Saturday, January 29, 2011

adios amigos!

Last night Allison and I threw an impromptu surprise birthday fiesta for Taylor. His birthday is not until Tuesday but since Andrew and I will be leave for Mexico at 3am tonight, we will be missing it! 

So since Taylor loves Mexican food and the fiesta decor just happened to be 1/2 price at Party City, it seemed only appropriate that we bring a little bit of the Riviera Maya Cancun to our friends here in snowy PA. We fried up some quesadillas, made 3 layer bean dip, guacamole, and taquitos, turned up the Mariachi music and put our mustaches on. 
I may pop in to say hi from Cancun, but if not, Adios Amigos, see you in a week!!
Happy Birthday Taylor!

Friday, January 28, 2011

the cheese makers.

Andrew requested a chain saw, a goat, and cheese making supplies for Christmas this year, so obviously I went with the cheese making tools and ignored the other two requests..
He started out with a gallon of raw milk from a local farm. Taylor was his handy assistant who kept the milk from burning as they took shifts stirring it.
As the milk heated & slowly curdled, the curds were strained off the top and placed into a cheese cloth to drain.

Excess moisture was squeezed out and we were left with about a pound of cheese! It was salted and left in the mold overnight. The final product was similar to mozzarella, but firmer. It was fresh and so delicious! Maybe I'll consider getting him the goat next year so we have an endless supply of milk for cheese..

Thursday, January 27, 2011

etsy favorites.

Just a few pretty things from my "favorites" list on etsy. I'm busy filling the shop with all things pink and red for Valentine's Day, avoiding Andrew's flu..and..excitedly packing for Mexico!! 
Back soon with a shop update!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

iLike lykke li.

Yes, even though this song is about 3 years old, I only recently saw the music video and I pretty much love everything about it.. from her outfit, to her apartment, to her dancers... 

Those Swedes are so stylish and cool and always way ahead of us, aren't they?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

antlers and roses.

Spotted this beautiful photo on Design Sponge and turns out it is by a fellow Etsian artist, Kari Herer. Too cool.

alison's tea party.

On Sunday afternoon I attended the bridal shower of my childhood friend Alison. The theme was tea party and it was held at the Deleware Water Gap Country Club. We sipped on mimosas, ate little tea sandwiches, cheese & fruit and fabulous cupcakes made by my friends Casey & Nicki! It was fun to catch up with girls that I went to highschool with and witness Alison being showered with love, and of course beautiful gifts..

Monday, January 24, 2011

raspberry and lace.

Outfit Details:
Vintage dress: thrifted
Vintage oxfords: thrifted
Mustard ankle socks: Jcrew

I'm particularly smitten with this little berry dress with the sweet lace collar.. I thrifted it ages ago and recently got around to hemming it. I will be listing it in the shop this week, but thought I'd share it with you because I liked it so much!
That's all for now..

Friday, January 21, 2011

shop update: nordic!

Some Nordic style beauties for staying warm and cozy this winter..available in the shop!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

dress shopping!

I went dress shopping with my beautiful friend Allison a few weeks ago, but until now did not want to share pictures and spoil the surprise until she decided on a dress! Allison is engaged to our friend Taylor, and they will be getting married this Fall. Andrew is Taylor's best man and I will have the privilege of being a bridesmaid for their wedding!

We went to a sweet little bridal shop called The Wedding Pavilion in Paoli, PA which was probably the sweetest, most feminine little shop I have ever set foot in. It was truly a tough decision because Allison looked absolutely stunning in everything she tried on... 
I'm sorry to say, but I will have to wait to share her final decision until after her big day!! I'm so excited to be a part of Allison and Taylor's wedding and I have begun to peruse the wedding blogs again for inspiration..

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

shop update: winter white.

It's an icy winter wonderland here, so here are a few pretty winter white items new in the shop..

Monday, January 17, 2011

give-away time!

I have been partnering with the adorable blog "Cakies" the past few months and this week Rubyellen is running a give-away for my shop!

Stop by and leave a comment there to enter to win a $25 gift certificate! (Also be sure to check out her blog which documents the happenings of her sweet little family.)
Good Luck! 
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