Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
It's my first blog-award evah, and I'm so touched that she thought of me!
Jackaroo Love is a darling site and if you haven't been there yet, you should definitely check it out!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I have packed up bags and bags of things to be given away, sold, and returned to friends, but my efforts feel futile.
Touching and thoughtful, this story of a lady and the homes she's loved, has moved me to tears. It made me realize how much I love our little nest, and how thankful I am that she keeps us warm and safe, despite her wheezy drafts.
Upon our arrival, she patiently allowed me to nail, scrape, paint, and fill her walls, floors, cupboards, and closets - she holds the only life we've ever known together. A time that we will fondly remember as 'Our Beginning'.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Ursula by Sam Edelman
Existing Sale Price: $100
Don't walk people, RUN! Run as fast as your snazzy little shoes will carry you!
(See the article in the NY Times here.)
And that they did.
In the meantime, they single-handedly boosted J.Crew's share values, and showed the country that you can achieve a beautifully classic look at a (fairly) reasonable price. (Ok, obviously their outfits weren't cheap, but you could easily get a similar look by shopping the sales.)
Well done to the designers at J.Crew (click to see the sketches), and well done to a fabulous First Family with scads of taste.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Yup. Pretty excited about it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Feeling the need to go somewhere tropical...
Valentine's pressie perhaps?!?!?
Friday, January 16, 2009
Handmade Origami Zip Pouches - Great for make-up, colored pencils, snacks... you name it!
I'll draw a winner on Monday night... C'mon, people - FREE GOODS!!!
Lacey Platform Sandal - $29.99
Why must retailers start putting out cute spring-time stuff when it is still ridiculously cold out!? It always makes me feel like warmer days are just around the corner, but I think we've got a ways to go!!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wait! But, it is!!! (That's the funny part. Get it?)
This last one is my fave! Love the font, love the design... perfection!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Could be awesome. Could be... shall we say... not awesome.
Note: We took our "intial test" after we had shared a bottle of wine last night. I can't tell if that would be considered a help or a hindrance. Eek!
Monday, January 12, 2009
... with a doberman pincher?
OUR NEW PUPPY!! SADIE THE LADY!
Friday, January 9, 2009
It's a "too-much-fabric, need-an-organizational-system-in-the-closet" problem.
You know the one.
I'm on the road to a New Years overhaul of the Jessie and G Household! I CAN FEEL IT!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
... Then I'm pretty jealous!
Maybe if I buy myself some lemons, life won't throw me any that I don't want! *Fingers crossed*
Does anyone out there in blogland know where I might find one of these babies in the middle of January?!? Please help a sistah out!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I wish you could have heard me scream when I lifted the shoebox lid and saw these puppies inside... (there was also jumping up and down and waving of arms)
Not only do they fit perfectly, but they are SO comfortable and super warm!
You rock my world.
Love and Hugs,
Friday, January 2, 2009
They were quickly gobbled up and throughly enjoyed (if I do say so myself)!
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
Heat oven to 375° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil. With an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the butter, brown and granulated sugars, corn syrup (I used an equal amount of applesauce instead), and vanilla for 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
Add a few handfuls each of sliced almonds, coconut shreds, and dark chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Form the dough into tablespoon-size mounds. Place on the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
Bake until lightly browned at the edges, 12 to 15 minutes.
Now, go make some for yourself and eat them very quickly before you actually start on your resolution to lose weight (not that you need to lost weight or anything, I've been meaning to tell you that you've been looking fabulous lately)!