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Caitlin Elizabeth
Philadelphia, PA
Interests: Philly, Fashion, Baking, Music, Pets, DIY, Vintage, London, Movies, Home Decor, Friends, Family, NJ
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Spring Cleaning! New Year, New Me! New Blog! However we want to say it..things are a changin'. My life is a bit different than it was for my last post (which was an unacceptable 4+ months ago). I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately, trying to figure out what's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at The Sweet Shop
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The past 3 Christmases have been all about making homemade treats to give away as gifts. My Mom and I get together and bake and bake and bake some more. In the end we have enough cookies/chocolate treats to give away to all of our friends and family. This has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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This Halloween season one of my favorite blogs (ok probably my favorite) decided to do a Pumpkin Carving Contest -I was instantly excited to get involved! Though you don't have to do much to convince me to carve a pumpkin or do anything related to Halloween. A Beautiful Mess is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Halloween is right around the corner and I must say i'm a huge fan of themed baking & candy making! A week or so ago I had to bake cupcakes for a party at work so I decided to make them Halloween themed. I saw posts online about how easy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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October has to be one of my favorite months of the year: The leaves change, I get to step on the first crunchy leaf of the year, the air is crisp, it's the beginning of sweater season, plenty of fall activites and treats, and of course Halloween. A few Saturday's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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I found an amazing DIY hanging jewelry & accessories display online one day (Pinterest? Etsy? Can't quite remember where I saw it)...it's the perfect piece to organize and display your favorite necklaces, bracelets, scarves, you name it. The ones below are made up of wooden molding boards, glass/ceramic/metal knobs in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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My favorite time of year is upon us...Fall is finally here! I'm still settling into my new place, there is soo much to do..side note: there are lots of pictures to come. I finally settled on a date for my belated Housewarming Party! I have big, big plans..in about 2... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Life has been CRAZY lately. In the past month I moved, my Dad had unexpected surgery (don't worry he's OK and recovering!), it was my 26th birthday, and on top of that i've been working 40+ hours a week, trying to paint/organize/decorate my new place and STILL trying to get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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This past weekend finally concluded my move into my new condo. Here's a quick recap of the move & a sneak peek at the new place. :) Breakfast at the Flap Jack House with my Mom (who, along with my Dad, have been tremendously helpful during this whole transition)! So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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this quote seems so fitting :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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So it's been a while...I feel like the past month has FLOWN by. I can't believe it's almost moving day (5 days!), almost my Birthday (Labor Day weekend!), and I still have so much to do. With the help of my Mom I was able to get a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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My vacation in photos: (sunset on the bay) (delicious fruit salad) (finally made that beach drink on pinterest!) (homemade!) (Atlantic City) Oh and by the way...i'm a home owner!!! The settlement was last week and I got the keys to my very own condo. I move in 4 weeks..now the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Soon after I decided to purchase a home all I could do was watch hours of HGTV and search on pinterest for anything related to home decor, organization, or renovations. Check out some favorites: Choosing wall colors is proving to be the toughest decision so far... So many projects on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I love that holidays always give me an excuse to bake something new. I had plans to go to a BBQ this year and wanted to impress with something themed...I had a few ideas - mini cheese cakes, iced sugar cookie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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A few weeks ago I wrote how excited I am to be moving this summer...into my very own condo! I found a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom gem on the outskirts of Manayunk and I close on the property in TWO weeks. I'm so excited but also understandably nervous. I've spent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Over a year ago my Mom and I ventured into the Home Consignment Marketplace in Manayunk and while wondering from room to room to look at the amazing home decor my Mom spotted a diamond in the ruff. In a small room, behind a door, leaning up against the wall... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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A few weeks ago I crafted up the idea of adding some chocolate to an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe, of course the easiest way to do this is use RAINSINETS! My favorite! This all worked out very well because my Mom has the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe. We make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Happy Caturday! I can't help it, i'm a huge fan of LOLcats, below is one of my favs: It's a good LOLcat for today, i'm going to see a free Circa Survive show with one of my best friends. Hopefully we'll have some time for a delicious lunch and some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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So believe it or not I actually made this outfit back in my sewing days (throughout High School and College). I had completely forgotten about until last night when I went looking for a skirt to wear to work the next day. What a great find! I made this probably... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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I've been excited to share this post for a while now! This is my Mom's amazing Mac & Cheese recipe, everyone that has it instantly falls in love. My mom has recently had to deal with a new nickname of Mama Toutie...my last name being Faitoute, it only seemed natural.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Recently I have really gotten into local Philadelphia Flea Markets. I think I went to four this May and I plan to hit up a few more this Summer before I move! There is this great website I found called Phila Flea Markets that gives you a list of all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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As I posted a few weeks ago i'm in the process of buying a condo. I'm working on a few home projects that I want to have done before August when I move. Here are some quick shots: Reupholstering a wonderful 1960's chair with the above fabric. Just waiting for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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This week I finally finished the book The Help (yes, I know i'm months behind!) and finally watched the movie last night. I must say I loved them both! One of my favorite things about the movie was the fashion. I've always been obsessed with the styles of the 50's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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I made these delicious treats the other day and let me tell you, they are my new favorites. You have two choices: 1 giant cookie with mini pb cups spread through out..or..the bite size version, 1 cookie wrapped around a mini pb cup. Either way you slice it, you win.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at The Sweet Shop
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Since getting my iPhone 4S this past Fall I have collected a few really amazing phone cases. Here's my favorite! It's Steve Zissou from one of my favorite Wes Anderson films The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Guess what I just found...an iPhone case that showcases the vintage wall paper... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at The Sweet Shop