Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Garage Sale Finds

Well, since today is Saturday and I didn't have to work I decided to participate in one of my favorite summer pastimes...garage saling. When I was a kid  I used to spend the summers with my cousin and aunt and uncle and every Saturday morning my cousin and I would head out with a piece of peanut butter toast and our Scooby Doo cups in hand in pursuit of the latest finds at the nearby garage sales and estate sales. (And it wasn't always peanut butter toast, I was known to take refrigerated Baby Ruth bars with me, I'm bad, I know.) Those summers are what began my many vintage collections and sparked an interest in anything vintage related. Today was a pretty good day as far as garage sales go and I was able to find a bunch of cooking related items at a particular yard sale.

The lady whom I bought this book from told me that she learned how to cook reading through The Joy of Cooking. Being a vegetarian, I will not be able to make most of the recipes but it is still interesting to look through, and I love anything that has a story attached to it.

Yummy, I would eat this for breakfast any day! (I am a vegetarian who eats fish, I guess I am a fishetarian)


I lucked out with a couple of darling deadstock half aprons.

I can imagine myself cooking a weirdy recipe out of The Joy of Cooking for dearest D. while wearing my little half apron.

We found some cute wine glasses at the same garage sale (dearest D. informed me he is not a hand model).

Oh, and I bought a ceramic yule log. It's never too early to start thinking ahead for Christmas. Ho, ho, ho!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I got the recipe for this nutritious smoothie from my sister, she is the yoga instructor of  Super Yoga Palace in Dallas, TX.

Super Yoga Palace Smoothie

1 Banana
A handful of spinach
Frozen pineapple chucks
Frozen strawberries
A splash of orange juice

Blend and enjoy.

Mmmm, breakfast! (Don't the green color scare you, these are so yummy and you can't even taste the spinach!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Not a need, but a want

Last week while perusing design*sponge, which I like to peruse through quite often, I came across some shoes I would really like to own. They were featured in their living in: fried green tomatoes  post. I decided that I would like to live in Fried Green Tomatoes. Here they are from deliA's
I can imagine myself wearing them along with a 1940s farm dress with my hair up in victory rolls, jitterbugging the night away. These shoes are kind of like a time machine...


I had a yummy dinner and I thought I would share it with everyone, by that I mean dearest D. and Kira :)

Vegetable roll with fried tofu dipped in rooster sauce.


Rooster sauce is magical. It isn't really called rooster sauce, but it is what I always have called it. You can buy it in the Asian section at the grocery store. It is good over noodles and used as a sauce for tofu. dearest D. was dipping his pretzels in it, which I think is a little sick-o. Eww, yuck!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bunting DIY

After the sneak peek wedding post the other day, I was determined to make my own cake bunting. I have a a little stash of vintage fabrics that I've picked up from garage sales and this was the perfect project for it, it took so little material and the result is quite satisfying.

1. Pick out your color palette. 

2. Cut into little squares.

3. Cut into flags.

4. String onto thread.

5. Tie onto bamboo skewers and enjoy your handiwork!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Fox is Fantastic

This summer I've been having a jolly old time reserving items at the library. I had Fantastic Mr. Fox on hold for a very long time and after waiting a month and a half, it came to me. I decided I would like very much to live inside of this movie. The only unfortunate thing about this film is that I now have the song "Boggis, Bunce and Bean" stuck in my head. Uggh.

If I was a little fox I'm pretty sure I would make a bandit hat out of a tube sock too. 


Someday I will be a millionaire and have an ice cream shop. And I will make crafts in my ice cream shop and wear cute clothes made on my Singer. Someday...

A Peek Into the Wedding

For Me

*Wishlist* Starlette Crown by Giant Dwarf. I think this would be so cute in lieu of a veil. 

 These cuties are made by Frye and I bought them for a steal at Tj Maxx.

A Martha Stewart paper bouquet, I have the kit I just need to make them.

For the Girls

Kimchi Blue Chiffon Dress from Urban Outfitters. I always wanted to buy my bridesmaids their dresses, too often bridesmaids get roped into buying dresses that they will never wear again. I found these dresses at the UO in Washington D.C. on sale, and they are completely re-wearable. (Not the kind of re-wearable where all you have to do is "shorten the dress to tea length and wear it again" nobody shortens bridesmaid dresses, they usually get a one way ticket to the Salvation Army.)

Black opaque tights. These were added later since I am getting married in October, a bit too chilly for a short dress and naked legs.

I would like it if the girls wore yellow shoes. I have discovered that cute yellow shoes are hard to find but I did find these Mossimo flats on Target's website.

I am most excited about their bouquets! I found a how-to on Martha Stewart Weddings and once I saw this charming idea, real flowers were out of the picture! The butterflies were purchased from

For the Cake (Yep, the cake's getting in on it too)

*Wishlist* Cake bunting by Kiki La Ru, one of the most creative ideas I have seen recently. Oh, too cute!

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