Thursday, February 25, 2010

fever.




ahhh! the more snow and cold weather we get, the more i cannot wait for warm weather to come! i got a little spring fever today when i saw these shoes on dsw! i knew i had to get them!!! i got the yellow version!! how cute are they?!

wine of the month!

i got pat a wine of the month membership for his birthday this year. his wine rack was looking pretty sad, so hopefully this will help. he will get 2 bottles a month for the next three months. the first package arrived yesterday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

holy chocolate coma.



um i need one of these right now. the chocolate coma cupcake from philly cupcake. flourless (gluten free) chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream covered in chocolate gnache. oh my goodness....i have to get in soon, they are only available for the month of february! this and many other delicious photos are on their facebook page!

Friday, February 12, 2010

mod shop.

i now have another store where i can spend all of my money thanks to my blog friends at crowded closet and a new fave fashion blog what i wore. everyone, welcome to mod shop. a super fun, vintage, eclectic mix of clothing, accesories, shoes and housewares! of course, i immediately started a wishlist here are some of my faves:











Thursday, February 11, 2010

no cabin fever.

during snOMG and snowtorious B.I.G. i have avoided the onset of cabin fever by organizing and trying some new recipes! now that we finally have a pretty kitchen and some fabulous new pots and pans, i am starting to love cooking more and more! so i added a few new faves to my new recipe collection that my bridesmaids started for us as part of our shower gift! (the recipe box is from 1canoe2 on etsy!!)






almond butter cookies (from the kitchen of mara s.)
first off, how cute is this packaging for these flax seeds?!




ingredients
1 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips (i used chocolate chips)
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4-1/2 cup agave, maple syrup or honey (i used maple syrup)
1/2-1 cup shaved coconut

directions
-mix all ingredients in large bowl using half of the coconut in the mix, put the rest aside
-roll into small balls
-roll in the leftover coconut
-place in freezer bag and freeze
-enjoy!


beef chili (from the kitchen of dave p.)
duh, forgot to take a finished photo :)


ingredients

1.5 pounds of ground beef or turkey
1 onion (chopped)
1 green pepper (chopped)
2 jalapeno peppers (chopped)
3 carrots (chopped)
1 can kidney beans
1 can crushed tomatoes
chili powder (to season)

directions
-in a pan, cook meat, onion, green pepper, carrots and jalapenos
-drain grease
-season with salt, pepper and chili powder
-add kidney beans and crushed tomato

snowtorious B.I.G.












straight up.

i just came across this video of american idol contestant, andrew garcia, performing an acoustic guitar version of paula abdul's straight up. love it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

nyc.

a few weeks ago i took a fun little girls trip to nyc. spent the weekend in brooklyn (my first visit there) and and then headed to manhattan! it was a fabulous weekend filled with fun beers, yummy food, great modern art and some quality best girlfriend time.

erin and i at the blackbird parlour in brooklyn. our awesome waiter put together our entire lunch menu. everything he suggusted was delicious!!! and i must say they have the best grilled cheese that i have ever tasted. check it out! he also introduced us to a new beer, kostrizer black lager. it looks dark like a guiness but tastes very light! delish!




saturday morning, headed into the city to meet up with sam, allie and chey and we headed to the MoMa to check out the tim burton, the new typography and bauhaus exhibits!


entering the tim burton exhibit.




the new typography exhibit. brought us back to our uarts days. love it!



d+p!!







bauhaus! we loved the entrance to this exhibit!






heading to wine:30. allie + steve designed the logo!







bar hopping saturday night. we each selected a new place to go as we walked down the street. first stop vinyl (allie's pick)


next stop. room service (my pick)





next + final stop, hudson terrace (chey + scott's pick) thanks to scott we had our own little vip table.










this was our new friend antonioooooooo!


sunday morning in search of some pashminas and enjoying nyc in the rain.