Tuesday, June 30
Monday, June 29
This year I am suggesting this craft - seems practical since we might need some coasters and also will use the endless magazines we have at the cabin: Recycled Magazine Coasters
Sunday, June 28
Thursday, June 25
Wednesday, June 24
I also happen to get a 15% off coupon (for my b-day) from Anthro. in the mail yesterday....that means I might need these sandals, too. (aren't they like too good?)...not wearing these together of course, but I think I might need them both!
Tuesday, June 23
Do you guys decorate with portraits? I see posts on various blogs highlighting homes in which they decorate with portraits found in thrift stores and such. Though I find the idea intriguing, I also find it a bit creepy to have portraits of people you don't know hanging in your house. Thoughts?
[image: Morgan Satterfield]
Friday, June 19
Thursday, June 18
[image: the amazing Jennifer Koskinen]
Our new shop location?
I loved these plates at Milky Way - too cute.
Kirsten shows us how her custom made ice cream sandwich (macadamia nut cookie with mint chocolate chip ice cream) from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is - in fact- nearly as big as her head. Note - she did not finish it.
I love these lights - but the $200+ price not so much.
We did more than just work & shop. We also headed up to Lake Irwin right outside of town for a short walk. Wish you girls were here!
Tuesday, June 16
Monday, June 15
Made the invitation for free on this site. http://www.invitationland.com/ Then you can save as a PDF and email out! So great! Did this for a friends baby shower as well.
Friday, June 12
Thursday, June 11
This place is amazing. It is on the corner of 6th Ave. and 7th St. in Tucson, AZ. I have ridden by on my bike a million time, but never went in. Now that we are seriously thinking of some remodeling Scott and I took a visit to Benjamin on Saturday. We fantasized about turning the building in to lofts and retail space. Our store would be so cute in the front space, with maybe a coffee shop/bakery? We did not get anything, just ideas.
Wednesday, June 10
Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale
Serves 4, with leftovers
1 pound orecchiette
3/4 pound smoked chorizo or andouille sausage
About 4 cups kale, mustard greens, or another hearty green, torn into bite-sized shreds
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup toasted pine-nuts
1 cup shredded Parmesan or Pecorino
Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling and cook the pasta according to package directions. When tender, drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return the pasta to the pot and set aside.
Meanwhile, slice the sausage on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When hot, add the sausage and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until well-browned.
Shove the browned sausage to the side and add the kale. Pour the chicken broth in, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and tender.
Mix the kale, sausage, pine-nuts, cheese, and reserved 1/2 cup of pasta water into the cooked pasta. Serve!
[from: Kent and London]
[image: Marimekko Pienet Kivet Grey]
Tuesday, June 9
I went over to my friend Carlita's house for a brunch in honor of our other friend Hector. Check out this BEAUTIFUL spread! I even took the photo before all the food was out on the table. I love the flowers in the wine glass and silver pitcher. Too bad I did not get a picture of Carlita - she was wearing a colorful dress, flowers in her hair and an apron - looked like the perfect hostess.