Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 16, 2009

Inspired by



1. Party Perfect's First Words book.

2. Kelly Rae's post on pretending until we're not pretending anymore.


3. Brooke's Fabric Scrap Memory Game (could easily be made with patterned paper).

4. Leo's Steps Towards A More Sustainable Life of Less.


5. Martha's Ruffle Tower Cake (probably a serious amount of work but man it is pretty & very pink).


  • 1.
    Gretchyn said…

    Wow — first comment! Love those memory cards, great idea.

  • 2.
    Moira said…

    Wow. That cake. You’re right, it looks like an awful lot of work, but oh so pretty!

  • 3.
    Rhonda Hestir said…

    Where do you find all this cool stuff??? Your blog is a regular stop on my daily “lap around the internet”. Hope all is well with your beautiful family.
    Oregon is on our list of “places to visit in the US” because my son wants to meet Zach off “Little People, Big World. ” (He also wants to go to England because that’s where ‘Kipper the Dog” is from! LOL!)

  • 4.
    Samantha Oikawa said…

    Awesome inspiration today. The memory cards are great and I’m going to pull out some punches and paper and make some of my own.

  • 5.
    Nancy Mackey said…

    love the cake! How sweet is that?!

  • 6.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    Great way to be inspired on a monday morning!!

  • 7.
    Jen said…

    I loved Kelly Rae Robert’s post, too. What an inspiration!

  • 8.
    Lewidoo said…

    Love the ruffle cake. It’s gorgeous. Wish I could have a slice of that right now!

  • 9.
    Katie said…

    That book is totally wonderful…and the cake looks yummy and pretty. I love your frequent bits of inspiration.

  • 10.

    I’ve loved that cake for a long time. Never tried to make it though, but the photo of it is serious inspiration for me. LOL
    Love the match game too! I have it saved in my “must make someday” file.

  • 11.
    Linn said…

    That cake is beautiful! Definitely something to try someday for a girls’ tea or something. Glad you liked the Leo link…I totally agree with that post!

  • 12.
    Samara Link said…

    I saw you mention zenhabits before and was curious. So, I checked it out and have been hooked since. It’s fantastic. Thanks for the share.

  • 13.
    alexandra said…

    Thanks for sharing, Ali!
    I just had to add Kelly Rae and Leo to my feeds – looking forward to keeping up with their blogs.
    Happy Monday!

  • 14.
    {vicki} said…

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH that cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 15.
    Euphoria said…

    that cake- oh my!!!

  • 16.
    Vicky Kelly said…

    that cake makes me hungry lol

  • 17.
    Sarah said…

    Wow, that cake looks so delicious!

  • 18.
    Kristin Rutten said…

    What a great post by Kelly Rae … thanks for sharing. Where and how do you always find such inspirational material?? You seem to have a real knack for it…

  • 19.
    Vivi Vinci said…

    Are you going to be making that cake in about a year from now? It is beautiful and, I bet, super delicious.

  • 20.
    Jennifer said…

    Thanks for sharing the cake. I am planning a baby shower for a close friend and if she finds out it’s a girl (fingers crossed!) that may be the perfect dessert for her shower!

  • 21.
    L. Ruffner said…

    Hello Alli,
    Just letting you know this is the same cake I created for two of our three kids second birthdays…not hard at all. Use the correct pastry bag and piping for ribbon and it is all a smooth move. Enjoy the moments….

  • 22.
    Amber Filkins said…

    Love it all!! Especially the fabric memory game {that was my favorite game as a child} and that cake is to die for!!

  • 23.
    tami newman said…

    I am so glad you have some “pink” love in your life!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with those pink Prima flowers.

  • 24.
    Julia said…

    Hi Ali, did you see this article on an autism outbreak in Minnesota on Somali children?

  • 25.
    Merry said…

    Ali, if you have a Borders Books near you check to see if they are having a party to ‘celebrate’ the The Very Hungry Catepillar. It’s what Borders is doing to celebrate one of you favortie books.

  • 26.
    Blake said…

    I’ve used photo book software to create 5 books – the quality of the printing is amazing and I would fully recommend them for creating a coffee table book, wedding book, family photo book or whatever. Great stuff! Your pictures are truly heartwarming.

  • 27.
    Caro said…

    Thank you for your inspiration … here’s what i did with the memory game :

  • 28.
    tara said…

    i love the word book idea! soooo cute.
    and that cake is making this pregnant girl hun-gry!

  • 29.
    beckyk said…

    I also made the cake for my baby girl’s dedication party (she’s also called Anna!) and it was actually really easy! And the icing is AMAZING to work with – it’s my new favorite. However, add the coloring in tiny, tiny amounts… mine ended up a bit toxic pink!

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