silly girl

a woman stopped by my seat at rosh hashanah services today to say hi. she commented that my haircut looked great. she said i looked very pretty and that my hair looked really... shiny. she made my week.

in other girly news i am suffering from some serious shoe lust, an affliction that hasn't struck in a very long time. but look at them...

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a girl's prerogative

i went with these instead. they are magic.

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teach us to number our days

i survived another rosh hashanah and yom kippur. my 9th in my job. and this was a hard one. between preparing for renegade, missing grandma, some major drama, and work craziness above and beyond  the holidays - i thought i would loose my mind. but i didn't. and i got a major shout out in the rabbi's kol nidre sermon. nice.

here's to a sweet year...

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etsy love

savor. i just purchase three different kinds of soap. i started using the pecan pie yesterday and it smells amazing.

leaves of glass. ok, yes. she's my friend. BUT she makes amazing stuff. everytime i wear earrings from her shop i get oodles of compliments.  wear leavesof glass! you'll win friends and influence people!

this new photo by teena. (full disclosure - although you probably know if you read this blog: she's my friend too.) i just think its oh so very pretty. nola sigh.

this neckwarmer by malam. everything she does is amazing but this fabric completely rocks my world.

sarahgardner. her prints make me happy. this one in particular.

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ocd at its best

i obsessively take and retake pics for the shop. they can always be better lit, clearer, truer to life... you may remember i recently overhauled the ring department of the shop...

well, at the flea market a couple weeks ago i bought this amazing ring box. i took a few pics today of rings in it. i'm finding them enchanting...


but do i REALLY want to retake all the rings? again? this may keep me up tonight...

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real HOPE

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bleeding heart pie

shawn wanted pie. imagine that.  we had apples. but we also had peaches and raspberries. he wanted peach raspberry. none of my cookbooks had a peach raspberry pie. so, i improvised. and made two mini pies. shawn says they're delicious.

pie crust
1 1/8 cup flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold butter
3 tablespoons water

mix dough until sticky. roll into a ball. wrap in plastic wrap and press into a disk. refrigerate for a half hour. cute into 4 equal parts. roll out 2 parts of the dough and put in mini pie plates. roll out the other two for pie tops. cut heart shaped holes in the center. set aside.

1 large ripe peach, skinned and sliced
1 handful of ripe raspberries
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of vanilla
pinch of salt

preheat the oven to 450 degrees. toss the filling ingredients and fill the mini pie plates. put a pat of butter on top of the filling. put the dough for the top over the filling and seal the pies. brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. bake at 450 for 10 minute and then turn down the oven to 350 for another half hour.

i kind of like that they spilled a bit and the heart looks a bit bloody. fits with the horror movie festival that's currently going on in our house.

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color blindness

i'm working on yoyos for necklaces and wristwarmers. i've been working on them for days and having trouble. it seems i'd forgotten how to match colors so nothing was looking quite right to me. i think i finally managed to get it together though. i quite like these... 


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oh, the horror! (part two)

i've watched:

room 205
brotherhood of blood
last house in the woods
crazy eights
nightmare man
an american werewolf in london

we went to see quarantine.

that's twenty five so far this month. i suspect i'm not going to make 31 by friday. especially since i'm taking a break tonight to watch mad men.

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