October 5, 2015

Etsy Monday: Gold Polka Dot Wedding Accessories

Burlap and Rosettes Ring Pillow Wedding Cake Topper At Last Wedding Suite Soft Blusher Veil

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October 1, 2015



Run away with me,
Lost souls and reverie,
Running wild and running free,
Two kids, you and me,
And I say,
Hey, hey hey hey,
Living like we're renegades.

-X Ambassadors-

September 28, 2015

The Little White Dress

Tea Length Wedding Dress Italian Lace Wedding Dress Cotton Short Wedding Dress Short Lace Wedding Dress

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September 25, 2015

Japanese Ceramic


Does food taste better on beautiful china?

September 24, 2015

Late Night Soup Craving

Broccoli Cheese Soup Cream of Mushroom Soup Potato and Corn Chowder Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Now going into my second year of Grad School, I have learned a thing or two about the type of meals I enjoy making in order to minimize my time in the kitchen and maximize my time at school. My daily routine consist of being at school from between 10-12 hours a day. I often take a dinner break around 7-8pm. During this time I spend it either cooking, eating, showering and/or relaxing, before return to school for another three hours. I am always craving soups! Regardless if it is cold or hot outside. However, we all know that in order for a soup to be flavorful it has to simmer on the stove for hours, and I don't often have the time to babysit a pot of soup on the stove. This is reason I fell in love with crockpot cooking, especially for making soups. With a crockpot, I am able to set it and forget it. So often I would go home, load the crockpot with the ingredients for a soup and return to school. After I get back in 3-4 hours the soup is close to being done. At this time, I would add the cream (if the recipe calls for it) or add any additional spices. I'm always discovering new recipes so feel free to let me know your favorite crockpot recipes or you can check out some of my favorite recipes on Pinterest. Here are a few of the recipes I have enjoy making and I hope you do too!

January 4, 2015

Etsy Shop

Ring Pillow 1 Ring Pillow 3

After an eight months hiatus, I'm happy to announce that my Whimzeecal Etsy shop is up and running once again. I had to put the shop aside for the past eight months because I've been busy with several personal projects, such as starting a full time job as a drafter for an engineering firm and getting accepted to a graduate program for Architecture. Since it is the beginning of a new year, I am excited to be crafting, designing, and contributing to the blog and shop once again. Within the past year, two of my custom ring pillows have taken part in two very special wedding ceremony. I open the shop in 2012 with the intention of making a couple of extra bucks and knowing that it will not pay the bills, but happy with just be able to to create and design for someone's special day. It warms heart when two of my brides sent me pictures of the ring pillow I made them for their special day. They are the photos you see above. The ring pillow on the left was for a bride who had a country style wedding at The Roxbury Barn , and the ring pillow on the right was for a bride who lives in Paris and was having an Alice in Wonderland theme wedding.

April 14, 2014

Beautiful Flower Headpieces

Silk Rose Headpiece Peony Feather Headpiece Pearl Flower Headpiece Magnolia Flower Headpiece

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March 31, 2014

Etsy Monday: Black and White Wedding Accessories

Burlap and Cotton Ring Pillow Silk Crepe Wedding Gown height= Stripes Table Overlay Black Onyx Necklace

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March 25, 2014

Mix-Use Model Project

This was the final project for a design studio class that I was taking last semester. For this project, I had to design and construct a model for a mix-use development. A mix-use development can be a single building or a walkable neighborhood that blend residential housing with commercial businesses. I had to design a three-story building consisting of a store front on the street level, with two high end urban lofts on the second and third floors, and ending with a roof top terrace. I have always like the idea of repurposing a preexisting warehouse over demolishing and rebuilding something new. So my design was based on the idea of repurposing an industrial building made out of brick on the exterior facade and exposed brick on the interior open floor plan. The ground floor was designed for a dessert shop while the second and third floors were designed as urban style lofts. Each loft has an open floor plan that combine the living room with the dining room and kitchen off of the front entry. There is also a back entry that residence can take from their garage up to the loft. I infused character and charm by adding an inglenook with a fireplace, the third bedroom off the living was created into flex room, sunroom with green walls, a brise soleil system off the back balcony, and curving the walls of the hallway into each loft. For the model, I designed each floorplan on AutoCAD, which was then imported into Corel to be cut by a laser cuter on a piece of birch plywood. I also got the chance to designed two sets of custom stairs in Revit, which were then printed on a 3D printer. Finally, the curved walls were constructed out of thin popsicle sticks. After just completing one architecture course over the summer, I never thought that I was capable of designing and constructing a full architectural model at the end of last semester.

East Elevation  ||  West Elevation
North Elevation
South Elevation

February 17, 2014

Etsy Monday: Mossy Green Wedding Accessories

Burlap and Moss Ring Pillow Green Leather Clutch Flower Seed Wedding Favors Green Lace Garter

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