Wednesday, December 28, 2011

may your every wish come true..

  I got especially lucky with presents this year..I feel like everyone read my mind haha!

The vintage cape of my dreams..a gift from my sister in law!

I've been eyeing these high and mighty booties at spotted moth..Luke surprised me with them for Christmas!

Someone peeked at my etsy favorites and got me these lovelies, I've wanted that black apple print for the longest!

My parents surprised us with our first flat screen's tied with the vintage cape for favorite present!

I spied this old ornament I made as a kid on my parent's tree, how sweet!

I didn't get my wish for a white was 56 and sunny. I looked outside around 5 yesterday morning and there was snow! It melted by the time I woke up of course, these were the only remnants..

Did you get anything awesome for Christmas?!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka

It's just not christmas without bing...


vintage little girl's dress...she loves it haha

I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

dish: eggnog crepes & sugarplum syrup

Luke loves eggnog and always brings home a little carton every holiday..he ends up only drinking a tiny bit. It's a little too rich for me on it's own so I wanted to make something that just has some of that delicious flavor, these crepes are perfect for Christmas morning!

eggnog crepes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup eggnog
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter, melted


In a medium mixing bowl, stir above ingredients together until combined and smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter into the pan, using about 1/4 cup for each crepe. Quickly tilt the pan in a circle so the batter coats the surface evenly.

Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown/slightly crispy. Shake it loose and flip it over in the air if you've got the wrist skills. If not, turn it over with a spatula and cook the other side.

 Pour a bit of the sugarplum syrup in the center and fold adding a line on top,sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yum!

sugarplum syrup

1 cup fruit(I used canned plums)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water


Cook fruit with sugar and water until thick. Smash fruit while cooking.
For a thin syrup - press through a strainer.
Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator.

Great on eggnog pancakes too!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


My favorite vintage 60's tapestry purse

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
Sandra Day O'Connor


Monday, December 19, 2011

crop and color

When I'm feeling a little stir crazy and in need of a change, I can always feel the hair cut coming. It started a few weeks ago, innocently enough." I'm just looking" I told myself as I pulled up some of my favorite short cuts online. A week later I had some scissors sitting near me in the shower and after trying to detangle my severely damaged ends I threw it in a ponytail and cut the entire thing off..about 6 inches! I finished cutting it as an angled bob with long layers and settled on an auburn shade for now. My main goal is to get closer to my natural color,which after some research was pale blonde as a little kid and a lighter brown as I got older. I had to check out some photos at my parents house, I've been dying/straightening my super curly hair since I was in 8th grade! I love the natural ombre I had as a kid at the end of summer, brown with sunkissed ends. I'm loving any kind of "bronde" shade lately, perfect for spring!

Some inspiration..



natural ombre

This is the goal for's closest to my natural color

    bold and bright

               Michelle Williams looks more gorgeous than ever with her cropped hair and platinum blonde!

New hair for the New Year!