Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New site!

Find me now at my very own domain...

see you on the other side!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Trying to fall asleep late on a Friday night...and all I can hear are mockingbirds.

Reminds me of this...

"Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they're born with a song of their own, an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mockingbirds aren't content to merely play the hand that is dealt them. Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere, the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world. For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance, a virtuoso display that served no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art."
Skinny Legs and All - Tom Robbins

Other than being artists and composers, I also believe mockingbirds are insomniacs.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Peace of Wild Things

sorry it's so small.
I can figure out how to scan items, but not how to enlarge them.
(Click on it!)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The stronger the breeze, the stronger the trees.

Monday, April 19, 2010

What's your story?

Out of Print clothing

Made to feel worn in and soft just like a good book, these t-shirts not only give you a way to sport your favorite classic when your iPad can't do the job, but the company also donates a book for every t-shirt sold via Books for Africa.

Book 'em Danno.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"A life filled, if you will, with flowers."

William Carlos Williams

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What's in your dreams?

Awhile back - World Nutella Day to be exact - Gaby and I made fried wontons filled with Nutella and bananas and topped with a raspberry sauce.

I still dream about these.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

An interesting idea if you're looking to repurpose Ugg boots and beer tabs.

(At least that's my take on what this is made from)

Check out Shin Murayama's other masks HERE.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Tonight I made chocolate covered pretzels with Wilbur's milk chocolate.

By far one of the best ideas I've had in a long time...
and to think my boyfriend is helping to create such a delicious treat as we speak.
What a guy.

P.S. Turning 24 has been amazing.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Nights

Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Sauce and Swiss
(Secret Ingredient: Diced Green Chiles)


My incredible statue of drying tupperware.

Second batch of cupcakes in 2 weeks.
That's 36 cupcakes in 14 days...

Nick has been eating cupcakes nonstop ever since Gaby's batch!
Also please note: He stuck his finger in to test if they were done.

In other news I turn 24 in four days.
I am so incredibly nervous.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

When I can't leave the house for days,
I begin to enjoy it so much that now I don't want to have to go.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inspiration for my birthday party:

I mean I don't want to dream too big, but I think I'm off to at least what we call "high hopes".
We'll see how this goes!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I miss my Mom.

Snowed In

This piece is titled "Sleep Heap". It is dedicated to my first snow day in 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's that time of year...

I want a picnic table so badly that I almost bought one on Craigslist today.
Nick gently reminded me that it is winter and I don't have a truck.

I can just picture it though, I know exactly what tree it should go under.
And then when we have Sunday brunch, we'll throw a cute tablecloth over top and set up a pitcher of mint tea.

So should I paint it red, yellow, or blue?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Is it too early to start making my birthday wish list?

Both of these found by first wanting this bag:

That Mt. Hood blanket is AWESOME.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Please check out and listen to something.
Try out Matthieu Ricard, Rebecca Saxe, or listen to Dolby + Garniez play "La Vie en Rose".

Great stuff.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I came across a recipe for "Sunday Morning Crepes" and decided to give it a try (on a Saturday).
First I went to market to get some supplies...

Then I started on the batter, which is EASY! You just plop some of it down on a griddle or pan (lightly oiled) and they take about 1 minute on each side. I would recommend using a pan instead of a griddle, to get a nice circular shape - but I might have had such a rough time because our griddle pops up in the middle, making for strange shaped crepes.

Then you simply put on some jam, jelly, fruit (whatever it is you'd like) and ta-dahh!

Saturday Morning Crepes

I'm making broccoli casserole right now. I'm not sure if I'll even like it! Something about the word casserole usually makes me think "ew" but maybe this is another dish that with age, I'm learning to enjoy.
We'll see!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cooking with Katie

I got a fantastic vintage recipe card holder and the highlight of my night was writing up the index card recipes to put in it.

Oh, the little things.