Wednesday, March 28, 2012

C r a f t B r e a k : K n i t t e d B o w s

My mom knitted these adorable little bows for me. 
Love wearing them with my hair up in a bun to add a touch of whimsy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

T u e s d a y T u n e s : P a s s i o n P i t

This week's song is "Little Secrets" by Passion Pit. 
Another long-time favorite!

Monday, March 26, 2012

F o o d i e : B l a c k b e r r y L e m o n C u p c a k e s


I love a good cupcake. Made these Blackberry Lemon cupcakes from scratch (recipe here) after I completely botched a box mix recipe - seriously, how does some one fail at making a box mix? Well, this girl sure managed to. These, however, turned out amazingly well. Guess I'll just stick to baking cupcakes from scratch OR I could just make the less than 5 minute walk to one of the two cupcake bakeries by my apartment ~ so tempting.

Friday, March 23, 2012

C a l i f o r n i a / S o c i o l o g y

This week I had the amazing opportunity to take a trip to Orange, California to attend my first Sociology conference. Definitely a great opportunity and I learned so much! Just another affirmation that I've truly found a passion of mine - which is a good thing - since I've officially been accepted to a Sociology Masters degree program starting in the Fall!

Friday, March 16, 2012

C r a f t B r e a k : S u c c u l e n t P l a n t e r

Okay, I love succulent plants...partially because they are the only plant I can seem to keep alive for an extended period of time (although this little guy met his end after about a year). I potted this one in a vintage teacup I found at the local GoodWill. Just put a layer of sand on the bottom and then add the plant with some soil. On top of the soil I ended up adding some tiny gravel (available in the floral section of craft stores) to help retain water and keep the soil in place. I think I'm going to have to get another one and see if I can keep it around longer!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

F o o d i e : J a m T h u m b p r i n t s

Today, I made some of my favorite cookies; Butter and Jam Thumbprints.  These always turn out great! Find the recipe here. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

T u e s d a y T u n e s : A n d r e w B i r d

Oh how I love Andrew Bird. I got the chance to see him live a couple years ago and it was an amazing performance. Here is a song off his beautiful new album. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

C r a f t B r e a k : B i r d i e T e r r a r i u m

I'm starting to get back into a creative, crafty mood now that I actually have a few days to set school and work aside. One of the first projects on my list was to make a little terrarium/diorama. 

 These are pretty simple to put together you'll need some preserved moss, a twig from the yard, tiny birds (from the floral dept.), super glue, fabric scraps, ribbon, and a large mason jar.  Assemble the birds and garland on to the twig before sticking them in the jar and attach the twig with a little bit of superglue. Cut out a circle of fabric an inch or two bigger in diameter than the opening of the jar and attach with the lid. Finish off with a ribbon bow! For a complete tutorial check out the lovely original inspiration here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

F o o d i e : B r e a k f a s t

Mmm fruit parfais.

I just love weekend mornings where you can sit down and have a nice breakfast
instead of running out the door.

Seriously. Love 'em.

Saturday, March 10, 2012