A Few Things

August 5, 2011

image by Dan Cutrona

Hello Friends! Thanks so much for making this the best ever Ask Design Mom Week. (I think it totally felt 5th Anniversary worthy!) I love your questions and I so admire your wisdom and clever ideas.

If you’re craving more Ask Design Mom, you can get your fix anytime over on the FB Discussion Board. All sorts of topics are being covered. Black Flats. E-Readers. Make Ahead Dinners. You can add your own questions or help out with answers. And anyone who participates is automatically entered to win a Clarisonic Mia! The winner will be announced on Monday.

In the meantime, here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you:
- The gorgeous slideshows continue on Kirtsy. (I found the image above on August 1st.)
- She calls it the Baby Bachelor Pad.
- A ruffled cake.
- Hats shot by John French.
- I judged a cute kids quote contest. Winners here.
- Carnations hanging from the ceiling.
- A photo job chart.
- French s’mores.

I also write for Babble.com. Here are this week’s posts:
- 10 fantastic cupcake liner projects.
- Plush toys for hipsters.
- Sometimes less is more.
- It lights up when it rocks!
- The cutest lamp ever.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.


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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alicia August 5, 2011 at 7:38 am

I love making s’mores (year round) and my mom introduced me to those cookies last Christmas. They are way better than just graham crackers and chocolate bar, and a little more expensive too! So I hide them as a special treat for just me. Selfish? Maybe. :)


2 Design Mom August 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

I think everybody needs secret treats. : )


3 The BabbyMama August 5, 2011 at 8:04 am

Thanks for all the lovely links! Have a great weekend!


4 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag August 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

Those birdhouse lamps are just divine!! :)


5 Ana August 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

Amazing list! I love your links every single time.


6 Sarah @ Knit York City August 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

Oh my gosh! Those hat photos remind me of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty! I haven’t seen that since I was a kid :)


7 Erin August 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

Loved the kid quotes! Thanks for the giggle this morning!


8 Design Mom August 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

It was so hard to pick the winners! All the quote were crazy adorable.


9 Elizabeth August 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

That ruffled cake is outrageous! Where did you find the photo?


10 Design Mom August 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Oh darn! Did I include the wr0ng link? The image is by Gemma Comas and can be found here: http://gemmacomasphotography.blogspot.com/2011/06/wedding-cakes.html


11 Susan August 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Bon weekend Gabrielle!


12 Ann August 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I’m heading to the store now to find those french cookies to make smores! Yum! Thanks for that!


13 jan August 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

i’ve never had a s’more – isn’t that insane? i definitely need to make some!


14 Design Mom August 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

That is hilarious! I think it’s time, my friend.


15 Bethany August 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Coincidence: I have an image of those peaches already saved in my “design ideas” folder on my computer. We did them for a baby shower in May. I loved not giving candy/junk away as a favor.


16 Design Mom August 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

They make such a gorgeous gift! I want to copy this too.


17 Joanna August 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I love the cupcake liners project. My daughter is turning 3 in 3 weeks…I still don’t have any ideas for her birthday…She keeps saying she wants numbers…any suggestions?



18 LH August 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Eek! I think S’mores made from Petit Ecoliers may be the best idea ever! I remember eating those cookies when I lived in France almost 20 years ago. Anyway, I’m definitely going to have to try that.


19 msalanio August 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

I love to eat strawberry with Ice cream on the top. We have to make something different to be able to use the talent that God has given to us. I hope we can share it to others.


20 The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful August 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

Hi sweets — I love your post as always, but wanted to mention I picked up The Rachel Papers by Martin Amos as per your suggestion and am halfway through and loving it. That muthafracker can write! I want to circle all of his verbs and adjectives and make them my minions. Keep the book suggestions rolling. xo


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