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I'm not here anymore, but I will be here sometimes. 


Ginger fried rice

Kicking the weekend off right with this yummy rice. You really must try, can't tell you enough how good it is.

Hope everyone has a good Easter weekend.


As you can see the weather has been a bit iffy these past few days. Not much venturing into the woods, so we have resorted to inside activities, like egg dyeing. We tried to marbleize our eggs but we were unsuccessful. Probably because we used brown eggs instead of white, but I am happy with the richness the brown eggs provided. I think we will try again with white eggs to see if it works better. Also, if you try this technique use a light colored dye as a base and a darker for the marble affect.

And we've also been having lots of yummy meals to supplement the cruddy weather. Who would've thought that eggless quiche could be so good.



If you haven't been to Target yet to check out the Liberty of London collection, you should go (run) because I'm sure supplies are very limited. I was pleasantly surprised to find these cuties. Love the small one for my coffee grounds. 



My favorite images of this weekend. The weather has been beautiful here lately, it's so nice to get out and hike around. Hopefully it continues to stay that way. And I had to include my kitties, must be rough being them.


Cinnamon Rolls

My husband has a serious sweet tooth, so this results in him making lots of yummy desserts. He made these for us last night, a classic favorite. Makes approximately 14-16 cinnamon rolls. 

Ingredients for cinnamon rolls:
put these ingredients in small bowl and let rise (about 10 min.)-
-a smidgen under a 1/2 cup warm water
-1 T. yeast
-2 tsp. sugar

in separate bowl mix-
-1/4 cup oil
-1/4 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1 tsps. salt
-1/2 cup water
-3 cups flour

Add first bowl (with yeast) to mixture after third cup of flour. Knead in last two cups of flour by hand. Let raise one hour. Separate raised dough into two balls. Roll them out into rectangles, generously cover flattened dough in cinnamon and sugar. Bradin also spread Nutella on part of the dough (which was very tasty). Starting from a corner tightly roll the dough into a log. Then cut evenly sized pieces and place on greased baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 425 and bake for 7 min. or until golden brown. And lastly, top with frosting.

Frosting ingredients:
-2 to 3 T. butter
-1 cup powdered sugar
-splash of vanilla
add milk a couple drops at a time until it's the consistency desired.


It's about that time

Right now I have a slight obsession with clocks. I would hang any of these in my house, or perhaps all....
Colonial wall clock
This store is so great, I also want one of their mirrors and their fancy chandeliers.
Love this bird and branches clock, I like the cuckoo clock as well.

Embroidered woodgrain clock
This one could be cute too. 
 Mustache clock
Crest wall clock
I also want one of her lampshades.


Feathered Headband Tutorial

The great thing about this project was, I had all of the materials lying around the house, and from start to finish it only took about an hour.
Material used:
-scrap leather (mine was 15x1 in.)
-thick elastic (at least 7-8 in depending on head size)
-a variety of feathers
-scrap felt (cut them into tear drop shapes)
-glue (I picked this up at my local craft store)
Cut your scrap leather to the size you would like (again, mine was 15x1 inches), then cut two tear-dropped shapes out of felt to sandwich between leather.
Line the two felt pieces up in between the leather and sew them together very close to the edge. (My felt pieces were closer to the bottom of the leather so my feathers would be more off-center.) Then take one end of elastic and sew it to the other edge of leather. Before you sew the other end of elastic measure on your head to see how tight you want the headband to be. After you have the desired length, sew other end to leather.
Before you glue on the feathers lay them out to get a general idea on how you want them placed.
Place glue on spine of feather and fill up the felt until you have desired fullness. The glue does dry very stiff so make sure you are not getting too much glue on the feathers.
To cover the ends of feathers cut out smaller tear-dropped shape, then sew it to the headband.
Here is the finished product, very easy and a fun accessory to add to your wardrobe.  


Clever, clever

Love this neat trick for covering up dings. Who knew that a simple walnut would do this? I have lots of vintage furniture that could use this technique.

 via here


"What's done is done"

This is my favorite dress so far.

I wore it to a play my brother-in-law was in.


We were visiting family this past week. And at my grandma's house one of our family traditions is mochi making. Yummy, gooey mochi.


Celebrating Valentine's Day with company this weekend: film festival today, fancy dinner tonight, cross-country skiing tomorrow (first time) - sounds like a good way to spend a weekend.

Last year I was much more motivated, maybe if the urge strikes we can have these for dessert.



These cute spray painted plates would make great gifts, or a nice addition to your wall.

from {here}

-sidenote- Just saw this movie and it's definitely worth a watch.