2/27/2011

sunday

my mom and i went to the antique street faire in downtown torrance today. it's held once a month and i hadn't been in awhile, so i was wanting to go.
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one of the first things i spotted were 2 long racks of clothing that had giant $1 signs hanging on them. what a dream! i love anything vintage and cheap. i picked up quite a few things for the shop i have in the works. one of the 1940s dresses i bought wasn't going to be salvageable so i'm planning on turning it into a top and skirt.
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i also scored a bunch of old photographs that were 4 for $1, i'm liking these farmer ones especially.

2/24/2011

thursday




remember when i said i needed to mix up the blog posts so they weren't all food related? well, i guess i still need to work on it. i cooked a farmer's market dinner for the family tonight. not to toot my own horn, but it tasted so wonderful. it was the first time we tried purple potatoes, and we loved them! and as you can see we also had steamed asparagus and butter garlic pasta. we're stuffed and feeling good tonight.

2/22/2011

tuesday night

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we made pizza for dinner tonight! we put a couple of my favorite toppings on, goat cheese and mushrooms. it was delicious, i may or may not have eaten half of a pizza. we also went to the movie store to pick up a couple films. we're fans of disney, children's movies around here and $1 five day rentals make me happy. we'll have to do that more often. i've got to wake up bright and early for my first day at a new job! i'm excited and nervous. looks like i'll be blogging at night now.

ps. food posts have been taking over my blog, i need to mix it up!

tuesday

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liz and i went to the farmer's market earlier this morning for some groceries. this man is usually here every week and entertains people with his unique music. he grabbed the attention of this cute little boy, who stood there quietly hanging on to every word. the minute he finished his song the boy clapped for him. and how cute is his mini shopping cart with potatoes?
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i may have convinced her to buy some kettle corn on our way out. actually we had already passed it altogether, but it smelled way too good to leave behind! we finished it by noon with the help of our brother.
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we brought home loads of fruit and vegetables, we'll be cooking lots of yummy dinners this week.
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the lettuce is for salads and the potatoes will be roasted with garlic and butter. i'm going to buy a mandoline for my birthday in a couple weeks so we can make our own potato chips.
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asparagus is one of her favorites, we'll probably just steam that and have it with roasted potatoes. we also got sweet potatoes to try making sweet potato fries for the first time. that mandoline would be coming in handy again.
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the carrots will be eaten raw or steamed, maybe roasted.
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the small bag kettle corn is only $2, you can't beat that. and actually there was so much overflowing it was really like two small bags. we crave this stuff.
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i spotted the heart shaped potato in the bag and it was obvious that that was the bag we were getting. the weather was really nice and it wasn't too crowded. we made our way up and down the long isle at least three times so we could see everything. i love that we're able to support local farmers. i was so surprised at how much organic farmers were there, last year there was probably only one or two. i'm getting very excited for this springs bigger vegetable garden!

2/17/2011

thursday

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we had some bananas that were about to see the trash so i spontaneously decided to try and make banana bread for the first time (yes, the first time, i don't bake much) it went fairly well, i tried not to over mix it. i think i may have cooked it a bit too long though, since the outer part is somewhat chewy. or is that from over mixing? anyway, other than that it's very moist and delicious, especially with butter. i used the first recipe i could find, here. i will definitely be trying this again, see if i can't figure the chewy part out. oh, and maybe add some cinnamon! what have you been baking lately?

2/15/2011

tuesday

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my family was my valentine this year. i helped my mom fill a large order of valentine's day cookies. we later delivered them to a marijuana clinic*. she and i went shopping and got some coffee and hot apple juice. my grandparents had us over for an amazing roast dinner. and we finished the night off watching enchanted on the disney channel. it was kinda perfect. ;)

*the cookies were just little favors. my mother doesn't bake with pot... yet.

2/09/2011

wednesday

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i have an obsession with baby clothes. more specifically, secondhand vintage. i gravitate towards the children's section while out thrifting. i also love to see what other people are finding and dressing their kiddos in. since i have no kids of my own, nor am i pregnant, i try to restrain myself as much as possible from buying everything in the shop. although i do have a few things stored away. who can pass up tiny tiny froggy rain boots? definitely not me. scouring etsy for vintage clothing is fun too, which brings me to kyssa vintage. i found their shop late last night and had to share. their selection of baby duds are making my ovaries squeal in delight. ;)

2/08/2011

tuesday

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i love waking up to find out that i sold cute clothes in my sleep. two pretty packages on their way to maine and hong kong.

2/06/2011

sunday

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we're not big sports fans around here. to us, superbowl sunday just gives us an excuse (there is no excuse) to eat junk food and watch funny commercials. today was no different. we've all agreed to never eat again...

2/05/2011

saturday

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tonight my sister, liz participated in her first photo exhibition at gallery 381. she and a handful of others have been taking a class, taught by annie appel over the course of 4 months. she did an amazing job, i couldn't be more proud of my little sister!

2/02/2011

wednesday part 2

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i found this amazing quesadilla recipe in a pilates cookbook a long long time ago. its quick and easy (like most quesadillas) it calls for whole wheat tortillas, cheddar cheese, chopped broccoli, salsa, and we tossed in some leftover chicken too. they are seriously so delicious. as you can see, we lost the sun by the time they were ready to be eaten. you should definitely try these!

wednesday

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since i'm always reaching into my purse for a tissue (i'm crying at the drop of a hat these days, and colds and sinuses have been acting up) i decided to get my sewing machine out and make some tissue cozies. i didn't want to just make one, so i made a few extra for family and friends. they were very quick and satisfying to make. i also used some thrifted vintage fabric that i've had for awhile. anyway, i hope everyone likes them and gets good use out of them!

sorry for the unnecessary amount of pictures! i'm just really excited about them. :)