Friday, March 9, 2012

I have Moved!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Its the first day of 2012 and while it seems that 2013 is so far away I know that it will be here before I blink!

I am going to do a 2011 roundup of the year. It was such a wonderful year for me with such big surprises but until I get to it! Here's my first purchase of 2012. A new coffee table to replace my old ikea dining table that I sawed the legs down on. Hey! Sometimes you gotta make things work so you can spend your money else where.

I've been dreaming of one of those railroad cart coffee tables but Jack does a lot of drawing at our coffee table so it needs to be a smooth surface and the true vintage ones are running anywhere from $800+. So I settled for a knock off version from World Market that seems to fit the bill.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Winter Wearables

I'm pretty excited to wear my new winter gear. Its been getting chilly in LA and I know it will be cold when I'm home for Christmas!

and a new instagram of us on our way to Target. Something about this weekend made me feel super grown up. I kinda liked it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So not that Pintrest is anything new but I've been using it lately and I'm seriously loving it. Its fun to spend 10 minutes a day going thru inspirational images and tagging them to your own boards! I also found it extremely helpful for designing my wedding inspiration board.

So if you're on it please add me!

Jack and Till Pintrest Boards

Below is a single image from each of my current boards

Things I like

Hot Men


Wedding Inspiration

Dream Homes

Travel Dreams

Monday, November 7, 2011

Farmers Market Goodness

This weekend I tried to see if we could shop exclusively at our farmers market and we came pretty darn close!

We're really lucky and at our farmers market we have meat, dairy and egg suppliers! The only thing I can tell we are missing is a grain farmer. We would have sucessfully been able to shop only at the farmers market except the meat/dairy farmer was out of butter which I needed for a plum cake I'm planning on making later in the week.

Have you been able to shop only at a farmers market? Any tips? Do you find you save money?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Wow November is here already! I've got an action packed month - bestie coming to visit next weekend, maybe another friend the following weekend and Thanksgiving! Pretty soon its going to be December! I can't wait!

Plus it feels like fall in LA with the cool nights and cool sunny days!

*photo via weheartit

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween! Almost...

Halloween falls on a Monday. Boo. So we celebrated all weekend by watching Halloween movies and for breakfast today I made Pumpkin Waffles.

Seriously, maybe the best waffles I have ever had. They're a little sweet once you get the whipped cream and syrup on top but that's why you make ham and eggs to balance out with some saltiness right?

I don't know what I'd do without my ipad! Its the best cookbook.

Everything's all mixed up, egg whites folded in and the waffle iron is hot!

If you're interested in making them here's the recipe with my additions in (parentheses).

Best Ever Pumpkin Waffles

makes 4 round “Belgian” style pumpkin waffles or 8 small square waffles

• 1/4 cup light brown sugar
• 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
• 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 tsp. ginger
• 1/4 tsp. cloves
• 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg*
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup whole milk ( I subbed in Vanilla no sugar added almond milk)
• 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin

(• 1 vanilla bean scraped in (add to the milk/egg/pumpkin mixture).........)

• 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and warm

*Grated and lightly packed into the spoon, use 1/2 tsp. Grated and loosely scooped, this is about 1 tsp. of nutmeg. If you have to use pre-grated, dried nutmeg, use 1/4 tsp.


1. Lightly oil the waffle iron with vegetable oil, and set it to the desired temperature.

2. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Whisk together to break apart the cornstarch. Add the remaining dry ingredients, and whisk to blend.

3. Separate eggs: yolks go in a medium sized bowl and whites get set aside in a smaller bowl.

4. Add pumpkin and milk to the egg yolks. Whisk to blend and set aside.

5. Whip egg whites with a hand mixer on high until stiff peaks form – about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. Set aside.

6. Pour melted butter into the yolk/milk/pumpkin mixture. As you pour, whisk to combine.

7. Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix them together until just combined. A little lumpiness is fine. That will smooth out when the egg whites are added.

8. Slide the whipped egg whites out of the bowl and onto the mixture you just prepared. Gently fold them in until no white bits are obvious.

9. Once the waffle iron is heated, you’re ready to pour the batter! I continued to cook them until they were a nice golden brown color and a little crispy. They are much more moist and do take a little bit longer.