Friday, October 15, 2010

bakin bread!

Spent my day off from class and work to clean up around the house and bake some homemade bread! nom nom nommmmm!

1. Mix Ingredients. 3 c flour, 1 tbs bakin powder, 1tsp salt, 1/4 c sugar, 12 0z beer
2. Bake at 375 degrees for about an hour. keep eye on it!
3. Let cool for 10 minutes and dump out of pan!
4. put on display for one minute. devour.
((((notice the cakestands I made!!))))

remember the little piece of glory serving cart I found?
I finally covered it with goods.
I thrifted and painted the candlesticks, and found the beautifully decorated Bible at an estate sale.
(Not shown) underneath is a few bottles of wine, decanters, and glasses!

Thursday, October 7, 2010



I am having a shoe meltldown. I need more and more and more shoes.
SERIOUSLY. Shoes are becoming such works of art. I think I need to start designing shoes. That is my DREAM JOB.

I'm really diggin spiked and studded shoes. I will own a pair or two or three before I croak.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Check out this awesome concrete wallpaper from Norway.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

way overdue for a post.

I thought that as soon as I was in school I'd have time to post like three times a day. What a joke.
But since I've been MIA from not only my blog but pretty much my social life, I thought I'd give a glimpse of where I spend my time these days.

I pretty much live in my studio during the week.... so I had to make my tiny space liveable/workable.

Here it is when I arrived:

And After I moved in:

I turned the bottom shelf into a bed. I'll have to get a better picture of that. And the mini fridge is about to make an appearance there as well!

And if you cant find me in the studio, you can find me paintin faces! Holla!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Doing some furniture updating. on the cheap.

I recently read about a friend of mine @ Our Little Green updating furniture with contact paper. Awesome idea for a quick fix. Literally. It took me about ten minutes to update a piece of my furniture with it. I chose a black faux leather contact paper (its so super soft) to use to cover my desk.

I shamelessly will say this desk was about to hit the dumpster, until I collected it off the side of the street and made it my own. I wish I had a picture of it before I worked on it. But this is it prior to me covering the top!

It was severely beat up when I found it. But its solid wood and mid-century modern-esque in style. I sanded it til smooth, primed and painted it, then added the new hardware. I was unsure what to do with the top.. until now its been this faux wood formica. yeck.

It looks so much nicer! Very sleek. And was a much quicker alternative that I had been planning and putting off for a year now. I had intended on either painting a design on top or finding a pretty designed paper, then getting glass cut to fit and lay on top. Would have been time consuming and more expensive.

Sidenote. They had some BADAZZZZZZ cork contact paper. It didnt just look like cork. It was a thin layer of actual cork with an adhesive bottom. If I would have had enough to cover the desk with it I would have. Something will be corked soon though..... other than wine.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I have some badass biker boots that will be coming out to play as soon as i own this skirt!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hummus recipe!

I have made my best batch of hummus yet with one quirky little ingredient… Sunfower seeds. It adds a nice little nutty taste to it!

- 1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

- 1-2 tbsp of tahini

- 1/3 cup water

- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice

- ¼ cup sunflower seeds

- sunflower oil

- 2-3 tbsp olive oil

- 2 tbsp minced garlic

- paprika, sea salt, pepper

First. Run the chickpeas through the food processor. Then scoop into blender.

Second. Run the sunflower seeds through the processor with the sunflower oil. Scoop into blender.

Third. Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

* I’m sure this could all be thrown into a super awesome food processor or blender, but I have the worlds smallest food processor and a super cheap blender so I did it in multiple steps. Bleh.

A website I wish I hadn't found.

Seriously. As if, I don’t spend enough time on the WWW. Then I found this. They have everything I could ever want… ESPECIALLY things that come in the shape of SLASH have anything to do with cupcakes. Take a look for yourself.


and this.

and this PERFECT combo of cupcakes and teacups.

And if i had this i could stop magic-markering my fingers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

food! nom nom nom!

I had recently read about vegan overnight oats.. and was skeptical... yet still intrigued! So last night I made a batch and gobbled them up for breakfast this morning. SO DELISH. A perfect summer breakfast because they are served chilled.

I based my concoction off one from Oh She Glows.

I mixed up some old fashioned oats, vanilla extract, a smashed banana, flax seed, and a drizzle of honey! Put it in the fridge overnight, and top it with whatever you please in the morning! I added a scoop of peanut butter on top of mine, and layered some maple syrup in the middle.

Since I was pre-making breakfast. I decided to go ahead and make part of my lunch/dinner the night before too!

Chickpea Salad
- Can of Chickpeas (drained)
- Chopped carrots
- Chopped purple onion
- Drizzle of EVOO
- Feta Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Season to taste!

Then I marinated some cucumbers overnight in EVOO, Apple Cider Vinegar, finely chopped purple onion, Sugar, Salt, and pepper!

I added a whole-wheat pita tuna melt to the mix and called it a day.
I felt super energized today. Ran around and did some shopping, went to class, and hit the gym.

P.S. both the Overnight Oats and Chickpea salad are super filling! Try them!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Every lovely lady loves LOUBOUTINS!
Correction. Every lady NEEDS a pair of Louboutins.
That being said. I am fresh out. I am accepting donations.

I stumbled upon....

This little piece of glory last week at circa 1857 for only $35. I love it. Wobbly-wheels and all.
I'm going to stock it with a few bottles of wine and a pretty decanter and some nice glasses!
Also, Circa 1857 has the yummiest little cafe inside, Yvette Maries. Tis delish.

Yesterday I spent Father's day at my parents abode, where we ate a magical meal. Then ended up having a crafternoon. Using this template, we made these flowers:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First post! Bathroom makeover!

I have been in the long process of updating my home. It's totez not a speedy process. But here
is my most recent update. If only I had pictures from the very beginning. But consider this one of those stories that begins in media res. The ends going to be GOOD!

<<<- Please notice the two layers of linoleum. Classy.

<<<- Another before picture.

<<<-In progress.

<<<- And Done!

Unfortunately the bathroom as a whole is not... Still need to paint the bathroom door and change the hardware. It'll be painted the same gray as the cabinets. And I definitely need to ditch the woodgrain toilet seat cover. Prior to the "before" pictures I just posted. The bathroom was painted a dingy white and the floor molding/cabinets were both unstained wood.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello World!

Welcome to Wine Dine and Design!