Monday, July 25, 2011

braid practice

I'm on a mission.  A braid mission.  I want to braid well.  I've been practicing different braided looks.  Here's my latest favorite...

yay for braids!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

rejection stinks.

this week I have submitted food pics to foodgawker, craft pics to craftgawker, and my wedding pics to Ruffled.  All three sites declined my submittals.  what a way to kill a girl's ego!

So feeling a little dejected, I opted to make cookies instead of go to the gym this morning.

chocolate chocolate chip... I feel better already.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

my tomatoes are gonna go bad...

until I saw this post on Scissors & Spatulas

When I told my husband I was making tomato pie, he immediately turned his nose up like I had just told him I was making poopie pie.  Funny that he went back for seconds.


PS... I made my crust from scratch!  Bam!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


so I got this hip little boot today due to a stress fracture on the top of my foot...


my face looks crazy... trying out my balance since I felt so lopsided.

at least I can still do yoga.... sorta.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

summer din din

my sister-in-law and her boyfriend came over Sunday night to watch True Blood and eat dinner.  We usually cook a little something when she comes over so they brought over stuff to make quiche and I made a strawberry spinach salad.  It was a fine time, indeed!

we like to put a True Blood quote on our chalkboard each week.

gathering ingredients.

caramelized onion and gruyere quiche + strawberry spinach salad =  yum!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

rainy fourth

we had a party for the fourth.  it was rainy.  then stormy.  my tent broke.  we had to move the party inside.  I took one pic.  

when you DIY your own wedding, you have tiered stands and drink dispensers on hand and ready to use.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


yesterday was my birthday.  it was a nice day.  I woke up super early so my sweet oscar and I made some lanterns out of more mason jars. 

 here's one hanging on my front porch.  LOVE!

my sweet husband eventually woke up and we went to brunch.  We both ordered french toast with sliced strawberries on top.  I ate the strawberries before I took this pic.
so yummy!

at breakfast I opened my birthday present from my husband...  

a manduka yoga mat!  yay!  I've been wanting one for quite a while.

later on... we spent some time preparing for our 4th of July party on Monday and then took some time to relax.  Then some friends came over, we had dinner, went to a movie, and then came back to our kitchen...

 I always end up making my own birthday treat since I'm the sweets maker.  We baked cookie dough in these little souffle dishes and scooped ice cream and chocolate syrup on top.
and so easy... and I can make a single serving for the husband when his sweet tooth beckons.