Tuesday, August 31, 2010
P.S. Don't forget to take the lightrail!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Pretty in Pink, Collection of 5 at Sugar Paperie
Tell me please, what do you think?
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
1/2 cup walnut
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup cacao powder (not cocoa powder..)
1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted and firmly packed
Place walnuts and pecans in food processor and pulse until nuts are finely ground. Add the dates and cacao powder and process until mixture begins to stick together. Don't overprocess or they will become gooey. Place mixture into a pan and press them down to form the brownies. Top with nuts, coconut or leave plain. They taste just like a brownie, you are satisfied after one square -- and you're packing a powerful anti-oxidant punch with these! Sinfully delicious!
Written by GlowGirl .
Friday, August 27, 2010
This coptic bound journal by renovatedbooks would be so cute for taking notes in History class.Of course you need something to write with. Let's try this stylish wood pen by DorianCreations
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Organized your pens, erasers and pencil sharpener in this Pencil Pouch by simbiosisbyjulia
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
However, there are many occasions that I am feeling just plan lazy. That's when I am grateful to have Atwater's down the street. Not only do they have bread that's to die for (may I suggest the rosemary rolls?), but they also carry pastries to satisfy any sweet tooth, along with fresh produce, meat, milk and cheese sourced from local farmers and dairies. Gourmet and responsible one-stop shopping - what are you waiting for?!
For Atwater's locations, click here. You can also find them around town at area farmer's markets.
Written by Sugar Paperie.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Photo by Another Pint Please, click here for more info.
1 pound brussels sprouts
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Trim the stem end of each sprout and remove any excess outer leaves (the remaining sprout should be tightly furled with no brown spots). Cut an X in the stem end of each sprout (this allows them to cook quickly). Drop the sprouts into a pot of boiling water and boil for about 10 minutes (less if your sprouts are very small). Drain the sprouts and return them to the pot over medium heat. Add butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until butter is melted and the sprouts are well coated. Add cream and parmesan cheese and stir well, then increase the heat to medium high so that the cream and cheese come to a bubble. Cook until the cream and cheese have thickened slightly, about four minutes (keep an eye on it so that it doesn't overcook). Serve.
Written by Jamaila of Anapurna
Friday, August 20, 2010
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) - She grew up in Concord, along with her three sisters. Best known for her novel Little Women. She was also the first woman to register to vote in Concord!
Here's a nice bookmark with a quote from Louisa May Alcott, from Nostalgia at High Tea.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I'll be toasty warm next to the campfire with this Swanky Flower Boxes Quilt by QuiltPetaler.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
For this fall, I have 3 new oil-free exfoliating body cleansers to be released. They're body sugar scrubs with whipped soap, so you get your skin exfoliated and clean at the same time.
The scents are: Caramel Apple, Spiced Orange & Clove, and Cinnamon Sugar. These scents scream FALL to me.
Since my studio time is very limited now that I have a charming (and somewhat demanding) 7 months old baby girl, I've been keeping all the freshly made body scrubs in tubs and will be filling containers as they sell. They look like homemade ice cream!
Now all I need to work on is designing the labels, and they will be ready for their debut.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Here are a few pieces that I just adore: Hand Printed Fabric Necklace in Pink White and Black
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Please vote for my ring!
Etsy's marketing team has been working with Kaboodle to do some cross promotion. They did a blog post in the Storque a few weeks ago: Tips for success for everything Kaboodle related here.
Tigerlillyshop's Red Cherry Blossom ring has been singled out, along with 47 other Etsy finds, to be in a contest for the best Floral Jewelry. To win, my ring must receive the most hearts by Kaboodle’s community of savvy shoppers. If I win, I get some great free promotion on the Kaboodle site!
*I will be prominently featured in a Winning Designer’s Circle within Kaboodle’s new Indie Channel
*I will receive winner badge that announces that my ring product won the Kaboodle contest
* My ring and I will be promoted throughout the Kaboodle site.
With your vote, YOU are entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $100 PayPal gift certificate offered by Kaboodle!
Thanks for your vote in advance!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
So here's a quilt tutorial on a basic hem - no cuff, no top-stitching, just pants that don't drag and remind people that with heels you're still only 5'2" tall! Oh, and don't adjust your monitor - I was working on two pairs of pants so there's two pairs in the pictures.
You can do this with any standard mechanical sewing machine (or by hand, but that makes for a cramped thumb) using either the v-shaped hem stitch or the old-fashioned zig-zag.
Ready? Here goes!
1. Stitch settings: If you look at the options on my machine you can either do this with number two - the hem stitch or number 5 - the v-shaped hem stitch.
Written by tarabu.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Written by Design by Night
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This retro blouse from Jitterbuggin will set the mood right away.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
You absolutely can’t go wrong with a baby hat, and this adorable pixie number from BEST’s own Sweet Pepita is a sure-fire hit. Insider tip: keep an eye out for the occasional collaboration with The Littlest Bean , when these great hats are embellished with darling felt flowers that up the cute factor by at least ten.
Finally, if you’re sending a baby gift to a far-away friend or relative, one of my favorite indie business success stories will be sure to impress. Baby Bunch offers beautiful bouquets made of baby gear! Each bouquet includes a variety of useful baby items, like onesies, burp cloths, and socks, and they come in blue, pink, and neutral yellow. They even offer an organic bouquet.