Thursday, January 30, 2014

Let's love everyone.


It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of Valentine’s Day, but at its core it really is just a day to love on people. So, let’s do that today and every day. Happy Valentine's Day from The Invisible Kitten.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's freezing. Let's go to Cape Cod!

It was cold in New York, and then we decided to go somewhere even colder for a long weekend. Despite the high of 12 degrees, Cape Cod is gorgeous in the winter.  On Martha's Vineyard there is a community of summer homes that look like ginger bread houses and an ice cream shop every 500 yards. Unfortunately the ice cream shops are not open in the winter.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Following the Sun

I had the pleasure of seeing L.A. for a day in January. It was 75 and sunny. In January. I now understand why people move to L.A.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Oregon

There are a million wonderful things about Oregon. Scenic views and donuts are only two.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Snow & Sugar Cookies

My Grandma makes frosted sugar cookies in every shape for every holiday. Alas, she is getting too old to bake hundreds of cookies for her grandchildren multiple times a year, so I decided to try to bake my own. Of course, I cheated on the dough and used a sugar cookie mix from Trader Joe's. All went well except for making the mistake of using cake frosting for the men's black hats.  It never dried. Whoopsies.

Monday, December 23, 2013

When friends visit.


This is a majestic eagle statue in Fort Greene Park.  One of the best parts about having visitors (aside from seeing them of course) is that they motivate you to visit your own city. Brooklyn is full of eagle statutes. Go find them.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Glitter Leaves DIY


This glitter leaf DIY project has been making the rounds on Pinterest, and it was just too sparkly not to give it a try. This tutorial uses fake leaves from the Dollar Tree, but that just didn’t feel right to my roommate and me, so we made our own version using real leaves.

How to make glitter leaves:

Step 1: Gather leaves. Try to get leaves that aren’t too crispy or too fresh. A leaf that has just fallen to the ground works best.

Step 2: Microwave your leaves. The problem with using real leaves instead of fake ones, is that as leaves dry up they also curl. To prevent this, we dried our leaves out in the microwave. To do so, you’ll need a flat, microwave-safe surface that you can place on top of your leaves when you microwave them so they come out flat. Before you microwave your leaf, wrap it in a paper towel, then place the flat heavy object on top of it and cook the leaf in 30 second intervals until it feels dry.

Step 3: Coat the leaves in Mod Podge.

Step 4: Pour glitter over the leaf.

Step 5: Shake off excess glitter, and let your creation dry.

Step 6: Punch holes in your leaves, and hang them for display.