Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Glamour and Glitz!

I would love show up to a holiday party wearing this outfit. Like something right out of an old movie, this vintage 1950's golden spakling tea-length gown features amazing one-shoulder detailing. It would look great with sparkling vintage gold shoes, a sequined clutch and gold and brown jewelry. When coming inside from the bitter cool night, slink out of this fabulous faux fur coat in a rich charcoal brown hue. A bubbling cocktail of glamour and glitz, with a definite vintage flair, this tall drink is ready for a party!


earrings:Kimia, coat:ModCloth, dress: TimelessVixenVintage , shoes: adVintagous, clutch: Urban Outfitters , bracelet: ModCloth,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Warm Winter Treats

This past weekend as winter finally arrived, I was desperate for something warm to do that didn't involve going outside! Nothing to me fits that description better than baking! I decided to bake one of my all time favs, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. I've included the recipe for your pleasure along with some helpful tips. Please remember to be responsible when making this recipe, you may end up eating the entire thing!

I hope you enjoy this recipe.
It's a real treasure!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A few of My Favorites...

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share with you some of my handmade favorites this week! Wouldn't that yarn make a beautiful sweater, paired with those handmade buttons!? ahhh.... Of course, these would make wonderful gifts as well with the holiday season coming upon us.


credits clockwise from top left: TessaAnn, Ozknits, Starpompon, HeliS, lovejanice.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tasty Treats

Over the weekend I tried out a new cookie recipe to see if these little "cooks" (abbreviation for cookies) could make the cut for a permanent spot in my slowly growing recipe book. They did! And they were pretty delicious at that. I found this recipe in the April 2009 issue of Everyday Food magazine, issue 61. This is a delicious homemade version of the store classic cookie, which is probably pretty obvious. Since the holidays are nearing and here in Boston there is no snow, nor any signs of it coming soon, I made them into snowflake shapes. But you of course can use any shape you like, although I wouldn't suggest anything too elaborate as the dough is a little flaky. Hope you like these!