Monday, January 30, 2012

What I'm Wearing // Thrifting

 This was the outfit I wore when I went thrifting on the weekend! We found this really pretty mural and decided to have a mini photoshoot right there! It was a great weekend, lots of time crafting, taking pictures, coffee runs, or in my case tea runs! This wall is so pretty! :)
Happy Monday & welcome new readers!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY // Tiny Polymer Clay Kiwis

Hello!  I'm back, with yet another polymer clay tutorial! Can you tell I love this stuff? :) Today we're making little kiwi rolls, that you can cut and turn into so many things! I'm turning mine into cute little earrings! What other ideas do you think I could turn them into? Ready, set, DIY!
*& a rolling pin, if you're a perfectionist!
*also if you like, wrap your roll in some darker green for the skin!
I love cute food miniatures! I think next I want to make cherry pie earrings, how adorable would those be?! oh my gosh, dreams! 
Hope you are all having a lovely day, you're all so swell!

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bubble Tea 3 Ways♡

 Hi there! If you asked me right now in this very moment what my favorite drink is, it would most definitely be a close tie between green tea and bubble tea, although I think bubble wins! I've been getting bubble tea for a few years and pretty much fell in love with it right away especially because its so fun to eat! I thought it would be super hard and complicated to make, but its really not! Here's how I make it, three different ways! 
 The tapioca pearls are probably what makes it appear so hard to make because their not your everyday ingredient! That's okay, just go to your nearest oriental supermarket and pick up some jumbo pearls!
STEP ONE: make your chai tea really strong so the flavours still there when you add the ice and milk. Then add your sugar to the tea and let dissolve. STEP TWO: mix around equal parts of ice, coconut milk and chai tea. STEP THREE: blend 'er all up! STEP FOUR: add bubbles to bottom of glass and pour mixture in! 
STEP ONE: chop up banana and pineapple, making sure not to get the coarse bits of the pineapple. STEP TWO: add around equal parts on milk, ice and fruit to your blender. STEP THREE: blend 'er up STEP FOUR: add bubbles to bottom of glass, pour in mixture and enjoy!
*the matcha can also be found at oriental supermarkets! It has a lovely earthy taste and is great in smoothies with a few pieces of strawberries! 

STEP ONE: make a matcha paste by adding a tablespoon of matcha powder to milk until it creates a thick paste. STEP TWO: add the paste, brown sugar and equal parts of ice and milk to the blender. STEP THREE: blend it all together. STEP FOUR: add bubbles to bottom of glass and pour in mixture and enjoy! mmm

*I'd have to say this one is my favourite bubble tea!

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Trip to the Antique Store

I just love those army jackets and the banana yellow telephone! This week I had the oh so lovely pleasure of going to one of my all time favourite places. The antique store! We don't go there that often so that every time we go its just as special as the first time! Swoon. I could spend hours in here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Order & Chaos // ♡

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cashew Chicken // Guest Blog from The Letter 4

Hey there! My name is Jade and I blog over at The Letter 4 with my three other sisters Juliann, Janae, and Jamie. We are 4 sisters that grew up very close to one another. Now we have since all grown up and moved away and we miss the 3:00 am laughing, the projects we did together, stealing each others clothes, and everything that goes along with growing up with sisters. 
Our blog has been our way to connect to each other again and share projects with each other. Each sister has a unique taste and talent but we all have a passion for creating beautiful things!
This recipe has some dear memories that go along with it.  When we moved to Maryland, we left some wonderful friends back in Utah (who we miss so much!) and this is a recipe we had first at their home, and it has stayed with us since.  This is my go to recipe when I don't know what to put on the menu.  I am usually always in the mood for this. I LOVE the flavors and textures in this meal!
3 chicken breasts, or 4 boneless thighs 1/2 cup cashews
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb.  snow peas 4 green onions, chopped 1 small can bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt oil RECIPE: Cut chicken into 1" pieces.  Whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.  Heat oil in skillet on medium heat and add nuts to the pan.  Stir fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Add chicken until cooked through.  Add peas, mushrooms, chicken broth, and soy sauce mixture.  Cook until it boils and thickens, stirring constantly.  Add green onions and serve over rice. ENJOY!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Glass Painting DIY // Yellow Bird Yellow Beard







Monday, January 23, 2012

It's Creme Brulee Time!

Good morning. Along with tackling red velvet and french macaroons, creme brulee is also on my food goals list of things to make this year! ✔ Another done. 

I made creme brulee this morning, and to my surprise only needed a few ingredients to make! It is soooo tasty and I could probably eat it all by myself. No seriously, its that good! Have you ever had/made creme brulee? Tell me all your creme brulee stories! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hanging Doilies // DIY

hello, hello, hello! I recently picked up these cute and colorful doilies for like a buck, and I knew right away I wanted to make this DIY! So here it is, a very cute and easy way to hang doilies! 
*you'll also need clear thread for the hanging part
My glue was fairly thick, so I watered it down to make it easier to work with!
Doilies are so pretty, and just imagine all the cute little grandmas crocheting away! :) haha
happy Sunday!