Friday, October 29, 2010

music for you.

i was totally punk in 9th grade.
good times.



twin shadow - "castles in the snow"

the BEST PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER! i'm serious.


oh my goodness...
i won't tell you how many of these i have eaten so far.

these are super scrumptious. they are fluffy, moist, and full of yummy flavor.
not only that, but they give you an excuse to buy pumpkin spice hershey kisses,
and not allow yourself to eat the whole bag.
most of them will end up in the cookies,
and it still leaves a perfect amount of the kisses for you to snack on!

double pumpkin kissed chocolate chip cookies.
bake them. "do it" (as dwight would say), do it now.
get the recipe here.

shout out to lori for showing me the picky palate. thank you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BOO! a halloween playlist for you.


whipped up a little playlist of songs to get you in a spooky mood.
(if you are using google reader, the playlist won't show up...come on over to my blog to see it)


of course playlist.com didn't have all the songs i wanted to include.
some that are missing:

levitate me - the pixies
for weddings and funerals - dead man's bones
castlevania 3 - the advantage
i put a spell on you - she & him
let's all die - jack penate
heebee jeebee song - krakatoa
chrissie kiss the corpse - of montreal
herald! frankenstein - cursive
horrors' theme - the horrors
smash it up - the (international) noise conspiracy
ghost tigers rise - tiger army

enjoy!!!

ps: bought some of these today and have grand plans for them...

DUCT TAPE SKELETON COSTUME TUTORIAL.

michael's is having a duct tape halloween costume contest.
remember this? (more photos: yo gabba gabba halloween party last year)


and also our own little halloween party last year

we made these costumes using white duct tape.
if you think they're neat, please rate my skeleton costume with "5 pumpkins"
so i can possibly win a michael's gift card!
click HERE to rate my costume.

MATERIALS:

1) long sleeve black shirt and black leggings or pants

2) white duct tape

3) exacto knife and cutting mat

4) white face paint and black eyeliner (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) lay out your black clothing so you can have a visual guide for bone sizes

2) place strips of white duct tape on to your cutting mat

3) draw bone shapes on the white duct tape

4) cut out the shapes with the exacto knife

5) stick the bone shapes onto your black clothing,
    but stick them on lightly in case you need to adjust.

6) try them on every so often to see how you're doing!
    you can carefully remove and reapply the tape if you need to adjust.

7) when all your bones are in place,
    put your clothing down on a hard surface,
    and press down on bone shapes so they are secure.

Monday, October 25, 2010

glam pumpkins.

look how CUTE rebekah's glitter & metallic pumpkins turned out!!! [from wild ink press]


i'm jealous! i have to admit, carving isn't my favorite.

my cutie owl pumpkin from last year...

will's pumpkin this year - "this is a stickup!"
see will's magnificently creative past pumpkins here and here.

we have 2 more pumpkins to carve. or paint. or gluegun.
we shall see what becomes of them...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

sf trip.

we had tons of fun in san francisco.

only have time to share 2 photos for now...


much more to come later!

oreo fudge bars recipe.

many requests to share this yummy recipe.
and it is so simple to make!

photos from crepesofwrath.net

OREO FUDGE BARS!
recipe adapted from crepesofwrath.net

ingredients:
1 large pack of oreos
1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 cup of white chocolate chips

instructions:
1. preheat your oven to 325 degrees. line a 9x13" baking pan with foil and grease foil with cooking spray.
2. chop 8 oreos and set aside to use later for the topping. crush remaining oreos in a bag or use a food processor until they are small crumbs.
3. add 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 cup of melted butter and stir together in a bowl with the oreo crumbs.
4. press oreo crumb mixture into bottom of your 9x13" pan. try using a ziploc over your hand to press down the crust with your fingers.
5. in another bowl, add 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and the vanilla extract.  microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stopping to stir in between. continue doing so until the mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolate chips are melted. be careful not to overcook. stir well.
6. pour the chocolate mixture over the oreo crumb bottom in your pan and spread gently and evenly.
7. sprinkle the remaining 8 chopped oreo pieces over the top of the chocolate mixture. sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over the top too.
8. bake for about 20 minutes. let cool for 1 hour.
9. melt white chocolate chips the same way you melted the other chocolate chips. spoon the melted chocolate into a ziploc, cut the corner, and drizzle over the top.
10. refrigerate until they are completely cold. before serving, take the foil out of the pan and cut into squares. YUMMM.

ps: i ate 3 oreo fudge bars today! yikes!

there's always time.

listen to some pretty music today.
it's good for you.

Friday, October 15, 2010

ghosties.

here's a photo i took outside of nijo castle in kyoto, japan.
there were a few art installations among the grounds.
not sure if they have religious significance or if they are just for aesthetics.
i don't know if these if these are supposed to be little ghosties,
 but they make me want to say:
happy october :)
how can you not love this simple yet classic halloween decoration?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

gold feathers.

if you know me you know i love gold. and i love feathers. 
and i especially love gold feathers.
you might know my twitter name is gold_feathers.
you probably didn't know my vintage etsy shop is called goldfeathers.
that's because i never told anyone about it...
because i never ever have time to spend on getting it started.
although my closet and shoe baskets are definitely groaning.

anyway, the point is...

i need this in my life.
i promise i would wear it every single day.



blue poppy jewelry found via design mom.

rock n roll weekend.

we are heading to san fran this weekend for some 2-year anniversary fun.
the biggest thing on our itinerary is day 2 of the treasure island music festival!


we are all set to see a bunch of amazing bands on a manmade island.

most excited for:

broken & social scene [fave]
she & him [fave]
surfer blood [love]
ra ra riot [love discovery, their side project with vampire weekend]
the national [love]

also like...
the sea and cake
superchunk
rogue wave

never heard of:
monotonix
phosphorescent
papercuts
the mumlers
[have you heard of these?]

we also extended our trip for a day to catch interpol on monday night!


i know, i know. we're total music nerds.
we even have a music blog.
it hasn't been unveiled yet but someday it shall be.

photo from rubylane.com
[that blue car looks like my valiant!
can't decide if it's a plymouth or a chevy]

besides music, what else should we do in SF?
it's been a few years since i've been, and will has never been there.

please leave comments with your favorite things to do in san fran!
tell me your favorite beaches, restaurants, shops and more! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10+10+10 = 2 years.

10.10.10 means happy 2 year anniversary to us!
time flies!!!
i really can't believe it's been 2 years.
we are definitely still stuck in the newlywed phase.
i pretty much act like a puppy every time will gets home.
we are happier than ever. it gets better every single day!
i'm not sure how i got so lucky!


and now for some photos of us...

dating...

our time in japan...more japan photos here, here and here.

we got engaged!

our wedding day!


our 1 year anniversary...when he surprised me with a cruise to cabo! photos from our trip here.


2010 [lyon shop]



i have so much fun being married to you will!!!
we were totally meant for each other :)
can't wait for our little getaway this weekend!!!
I LOVE YOU!

Friday, October 8, 2010

positively pumpkins.

i can't stop thinking about...

pumpkin shakes from ruby's...

pumpkin cookies from rutabegorz...

pumpkin pancakes from the original pancake house...

pumpkin whoopie pies from corner bakery...

and...what am i going to make with my sweet pumpkins?

i'll post some recipes later and maybe you can help me decide.

Monday, October 4, 2010

good song for a good day.

can't stop spinning this.



vampire weekend's side project.

listen and love.


playdate.

sometimes i get to babysit the cutest kids ever.
and they happen to live around the corner from me.
and they happen to be my niece and nephews.

here is charlotte. 


believe it or not, she ALWAYS looks that cute.
i took her picture, then she took mine (with my iphone camera).
love those kids so much!

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