Hi! I hope everyone who was honoring or remembering a beloved serviceman or woman this past Memorial Day weekend had a loving time with family and friends. As for everyone else, I hope you at least gave that a thought while enjoying the extra day off. I know it's already Wednesday, I had hoped to post sooner but I've been carried away planning many crafts, projects, events, and blog posts! I've got lots coming up, wheee!
On Friday, Ivan and I went out for Thai at our favorite restaurant, Sea Siam. If I haven't already mentioned it, I'm truly obsessed with Thai food, it's my favorite cuisine, by far! I should have done a thorough post on my fanaticism by now, but I have not. However, never fear, I am currently working on a post all about it, complete with my personal replica recipes for making your own (well, my own) favorite dishes right in the comfort of your own home. If you're following Inspire Bohemia on Instagram, you might have seen the images I've posted of yummy Thai food and, just today, shots of the ingredients I picked up at a lock Asian market to make my favorite dishes. I'm going to take step-by-step photos when I make it and draw up a whole recipe post for ya!
Speaking of Instagram, I've been using it a lot lately. I've had my account for some time, but never used it, I guess now I've hopped on the picture editing and sharing bandwagon. I've met some cool people and connected with friends, and ultimately it's another canvas to share daily inspiration with you, apart from what I share here on this blog and on the Inspire Bohemia Facebook page.
Here are some shots that I've posted to Instagram lately, beginning with some cute items I spotted on a recent trip to Party City...
There were lots of beautiful small cocktail/dessert napkins, but at $1.75 per little teeny pack, I could've easily spent over $10 on my favorites! The pack of napkins in the foreground is my favorite, it reminds me of Moroccan tile work. The light blue one behind it says "May Your Glass Always Be Half Full." I didn't buy any, but I lusted after them like a loony-bin, as in I carried them around for a while before I admitted to myself that I didn't need them. Let me tell you, I wish I would rationalize like that when I'm at TJMaxx and Homegoods! :D
There was large section of purely handmade and novelty invitations, pretty overwhelming - in a god way. These 3-D butterfly and felt peace sign invitations were really sweet!
Would you look at this owl piñata!? It was love at first sight...for a second...before I thought "I can make my own, and it could be so much better than this!" Growing up, my aunt used to go all out to help my mom with our birthday parties, she envisioned and created many amazing piñatas. Note to self: make this for one of your future daughter's birthdays. Wait, would it be ridiculous to make it for myself in the meantime? Perhaps when I hit 30 and want to get out some "Where did all the years go!?" frustration. The questions is, could I bring myself to destroy something so adorable, especially if I made it myself? I better buy some delicious candy, exotic treats, favors, and bohemian jewels to stuff it with, you know - to make things worth while... Oooh, it's sounding good already!
Speaking of candy, I had never seen such an insane candy section at a Party City, this giant gum ball machine was pretty cool. Now that I look at it, I should have moved that darn stray cart! Oh well... ;P
Cuddling up in some cool colorful peace sign socks from the dollar store... If you're interested, Dollar Tree has tons of socks and they're not too bad, always lots of cool designs. I'm a sucker for peace signs!...
A rainbow after the storm...
Ivan and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy a rolling pin (we used a coupon of course), and I liked this quote from John F. Kennedy on one of the notepads for sale at checkout... So true and very inspirational...
What is the name of this car? I love cars, but I don't know all the names of sexy vintage cars. If you were to ask me, I'd describe it as a Barbie car, hehehe... The guy behind the wheel, let's call him Ken, looked like he was having a grand 'ol time, vroom vroomin' up a storm at every light! :D
And last but not least, I loved this pink Susan G. Komen "Race For The Cure" Breast Cancer dump truck. All dump trucks should be this cheerful powder pink and apple green, for a good cause to boot! Am I right?
(All images in this blog post are my personal photographs, please make sure to link back to my blog if reusing or "pinning" images - thank you!)