Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I tried out this incredible pie from Sunset magazine this weekend, and I think I've found a definite win for a Thanksgiving pie. Delicious!
1/4 cup currants
1 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
About 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
6 tbsp. plus 1 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. finely grated fresh orange zest
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
6 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apples
(about 2 1/4 lbs.)
10-inch pie pastry for a single-crust pie
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, cut into chunks
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The introduction came with one pretty spectacular bonus ... a new printer! I was in desperate need of one. Mine was kaput, and I have been forced recently to print invitations and the like from an area printer. Well, phew, those days are in the past. I now have Epson's Artisan 800 All-in-One printer.
You may think I'm just saying fabulous things because I got a new printer ... I'm really not that easily won over, and I totally would have been a crank if this thing wasn't so ridiculously cool.
Here are a few of my favorite features... 1) It has a flat, touch screen. Seriously. 2) It has two printing trays, so I can keep photo paper in it at all times, and switch out my card stocks as needed. 3) The color is AMAZING! I've printed several test pictures, and they are completed lickety-split with absolute flawlessness. You'd never know this was a home printer. 3) It's sleek and easy to use. My husband and I have been fighting over it lately. (No surprise that I usually win out.)
In addition, the printer is WiFi, so I'm literally hooked up now and it's printing upstairs. Pretty stinkin' cool!
So, if you're in the market, be sure to look here for more information! Also, stay tuned because I'm be featuring some printing projects in the next few days!
From time to time you may see product reviews from me now, but I promise you this ... I will not be biased. If I don't think something is up to par, I'm going to warn you! And, if you're interested and have time, be sure to check out the One2One Network and sign up to participate as well!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So much inspiration.
(And, seriously... how cute is that dog!?)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
(That says, "10 Reasons Why I should have been Best Man" and it was tied around the pups neck. Too cute.)
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Check it out if you are so inclined and see what you think? I'm excited to see what comes next!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Check out Old Tom Foolery for "unsappy, uncrappy letterpress greetings." So clever! (And I love the Christmas cards too.)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
How easy was this to pull off? $2.99 feather from Michael's (seriously). A small square of netting from the fabric store. Three/four bobby pins. It was perfect, simple, and the bride was able to remove the birdcage and keep the feather for the reception!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
What does it take to tell the story of a wedding? In our case, six books. Each book in the wedding series corresponds to a specific event in the process: invitation, welcome, ceremony, etc. A custom illustration by Adam McCauley opens each book, playing on cliche wedding terms (think getting hitched and dropping the anchor). The books combine honesty (ten things you may forget) with humor (how to find a hay barn in town), while maintaining a taste of elegance and tradition.
Well, their wedding was this weekend in the Adirondacks (an 8 hours drive for us!), and though it rained/poured on the trip up and back, the wedding day was shining and filled with a rainbow of fall colors.
I will post a full post shortly with all of the wedding details, but one I thought I'd highlight now were their cocktail table decorations: dried slices of blood oranges. The bride purchased a bag of oranges last season, sliced and set them out to dry on cookie sheets. Such a simple and beautiful idea! Don't they look great?