happy friday! today is an especially happy friday for me — because we’re driving out to the desert to see hall & oates perform! at a casino. my favorite type of concert because they’re always small and intimate and awkward and filled with old drunk people. i have seen h&o live maybe 6 times before — and i won’t stop. i love em so much.
hope you have a fun weekend too! if you aren’t, because you’re going through a breakup, here’s my favorite hall & oates breakup song. i’m always here to help.
01. another woven tapestry from urban that i want?! ugh.
02. love this little round cutting board so much. shall i register for it?
03. always want a new weekender bag because i have a soft spot for cute weekenders.
04. a lovely throw i could wrap myself in all day when i refuse to get dressed.
05. i’m not into placemats, but these fringed ones are so far from rigid like most placements seem to me. placements = rigid?
06. as always, i want baskets i can throw junk into. it’s a real fetish of mine.
i love crystals and gemstones and all minerals really — but when i found this “translucent” clay, i was like HEY i can make crystals. well turns out the clay doesn’t look as translucent when it’s not a thin sheet. but it does have a nice gem like finish. they’re not crystal clear like i planned for, but i still like them.
i tried this project twice. i used fimo translucent clay which was supposed to be less translucent than premo, but the premo came out orange for some reason. so fimo is the one i recommend.
fimo translucent clay (i used two packages cut into halves to make four wine stoppers)
a sharp blade
glue (i used e6000 industrial glue)
no brainer directions
condition and soften your clay, but not to the point where it’s warm. make your shape and place it over your cork to make sure it fits the size properly.
start cutting edges, basically just create planes everywhere. trim off one side of the surface to create a flat bottom.
bake according to the directions on the package.
once dry, glue onto your corks. let dry.
it’s of my personal opinion that these would make fantastic cheap, easy wedding favors or gifts.
the current trend is dressing like a middle aged tourist. are you norm core? i kinda feel like i am. uh oh. (via gawker / image via ny mag)
this recipe for a banh mi bowl looks… just PERFECT. (via molly yeh)
my favorite video of the week — reese witherspoon can teleport! (via youtube)
i’m really trying to eat healthier to look good in my wedding dress, but daaayum. chocolate swirl blondies? worth it. (via for me for you)
this metallic desk organizer by monsters circus is such a brilliant DIY to add so much to your office (via eclectic trends)
so right now you might be thinking – um wtf is this post? well… i know right?
gideon and i eat a lot of burritos, we live near our all time favorite burrito from tacos arizas (it’s custom and on the DL. i’ll share someday), and about a dozen other taco places. but we’re also not rich so we eat frozen food.
i’ve always had a soft spot frozen burritos, maybe it’s because i smoked a lot of pot in high school, maybe it’s because they’re actually pretty decent tasting. we buy them in their full boxes at the grocery store. tina’s beef & bean/green chili is my favorite (can you believe tina’s didn’t even sponsor this post?!)
now, i am ok with a frozen burrito on it’s own, but with the right accoutrement – frozen burritos rule. so here’s how we fancy our frozen burritos up!
frozen burrito of your choice
crema (or sour cream)
pickled onions (here’s a recipe that we’ve used)
step one : after your burrito comes out of the microwave, liberally squeeze lime all over it.
step two : spoon on your crema, drizzle on the tapatio.
step three : add your garnishes. salsa verde, a few slices of avocado, chopped cilantro, and a pile of pickled onions. i also always squeeze MORE lime on top and add in some tortilla chips to add crunch.
now go eat one and report back!
well here they are! our save the date postcards that have pretty much all been delivered. we wanted to do postcards to save on costs and make it really simple. but as soon as we had them printed, we found out that the postage rate for postcards had just gone up one cent a month earlier. this would be fine if the post offices actually sold .34 stamps. which they didn’t. so after multiple post offices and tons of internet researching, we decided to go with two .20 stamps (george washington was for some reason my favorite) and we only ended up spending $5 extra. i wanted to do vintage stamps but because our wedding is SOON — we had to get them out as soon as we could. and that’s my exciting stamp story. the end.
also — the border turned out totally uneven, but i’m trying not to be anal when it comes to the wedding so i have to just let it go (that’s what she said). overall, i’m really happy with them! we wanted to do a retro inspired postcard, but in a modern way. which i think they ended up as!