Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Yes, growing up we made monkey bread. Did you? I can't remember exactly how, I think we just used pre-made rolls, butter and cinnamon. We ate it as a desert. Last weekend, as I was trying to piece together breakfast from the remains of my grocery store run earlier in the week- I made a slightly "classier" version. Damn was it DELICIOUS! I ate it warm with a little maple syrup and it was not unlike a fancier (and MUCH easier, no-mess) version of french toast. I think it would be a perfect brunch dish to make when you have house guests. Oh, and maybe a breakfast casserole too? You can make it the night before and virtually have no mess the morning of. I hate having to clean up the kitchen, especially when I have guests. I'd much rather just continue to lounge around and visit with my guests.
No Fuss, Fancier French Toast
1 pakage of pre-made, flaky, buttermilk biscuits (I used 365 brand)
2 apples, thinly sliced
1. Preheat oven according to package directions (for the rolls!)
2. Carefully split each roll in half, so you now have two thinner rolls- set aside
3. In a bowl, combine apple slices and the rest of the ingredients. (you don't need exact amounts- just make sure the apples are evenly coated
4. Spread along ungreased, non-stick pan slightly over lapping
5. Distribute apple mixture evenly between dough- scatter remains along top
6. Serve warm with maple syrup!
Friday, May 17, 2013
|Choose flowers and plants that drape and fall. Petunias and Sweet Potato vine are good choices. Once it matures, the Sweet Potato vine will cascade down.|
|Was a few planters short so I went looking through the house for things I could plant in.|
Love this little teapot! I think the small little blooms look so sweet and it adds a whimsical touch to the backyard.
|Look for unique vines to add to planters- I love how lacy this one is!|
It really adds a nice, airy texture.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I also love that spring brings along many little projects around the house. We have been dilligently working on our tiny yard, a project I've dubbed, "Operation Backyard Oasis." It's really coming along and all we have left is to stain the deck. I can't wait to post pics of the before and after! We also added window boxes to the front of the house and bought a bunch of thrifted chairs for the dining room. Picking/junking during the weekend has become an addiction. We finally decided not to go until we finish the projects we have- our dining room cannot hold anymore random pieces of furniture. I wish we had three day weekends so I'd have more time to work on these fun projects...
|Super glad we chose sod over slate. Slate is definitely not baby-friendly.|
|Makeshift spray booth.|
|Aaamazing folding chairs- just need a little epoxy love.|
|She loves to hold my finger.|
|We've been hanging out at the park a lot!|
|It feels SO good to be outside!|
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I have been SO wanting to get C a little pair of moccasins! As cute as they are, I just can't justify spending the money because she only wore the last pair of shoes I got her for a week! Last night we went out to dinner with friends and I couldn't stop thinking about how cute mocs would be with C's outfit. So while she was enjoying her afternoon nap.. I was playing around with leather scraps.
I settled on a nice soft ostrich hide that I've been hoarding for years. All in all, they turned out super cute for my first try and took a little less than 2 hours! I do have a few little tweaks I'd like to make for the second time around. I think will they look darling with little spring dresses! What do you think?