Monday, July 28, 2008

Cake Plates and Cookie Monster

In continuing with my unhealthy attraction to Goodwill projects, I'd like to show you some cake plates. (Click Here for more details) I thought I could wait until I found the perfect pink, green or blue plate...but these were so cheap, I gave it a trial run this weekend. Ridiculously simple, the longest part of this project is the shopping!

I loaded up the stand with cookies (always looks better "in use" right?). I ran back to my room to grab the camera (maybe 3 seconds), and when I came back, Miss Lily had found the goodies. In my mom voice I said, "NO Lily, get down!", worried that she might mess up the "display". ha. She gave a convincing pout. But just look at her eyes, a plan is hatching.
Lily thinking: "Mom, you really like your new camera. And I know you won't put it down to stop me." Sneaky face!The concentration.
Victory.

12 comments:

Frau Bailey said...

Great, cheap and easy idea! You really need to be in contact with a home decor magazine because you have talent! I am sure that you could think up these ideas on your own...you have been doing it long enough. I love the cookie monster...she knows how to talk you into a cookie...she just has to do it while you are taking pictures. (They learn so young.)

the boyd family said...

i love your commentary, it was so right on with lily's facial expressions! :) too cute!!! and the cake plates are really nice, what a clever idea!

YeatesFam5 said...

Both of the items in the pictures are so cute!!

Isaura said...

this is a great idea. i've also seen a similar idea making a cake stand using a matching cup and plate.

Lisa said...

Great pictures and great commentary. It's true, you can just see it in her eyes... she's working up to something great.

~The Stevens Family~ said...

When you start your own magazine, I will be the first to subscribe! Or do a monthly email or something, just share your talents with those of us who are untalented! Lily is so funny, I love her facial expressions!

Christy said...

hey! i found your blog through amanda's-- come visit mine! and wow, you take such CUTE pictures of your kids. i love them. and thanks so much for hanging out with us yesterday!

Missy said...

Sigh. You are incredible Tara. I'm so impressed with your finds and only wish I could tag along with you everytime you went...

The pictures! I'm dying. I feel like I'm there with you. I love it. SO glad you got the camera.

Wait, are ducks eggs really blue?!

The Rylanders said...

I am booking your ticket to come decorate my house when it's ready! You are AMAZING!!

The Rylanders said...

Oh yeah, and Lily is sooo cute!!! She looks so big! I think Abby and her would be such good friends right now, they are at a great age!

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

I LOVE how they turned out. You have to promise to go shopping with me to get the supplies. I love Lily's face, she cracks me up! You are doing such a great job at taking pictures. I can't wait to do a photoshoot in the fall with the kids.

Sarah said...

Tara,

Your kids are SO CUTE!! And so grown up from when I last saw pictures. Your photos are really cool -- you are a good photographer! I especially like Lily's facial expressions and the ones of the kids when daddy comes home. Thanks for the blog link!

Sarah (and James) Gerhart