Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Heavy on my Shoulder

Here's what in my heavy purse today:

Wallet: I got this adorable wallet in North Carolina when my cutie cousin graduated from the very prestigious Wake Forest PA Program. It has more card slots than even I could fill up: two zipper pockets; and three different open slots for receipts, cash, and stamps. It's true I carried stamps in my wallet like an 80 year old woman.

Notebook: I carry this around to make lists...that's how my world goes round...lists and lists of lists. There are lists on everything from grocery to blog ideas to possible vacation spots. Also there are notes on great website I read in magazines and recipe ideas...if I don't write it down there will be no way I'll remember.
Sunglasses: I have this problem with buying super cheap sunglasses that always break. So last year for my birthday I splurged on these and love them so much I can't imagine my life without them. I still have the cheapies for the lake and pool - I don't trust myself that much!

Card Holder: I have two jobs and two different business cards to carry around. This also doubles as a ID/credit card holder to slip in my clutch when I go out.

Gum: I'm always in fear of the bad breath monster. It is also here in case I get sleepy in church...just don't tell Father Albert!

Oh and a bunch trash including receipts, gum wrappers and earbuds. Also an awesome Specs gift card that I'm mailing to my dad for his birthday!!!

What are you toting around on your shoulder?

Love & Later -


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hippie Chic

I'm not talking about the tie-dyed t-shirt you made in 2nd grade. The once 1970's style is coming back in a big way. Move out of the way t-shirt from dad's closet this pattern is taking over everything from swimsuits to dresses. And the colors they are a changing, this once primaries only is now following a more monochromatic tone. Is this something you would be willing to wear?

I recently purchased the above maxi dress that is maroon with a white bulls eye pattern on it! If you're not really into it you could away dress a baby in a tie-dyed onesie because they could get away with it.

Love & Later -

Monday, August 2, 2010

Muffin Madness

I know a few weeks ago I was talking about the summer garden and how it can get out of control quickly. Some things produce wildly and you can't eat it all before it goes bad. There is always the option of freezing it and using it later which has been done. I like to make things dishes and then freeze them that way all you have to do is thaw and heat up. Here's what I been making with all that zucchini:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups white sugar (you can also use Splenda)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped pecans

1. Grease muffin tins. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.

3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into muffin tins.

4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on rack for 20 minutes.

I store them in freezer bags and just get a few out at a time.

Love & Later -