Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
reply to everyone: i thoroughly enjoyed julie & julia. a movie about cooking & blogging! (& paris!!) quite a fun movie.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
i've had so many people say i should watch it & now i am finally.
did you see it? like it?
dandelionkisses: yes you must see it! text me after you see it & tell me what you think : ) & how was the creamy tomato basil pasta??
inside the cabinet of wonder: oh yes!! we must go to it together for sure! it's a plan : )
thy lady: let me know when you see inception & what you think. especially about the ending!
linda: thanks for thinking of me : )
brit: oh yes, smores! i don't really like smores, but i do like roasted marshmallows : )
yellowblue: a family friend had us over for lunch & she had the perfect little picnic table set up. she loves hosting little meal parties : )
Monday, July 26, 2010
congratulations laura! you won the lavender sachet!
thank you to everyone who entered & answered my questions. & the awesome song suggestions!
if you didn't win, you can always go to my shop & pick up your own lavender sachet : ) i'll be making some more soon!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
linda, amy, rachel / red lips vintage, kid., inna: thanks for your happy trip wishes! they made me happy : )
laura: hello! aww : ) i'm so glad you like the music. i just discovered mumford & sons. i love them!
indie.tea: hello! woa! lavender cupcakes?? how cool is that! i'm going to check it out :o)
amy: yay! maybe you will be my first customer : ) & you should really try the tomato basil pasta. divine. oh man, you can play that muse song on the piano?? so cool.
jessica: oh wow a dress! how nice. i think that may make it even better : )
thy lady: yes yes, they are just like the ones i sent you! i'm so glad you are back. missed reading your comments : )
allison: dude. inception. wow. i am so happy you recommended it. & yes! jgl & e page were my favorites too! (& the guy with the accent : ))
linda: we do have similar tastes in movies! : ) i love ingrid michaelson.
kittycat: ok! i'm going to check out that song... thanks!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
i'm pretty excited.
i don't have much up right now, but i'll be adding more soon.
go check it out!!
i think i'm going to make this vegan tomato basil cream pasta for dinner tonight. rachel posted the recipe & it looks so good!
p.s. don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!
dandelionkisses: cherry pie & wolf pack!!
pauline: ohh thank you pauline! that was some extra encouragement i needed : ) i still have to see me and you and everyone we know. i am a little worried it will be weird/awkward from the trailer... the eclipse action scenes were pretty good! i was a bit impressed : ) that song by fleet foxes is really good! i'm going to put it on my ipod now. have a happy island vacation!
amy: that muse song is really cool. almost epic in its own way : )
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
my new shop!
i've opened a shop on etsy to sell vintage finds & handmade things like lavender sachets & books with pockets.
i'm really excited! i'll be posting the link to it soon (i just have to get it all ready), but until then, i'll be hosting a giveaway for my 300th post (!!!) & for my shop opening. i am giving away one of the lavender sachets i made. all you have to do to have a chance to win it is comment below & answer these questions:
1) what would you like to see more of on my blog? (recipes, thrifting finds, food, adventures, ...etc.)
2) what is your favorite song right now?
below is the sachet one of you will win! i'll be choosing the winner on monday, july 26th. hope you enter!in other news, i just got back from seeing eclipse. it was pretty good. (i mean, you gotta love the wolf pack : ))replies:
dandelionkisses: yeah... something like that. & yeah they are cleaning blood lol. their job is to clean up crime scenes & places where people die & leave a mess.
yellowblue: me too! pumpkin is simply a secret ingredient.
amy: loved the royal tenenbaums! sunshine cleaning was not bad either : )
g: hello! i'm so happy you like it : ) i just discovered mumford & sons & am in love with them! they are really, really good. thanks for following :o)
allison: thanks! it turned out better than i thought it would.
broom people: wow! that is super exciting. the bag is the one i saw in flight 001 here! i really want to get one now : )
rachel / red lips vintage: they are very delicious : ) & if we are ever in the area we would totally make you some!
make it easy: the royal tenenbaums was great! i still have to see me and you and everyone we know.
Friday, July 9, 2010
life has been kind of crazy, weird, & blah, all at the same time. strange.
i made this mosaic pot yesterday using broken ceramic plates. i am quite pleased with how it turned out.my fourth of july was nice. it was pretty windy & a bit cold that day. lately i have been surprised it is summer, because it has been quite chilly! wendy & i made pumpkin empanaditas a few days before she left to go back home after staying with me for a month. my favorite part when making them is twisting them close.i went to the library the other day & got:sunshine cleaningthe royal tenenbaumsme and you and everyone we know
i'm excited to watch them!
i'll be back soon (hopefully) as i want to host a giveaway! so check back : )
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
petunia was thrifting the other day & found some fabric that reminded her of me. she gave it to me a few days ago. i love it! isn't it pretty?? thanks petunia : )
i actually when thrifting with petunia a few days ago too. here are a few things i found:fabric stenciled for embroidery ($1.50)vintage game of flinch ($0.75), dim sum, bagels, and grits: a sourcebook for multicultural families ($1.98), & guns, germs, & steel: the fates of human societies ($3.98).
wendy & i have been continuing on a supernatural marathon. we are halfway through season four now. we really love the new character castiel who is an angel : )
one last thing, i found this super cool zine monthly called craft leftovers monthly. i just bought two of their zines : ) can't wait for them to come in the mail!
dandelionkisses: me too! the first one looks kind of artsy : )
amy: the strawberries were super good. i want to go strawberry picking now!
jessica: any day at the beach is nice, i think. but i didn't like how windy it was.
pauline: ohh! i'm so glad it arrived safely! i was a little worried about my packaging. i hoped it wouldn't rip open or anything. i'm happy you like it : )
brit: it's probably my favorite blanket we own. this little old lady made it out of scraps of fabric she had : )
rachel / red lips vintage: mmm i'll have to check that place out! thanks! oh & by the way, wendy (the one with the daisy chain) is my cousin, but the other girl is my sister : )
Double Peanut Butter Cookies
¾ cup peanut butter (I use crunchy salted)
4 oz. unsalted butter (softened)
½ cup (packed) dark-brown sugar
½ cup organic sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. baking soda
½ cup peanut butter baking chips
4 Tsp. organic sugar for coating
Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheets.
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking soda together and set aside. In another mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth. Add the vanilla and egg, mix until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture just until all wet and dry ingredients combine. Add in your baking chips and mix. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Scoop 2 tsp. of dough and shape into a ball roll the ball into the remaining sugar and place on the cookie sheet lightly press down on the top of each cookie with the bottom of a jelly jar leaving 1 inch in between each cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on whether you desire a soft or crisp cookie. Allow cookie to cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack for remaining cooling time.
Yields: 4-6 dozen
i hope you enjoy them!