Monday, July 1, 2013

Independence Day Flashbacks and Nonsense

How was your weekend?  Ours was lovely.  We discovered Mad Men and iced green tea lattes.  Both have changed our lives.  I’m changing the name of the blog again.  It’s now “Mad Men and the Dog”.  Or “Mad Girl and the Dog”.  That’s probably more like it.

We did manage to get some things done.  Non-blogworthy things like getting our lives in order.  You know, like cleaning out the bathroom medicine cupboard.  And the garage.  Oh, the garage.  Fun stuff.  I’m also getting ready to move the ol’ blog to a different platform.  I have no clue what I’m doing and it’s going to be amazing.

Beings that I didn’t take a picture of the expired bottle of cough syrup from 2010 (Yes, I’m a pharmacist.  Why do you ask?), I’m digging out some ol’ Independence day inspiration from the archives. It’s make me sad when lovely posts get forgotten. Enjoy!

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Who’s excited to watch fireworks this week?  Want to photograph some of those fireworks?  Nate has some tips for you.  My tips are wear bug spray and drink green tea lattes to help you stay awake.  Also try not to sit next to annoying people.  I’m horrible at that last one.

How to Photograph Fireworks

How to Photograph Fireworks

Want your dog to be super stylish in red, white and blue.  How about an easy sew dog tie?  You know Ike will be wearing his.

Easy Sew Dog Tie

Easy Sew Dog Tie

Or how about baking a flag cake.  Mine, obviously, turned out well.

Flag Cake

Flag Cake

Big 4th of July plans?  Any fellow Mad Men fans?  Whose dog needs a tie?  Any cake fails?

25 comments:

  1. That flag cake looks delicious despite its whole... situation.

    Are you switching to Wordpress?? Exciting times!

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    1. I'm switching to SquareSpace. I'm a blog rebel.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Don't get me started on Mad Men!!! OK< do! Dave and I Netflixed (yes that's a word)all the old seasons and got hooked a couple months back. They are a bunch of messed up characters and it's our guilty pleasure, that and the Jersey Housewives. I know, we watch crap TV. I need these tips on firework photos! Thanks Michelle :) xo Kristin

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    1. Yes, someone to gossip about Mad Men with!

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  3. bahaha your 2010 cough syrup. Good pharmacist. And great fireworks tips from said pharmacist. ;)

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  4. We'll be watching the fireworks on the beach so the photo tips might come in handy.

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  5. I allllllmost snorted outloud at the flag cake. And that would be awkward since I'm actually at work right now. Working very hard, as you can tell.

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  6. Your failed cake post was one of my favorites of all time! I busted out laughing seeing the photo again!! There aren't enough of those kinds of posts, really. I also had a cake fail; one I tried from Pinterest, a pink champagne cake and it was terrible and disgusting, not sweet at all.

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  7. IF you're switching to WP — I'd be happy to help :-)

    Just shoot me a message. melissa (at) melissabreau (dot) com.

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  8. I seriously just laughed out loud at the cake. Happy 4th, Mad Girl.

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  9. Your cake is just as awesome as your sarcasm!! Thanks for the laugh! We all have those cakes! :)

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  10. I'm planning on single-handedly taking down the biggest watermelon I can find. And I can't wait.

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  11. Hahahaha! I forgot about the flag cake!

    And I should definitely try out that firework tutorial since I have a real camera this year!

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  12. I would still eat that cake. It doesn't have to look pretty to taste good! :)

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  13. Mad Men is SO GOOD! The tie is adorable- might have to try that one, though Sprout tries to eat his bow tie when it's on (which, as you can imagine, is hilarious to watch). Happy Fourth!

    Alyssa
    ruffleandcurl.com

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  14. the flag cake looks delicious and that's all that matters. and ike's awesome tie.

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  15. bahahaha. I just want to smash my face in that cake. I WANT CAKE!

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  16. Dutch has an american flag bandana he wears every fourth of july... he gets pretty pumped because he knows it comes with a free hot dog :)

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  17. bahahaha. Is that really your cake? Awesome! It bet it tasted great!!
    Stewie could use a tie, we have tons of expired things (but does it really go bad??), and I think I was on season 3 when I got sidetracked by a tiny human. I need to start watching again. Happy 4th!

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  18. Okay, can I just say that the cake fail is so real. Thanks for being honest. Love your blog and that's the truth!

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  19. Is it bad that your cake fail made me hungry??? Its only 9:02am here, but i still really want a piece of cake now. Thanks Michelle.

    I'm under debate on what to do with my blog...Are you going to WP? If so why? Just curious. Anyhow, have a good one lady....and come visit me sometime at www.imsimplysarah.blogspot.com. I'm a procrastinating blogger too. :)

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  20. Love it!! I have not watched Mad men yet. Will I regret getting into it? I should watch, probably, just for the furniture and wall paper and clothes :)

    We just cleared out our garage. It was so great .... after we were finished :)

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  21. Making the big move to Wordpress, eh? Invest in some ice cream and a stress ball.

    I still love that cake.

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  22. Are you going to wordpress?! Get ready for your whole life to change. :)

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