Monday, November 30, 2009

and the winner is......

{Katie--email me your choice!}

Thanks to everyone who played--I loved reading what you were thankful for! Keep checking the shop for new prints and Christmas specials!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


this was supposed to be a cake.
for their 40th wedding anniversary.
with the ORIGINAL cake topper.
and almond frosting.
I was going to add fresh flowers,
and it was supposed to be admired as it sat atop grandmas cake plate.
what happened?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

mary janes

{and my cute little niece!}

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

lake tahoe

{I want to live there....right on the beach}

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

first snow......and a giveaway!!


To celebrate the opening of my shop, why not have a giveaway! Visit the shop--tell me your favorite, and leave me a comment about what you are thankful for this week (of course!) and you'll be entered to win--any item of your choice!The winner will be randomly chosen on Monday Nov 30.

***aaaannnd......just for i saw today readers, any purchases from Nov 23-Nov 30 receive a free postcard with purchase. Enter which postcard you'd like in the notes***

tell your friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

step 3

{chocolate cupcake+coconut buttercream+toasted coconut}

ps. step 4 is to eat them....I had too much frosting on my fingers to take the photo:)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


for a chilly fall night

1 small onion, diced.
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can of black beans (rinsed & drained)
1 can of white beans (rinsed & drained)
3 cups chicken broth
2 cooked chicken breast, diced
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp-1 TBS ground chipotle pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Saute' onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for at least one hour.
top with your favorites. we like cilantro, sour cream, avacado, and black corn chips.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

dear polaroids, i love you

I have one pack of film left....and then I have to wait until they start making it again....10 will I do this??

{added to my shop}

Sunday, November 15, 2009

soaking it up

it snowed yesterday.
just a little.....but enough to know....
winter is coming!
today the sun came out,
thank goodness.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


crunchy peanut butter. homemade raspberry jam (extra sloppy)
my kids' favorite.....or mine?

Friday, November 13, 2009

the kitchen dance

I love it when you come stand on my feet and say "I want to dance!"
I lift you up.
We spin around,
and around!
You sing "Once Upon a Dream"
quietly, and very high pitched.
Right in my ears.
And my hair gets in your face.
And you are still in your pajamas.
I love it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

from down below

{i wanted to stay there all day}

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

a start....

{still adding new stuff to MY SHOP....but couldn't wait to share!}

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

bits of orange

scattered all around my house.....a pumpkin here. a gourd there.
I think I'm ready to switch it all out for Christmas. too soon?? i think not.

Monday, November 9, 2009

pumpkin + chocolate

{doesn't last long....}

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon; gradually mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks.

eat. at least 5 at a time.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009


{on red and white}

Sunday, November 1, 2009