Archive for February, 2011

Style: Birthday Suit

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 21st, 2011 under Style Tags: , , ,  •  16 Comments

Today is my birthday, so without further ado I give you the birthday suit! 1 Use a sugar scrub to ensure that your skin is soft and smooth. 2 No one likes a stinky naked person, so perfume is a must. 3 Creamy body lotion will keep your “suit” in perfect condition. 4 Top it off with a cute trench […]

5 Signs of Spring

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 18th, 2011 under Home + Garden Tags: , , ,  •  9 Comments

1. It’s 74 degrees today. 2. Isn’t it amazing that a daylily can go from this… …to this overnight? 3. The camelias we planted last spring are finally starting to bloom. 4. My window boxes are brimming with pansy blossoms. 5. The daffodil and crocus bulbs I planted in the fall are making an appearance.

Screen Printing Triumph

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 17th, 2011 under Creative, Wit & Whistle Tags: , , , , , ,  •  8 Comments

My first screen printing run was a success! I enjoyed the process so much that I was practically giddy while printing these, so hopefully a bit of my happiness is embedded in each print. Here’s the fruit of my labor—a signed and numbered limited edition run of 50 hand pulled prints that are available now in the […]

DIY: Sweet Knobs

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 16th, 2011 under DIY Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  9 Comments

I’m giving the vanity in the basement bathroom a fresh coat of paint and new moldings, so naturally it needed new knobs. I’m quite proud of myself for showing restraint and not spending too much on some gorgeous (but overpriced) Anthroplologie hardware. Instead I found some old faucet handles here, spray painted them, and added nuts […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 15th, 2011 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

We skipped the restaurant scene yesterday and made a Valentine’s feast at home. Daniel grilled rosemary ranch chicken kabobs and corn on the cob, while I whipped up some mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. For dessert I baked red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and they were sublime! Red velvet might just be my […]


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