I Moved….

December 2, 2010

I’ve been feeling cluttered and neglective lately.
I feel like this blog has just changed a whole lot since I first started and as of late I haven’t had any time for it.

Anywho… I felt like I just wanted a clean start.

So you can follow me over to Fine&Feathered now!


November 25, 2010


Inspired by a set of earrings she spotted at Anthropologie, Miss Demi-Brooke (of LoveBirdsVintageNest) asked me to create her a pair of dangling lace earrings, and I must say, I do like how they turned out…

Inspiration: Bedroom

November 21, 2010

I have been completely MIA for quite a while, I know (I blame it on my new job!)
but we are finally getting close to finishing my bedroom “makeover” so I thought I’d share some photos that has been inspiring me for it! can’t wait to show you the finished product!
(Click on images for original links)


November 5, 2010

Found this sheer blue and white polka dot vintage fabric for 50cents and couldn’t resist.

October 29, 2010

I’ve been severely MIA from my blog for the last few weeks.

Mostly due to changing jobs and heck… just feeling downright uncreative for a little bit. But! I’ve been learning how to sew and am eager to show you what I made. plus I think its high time I made some grub too!


October 4, 2010

last minute getaway. sleeping 28 stories above times square. lots of walking. yummy food. one lovely weekend with my favorite boy.


September 26, 2010

Are you ready for extreme cuteness? I certainly hope so…

The local neighborhood cat decided to have her kittens in our garage this time.
I’m certainly not complaining:)

Taste of Fall

September 12, 2010

Most people I talk to love fall. They’re excited to see the changing season and for the weather to cool off.
I so wish I could understand that feeling. I’m too much of a summer girl. Spring is the most exciting for me, I look forward to the first day of the year to hit 90 and to take naps on the beach. I’d honestly be perfectly happy to have that all year round, but I somehow find myself in the northeast year after year dreading having to pull out coats and layer up.

Then I remembered how I get through fall…


I goodness, I love pumpkin anything. If there’s one trait I got from my dad it would be the love of pumpkin and ability to finish off a pumpkin pie in no time at all. I suppose there’s worse addictions, right?
So, to kick off fall, here’s a little recipe for some perfectly pumpkin, and super soft scones. Perfect for breakfast with a cup of tea, if I do say so myself.

Pumpkin Spice Scones
Adapted from Pinch my Salt

1 C. all purpose flour (I use Whole Wheat)
1 C. cake flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 t. ground ginger
6 T. unsalted butter
1/3 heaping C. pumpkin puree
1/3 C. Milk (I used 2%)
6 T. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Get out a baking sheet and line with parchment paper (not required but makes cleanup easy!). Cut the butter into small pieces, put it in a small bowl and put it back in the refridgerator. In a medium bowl, combine both flours, baking powder, salt, and all spices. Whisk together well. Place bowl in freezer (refrigerator is fine if you have no room in freezer).

2. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, heavy cream, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk together well. Put this bowl in freezer (or refrigerator) and take the other bowl back out. Get the butter pieces out of the fridge and dump them into the bowl with the flour mixture. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or rub it in with your fingertips until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins if you are using them.

3. Get the liquid mixture out of the freezer and pour into the flour mixture all at once. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is just moistened. The dough will be very crumbly, this is the way it should be. Turn the mixture out onto the counter and push the pile together with your hands. It should stick together fairly well. Knead it just a couple of times until everything is together. Don’t knead it too much or the dough will get too sticky.

4. Pat the dough out into a rough circle, 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Cut it like a pie into 8 pieces. Place pieces on the baking sheet so that they are not touching. Bake scones for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees. They should be light brown on the bottom, the tops will darken as they cool.

For cinnamon icing, mix together 1 C. powdered sugar, 2 T. milk, 1/2 t. cinnamon (to taste). Adjust the amount of sugar or milk to make the icing the consistency you want. It should be pretty thick. Icing can be brushed on or drizzled.

A Winner

September 4, 2010

I enjoyed everyone answers to the giveaway question so much and am feeling so inspired to try a few new things and can’t wait! thank you all! but now it’s time for a winner!

I know theres newfangled websites that will pick winners randomly for you, but I prefer the old fashion way:
strips of paper stuffed in a mason jar!

And the winner isss……

Ana from imadeitso!
Congrats! I’ll be getting your info and shipping them off this week:)

A hundredth and a first

August 31, 2010

Do you celebrate a 100th post when all 99 before have just been ramblings and unimportant photographs and craftings? heck, why not? And to celebrate properly I decided its time for a first… my first giveaway!

so, remember my photograph envelopes? I made a special little set for the giveaway! It’s a NYC envelope set, and they came out pretty darn cute if I do say so myself! It’s a set of 5 in varying sizes and cuts.

All you have to do to enter is to tell me your name and your favorite thing(s) to make (whether its food, craft or whatever!). Winner will be chosen randomly on friday!