Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Obsession: Faux Malachite Ring Bowls


If there's anything I love more than malachite, it's faux malachite. These little bowls are just as fun to make as they are beautiful. I can't stop making them, so I have more than enough to sell on Etsy! There are two variations: gold edge or copper edge. I prefer the copper. How 'bout you?



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Recipe: Low-Fat Crepes for One


Yogurt is a miracle food. I eat so much of it and it's the best substitute for oils and fats in baking! I've been making non-fat pancakes with is a couple times a week, and realized the other day that I could probably use it in crepes, as well! I reworked Jacques Pepin's classic recipe to make it lower in fat and easier on my poor, dumb gallbladder.

They turned out pretty excellent, although not as tender as normal. This is partly because they're low is fat, but can also result from too much mixing. Mix the batter just long enough to get out the lumps, but no longer!


Ingredients:

1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup non-fat milk
3 Tbsp non-fat yogurt
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup cold water
Cooking spray

Directions:

1. Heat a mid-sized, non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and yogurt. Then add the dry ingredients and mix just enough to get rid of lumps. Now stir in the cold water.

3. Spray the hot pan evenly with cooking spray. Use a small ladle to spoon the the batter into the pan. Two scoops should be enough. Pick up your pan and tilt it around to spread the batter evenly. The movement is in the wrist. This takes a little practice to get perfect, but, remember, even ugly crepes taste delicious!

4. Let the crepe cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip (cooking times may vary).

5. Fill with your choice of toppings. Fresh fruit, jam, more yogurt, or just cinnamon and sugar! I went with all 5 toppings ;)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Look of the Day: Gold & White



 I looooovvve Spring! Life is just filled with blooms. And isn't this bouquet the most beautiful you've ever seen? I walk into my kitchen just to stare at it. With my husband gone, I have a little extra room in the grocery budget, so they've been a weekly treat. I'm having an affair with Trader Joe's.




Levi's Jacket c/o JCPenney (similar) - H&M Dress - Vintage Sandals, Necklace & Bag - Watch c/o Timex

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Look of the Day: Little Denim Dress & Chunky Sandals

 Much more sensible than my last outfit, right? I'm really on a roll with these outfit posts! It helps that, this time of year, I almost always have an empty apartment that's in between tenants. All the other apartments have way better natural lighting than mine. 

This dress is one of those pieces that I love, keep in my closet, then decide to finally give up. It's too short for work and doesn't quite fit me the way I'd like it to. I'm still so in love with the idea of it though! Time to find it a new home. The strappy sandals I'm wearing are also up for grabs. They're made of the softest leather!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Long Weekend: Trevor, Etc.


What a wonderful weekend! Although it wasn't as warm as I would have liked, it was still beautiful AND Trevor came home! We went out for crepes on Friday morning, bummed around Ballard all day, then had fancy pizza at Cornuto in Greenwood. I worked Saturday, but afterwards, Trevor was determined to eat oysters, so we had dinner at Ballard Annex. It was my first time there, and certainly not my last. The inside is super cool, the seafood was amazing, and the great service was just the cherry on top. And then today was Easter, so I feel like all we did was eat this weekend. 




 Instagrammy-whammy! The soaps shaped like crystals are from Prism on Ballard Avenue.

 Hangin' out with Tilly's friends, Chip, Hammy and Creampuff.

Oh, that face.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Look of the Day: Ridiculous Floral Overalls

Reeee-diculous. These overalls, man. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna cut them into shorts, but still, there's something awkward-cool about leaving them at this length. What do you think? Trevor hates them, obvi.

They'll be listed on Etsy soon.




Vintage overalls - vintage top - vintage sandals - American Deadstock sunglasses

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Look of the Day: Striped Sun Dress & A Picnic Basket


The day I took these photos it was 70 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. I had the day off and it was just heavenly! I got my hair did, went thrift shopping, then had a "picnic" at Whole Foods. When Trevor comes home for a visit, I'm gonna pack up my new picnic basket (it fits wine bottles perfectly) and drag him to Golden Gardens. That is, if this weather sticks around!


 I've been so bummed out this past year, but I'm finally feeling like myself again. My vitamin D & magnesium levels were low, so I'm fixing that with supplements and more time outside. My doctor also has me on a low dose of anti-depressants for heart palpitations. Scary right?? The doctor took one look at me, though, and was like "I can tell you, it's not your heart. It's anxiety." They did an EKG anyway and it was totally normal. I'll take anxiety over a heart problem any day! Now I need to focus on self-care. 

Yoga & Exercise
Sunshine
Veggies & Fruit
More laughing!

I'm hoping to be done with doctor visits for a while. It's Spring and it's time for adventure!




H&M Cardigan - Old Navy Dress - Vintage American Optical Sunglasses - Vintage Xhilaration Sandals - Vintage Straw Basket
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