Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easy as Pie Pops

It's been so great to have the past couple days off and just relax! Today, Ali came over for a deliciously fun-filled day! We had champagne, talked upcoming wedding crafts, and made some yummy pie pops. I was inspired by a recent post from Cupcakes and Cashmere on these little cuties, and decided we had to make them. And guess what...they were so easy to make!

You literally just take some pre-made pie crust and cut them out into small circles. Then fill with canned pie filling (we chose strawberry and blueberry), place a stick in the middle, and press the edges with another stick. Brush with egg whites, bake for 15-17 minutes at 375 degrees and voila...easy as pie pops!

Some discoveries for the next batch...use actual jam or even different combinations. We totally want to make peanut butter and jelly, nutella and strawberry, and even pizza pie pops! They're so much fun to make with a friend, and even funner to devour while watching a funny movie. Give 'em a try!

Engagement Session Inspiration

We've been having so much fun planning our wedding so far, and I truly hope the process keeps on going smoothly! Lately, my personal top priority has been to find the perfect location for our engagement pictures coming up in a couple months. I know we have some time, but I guess it's just part of my planning nature. :)

Anywho, I remember our photographer mentioned awhile back that we should consider taking our engagement pictures at one of our venue locations that didn't pan out...because we certainly must have loved it for a reason. So Roehl and I went to one of the nixed venues last weekend, and I'm pretty sure it's "the one" in terms of our engagement sesh! 

It's a gorgeous old estate hidden in the hills of San Jose, and a wonderful setting for what we have in mind. We want to incorporate our beach cruisers by biking down an old dirt road, and we also want to have a picnic (trite, but we'll try to add our own special twist to it!), and last but not least...a lace top "fort". I saw something similar a couple years ago and it always stuck out in my mind. So I recreated the fort with a lace tablecloth that I'm pretty sure my grandma crocheted. 

I'd of course add more dreamy accessories, but I think it's a lovely take on a childhood memory, that just seems to evoke an idea of playfulness in our relationship. 
What do you think?