’s. 3. Crush the Oreo’s until all you have is the black cookie powder. 4. Remove the box from the ice cream block. 5. Roll ice cream block in black cookie powder till covered. 6. Slice and serve.
Thanks, Gina, and Happy Birthday Carrie! Pia The Pig
PS-I love this poster for Cake Hair Salon in SLC. Lovely!