on tonight's walk

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eleven years

who'd have thought? well, of course, i did but its still a little surprising. its a big number. and look at how far we've come! here's to eleven more, shawn!

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love, again

love of blackberries. because i can eat them all up. so i've made blackberry pie and the best ice cream i think i've ever made. really, i'm so pleased - especially since its a mashup of a bunch of different recipes so i had no idea how it was going to come out. and because its not my usual ice cream formula - no eggs, no cooking -  its so easy it actually feels like cheating!

1 pound blackberries, rinsed
8 ounces softened cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy cream

to make the ice cream, purée three quarters of the blackberries with the cream cheese, sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. stir in the heavy cream and remaining blackberries. chill completely, then freeze in an ice-cream maker.

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music mondays

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things i love tuesday

a short list, complete with pictures...

cori kindred's new rock collections are all beautiful but this one in particular is calling to me.

this tart pan from anthropologie. its so pretty.

i'm certain a caravan is in our future. until then though, this book will have to do.

these shoes. because i want to test the limits of how much yellow is too much yellow.

these ceramic berry baskets from anthropologie. LOVE.

i'm a little obsessed with this purse. which i do not need. but really really want.

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wordless wednesday

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come see us!

pixel party & i will be there. you should too!

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busy busy

i took the week off from a regular shop update in order to get a few large wedding orders done. all week i thought about all the things i would make once i could make things for the shop again. i made a list with some ideas and color schemes i has in mind. and then we were so busy almost all weekend with our show and you know, weekend stuff, that it almost didn't happen. i found some time and got to work. despite being exhausted, it made me super happy. 

i made another bunch of bracelets, a REALLY bright brooch and a few necklaces, including this one:

shawn bought these sweet peas for me on our anniversary. they smelled so good and were the happiest shades of pinks, reds, and oranges. seemed like the obvious choice for the series of necklaces inspired by photos i've taken. 

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music mondays

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things i love tuesday

the internet. seriously. i LOVE the internet. it gave me two things that made me really happy today, which reminded me of two other things that made me happy:

Defective Detective from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.

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wordless wednesday

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36

36 is seems like a big number. maybe just because its been a big year. i mean, a REALLY BIG YEAR. i quit my job, became an aunt, moved 2000 miles, got serious about baking and about cookoorikoo. a really big year. i'm finding it awesome and a little daunting. so, instead of freaking out, i'll bake a cake tonight, watch harry potter and start another list.

did i mention i dyed my hair blue? yeah, that counteracted the feeling old thing a bit. its mermaidy awesome. 

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