Happy New Year(‘s Eve) everyone! I’m making tonight’s dessert as I speak, but I wanted to pop in on the last day of the year to share my goals for 2013. But first, let’s talk about how I did on my goals for this year… Organization was my number one home-improvement goal and I’m pretty… CONTINUE READING →
Update 4/1/2013: Jane from The Borrowed Above just shared this interesting piece of info. Check it out! You’ve seen our couch before when I’ve shared pictures of the LR/DR; it’s actually the Manstad sofa bed from Ikea and we love it. It’s a great size, the “bed” part is very useful to use since we… CONTINUE READING →
I wish you a happy day with your loved ones! Image from here.
Sorry I’ve been MIA today… we’ve been busy! We’ve postponed the trip to Madrid but we’re painting our living room and entryway. More details next week!
Is there a better comfort food (well, dessert) than chocolate chip cookies? I think not. This recipe is a bit different than the one I usually bake because it uses brown butter and a not so secret ingredient – cornstarch. The brown butter gives the cookies a nutty flavor and makes the edges crispier and… CONTINUE READING →
Our heater is out in the patio, right next to the kitchen. So is the washing machine and the freezer trunk. That means we need electricity out there, and the builders of the apartment complex knew that. Unfortunately, they decided to take the cheap way out and install a normal, indoor outlet box outside. It’s… CONTINUE READING →
Another week has flown by and we’re getting closer and closer to Christmas! I still have to finish making my Secret Santa gift, we’re having dinner with friends tomorrow, and checking out a flea market on Sunday. Plus we’re going to Madrid next Thursday so I have to finish some work stuff (and blog posts,… CONTINUE READING →
Today’s the last day of the wedding craft extravaganza, check out part one and part two. 1. Escort cards (big board, cardboard, washi tape, home printer; free for us because we used stuff we already had) We used a big wood board (that used to be part of a tabletop), different rolls of washi tape,… CONTINUE READING →
We finished my parents’ living room yesterday, just in time before they got back from Paris. It was like an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, we were done about an hour or so before they arrived! We even had to blow dry the plaster in the ceiling to be able to sand and paint… CONTINUE READING →
This cake. Oh my gosh this cake. It’s one of the best cakes I’ve ever had, and one of easiest cakes I’ve ever made. That’s the perfect combo! Or maybe a dangerous combo, at least for my jeans… really, it’s absolutely delicious. It might not look like much – it definitely looks like a humble… CONTINUE READING →