Sunday, May 15, 2011

easter brunch.

just wanted to share a few pics from easter sunday. it was very low key and just a beautiful day. my parents came over and we enjoyed a delicious meal of creme brulee french toast, fruit salad, mimosas and of course apple cupcakes for mom made those! while breakfast was cooking, we sipped the mimosas on our back patio and enjoyed the sunshine and amazing weather. i found the french toast recipe on here are baking instructions:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 6 French bread
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Remove crusts from bread, and arrange in the baking dish in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, orange brandy, and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover, and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the dish from the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature.
  4. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

google again!

google is on a roll this week! today's animated logo is in celebration of choreographer martha graham's birthday! it was illustrated by ryan woodward. brilliant!

Monday, May 9, 2011

have you googled today?

i am loving the google logo today! there are 16 various doodles reflecting the mr men and little misses characters. it is a tribute to their creator, roger hargreaves, for his birthday! everytime you visit or refresh the page, a new drawing will appear! reminds me of my childhood books! enjoy!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


love you mom. so much. hope you have a fabulous day.
happy mother's day to all the moms + moms-to-be!

p.s. thank you to alison conklin for this beautiful image of my mom and i!