Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
1 stick + 1 tablespoon butter (125g)
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
4-5 ripe bananas
1tsp vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
(Bake using a 9×5x3 or 8×4x4 loaf pan)
Beat butter and sugar until creamy
Add dry ingredients (including salt)
Add mushed up bananas and vanilla essence
Bake at 350F/180°C for 1 hour.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Flash forward a couple years, mass wall take over turned into inspiration boards above my desk. This is an old one of mine taken right before the wedding. When working hard on a project, I always loved to look up and focus on one or two things to give me inspiration for whatever task was at hand. A mix of vintage record covers, pictures with friends, and photos of landscapes and magazine shots that caught my eye- I always felt refreshed looking up.
Do you use or have you used in the past inspiration boards for well... inspiration?
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wouldn't it be nice to surprise someone with a pretty box of macarons today...
Or have a pink box of gorgeous ribbon waiting at their door?
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
They come in a wide range of colors and patterns...And unlike some of my canvas totes, they never feel like they're about to break when I'm carrying a bunch of heavy grocery itemsYou can even purchase them in sets that come with a small tote... to carry your totes :) Has anyone else used these?
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Oshinko rolls (I totally could be butchering the spelling here) My grandma makes these for me every time I come over
Cooked spinach served cold with ground roasted sesame seeds, soy sauce, and a small amount of sugar... soooooo goodAnd some noodles with veggies
What's your "Welcome Home" food look like?
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I wish you all a wonderful and exciting weekend as well! See you on Monday!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Grab the Cupcake Carrier/ Caddy off their list:
And then throw in some cute cupcake liners from Etsy Seller Hey Yo Yo:
And then you're done!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Here I am in front of the sign... We visited in early May so there was still a lot of snow throughout different areas of the park.Old Faithful InnI know you can't tell with the dinky old camera I used, but the interior is nothing short of absolutely amazing. I highly recommend visiting if you ever get the chance. And here's Old Faithful spouting off. We watched from the deck of the Inn.There are hot springs everywhere in Yellowstone.
The area just past here was closed because many of the bears had just finished hibernating and the area had become more of a feeding grounds... we were more than happy to stay outBison were everywhere! Seriously around
SINGLE.CORNER.This guy was blocking all oncoming traffic. We were lucky to be going the opposite way :) And when we got up next to him, we saw he was protecting his baby calf on the other side... so maybe the he was a she (if you look closely you can see the little baby bison feet).The scenery at Yellowstone is also gorgeous. If my little point and shoot from a couple years ago can capture vistas like this- just imagine what a nice camera could doIn 1988, five fires burned down 793, 880 acres of the park. The worst of the five, burning more than 410,00 acres was started from a discarded cigarette. You can see the sticks of timber throughout Yellowstone. Fortunately, it's slowly growing back.We had so much fun trying to spot animals in the wilderness. Danny's way better than me. He can spot celebrities, hidden animals, Waldo... me? Not so much. Can you find the hidden animal in this shot?And in this one?Just as we were leaving we came across this grizzly. The ranger was there to make sure no one went near. Apparently this bear had been beaten up by another bear :(
If you have the means, plan a trip to Yellowstone. The park entrance fee is only $25 per car load or you can purchase an $80 annual pass that's good for all national parks. I purchase an annual pass every year even if I don't get the chance to go- just because it's a cause near and dear to my heart. Plus... it kind of motivates us to get out of the house and go on road trips... old school :)