Monday, September 27, 2010


Going to see these guys Tuesday night! I've been wanting to see Stars for a while so this should be pretty good!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

new gems

Look at these cuties that I bought for myself. I thought I deserved a little somethin somethin for devoting my life to work and school all week [even though I will be doing this probably for the next two years [sheeeeshhhh]]. It is very tiring, you know!? Anyway, I'm so in love with these!

I also bought these cute little Scottie dog socks thinking they would look great with the cut outs in the new shoes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

apple of my eye p. 2

I found a yummy recipe for some of my apples! Two apples gone, 50 more to get rid of. Oh boy.

P.S. I was going to take a picture of the inside, but I totally forgot once I started devouring it.


1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
2 medium apples, peeled and quartered
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
a good sprinkle of pecans (optional!)

1.Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. Roll up one apple wedge in each triangle; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.

2.In a small saucepan, bring sugar, orange juice and butter to a boil. Pour over dumplings (dumplings will float to the top). Sprinkle with apple pie spice. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. If you wish, sprinkle tops of dumplings with pecans. I did (as you can see!) and it was so yummy! Serve warm.

Monday, September 20, 2010

apple of my eye p.1

Saturday, Chris and I went apple picking. I've been wanting to go ever since we moved here! It was a lot of fun and we picked a ton of apples. 20 pounds to be exact. I'm totally going to need some good apple recipes to get rid of all these things! Anyway, here are some pictures of our little adventure and some of the apple aftermath. Enjoy!

P.S. Of course I had to wear my thrifted apple dress to go apple picking. I can be so silly sometimes. lookbook time.

taken by Chris

taken by moi

apple aftermath

Monday, September 13, 2010


I've been looking for cute transitional polishes for the fall/winter and I've decided on grays/metals. I would like a dark purple too, but I'll save that for another time. I found this real nice gray polish at Urban Outfitters. I really like this polish! It lasts a pretty long time too [no chips!]. Anyway, I painted the gray on my finger nails and I used my dark sparkly gray on my toesies. The dark gray Lippmann polish reminds me of the new Chanel Soho polish, Steel. Wouldn't you agree???

I also picked up these cute little babies at my last Sephora trip. I think they are great little basic colors for this time of year. I'm such a sucker for mini polishes.

P.S. I am now officially a student at the Graham Webb Academy! Yay!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010


So, Chris has been asking me to make these snickerdoodle cookies for about a year now [this is kind of like how it took me 2 years to make him his beef stew]. Since I've been having this "must cook everything" phase, I thought I would take full advantage of it [plus be a good girlfriend!] and bake these delightfull cookies. We did make these together [thanks for the help babe!!!] and it was pretty easy!

[makes about 48 cookies]

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

on the fence

It's been so lovely outside lately so the boyfriend and I decided to go out and take some pictures. I'm actually wearing the thrifted button-up and belt from this post. Check it outtt.


my dumpling

So I've been a little adventurous in the kitchen lately. You can actually tell from my very high grocery bill! I really just want to learn how to make anything and everything that I find delicious. If you know me that means almost everything! Last week, I thought I would break out the crock pot and venture out of my "kitchen comfort zone" and make chicken and dumplings. It was DELISH! The only thing I would do different next time is make more dumplings. Down below is the recipe that is enough for 8 servings. Enjoy!

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 onion, finely diced
2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces
chicken stock

1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough chicken stock to cover. Season with the salt and pepper.

2. Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

* Since my crock pot is a fast cooker [weird right?] I only cooked my chicken on high for about 2 1/2 hours. I then took the chicken out, cut it into pieces and set it aside. Then I added the biscuit pieces in the crock pot and cooked those on high for about 1 hour. When the dumplings were done I poured the chicken back in, mixed it all together, and voila! If you don't know how your crock pot cooks, I would check it every couple hours so you don't over cook the chicken breast!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

rosey posey

Yay for the weekend!!! Last night the boyfriend and I decided to have a date night and it was wonderful! We went to the movies [I finally saw Scott Pilgrim vs the World], ate some delicious cheese steaks, and went shopping! My boyfriend was feeling really nice and decided to buy me the skirt I'm wearing in the photos below. I guess he really likes it because he wanted to take pictures today. So here they are! Hope you like and I hope everything is lovely for you all!

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