No, they are nothing fancy. They were essentially there for one reason only: to block light (yes I see the light peeking through, normally it doesn't do that. The side was just pulled back a tad). They do their job, very well actually. They're just very BLAH.
When I pull them back, it doesn't get much better.
Enter Ms. Sarah's fabulous idea.
Again, this is a super crappy picture. I'm telling you, it looks fab in person! There are three windows and I've done this to all of them in that room. All I did was get a coordinating ribbon (on clearance at Hobby Lobby for .35 a yard!~aren't you proud of me Sarah?!) and drape it over the top of the curtain hanging up. I cut it to the length I wanted, tied 'em up and voila! Now, if you follow the link, she words the instructions far better than I do. Cool, no?
Yeah, yeah, I know I said I'd do the recipes for the cake and icing today. I was in a muffin baking frenzy this morning and forgot to grab my recipes. So sue me. please don't really sue me. By the way, it was a lemon cake with raspberry mousse filling and lemon buttercream frosting.
**Yes, dear Rambler, I said I would do two cakes. I didn't actually do two on my birthday, but I did make an absolutely devine chocolate truffle cake the weekend prior. Does that count?!