Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Guess What I found! this is SO boss!

I'd just LOVE to win wouldn't you?? Its SO perfect for a little baker! please check it out!

Sugar Cookie Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

I love these!

I recently ordered these from Amanda Beth Boutique and I adore them! I won a coupon for her shop and decided on these two beautiful pillows. (Pardon my gushing, I can't help it!) Oh, I love them! Thank you Amanda! I love your Etsy shop, I love your blog and I love these pillows!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Carla of Starlight Musings has awarded us with the Superior Scribbler Award! Thanks Carla!
:) :) :)

And we nominate:
Thoughts and Daydreams


Friday, December 12, 2008


Our friend Anna of Thoughts and Daydreams is having a giveaway! Look at these adorable red gloves! The drawing will be on Christmas day. So head on over there and leave a comment.

Good luck! Genevieve

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hop on over to Pretty Wit to read about our FREE SHIPPING offer!

Hope you are all having a beautiful and peaceful Christmas Holiday!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Favorite Authors

(Louisa May Alcott)

Our friend Miss C the Second tagged us a very long time ago and I'm finally doing it! Thanks Miss C! Miss you!

Who is your all-time favorite author and why?
Louisa May Alcott because she wrote my favorite book, Little Women. I love her simple and real style of writing. I believe she had a gift for seeing into peoples lives and hearts and being able to portray them faithfully.
Who was your first favorite author and why?
Probably C.S. Lewis. I remember my sister reading us the Narnia books when we were quite young. We would beg her not to stop at the end of each chapter. Just ONE more chapter? Pleeease?
Do you still consider him/her to be among your favorites?
Definitely. He's the kind of author who grows with you. Narnia is essentially a kids series but it has so much truth to be discovered when you get older!

Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why? Jane Kirkpatrick. She is an amazing writer. (she has a lovely blog too!)So good at making you not only feel like you know the people she writes about but are actually right there with them going through life along side them.

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth?
L.M. Alcott, L.M. Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen

(Charlotte Bronte)

I tag
Sarah and Rebecca J

Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

Have a lovely day my friends!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I won!

I won a giveaway today! I won a 20% coupon for an Etsy store called Amanda Beth Boutique! I really have no idea how I'm going to choose what to get! She makes very lovely things.
Maybe this? Or should I get this one? Or...Hmmm, I will have to think on this a bit more. :)

And guess what? You can have a chance to win too! Just click here , follow the directions and enter to win a 10% coupon for her lovely store. Also, check out her blog too, I love her posts about movies and fashion.

Isn't this jewelry divine? Love it. So feminine and pretty.

Enter the giveaway and you may be lucky like me and win! :) Thanks Amanda Beth!

Have a lovely day everyone!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Best Things

We thought we'd share with you one of our favorite scenes from White Christmas. Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

More than 7 things you never wanted to know about the Three Spinsters!

Ok, here's another one. Pink is Genevieve, Green is Marguerite, Red is Aimee and Orange is collective. We were tagged by Anna.

7 things I plan to do before I die:
1.Take a ride in a fighter jet. And do barrel rolls. And live through it.
2. Kiss a boy :D
3. I want to be in a movie like um...White Christmas or something are so mean to me!..(sorry, I'll stop now).no seriously, 3. to be in a Shakespeare play or movie.
4. Kiss a boy :D
5. Create a masterpiece.
6. Kiss a boy (oh why don't you go kiss a duck!)
7. Kiss a different ones. Wait, that's not right, ..kiss boyS. No no..EACH kiss a boy.

7 things I can do:

1. Teach
2. Can quote almost the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy word for word.
3. Write Poetry. I am up there with Shakespeare. Grin!
4. Change an oil filter
5. Interpretive Dance
6. Dress up like Mr. Collins. (yes, 'tis true! It is truly a sight to see! And you shall. )
7. If we have one extra person we can eat 90 cream puffs within 24 hours. Oh yeah baby.

7 Things I cannot do:

1. Nothing. Heh heh.
2. Read through an entire Redwall book without crying. :(
3. Dance like Baryshnikov
4. Understand people who think Jo should have married Laurie.
5. I ran out of things I cannot do.
6. Talk without laughing. Or think, or sleep, or sew, or eat.....
7. Conceit. It's just something we are incapable of.

7 things I would have on a deserted island:

1. The Library of Congress
2. Yablo (to experience the magic click here.)
3. That was my suggestion!
4. Somebody
5. Maracas
6. Willy
7. Muddy Buddies!

7 things I say most often:

1.That's funny.
2. "Oh! My bones!"
3. "Quiet!"
4. "I was watching you sleep last night and you were like a little angel! Except you're fat and you were snoring!"
5. He's weird
6. "Who do you think I am? Pablo?"
7. "My Very First Post EVER!!!!!!"

7 celebs I admire:

1. Jimmy Stewart
2. Keith Green
3. Craig Parker
4. Emma Thompson
5. Elizabeth Spriggs
6. Alex Wyndham
7. Bing!

7 Favorite food:

1. Beef
2. Mashed Potatoes
3. Ambrosia Salad
4. Ice Cream
5. Spam!
6. Spam! Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam!
7. Goldfish

7 people I tag:

1. Elvis
2. Sergeant George
3. Farimir
4. Mr. Smallweed (and Judy of course)
5. Mr. Guppy of Kendge and Carbois
6. The Bicycle Repair Man
7. Carla, Amy, Julia Marie, Sarah, Becca (If this sounds like more fun than the last one.) heh heh

Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee

Sunday, November 23, 2008


We have been tagged by Carla and Amy! Here goes! :)

1. The first book was Manners and Customs of the Bible by James M. Freeman
2.Turned to page 123
3. The fifth sentence of page 123 is this.... hmmm.....we kid you not: "There's no reason to interpret, as some writers do, the expression "White asses", to mean asses covered with white comparisons."
4. The next three sentences are: " The intention is to indicate the wealth and luxury of the riders; And as asses wholly white, or even nearly so, are rare and costly, the men who own them must be classes among the rich and influential. Morier says that in Persia the Mollahs, or men of the law, consider it a dignity suited to their character to ride on white asses." "[Judges] V, 11, They that are delivered from the noise of arches in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord."
5. We tag Anna, Sarah, Becca, Beck, Heidi.

1. Pick up the nearest book (that has at least 123 pages.)
2. Turn to page 123
3. Post the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
Do it if you want. Ha ha!

We apologize for this post. Sincerely. We were just following the rules. To the letter. Which is weird for us. ;)

You all have a lovely Monday. :)
Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee!

P.S. You might want to watch this video. You might not. But you should.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Your Name in Elvish

Go here to find out what your name is in the beautiful Elvish language!

Love to all,

Monday, November 17, 2008

Angies Cake

Here are some pictures of the cake that my sis and I made for Angie's wedding. We used the same pans from Cherie's wedding. Thank you Mrs. F!! You are a life saver! :)

Here it is in the back of Bingley (waaa!) on the way to the hall. We didn't want to even try transporting it fully assembled. No way. We don't need gray hairs yet!

(Awesome pictures by Aimee!)

And here it is getting adorned for the big moment. :) Thanks Rob and "Merry" for your artistic touches!! You gals are life savers too! :) Sadly, I never get a picture of the completed cake! I'm going to have to work on that...

Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway over at Pretty Wit!
xoxo ~ Genevieve

Friday, November 14, 2008's time for a giveaway!

There is a giveaway happening over at Pretty Wit! Go look. Leave a comment. Win! :)

Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee

Monday, November 10, 2008


While we are on the subject of engagement rings, I will show you my "dream ring" Well, ok, "dream rings". There are so many beautiful ones out there that I simply cannot choose. I am quite glad that it wont be up to me. :)

So, if I had to choose just one I would most likely choose a solitaire diamond either brilliant or oval cut. I like the look of white gold or platinum the best but I also love rose gold. Another feature that I adore is filigree or engraving on the band. I prefer that over little diamonds on the band. But, of course, little diamonds are gorgeous also. Here is a picture of the closest that I could find to my ideal.
This next picture shows the type of engraving I love.

Here is a lovely example of what a Brilliant Cut diamond looks like. Isn't it beautiful? I can see a star in the middle of it. I think it is so beautiful.
I also love the look of these antique engagement rings.

I think this ring is so beautiful too. This is another antique style ring. Very different and beautiful.

And here are a few examples of rose gold. Lovely!! I love the antique look it gives to the rings.

Look how elegant this ring set it. I don't usually go for the bands covered with diamonds but I think this one is simply irresistible!

And just for fun I had to include this amazing ring from Tiffany's. Of course, it has a startling starting price of $37,000...........ahem.

Thank you all for the comments! It has been fun hearing about all the different rings that people like. :) Let's hear some more! What does your "dream ring" look like? Or, if you have one, tell us what it looks like! Or post a picture of it for us to see. :)


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our sisters engagement ring!

I know I said a VERY long time ago that I would post a picture of our sisters engagement ring. So here it is! Of course, it looks bigger in real life. :) I wish I had a picture of them both together. It is so pretty!

What style or cut do you want for a wedding ring? Leave a comment and describe it to me!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pretty Wit

We have started yet another blog.

It is specifically for our etsy shop updates and GIVEAWAYS!!
Please come and visit as often as you like! Our first giveaway will be in November so don't miss out!
The address is:
Please fell free to leave frequent comments. We LOVE to hear from you!

Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sweaters. Oh how I love them!

Oh Fall. I'm always so excited about fall. There is such beauty to be seen everywhere. I love the way the crisp air makes you feel so fresh and alive! And of course, you can wear sweaters without feeling like a pot roast. Oddly enough, I don't wear sweaters that often. I'm not sure why. I love them so much. Especially these from Anthropologie.

Elfin Hoodie
(I love the name!)
Brekka Cardigan

And these from Boden:

Cozy Wrap

Soft Drapey Tie Front Cardi

Here are a few handmade sweaters from sellers on Etsy!

Ribon Hand Knitted Sweater
by Ledimi

uPcYcLeD Hoodie
by Katwise

Aren't they beautiful? There are so many. I might just do another post dedicated to sweaters and hoodies! Have a lovely Sweater Day!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lots of Crafting Going On

We are obsessed! We will show you a few things we've been creating. It's been fun! Jeb is quite annoyed with us for neglecting him though. :( Poor pup!!

I just finished some jewelry to put in our Etsy shop Pretty Wit.

I thought that the color scheme was very romantic on this one.

This one sold on Friday!

If you are so inclined, go take a look!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wedding Cake Continued....finally!

Well, here I am finally! I had a few set backs after my last post, one was a wedding, the other a camp and lastly an accident. More on those things later. I thought I should pick up where I left off. So it's time for...........................(drum roll please!)...................CAKE!!

That is a lot of cake. :)
We wrapped each layer in plastic wrap and foil before we stuck them in the freezer so that they wouldn't taste like a freezer. Ick.

Here is one of the sheet cakes being leveled and split into layers. VERY important when making any cake that is stacked on itself. We weren't TOO type A about it. ;)

Then we painted on the moistening syrup to make the cake more....moist. We used vanilla flavored. Mm! Then we did a layer of frosting and a layer of strawberry jam in the white cakes and a fudgy chocolate filling in the chocolate cake. Each tier was 4 layers. So, three layers of filling. My mouth is watering....

This is the frosting for the crumb coat. It is the same frosting (cream cheese) but we didn't want to get crumbs in the rest of the frosting. We thought that might defeat the object of the crumb coat! A crumb coat is a very good idea. As you might have guessed, it keeps the crumbs from showing through the frosting. After we applied the crumb coat we stuck the layers in the refrigerator to await the final frost. Mmm....Quinn approves of the crumb coat! :)

The guys looking for hand-outs i.e. crumbs and drips. :) Actually, there were a LOT of crumbs and pieces of cake left over from the leveling so we froze them and made a few trifles later. SO good. :) Erro had fun "helping" Aunt Robyn to make more frosting.
It was a bit of a daunting task frosting all those cakes!
Look how huge this layer is!

And here is the final product. It looks so small in this picture! This is after we set it up (scary, scary!!) and put the final coat of frosting on. Actually, the setting up went so smoothly. We were so happy. That was the thing we were most nervous about. We used heavy cardboard under each tier and inserted dowels into each tier to keep it from crushing itself. You wouldn't believe how heavy each tier was after adding all the filling and frosting. Especially the 16-inch round and the sheet cakes. Whew! We didn't even try to move the fully assembled cake. I don't even want to know how many pounds it was.

This is Robyn and Mom adding the flowers and ribbon for the finishing touch. They added a lot more flowers after I took this picture but I didn't get a chance to take another so you'll just have to imagine how beautiful it was.

The Bottom Line?
We had a wild but good time making it and it was so delicious. And so very worth it. We made this cake for a fraction of the cost and we had tons left over. Two sheet cakes to be exact! (How do you say.......miscalculation?) But, it was really nice to have a lot of cake left over to share and eat and eat and eat and eat........