Friday, September 2, 2011

hello, is it me you're looking for?

Eek I've been MIA for awhile now- apparently since February- wow. Time is just passing by so quickly! Doesn't help that I missed a month of my summer stuck in the hospital. But that is all behind me now, and I am so happy to be healthy and back to work! I missed my little blog, and plan to get back into this again (perhaps slowly since I am so rusty!).

Just wanted to say hello and have a lovely long weekend!

(1. funny:, 2. cute typography:, 3. want: via etsy, 4. fun embroidery style)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A daily affirmation

I love this commercial by Maxwell House. Check out their "Brew Some Good" campaign here.

Back to the Future

This is fantastic! Photographer Irina Werning takes old retro photos ad reenacts them today! Check out her site here. {via Li'l Magoolie}

Monday, February 21, 2011

Rainbow Party!

My party banner invitation would be a great addition or start to a rainbow-inspired party!
rainbow cake {source}, balloons {source}, streamers {source}, yarn wrapping {source}, soda bottles {source}

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

DIY yarn love

Just in time for Valentine's Day! See instructions here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Glittering Lightscape

I really like this idea of poking white lights through a canvas. Might have to try this one myself!
Here are the instructions from apartment therapy
• Paint a stretched canvas from an art-supply store in your desired color.
• Plot out your design in pencil on the back, keeping dots a half-inch apart.
• Gently press an awl through each dot in your design to make a hole slightly smaller than the diameter of the bulb.
• Press a bulb into each hole; secure each with craft clue.

{via pinterest}

This is an easy and yummy topping for chicken, pork or fish. I made it last night with haddock, and it was delicious! {Recipe from Real Simple.}

1 garlic clove, peeled (I modified to 2 garlic cloves)
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
2 slices whole-wheat bread (I used my GF bread, and toasted it a little in the oven first)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves, 2 pork tenderloins, halved (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total), or 1 1/2 pounds fish (4 pieces)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Heat oven to 400ยบ F.
Lightly coat a medium baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
Mince the garlic in a food processor, then add the parsley and pulse until combined, about 15 seconds. Add the bread, Parmesan, oil, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Pulse until well combined.
Arrange the meat or fish in the baking dish. Spread with the mustard, then pat the crumbs on top.
Bake until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes for the chicken, 30 minutes for the pork, or 20 minutes for the salmon. Divide among 4 plates and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Too cute

Unreal tiny baby polar bear- too cute not to share {source}