Thursday, April 25, 2013

MAKE: Easy Drop Biscuits

Sometimes toast just doesn't do it for me. I want something flaky and buttery with my eggs! I love these biscuits because they are made from ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen. A few weeks ago I combined them with gravy for a quick and easy biscuits and gravy. And they aren't just good for breakfast-- they are a fantastic substitute for rolls at dinner too.


3 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 sticks of butter (cold and cut into small pieces)
1 3/4 cups of milk
pinch of salt
fresh herbs, like rosemary or sage (optional)
melted butter, to brush on top (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  
Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
Add the butter (and fresh herbs if you have them on hand) and pulse until ingredients are combined.
Slowly add the milk through the top opening and pulse simultaneously. 
 Once the dough starts to come together it is ready, do not over mix.  
Drop hefty spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking tray. 
Bake for 20-25 min.
Once they are golden brown, remove from oven.
Brush with melted butter after you they are done if desired!
Makes 12-15 biscuits.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Have a fun weekend!

My mind is in full fledge spring mode lately. Even though the weather this week has told me otherwise, I am determined to be done with winter. I want to be outside, and feel light, and airy, and enjoy it all. So there. What are you up to this weekend? Tonight is date night so I am putting on a cute dress and some lipstick and going out to dinner with my man. I love spending an evening eating great food. The rest of the weekend is pretty undecided at this point...but this made me laugh.

Also, around the web...

YOU: are my wild. Love this project that asks 18 photographers to document and photograph their children. They capture the spirit of being young so well and in such a unique style.

QUICK: and easy dinner idea! (and on a budget too ;)

OVERALLS: what do you think? yay or nay?

NEW: this american life was crazy this week! Did anyone else listen in?

CUTEST: dest accessory ever. and also totally impractical.

THROW: and grow. Confetti that turns to wildflowers. so much fun.

SUNNY: low back dress. Perfect for the summer. (itcantcomesoonenough)

PINATA: cookies. Amazing.

GIRLS: sketches. more from leah here.

RANDOM: type that I like.

WATCH: Prada Candy L'eau.

CONVERSATIONS: with Birdie. Such a sweet series by mom James from Bleubird Vintage. You can also watch the other two here.

(image via)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Deep thought thursday...

feeling much better today now that these spring storms have subsided and the sun is shining again.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wandering Wednesday: Jackson, TN + A Baby Shower

^^ all my girls! Such pretty mamas :) 

 When I was planning this baby shower from so many miles away, I had pictures in my head of how I wanted it to look, but had no idea how any of it would turn out. I was so anxious to get to TN and put everything in its place! Luckily the decorations we ordered arrived on time, and we had plenty of helping hands. Honestly, the day was so gorgeous, and the setting was so perfect, that all the little details were just the icing on the cake! With spring in full bloom right now, My dad's backyard is the dream setting for a baby shower and the seventy degree weather wasn't too shabby either. We invited mainly family and close friends and decided that, although a lot of baby showers are gender exclusive, we wanted the men there too ;) With that in mind, I created a game that revolved around the new dads, and called it 'The Newly Dad' game. (the basic gist of the game is explained here, but I tweaked it a little) The best part of the whole party was that all of my families were all in one place at one time...step, ex, in-law, you name it, everyone showed up! One big,happy,dysfunctional family! To some that might sound like a total nightmare, but to me it was pretty amazing to see everyone together, sharing this beautiful day. I can't wait for these baby girls to join in on all the fun! It's funny how these sorts of things can bring the most unlikely crew together. And this crew, my family, is the best crew around in my book! 

...until next time Tennessee.

the decorative details:
Green Watering Cans: Zulily
Party Favors: Plant a Memory
Petifores and Cookies: Shirley's Bakery
Bunting Flags: Berry a la Mode
Game Rule Illustrations/Design: Aly Aga

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Some news....

I am not sure how I've managed to wait this long before writing this post, but I AM GOING TO BE AN AUNTIE! X2! My sister-n-law Kali (left) and my sister Kate (right) are both expecting babies this Spring/Summer! It's been really hard to see all the Instagrams, milestones and celebrations in Tennessee, while I just sit here idly watching from the internet. Finally, this weekend, I am flying down to see them! I can't wait! My Dad, step-mom and I are throwing a baby shower for them on Saturday, and I am taking a long weekend off work to spend some much needed catch up time with my family. Sometimes living far away is tough! I am sure to return with a million pictures and videos to share :) Oh, and if you are curious--- they are both expecting GIRLS. Kali is due early May and Kate is due early August. Woot, woot! This year is going to be quite a ride!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wandering Wednesday: Jo's birthday.

Joanna celebrated her birthday a couple weekends ago, and in good ol' Colorado style, our plans to play in the park all day were ruined by the persistant wind. Determined, we rerouted to Joanna's house and continued the festivities. I left my digital camera at home, and decided that this was a good day for film. I feel like there is a little bit of a 70's vibe to these photos, no? The day was spent eating pie, soaking up the sun and listening to records. The girls were even rushed off to Moondance mid-day for a spa foot treatment (what!), a surprise from Joanna's bf James. We returned pampered, and the celebration persevered into the late evening. It's days like this that put it all into perspective-- these are my people and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by them. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Monday!

Last week kind of got away from me and all of the sudden it was Easter. I had plans for some more postings, but never managed to get to them. How was your Easter weekend? It was beautiful here and I was glad to spend some much needed time outdoors playing bocce ball with Rob's family and watching the boys throw the frisbee around. I even got a touch of sun! Saturday we went to a hockey game, which was pretty out of the blue, but really great. Rob's dad got tickets from work and handed them off to us and we couldn't have asked for better seats. Coincidentally, Colorado was playing Nashville so I was rooting for both teams....but pretty psyched to cheer along when Colorado won! And now it's Monday. Sheesh, it all just goes by too fast.

Gems from the world wide web...

WATCH: Oreo separator machine. This guy needs his own TV show.

NEW: find, Organized Wonder - a way to share and discover the best talks and videos around the web. (I particularly like this one)

LIGHTMETER: app. for those manual camera geeks like me out there.

CUTE: notepad. I definitely still write things on my hand. (and more new ETSY faves here and here)

MAKE: wine popsicles. Oh my! (another amazing looking frozen treat here)

SPACE: envy. this studio.

PLAY: dress up. love these looks!

DIY: air fresheners. such a great idea.

DRINK: me. sounds so refreshing.

MANGER: new blog obsessionThis woman is beautiful, lives in France, cooks, travels and takes pictures for a living, lives in the country and has 14 dogs (terriers!). I want to be you.

ILLUSTRATIONS: by lizzy stewart.

                                                             (photo via)