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:)

Oh, Summer.

August 28, 2010

I look at the date on the bright, beaming screens each day and can hardly believe my eyes. It seems that time escapes me, like it has countless other unknowns, drifting right through my hands like steam over a pot of boiling water, only leaving the faintest amount of moisture to remind you it was even ever there at all.

Why does it seem that summer is the shortest of seasons? Winter always drags its feet, kicking and screaming until tulips push through frosted grounds, but summer seems to be gone in a fleeting moment, leaving you with pumpkins and crunching leaves. Maybe it doesn’t help that I’m not even a fan of Christmas, and snow makes me cringe, but what’s more sad than the end of summer?

This girl needs out of the north east!

Tea Time

July 31, 2010

Despite working together and living within ten minutes of each other, me and Miss Demi-Brooke have been penpals since this spring. And while I have to admit we’re both not so good at keeping up on responding super quick – I still get so excited when I see an envelope from her. One little “gift” that was tucked in with a letter was this little floweing tea ball. How lovely to watch it grow – I couldn’t even bear to drink the tea but just left the whole cup on the table as our new centerpiece:)

Summer Day

July 19, 2010

Two loves

July 13, 2010

Today was my day off and, of course, it rained.

I was in a crafty mood and was looking for something to do when I came across a book someone gave me a while ago. It’s one of those thrift store 1970’s travel photography books with cheesy picture of sunbathers in bikinis and “artistic” views of fountains and tall buildings. Wondering whether to throw it away or send it back to make rounds at thrift stores it then occurred to me… ENVELOPES

I love envelopes.
Like most kids I adored getting mail. Even now I still love it. I adore that my grandparents still send me valentines day and halloween cards and the biggest smile stretches across my face when my boyfriend sends me a letter or postcard while he’s away for work.
I used the pages of photos in that book to make these little guys. I like how they turned out a lot… they’re each so unique.

I love photography too, of course.
this little craft made me want to make stationary out of my own photographs (don’t worry, that’ll be another post for another time) and really just made me look at photos in a whole new way. Its fascinating to change your perspective sometimes.

I made many more of these little guys from the pages of that book, but these are just a few of my favorites.

Limited Torte

July 5, 2010

How do you pass off a chocolate torte as patriotic when serving it on the 4th of July?
by adding strawberries and blueberries of course

I must say, this delicious and dense creation went over well at my friends little get get together. My favorite part of the night though? backyard fireworks.

Recipe used was from Williams Sonoma Desserts