Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mini Blogging Hiatus

It has been a while since I have posted, school is making me insane this semester, my classes are very challenging and it is crunch time - only a month left til summer break. 

I anxiously awaiting the end of the semester, especially because I have a ton of house projects I can't wait to get started on and of course blog about. So it will likely be very sparse regarding new posts around here for a bit.  

Happy Spring! 






Friday, February 7, 2014

currently crushing on...


I have a slight Etsy addiction, I am constantly adding things to my cart, here are a few of my  current favorites...

                                                                vintage botanical prints

                
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this adorable Boston terrier figurine

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and these adorable bangles


what are your etsy favorites? 





Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rosemary Roasted Walnuts


I used to hate walnuts. I think it might have to do with my mom never liking them when I was a kid but over the last year or so I have started re tasting foods that I haven't been a fan of.  Suddenly I like black olives on pizza & pickled beets - so I figured it would be time to give walnuts another chance.  You could easily swap in pecans, cashews, or any nut of your choosing,  if walnuts aren't your thing. 

1 bag (4 cups) raw walnuts
2-3 springs fresh rosemary, stems removed. 
1 tsp sea salt to start, then add to taste when they come out 
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup olive oil

Mix together, rosemary, salt, sugar and olive oil. Toss raw walnuts to coat. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Bake in 350 degree preheated oven until toasted and brown, stirring periodically, careful not to burn.  Mine took twenty minutes.  Salt to taste. 


Let cool and enjoy!