by Meli C

Posts from — July 2011

100 Things – Week 5

This week’s list is a combination of things that are still making me happy from last week’s vacation, as well as a few other happy moments from this week. You can check out the rest of this series here.

#41 – This photo of my beautiful mom taken last week on her 53rd birthday!

#42 – Day time naps (like this one, last week in Malaga)

#43 – Kids playing on the beach (as seen last week in Tarifa, Spain)

#44 –  The first dance at a friend’s wedding last week in Madrid

#45 – Color-blocking (this photo was taken last Friday in Madrid)

{Zara blouse & pants, BCBG espradilles, Hakei handbag}

#46 – Jamonerias (Spanish ham shops)

#47 – The moment I tried this (THE best) tortilla de patatas last Saturday at Juana la Loca, thanks to a dear friend’s spot-on recommendation!

#48 – Orange trees that grow freely on the streets of Sevilla, Spain

#49 – The lighthouse at Jose Ignacio that inspired the design for our wedding invitations (coming soon!)

#50 – My Masters diploma, which arrived in the mail this week =)

July 15, 2011   3 Comments

Blogger Spotlight: Dear Photograph

Anyone who loves photographs at least half as much as I do will love this blog.

Dear Photograph describes itself as a blog about showcasing a picture of a picture from the past in the present. I immediately fell in love with the idea! Take a few minutes to browse through the site and you’ll quickly see what I mean.

Anyone can send a submission to I’m currently browsing through old photos, trying to find the perfect one to convert into a submission of my own!

{The above was one of my favorites, submitted by Wizemark)

July 13, 2011   1 Comment

Bookmarks – June

Below are four noteworthy bookmarks from the month of June.

1. The Kinfolk Journal is a very cool place to get inspiration for hosting small gatherings. Its a relatively new site, so there isn’t a lot of content yet, but it showcases beautiful and inspiring photos of real life get-togethers, dinners, and the like. It does a great job of sharing unique ideas on how to make your next small gathering sweet and memorable.

{Chek out this BBQ for two}

2. Zazzle is a website that allows you to upload an image and create your own unique, custom postage stamps. I was so happy to learn that I won’t have to send out my wedding invitations using stamps of the US flag!

3. The textiles and patterns at John Robshaw’s shop are beautiful. I specially like the elephant-shaped luggage tags.

4. Last but not least, this site will surely come in handy when you misplace your phone around the house. A simple and cool idea.

July 11, 2011   No Comments

100 Things – Week 4

This week is about 10 Spanish things that have made me happy this week.  You can check out the rest of the series here.

#31 – The view of the coast of Malaga from our friend’s amazing apartment

#32 – The “bull burger” at La Moraga in Malaga, my first time trying oxtail (it was good!)

#33 – Paddle boats with incorporated water slides at a lake outside of Malaga

#34 – Handwritten recommendations from a friend for our stop in Tarifa

#35 – Old school water fountains that are still in use in Ronda

#36 – The view from out hotel room in Tarifa

#37 – Fuente de Gallo beach with its amazing cliffs, at Conil de la Frontera

#38 – Driving through sunflower fields on our way to Sevilla

#39 – Flamenco-inspired vintage postcards in Sevilla

#40 – Ready-to-drink Gazpacho at a local supermarket

July 8, 2011   5 Comments

Happy 4th of July!

{Flag Cake by Glorious Treats}

I am so impressed by the perfect assembly of this cake.  It’s so pretty to look at and perfect for today’s celebrations. Although I must admit I’m slightly intimidated by the precise assembly required, I’m keeping this one on my list of intricate recipes to tackle someday.

Take a look at some other deliciously looking patriotic sweetness from Glorious Treats here and here.

Happy Independence Day, USA!

July 4, 2011   No Comments

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