Wednesday, August 22, 2012

{smoothie goodness} Jalapeno-Peach

Just took my afternoon "time out" from work, to try this smoothie recipe I have had for months, but never had the right ingredients until today! (thanks Vanessa)  It was the perfect blend of sweet/savory with a kick of spice.  Mine turned out to be a little too much kick but still wonderful.  Recipe in the below, ENJOY!

Jalapeno-Peach Smoothie

2- fresh peaches, pitted
2- green apples (juiced)
2- jalapenos (one juiced, and the other deseeded and sliced)

You are supposed to juice both apples and one of the jalapeno.  Since I do not have a juicer, I cheated and went to my market and bought freshly-squeezed apple juice.  I also deseeded the jalapenos, sliced them and added them to the blender.  If going this route, I highly recommend just using 1-1.5 jalapenos.

I also slightly froze the sliced peaches and fresh apple juice (4 hours.)  I love smoothies frothy, and usually have to throw in a couple of ice cubes.  I didn't want to water down this smoothie, so freezing the fruit was perfect!

Next time, (and when I'm not at work) I'll definitely add some "spirits" to it.  Perfect for an afternoon out in the sun with friends! 

Thank you SpaBettie for the recipe!

{comedy queen} Phyllis Diller

We have lost a great one; she was the epitome of F.U.N.N.Y. and a trailblazer for ALL female comedians.
Bon Voyage Ms. Diller.  

{daily inspiration} your yellow brick road

Monday, August 20, 2012

{my paradiso} according to my iphone

{Before} at OutsideLands

{After} at OutsideLands       
{Taco/Mexican Train night} with friends
{Stella-Bean} at the Fair
{Sofia} at the Sonoma County Fair

{Chateau St Jean Winery} - Afternoon spent with dear friends

{my love} at sunday brunch

{the "barrera-sisters"}at the twins high school graduation

Monday, June 25, 2012

{daily inspiration} Silhouettes

Silhouettes. Misha Lee’s Graduation Collection.

Young Chinese designer, Misha Lee,  focused on chinese shadow play, an almost forgotten art of storytelling for her graduation final assignment. Pure genius.  {Please visit mythical garden for more amazing photos)

all images from mythical garden

{the giggles} SCHMIDT

This is amaze-balls!  Schmidt’s online dating profile from 2008

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{fashion mixology}

I just read this wonderful blog from A Beautiful Mess by Elsiecake. 
Such a great idea to work with 8 different pieces to create 8 looks.
Kudos Ms. ElsieCake!

reblogged from: 

A Beautiful Mess 

Fashion Mixology: 8 Outfits from 8 Pieces

Fashion mixology

Hi friends! It's time for a brand new round of Fashion Mixology styled by Emma! The concept is simply this... We take 8 pieces of clothing and make 8 different looks with those pieces. Shoes and accessories don't count. The goal of this feature is to inspire confidence and ideas to stretch your wardrobe farther!

Outfit Details (each item worn is only listed the first time it appears): Look 1- Top c/o ModCloth, Skirt/ModCloth (no longer available), Shoes/Jessica Simpson Collection, Sunnies/H&M Look 2- Top/Threadsence, Skirt/American Apparel, Headband/Our design-coming soon! Shoes c/o Spotted Moth, Look 3- Dress c/o ModCloth, Clogs c/o Lotta From Stockholm, Look 4- Dress c/o ModCloth, Clogs c/oLotta From Stockholm, Clutch/Red Velvet, Look 5- Boots/Hunter, Tights/TopShop, Hat c/o American Apparel, Look 6- Sweater c/oRuche, Jeans/Jessica Simpson Collection, Satchel c/o ModCloth, Look 7- Socks/J.Crew, Shoes c/o ModCloth, Look 8- Scarf/DIY here. XO! 

{daily inspiration} Roy Barloga

how lovely are these photos? nothing makes me happier than these trees.  Roy Barloga, you are a genius!
spanish moss

southern crossing

summer light

rolling oaks

Monday, February 6, 2012

{} new items

{daily inspiration} flowers

just a good ole' bouquet of pretty flowers.

{outfit inspiration} a day at the office

{valentines day} is just around the corner

happy monday-- hopefully this will make your day brighter.

reblogged from A Beautiful Mess:

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe

Red velvet and pink hot chocolate
With Valentine's day steadily creeping up on us I thought it would be fun to make a little festive hot chocolate treat. Behold darlings: pink hot chocolate and red velvet hot chocolate! Share one of these with your bestie or your Mr. Tis' the season for chocolate, and pink, and appreciating the loved one's in your life.

Red velvet hot chocolate
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, makes 2 servings.

Needed: 4-5 cups milk, 1 cup dark chocolate chips, 2-3 drops red food coloring.

Pink hot chocolatePink Hot Chocolate, makes 2 servings.

Needed: 4-5 cups milk, 1 cup white chocolate chips, and 2 tablespoons strawberry syrup.

Red velvet and pink hot chocolate 2
For each of these beverages the method is the same: in a small pot heat the milk over medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and continue to stir constantly as they melt and incorporate into the milk. Add the syrup or dye. Serve with whip cream and cozy up with someone. :) Enjoy! xo. emma and elsie

Sunday, February 5, 2012

{daily inspiration} james and the giant peach

in the mood for a little Roald Dahl.

{Vintage Sunday?} Louise Brooks

who was the woman behind the bobbed hair cut? Ms. Louise Brooks brought to light the infamous flapper hair do we all have come to know as the quintessential hair of the roaring 20's.  From her humble beginnings as a modern dancer in LA to an affair with Charlie Chaplin; Louise was ahead of her time. Her soft Betty Boop-esque beauty and very strong demeanor made her a true ICON and one of my lovely inspirations.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

{DIY love}

it's been a while since i posted up a DIY, and this one from Nest was just too cute to pass up. happy crafting!

reblogged from NEST:

DIY Blanket Cape

It is the time of year when you really just want to coze up in a blanket and never leave the house. When that just isn't possible (rude) I offer a stylish solution in a DIY Blanket Cape that is basically a hipster snuggie. I am TOTALLY COOL WITH THAT.

My husband, Willie Dictionary, wrote the incredibly beautiful music that is so good I want to stop the tutorial just to listen. But hey, we have a blanket cape to make!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{olivine} brass jewelry

this custom jewelry line from olivine is simply lovely. "sign" or should i say "type" me up!

custom necklace by alexa $45

custom kissing couple necklace $45

photos source: olivine

{friend time}

had a lovely time with my friend Lisa in Carmel for two days. Wish we were there now-- a beautiful place by the sea.

{outfit inspiration} Seafoam

thank you Seychelles for the beautiful outfit inspiration.  It just reminds how much i adore my trip the light fantastic shoes! enjoy.

Photo source: Sea Foam

Saturday, January 28, 2012

{hello saturday}

what a treat u have been.

flowers and shadows

my love


me, max, and computer-friend