Friday, September 30, 2011

General Conference

This weekend is the 181st semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Two days to listen to some of the most brilliant men and women in the world give counsel on the most important issues of our time - how to help those in need, how to pursue peace on our own lives, how to build strong families and raise responsible children, how to face the personal challenges that threaten our own happiness and well-being.

I look forward to this weekend every year and I always come away feeling stronger.

If you're interested in catching any of the conference it will be available here, here, here and here starting Saturday morning at 10 am MST. 

The Big Harumph

The Big Harumph is one of my most favorite etsy shops ever.

Such beautiful, clever prints.

















I've been thinking about these welcome prints for weeks and weeks. Is it too early to start working on my Christmas list?

Rolling In The Deep

Adele Typography.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Giddy Spinster

Etsy shop Giddy Spinster reclaims old stilettos and other feminist objects and turns them into ironic art. What do you think?




















Man, I really want a cactus.

Renting

Have I mentioned love how much I love etsy, typography and clever people?

Seven Bridge Road by The Eagles

I love the opening of this song.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is the lunch of my dreams

I want all of it, including that fork-tine-parmesan label. Seriously, how cool is that.

Spice

Monday, September 26, 2011

Orchard

Husband is taking the LSAT this Saturday! Your fervent prayers are appreciated.

Immediately following his test I am whisking him away to the cabin - where we will pick apples, visit with my grandparents and sit on the porch for two days.

Wuthering Heights

Puppy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

I want this sign in my kitchen someday

Who wants to join me for dinner?

Someday I will throw a dinner party at this table.

Or one very similar.

Pastry Papers

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bone Cuff

Mmmm bread

Pretty Cheese

Every time I make a cheese plate I want to take a picture. It's just so beautiful.






















Am I taking this cheese snobbery thing too far?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome Aboard

Instant Glamour

Red lipstick can even make flannel look glamorous.

Mustard Yellow Platforms

Now at the top of my list.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cactus Garden

I'm seriously thinking about starting a cactus garden. I've barely managed to keep my little basil plant alive since the Spring. I think I'm ready for something a little lower maintenance.

City

Pumpkin Apple Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Did I mention that they are super easy and even kind of healthy?

Yay for FALL!
















Pumpkin Apple Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Cupcakes:
1 medium apple (peeled, cored and diced)
1 boxed yellow, or white, or spice cake mix
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/3 cups water

Frosting:
1 16-ounce container cream cheese icing
2 tablespoons light maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line two cupcake pans with paper liners.

2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the apple pieces on high about 1 minute or until tender. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin and water, then beat with an electric mixer on high speed 2 minutes. Fold in the cooked apple pieces.

4. Spoon the batter into prepared cupcake pan. Bake the cupcakes about 18 to 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

5. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, stir the cream cheese icing, maple syrup, and cinnamon until well blended. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. Devour greedily.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Carey Grant: The Ultimate Gentleman

Imprint Ring

I don't know how comfortable it would be, but I love this idea...

Autumn is awesome #3

Vail, CO.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dark and Lovely






















via Bip.

Star Projector




































Seriously romantic and breath-taking.

Do I need to say that I want one? Or does that go without saying? Well, there, I said it.

Autumn is awesome #2

Kaaterskill Falls, NY.

Autumn is awesome #1

Mt. Timpanogos.

Ok, now I'm excited for ski season.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hot Skirt




































Here.

Globe Dater

Every vintage globe enthusiast's trusty side kick can be found here.

I've got Vermeer on a string




































Check it out here.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011