Monday, February 28, 2011

Into My Arms

When Husband and I were dating, he made me a CD with this song on it and I'd listen to it on my drives home at 2 am midnight when I was able to pry myself away. Goodness but I love that man.

How can you not fall for a guy that plays you a song like that?

Keys and Arrows

I'm having some fun exploring etsy shop Brilliance Found today.

So far I'm loving this key (you know how I feel about keys):

And this arrow:

I think I need to bake tonight

... Is it weird that I missed my kitchen while I was out of town? Not the dishes, just the kitchen.

Pantone Cookies

Glad I'm not the only design-geek-baker out there.

{image via bip}

My kinda kid

Husband and I spent the weekend in Pocatello, visiting family, catching up with friends and picking up a car for my father in law. We also met some of the raddest kids around - Aaron and Dillon. This picture reminded me of them:

Pixel Pour


Rise and Shout!

On Saturday we learned that Husband has been accepted to BYU!

He'll be finishing his bachelor's in English and then going to Law School. He has worked hard and I couldn't be more thrilled or proud of him.

Provo here we come!

Speaking of Provo... Any recommendations on where to live?

Vamos a la mission! Peru por vida!

My sister Emily will be serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Peru Lima South Mission.

Congrats Em! We are so excited for you.

Besides the fact that Emily is going there, do you know what else is awesome about Peru? Llamas and more llamas.

I love llamas.

Sara! Where did you GO?!?!

Hi friends! I'm back!

We had so much good news this week that I've been out celebrating! And then I got sick. And then I got better and celebrated some more.

Stay tuned for updates on all of the joyous announcements and fun posts that I've been waiting to get to.

Thanks for sticking with me.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Put on your favorite dress and stand in a window...

... Everybody's doing it.

{image via b*e}

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tabletop Fireplace

Your apartment doesn't come with a fireplace? Problem solved.

The practicalities of marriage

Enormous Moon Floor Cushion

I'm trying desperately to come up with a very clever "One small step for man..." one liner here... but I'm coming up a little short:

"One small step for man, but a giant pillow for all mankind."

"One small moon for Neil Armstrong, but a giant floor cushion for me."

"One small moon pillow for you, but a giant moon pillow for mankind."

... See what I mean?

Instead of our regularly schedule witty one liner, please enjoy this image of the enormously cool moon floor cushion instead.


Retro Mod Glasses


{via TKOW}


This is a request going out to the universe for more brick buildings in this world. Thank you.

Choose Faith

"Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism."
-Richard C. Edgley

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fancy Pear Pizza

We had some dough sitting in the fridge, so I invented a pizza last night. It was inspired by my memories of the Pear and Gorgonzola pizza at CPK.

It was delicious.

Fancy Pear Pizza

Pizza dough
Olive oil
1 can of pears
1/4 - 1/3 c. hazlenut pieces
1/2 of a yellow onion, sliced thin
1/3- 1/2 c. gorgonzola cheese, grated
1/3 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
Drizzle of honey

1. Preheat your oven to 425. Stretch out your pizza dough on a  cookie sheet and drizzle a bit of olive oil on the surface and then brush it around so that it is a light even coating.

2. Toss your onions in a small pan with another light drizzle of olive oil and stir around over medium heat until they are soft and mostly transparent. While the onions are cooking, open your can of pears and cut the pear halves into thin slices, then spread the pear slices out on the pizza dough. When your onions are ready, remove them from the pan and spread them evenly over the pizza as well.

3. Toss your hazlenut pieces into the pan where you cooked the onion and stir them around over medium heat for a minute or two. Don't let them sit for too long or leave the heat up too high or they'll burn. When they start to brown a little and smell fragrant, remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the hazzlenuts over the pizza as well.

4. Sprinkle the mozzarell and gorgonzola cheeses over the top of the pizza. The gorgonzola has a strong taste, so you'll have to play with the proportions to find out what your preference is.

5. Drizzle some honey across the top of it all and then into the oven it goes. After 10 minutes, give the pan a 180 so that the pizza cooks evenly. Give it 8-10 minutes more and then pull it out a serve with salad.


Aaron Smith

I find Aaron Smith's work to be intriguing.

Michigan Theater

The Michigan Theater in Detroit.


I am loving everything about this picture right now.

First, the colors! The navy sweater and the slate grey skirt, blended together by the plaid wrap coming out of her bag. Add to that the taupe-grey nails. Then the whole look gets an upgrade with the fur vest and the bright silver stack of bracelets. Then of course there's the fact that I've been trying to get my hair to look like that for 25 years.

*Le sigh*

{Thanks TS}

Partners & Spade: Awesome Guy Stuff

You know how it can be difficult to find stuff for a guy? Especially if you want something classy, cool, unique, thoughtful, occasion-appropriate and personal. Partners & Spade to the rescue!

The have a seriously classy and clever collection of certified "guy stuff." I found at least 5 things that I wanted to buy for the husband. Even if you don't have a guy to be buying stuff for, you might find a few things to put on your own wish list.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Assorted Globes

Look at this gorgeous little globe collection!

And I finally found a place where you can buy them, albeit they're a bit pricey, but it gives me hope to know they're out there.

Meet The Sartorialist

The one and only Mr. Scott Schuman.

Dip Dyed Hair

Kind of digging it.

It's like the faded thing I have going on, except in technicolor.


{image via TKOW}

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Alexander Wang

Music Philosophy

Check out these typographic posters of song lyrics.

I'm diggin' the Stones poster.

(Is it odd that that song reminds me of House?)

Goggle Umbrella

Here's a little pearl of wisdom I picked up during the rainy season (ie always) in New York City:

Rain + Wind = Umbrellas Are Useless

Unless of course, you get your self one of these little gems, which allows you to envelope your entire head area, but leaves a little portal to peek out of...


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Suprise Ball

My dearest darling friend Michelle lives miles and miles away, but we manage to stay in tolerably good contact by talking on the phone, texting about random inside jokes and sending each other spontaneous and ridiculous mail.

So I used her birthday last week as an excuse to craft and send her silly things - so I made a surprise ball, inspired by this tutorial and it was oh-so-fun coming up with ridiculous items to wrap in yards of crepe paper. I found mariachi confetti, neon strechy dinosaurs and kitten stickers, and then fun just kept going...

Next time you're looking for a clever gift idea and have an evening to spare, this one is alot of fun.

Happy Birthday Mich!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Peanut Noodles

I made this dish a few weeks ago for my husband and he requested that it be added to our weekly rotation. I made it last night for my brothers and they asked me to teach mom how to make it. Super easy, super fast, no weird ingredients. Perfect.

Peanut Noodles (modified from this original recipe)

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 2 large and 1 small chicken breast)
3/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ginger
2 or 3 tablespoons brown sugar
8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
1 12-ounce bag fresh vegetable medley, such as carrots, broccoli, snow peas  (or just chop up a bowl of whatever vegetables you have in your fridge, last time I used a bell pepper, two carrots, a handful of broccoli and a handful of green beans)

1.Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.
2.Meanwhile, place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Using two forks, pull the chicken apart into shreds.

3.Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, crushed red pepper, ginger and brown sugar in a large bowl.

4.Cook pasta in the boiling water until not quite tender, about 1 minute less than specified in the package directions. Add vegetables and cook until the pasta and vegetables are just tender, 1 minute more. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Stir the reserved cooking liquid into the peanut sauce; add the pasta, vegetables and chicken; toss well to coat. Serve warm or chilled.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heidi and Tim

Project Runway is bad for my productitivity.