Wednesday, January 26, 2011

little dragon

As usual, I'm behind when it comes to the latest and greatest in music. My husband recently put me on to this amazing band from Sweden called Little Dragon. I simply cannot stop listening to their second album, Machine Dreams. No matter what I'm doing, whether I'm on the train, cooking or putting on makeup in the bathroom, I have this album playing in the background. Right now, this is the soundtrack to my life!

Friday, January 21, 2011


I decided to make gnocchi for the first time ever. I used a simple basic recipe for the gnocchi that I found online. Potatoes, flour, egg, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper were the only ingredients. They turned out great and were fairly easy to make, but it took a while! Most of the time was spent prepping the potatoes; boiling, peeling, ricing, cooling. I used my Cuisinart food processor with the grating attachment, in lieu of a potato ricer, because I don't have one. I also made a cream sauce with garlic and herbs. and collages by Jay Stevenson...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

deep fryed

These are my Frye ' Harness 12R ' boots. It took me a while to be comfortable enough with the price before I finally purchased them. I actually bought them once, kept them for a week, and then sent them back. About a year later, I bought them again and I never looked back! I wear them year round, even in the summer, and they are great in the rain and snow. I love these boots! by Jay Stevenson...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

just for kicks

My infatuation with Vans began after I bought my very first pair; slip-ons in classic black and white checkerboard. The rest, as you can see, is history. I even wore a pair for our wedding, as did my hubby and our entire wedding party! My favorite style is the 'Authentic Lo Pro' which I have in purple, hot pink, gray, brown and raspberry/pewter. The gray and purple are the ones that I wear the most. In December, I picked up four additional pairs of Vans while Christmas shopping at the outlets. Each pair was on clearance, and they were buy one get one 50% off, so I got all four for less than $70!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

wild cat

This is the majority of my "modest" leopard collection. Over the last year or two I have become basically obsessed with the idea of anything leopard. I do try, however, to pick pieces that have what I consider to be a tasteful print as well as things that are complimentary to my existing wardrobe, without being too over the top.