Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Picked up a pair of these adorable (and very affordable at $16) printed cotton maryjanes from Urban today, in a Liberty print looking floral pattern (called "ditsy"). They feel like I'm walking on air! Sure, I look like I'm 7 years old again but they make me so happy! I want to buy another pair soon. I'm so happy floral is 'coming back'/is 'back'. It's the most wonderful mix of baby, little girl and old woman. Every girl loves floral print right!? Am i right!? OK! (don't ask why the photo above is leopard print. no pics were available of the actual shoes, or maybe they are and my white wine is just makin' me a little weirdy)
anyone reading this out there obsessed with old suitcases too? i have two old suitcases in my 'collection', one is covered in an old fashioned print with birds & flowers and the other is a simple blue with white stitching, initials at the top and beautiful silk in the inside. I just love them! One day I will discover something to do with them..
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
went into nyc today, with it's overwhelming touristy holiday crowds, holding the tiny hands of my nieces who were such angels throughout the whole thing. my mom and I took them to the American Girl Place and they each got their very first american girl doll. They were not phased by the pushy crowds and busy streets. They are such sunshines, i love them. I can't wait to go back to Savannah but I really love spending time here with my family too.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
- 4 large egg whites
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 (8-ounce) package sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
- 1 tablespoon of either almond extract or vanilla extract (I used vanilla)
- Half cup of Nutella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Get a large mixing bowl and put all of the shredded coconut in it and let it sit.
In a separate bowl, mix egg whites with a pinch of salt. Stir with a fork to get it 'loose' (does that even make sense?) and then pour mixture into the bowl with all of the coconut shreds.
Add the sugar and the almond or vanilla extract. Toss all together with your hands if ya feelin real confident and want to get down & dirty, or simply use a fork/spoon/anything you want really. As long as all of it is coated together and has the right consistency to stick together on a pan, you know what I mean.
On parchment lined cookie sheets, drop a teaspoon of the mixture leaving 1 to 2 inches around each cookie. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. The outside should be golden brown but the insides should still be moist.
Once the macaroons are almost done, take some Nutella (about a half a cup? eyebawl it.) in a small dish and put it in the microwave for about one minute so it's nice and melty.
When time is up, take the macaroons out of the oven and drizzle the Nutella on top of it while everything is still hot. You can even dip it in there to get more of a topping, drizzle it, coat it. Whatever you want, it's your life! Enjoy
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
PS: i'm currently cooking oven baked pesto potato pancakes for Christmas tomorrow. Maybe I'll share that recipe too, just as professionally written as the one above if you're lucky. :)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
y'allz have a last.fm? add me. let's be friends or whatever. last.fm is a dangerous drug because it allows you to go into the brain of humans that you know and see just how good or bad their music taste is. the more I creep on there, the more people I find that I know & i can see what they are listening to at this very moment. The worst part is when they are awful people but have perfect music taste and it makes me want to like them anyway. That is one of my biggest issues. Liking awful people because they have similar music taste. Like, guy I met once or twice with serial killer eyes, you listened to one of my favorite Wilco songs 13 hours ago, are you kinda cool? NO SARAH HE IS NOT. MUSIC IS NOT EVERYTHING. Oops
i'm really obsessed with fur. i am sorry! i know it's horrible & mean & all that but look. I've never pretended to be an animal person for one second in my life. I don't want any furry little guy to be put through agony but ya know what, i'm not personally doing it to them. I will just wear/support the outcome. That's just as horrible, i know i know. I would not rather go naked than wear fur, PETA i apologize. And of course there are other options such as faux fur.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I like Rodarte a lot, and I love the Mulleavy sisters themselves even more. The sister design duo famously collaborated with Target & baby woman person blogger Tavi for the store's GO International designer collection for the holidays. The collection debuted sometime this week. I had some faith in it. Showed up at Target today and was once again disappointed. Well, as disappointed as one can possibly be at Target...there's always something to happy about in that god damn place. But anyway. Meh. It just made me roll my eyes again because it makes people who have a lower price-point seem yet again mentally challenged. Rodarte, do you really think that because that mustard lace sweater was styled so perfectly in Vogue & the collection lookbook, that i'm going to overlook the fact that it looks like shit in real life? Let's get serious now.
i'm literally gagging even as I type this but it's one of those things I need to address. Dunkin Donuts ..decided it was fine to come out with a tuna sandwich. Not only did they think the idea was really good but they also thought it was cool to constantly advertise is everywhere I go. HUGE billboards, commercials, ads in the newspaper, etc. GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY EYE BALLS. Every single time I lay eyes on it, I either scream some sort of a "OH GOD THATS DISGUSTING" cry or simply make gagging throw up noises.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
this website makes me smile. it makes men talking to men seem charming, sweet and honest. Far from the conversation I heard going on between The Situation & the blow-out hair guy on Jersey Shore tonight. It's simple advice that Dad's/male figures want to give to the young. I like it.
Please check her shop out! Stock up on some of these adorable pins for the winter. They are the perfect little addition to a winter coat or scarf, also :)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
What perfect timing. I finished my winter 'collection' (i feel pretentious saying that word) last night, which means I successfully did what I told myself I would do, which was use these two weeks to work and create. I'm of course not completely satisfied (it's all a learning experience/work in progress, always.), I think this is my favorite 'collection' so far. I'm really proud of these pieces so I hope that they are received well and people like them too! I hope which ever one anyone chooses makes someone feel happy and confident because that is my entire intention with all of this.