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Save the Date!

My sister Liz, my mom, and I made Save the Dates for Liz’s wedding next June. We followed a similar procedure to that from my DIY Business Cards. First, we cut cut cream-colored cardstock in 3×5 inch pieces, then we printed the Save the Date message on them, and then we rounded the corners. Next, we cut printed cardstock from DCWV’s “The Primrose Stack” into 4×6 inch pieces and mounted the messages onto them, again rounding the corners for a softer look. We are very happy with how they turned out. With this project we not only saved money, but also created a unique homemade card for each guest and had a lot of fun doing it. Hope you enjoy these!

Vintage Family Film Clips

My great aunt and uncle have many reels of film from the 1950s and 1960s that they want organized and put onto DVDs. Last weekend, I started to project the films and tape over them on my camera. Once I get all the footage recorded, I will organize the videos chronologically and label everything with dates, titles, and locations. In the meantime, I put together this short video of some of my favorite moments for fun. The clips are from Brooklyn and Italy.

Vintage Family Film Clips from Sarah Grand on Vimeo.

Summer Cake

Daisy Cake

Happy Birthday Prianca!

 

July 4th Mini Cakes

I found these mini paper baking pans and had to get them! Inside is dark chocolate fudge cake. Decorated for the 4th of July. Have a great holiday!

Hearts

 

Fruits 2

Sprinkles

Side by Side

Here are some new ways of presenting old blog content. Enjoy!

Italy Summer 1966

There’s something really pretty about old photos. When I found these pictures from my grandfather’s trip to Italy in the Summer of 1966, I knew they were so beautiful so I had to do something with them. I made this video, and I’m posting some of the photos from the video here on my blog. I would like to make similar videos in the future, so if you have any feedback, let me know!

Kiwi Case

I’m currently designing a collection of phone and computer wallpapers. Here’s a sneak peak of one of my designs that matches my green phone case. Many more to come in the next few weeks!

Candy Button Cupcake


Steel Bridge: Goliath

My friends and I designed and constructed a steel bridge and named it Goliath. The goal of the Goliath project was to build a 6-foot bridge to simulate the American Society of Civil Engineers steel bridge competition rules as closely as possible. The parameters of the bridge included: (1) an unobstructed 8”x13” cross section through the bridge and an open top deck, (2) a load at yielding of 600 lbs and a load at failure of not more than 1000 lbs, (3) a maximum deflection of 2/3”, and (4) a maximum member length of 14” and width of ½”. Goliath attempted to stay within these parameters while also featuring a unique and innovative design. Goliath boasts both a segmented arch truss design as well as a trapezoidal cross-section. The bridge members were designed with the assistance of Robot Structural Analysis. Though Goliath ultimately failed due to insufficient connections between the base horizontal beams and the side trusses, this project allowed us to incorporate our creativity into an otherwise technical assignment and better understand the conflict of form vs. function.



Testing our bridge

 The Team (from the left: Kevin, Steph, Me, Michael)

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Today is my friend Michael Luke’s birthday! He has been waiting for a birthday cake and associated blog post for a while now, and the day is finally here! For those of you who don’t know Michael Luke, he is super nice and funny! He is actually in my kitchen right now studying for an exam (lol). We basically do all of our homework/study for all our exams together and it makes the school year a lot more bearable. Sometimes, we actually have a lot of fun when we’re studying because we get so tired and delirious that we start laughing at everything! I’m really happy we became such good friends this year, and I hope I get the chance to make him more birthday cakes in the future. Also, wishing a very happy birthday to my friends Chaimaa and Judy!

Happy 21st everyone!





Taco Pizza

My mom makes this taco pizza and it’s so good! All you need is pizza dough, salsa, taco meat, and cheese. You can add other toppings too, but we like to keep it simple at my house. If you like this post, you should check out some of my other pizzas: Mac & Cheese Pizza, Greek Pizza, and Pesto Pizza.

Coconut Heart Cupcake

LOL Cupcake

Spooky Bat Cupcake

Cupcake week continues…here we have a bat cupcake from Halloween. Check out Halloween Cupcakes to see more. Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!

Tie Dye Cupcake

If you like this cupcake, you should definitely check out my Crazy, Colorful Cupcakes post. Party cupcakes!

Cupcake Week: S’mores Cupcake

I’m going to post a cupcake a day until next Saturday. Today, we have the s’mores cupcake. Made with graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, and dark chocolate morsels.  Enjoy!