Thursday, August 11

Lemons. Lemonade and other tales of turning frowns upside down.

First off, that might be the longest post title I'll ever write.

So, now that the title of this post has been addressed, yes, its been a month to the day since I've written here. Oy. How has time slipped through my fingers so freaking fast? Well, instead of dwelling on the frowns, lets turn them upside down - what's that thing my Mom always said? "When life gives you lemons make lemonade!!".

Well, my life hasn't been frowny or lemony, but it has been FULL of lemonade. Like, every Sunday can't-let-the-day-go-by-without-making-lemonade-full and yours should be too! Here is the recipe I've been using:

First grab 6 lemons and put them in a pretty photo next to a citrus press, and matching yellow colander (or just grab 6 lemons like a normal human).

Grab the pitcher you bought a month ago, and some sugar.

Make simple syrup.

Cut up yo' lemons in half.

Squeeze each half a lemon like they're a loved one that you haven't seen in far too long.

Be amazed at how much lemon juice came out of someone you love that you haven't seen in far too long. "Oh-my-Gosssssssssssssssssh". Then go back to being a normal human and repeat squeezing all the lemons until they're gone.

Add in the simple syrup, and...

Stir and pour into a pretty glass, grab a book and remember how awesome it is to be sitting wherever you are, right. at. that. moment.

Let me know if this made you smile, to replicate it here's the legit recipe:
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup water (for the simple syrup)
6 Lemons squeezed to death (about 1 cup)
3 to 4 cups ice-cold water

-Half 6 lemons and squeeze to death over a pitcher (or you can put it in a bowl and pour it in, whatever is easiest for you)
-For simple syrup: Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan, bring to a light boil until sugar is completely dissolved
-Add the simple syrup to the fresh lemon juice
-Add in water
-Refrigerate for at least a half hour before serving for highest happiness levels (aka smiles)

Tuesday, July 12

The Great Desktop Cleanup.

I was cleaning off my laptop desktop today when I came across a smattering of interesting things that made me laugh so hard, and well, some of them I swear someone else put them on my desktop as I don’t think I’ve ever seen them. Like this Fabrege egg complete with tiny elephant and elephant rider, and umm, does he have a mini gold gun?

See this collection of vintage cameras taken on a [vintage] Polaroid, yah I probably have that many cameras at home, but I know for a fact this came from the Interwebs.

Truth, that’s all I got to say about this.

I have no idea where this misty-water-colored lady came from, but I love her. She isn’t weird, she’s probably the most “normal” thing I have on this desktop clean up. I wish I knew where she came from. *Sigh.

Then I found this awesome list of ways to stay creative, and made the smart decision to make it my background, because well – I have a creative job and I thought it might be handy to look at on the reg.

And then, I found three hobgoblins that my work partner, Garret and I made. This was from a while back and made me laugh so hard I snorted.



There are.

The puppies.

I have a confession: whenever I’m having a bad day / moment / email / lunch…I look at puppies. Normally French Bulldogs, Daschunds or Mini Australian Shepards. It could be seen as a healthy obsession with cuteness, ok it is weird, but you’d probably do it too and just don’t put it on your blog.

So my question [to anyone reading out there] have you found any gems in your desktop clean up? Anything that made you laugh so hard you snorted?

Monday, July 11

Where's the beef? I mean where's the glass.

On Sunday Jonah and I went out to Brooklyn Flea for about an hour before the heat made us high tail it home. But we did find a few treasures that we didn't necessarily need but definitely wanted. And wants are good to give into. Right Mom? Right.

First up we got this amazing Schaefer beer tray for $5. Jonah actually found it and I think it'll work perfect for serving lunch, lemonade, or you know, beer.

And we also found this awesome old timey pitcher, something I've been looking for for a looooooong time. And at 15 bones, I thought it was on the steeper side but loved the way it looked, and the heft that it had. Why don't new pitchers come with that same heft? It makes me think of those old Wendy's "Where's the beef?" commercials, but you know the glass version "where's the glass?" You follow?

Anyways $20 bucks later came home with both of 'em and I think they'll make a perfect addition to our kitchen and the vintage-ifying of the apt.

Did you find any treasures this weekend? Do you like to make little murals with your vintage finds too? Am I a weirdo? (Don't answer that one).

Sunday, July 10

I'm baaaaaaaaaa-aaaack!

Ok. Ok. So this whole thing of "having a blog" well, I really haven't followed through with it. But after a few months of plotting where the hell I want to take this thang, I think I have it figured out. Ok, fine. We'll see about that, but lets give it the ol' college try. In this space you'll now find: vintage finds, pics of my daily life in NYC, recipes up the ying-yang, and apartment improvement projects. All this could basically be summed up as my life distilled especially for the Internet, I hope you like :)

p.s. In case you can't tell these are images of my daily life in NYC, but umm, back in March. Oh well, so much happier its warmer now.

Sunday, March 6


Hello! This is my first attempt at having a blog in a few years, but it feels like it's time.
It's rainy here in Brooklyn, and it feels as though spring is on her way.
Reminiscing about all that snow this year, my first winter with him, and my new neighborhood.