October 31, 2011

Costume closet.

We most likely won't be dressing up this year seeing as how we're in Bangkok, but we thought we'd share some really adorable costumes, for both children and grown-ups! 
Happy Halloween lovelies! xo

                          The cutest lobster I ever did see.                              Tiny Dwight!

The lovely Katie of Skunkboy Creatures and her adorable daughter Hope, 
did the cutest DIY costume idea on this wonderful blog!

October 30, 2011

The joys of Jell-o!

Remember that post about Jell-o that we did a couple of months back? Well, while thrifting in Grand Forks last week I came across the amazing book, The Joys of Jell-o! Naturally I had to have it and came right home to scan photos of amazing Jell-o recipes for you lovelies! Here are some of our favorites!
 Love these tips on how to remove Jell-o from the mold!
Happy Sunday everyone!

October 29, 2011

Guest post from Thursday of My Girl Thursday!

Hello everyone! My name is Thursday.  I'm the kind of girl that likes to stay up late, eat too much junk food and thrift shop way, way too much.  I'm also the girl behind the blog My Girl Thursday.
I thought I'd stop in to say hello while the ladies are away on my dream vacation/business trip.  I brought some cookies to eat to fill in those awkward silences that happen whenever I meet someone new.  But hey, I think they could serve as a pretty sweet Halloween party favour too.
Seriously, does anything smell better than a bunch of gingerbread men getting baked in the oven?  I think not.  I used the recipe I found over at Joy of Baking, but I have to admit that it's not my favourite.  If you have a secret family formula tucked away in your recipe box I would go with that. 
Once your men have cooled their horses you can fill your piping bag with your favourite icing (or you can cheat like I did and grab a tube from the baking aisle at the grocery store) and carefully decorate with your preferred skeleton design.  I went for a rather cutesy version but you can opt for a more Dia de los Muertos version if you're feeling ambitious/talented.  That Mummy is pretty rad too!

Thank you so much to the Oh So Lovely ladies for having me here today.  I had so much fun baking and decorating these cookies for you all.  Less fun trying to convince my toddler that we should eat something other than gingerbread men at every single meal.

Happy baking!

*Thank you so much Thursday for the amazing Halloween cookie tutorial! We can't wait to get back and test it out! It was a pleasure having you on our blog! xo

October 28, 2011

Last call!

If you are interested in sponsoring Oh So Lovely for the month of November it's not too late! We still have room for a few more large and small ads! November is going to be a very exciting and busy time for us because we will be getting possession of our new store, renovating it, and opening its doors for the very first time, so you can expect lots of fun before & after photos of that process! We will also be sharing many photos from our trip to Asia, as well as teaching some fun D.I.Y. tutorials! If you would like some more information on our sponsorship rates click here. We look forward to working with you!

Erin & Stef

Guest post by Katie of Skunkboy Creatures!

Hello, Oh So Lovely readers!  My name is Katie and I run a little blog called Skunkboy Creatures.  Usually my world is mostly made up of handmade plush animals, pretty vintage dresses, fun outfit posts, and lots of love from my sweet little girls, but today I decided that what I'd like to share is a playlist.  I love to make new playlists with the turn of every season (and then some), so here is my Autumn nights playlist:

Thanks, Stef and Erin for having me and thank you so much for reading (and listening)!!  
Happy Autumn!  xoxo Katie

*Thanks so much Katie, it was an honor having you on our blog today! We totally downloaded the playlist for our trip too, so thanks a bunch! xo

October 27, 2011

Vegas Vacation!

Hello friends! I just returned from a little desert vacation and thought it would be fun to share a few photos I snapped during my trip! So without further adieu...

Before I left, I eagerly packed my retro floral suitcase full of a few pretty dresses, my vintage bathing suit, a couple books that I borrowed from the lovely Erin, and some new magazines and hit the road!

Once Emery and I arrived to Arizona we met up with my little bro, Dan, and his girlfriend, Stacey at my parents place! We hung out there for a few days and then we hit the road together to go on a mini Vegas vacation! Woo-hoo! Emery and I had never been to Vegas before so we were super excited to see the strip!

On the way we stopped off at the Hoover Dam!
It's pretty wild to see such significant American monument.

Soon we arrived in Vegas, baby! Yay!
We stayed at the Flamingo Hotel... complete with a flamingo exibit! How perfect.

Once we got settled into our hotel, we got ready for a night on the town! I wore my favorite
60's floral tiki dress!

Apparently group shots are tricky...

We sat outside on a patio at a French restaurant and drank wine and ate bread and cheese! Mmm... my favorite! Then we went for a walk down the strip and Dan & Stacey showed us some of the highlights!

Along the way I just had  to stop at one of the casinos and try my luck at one of the slot machines! So I decided to put in $5 and I ended up with $7.50! Woo! Big winnings! Haha! That was good enough for me... I didn't wanna try to push my luck any further! It was the perfect end to a lovely evening.

The following day we mostly just relaxed poolside and read our books and magazines. It's great to just have lazy days and enjoy the weather! Then, in the evening, we got all dolled up and ready for our second stint of the Vegas nightlife!

I wore a baby blue dress that I bought at local boutique here in Winnipeg called Para Mix (where I used to work!) We made a quick visit to the flamingos in the hotel courtyard before we began our night!

If you're in Las Vegas it's pretty much mandatory to go see a show, so since Emery is such a huge animal lover we decided to hit up a magic show complete with numerous different types of tigers! Needless to say he was super into it! After that we went for a lovely dinner inside the Venetian Hotel.

After dinner we ventured off of the strip to a little tiki bar that I had read about and had been dying to check out! It was called Frankie's Tiki Room and it was done up in authentic 1960's tiki bar decor! It totally blew my mind! The atmosphere was amazing and the fruity tropical drinks were even better! It even had a fun little game at the back of the bar that apparently predicted what your secret vice was by testing your grip... I suppose I'm super-human because I got the top score saying: You are without a vice. Woo!

After our whirlwind 2 days in Las Vegas we began our drive back to my parents place. On the way back through the desert we came across an abandoned ghost town somewhere in Arizona called "Nothing". It looked a little bleak... ha. There was another sign beside this one that read "Population: 4" Hmmm.... wonder where?

Once we were back safe and sound in Mesa we squeezed in a quick shopping trip to some of my favorite vintage shops! I managed to do a little bit of damage there... but I don't think that surprises anyone! ;) What a lovely ending to an exciting trip!


October 26, 2011

We're in...

We just picked up our copies of the Fall issue of Winnipeg's finest-Sandbox magazine, partially because we're in it! Remember that photoshoot that we told you about a couple of weeks back? It took place at "Tinkertown" which is an amusement park for little kids, that both Stef and I went to when we were little! It was definitely one of the best shoots we've had to date! We got to eat cotton candy, jump on a crazy giant ball, ride the train and walk around before the park opened, in pretty vintage dresses! 

Click the last two photos to see a larger version!
We pretended to make lemonade in this giant lemon which reminded us of the frozen banana stand on Arrested Development!

It truly was such a fun day and we were so tickled that we got to be in Sandbox!

October 25, 2011

Jet settin'!

Ahhh I can't believe we're leaving for Bangkok in the morning!!! We are beyond excited! Erin has been to Asia before, but this will be my first time so I am extra pumped! The flood waters still haven't subsided there yet, so say a little prayer that everything goes smoothly because we have a LOT to do! Not to worry though... we won't be ignoring our lovely readers here in blogland! We will be updating our blog while we're away and we also have a lot of exciting guest posts arranged!

Stay tuned for more updates on our travel adventures!

Love love love,
Stef & Erin

Think pink.

Pink pink pink.
That's all we can think!
We wish we could've stayed at this pretty pink hotel.

This pink pyrex dish set is pretty dreamy.

Waist-length bubble gum pink 'my little pony' hair.

Cute pink & white striped straws - perfect for your next party!

Pink scalloped skirt. We're in love!

This pink phone is insane!  Again, if only we had land lines...

We love the charming pink packaging for this Cointreau bar set... and we also love the fact that Dita Von Teese is sponsoring it! What a lady!

Happy Tuesday, friends!