Thursday, September 20, 2012

Latest Obsessions

*Making Ice Cream
I was lucky enough to get a kitchenaid ice cream maker at my shower
(Thanks, Meghan!) I've already made raspberry and chocolate ice cream, and
concord grape sorbet. All have been delicious and surprisingly easy.

*The new XX album
Current favorite song: Reunion

*Between 2 Harvests
This is a magical time of year when I can buy pumpkins and concord grapes
but still indulge in ripe heirloom tomatoes and peaches.

*My Halloween Pinterest Board
Gathering inspiration, ideas, and nostalgia

*37 days til the wedding!
almost there! Can't wait to be his Mrs.

*Eating the Rainbow
I've been trying to buy all different colors at the greenmarket, purple cauliflower, 
yellow tomatoes, orange sweet potatoes, green arugula. you get the idea.
More colors=more good stuff


Saturday, September 01, 2012

Greenmarket Finds

I was extra appreciative of the peaches, cantaloupes, nectarines, and tomatoes
at the market this morning.  The fall harvest is just around the corner
which means that we'll have to bid adieu to summer and it's deliciousness.

Sourdough bread
2 Gala apples
3 nectarines
4 peaches
1 acorn squash
1 spaghetti squash
3 ears of corn
1 cantaloupe
a small bag of cherry tomatoes
Lavash crackers
a dozen eggs
a small bag of arugula
a small pack of honey ham steaks (for ham & eggs!!)

all this was about $40

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bridal Tidal Wave: Part 4

67 days. The shower has come and gone, the menu has been finalized,
invites have gone out and the response cards have started to come in.

People were not kidding when they said this time would fly by.
I do feel good though, we're right where we want to be in terms
of planning. All the big stuff is out of the way, and now we can
focus on details.  I'll be heading to the paper store tomorrow for
cardstock for the escort cards and table numbers.  At this point in
the game I am all about DIY and not spending a ton of money.

Right now my biggest concern is what wines I'm going to choose.
I know that people may not care, and they'll drink what's around
but wine is one of my top 5 interests (other 4 are: sea creatures, books,
travel, and collaging) so I want them to be awesome (yet economical).
I do think I'll buy a super badass bottle of Burgundy for the
soon-to-be husband and I to share during our dinner- because it's not often
that I have an occasion to really splurge on wine. I'm rambling now- 
so I'll wrap this up. 

I'm so excited for the wedding, I can't wait to have family and friends from
all different parts of our lives together in one room.  The idea even sounds
overwhelming. And the best part? I'm marrying the man that I love.
Because after all the planning, the decorations, the dress, etc.- it's really about
us, and the fact that we love each other so much that we want to spend
forever together (in a very real and legally binding sense)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

La vita รจ bella

I've really been enjoying life lately.
We stopped into NJ for a much needed break from the city, spent
time with dear friends and family, and were given the most amazing bridal
shower in the history of bridal showers. I celebrated my 29th Birthday
by a beautiful lake with awesome friends (and ice cream cake), and got to
have a birthday dinner with my family for the first time in a long time.
We had an engagement photo shoot with our amazing photographers
and the pictures are more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
You can see the teaser here

I've been reading the Freedom Manifesto, and it's been making
me feel good.   I've been trying to draw/collage/read more and watch tv less,
savor simple pleasures, and generally rid myself of anxiety.
The book is a little extreme from time to time, but the general point
is to live. Create instead of consume, write letters instead of emails,
damn the man save the empire- things of that nature.

I'm looking forward to the next few months, so many exciting
things lined up and large amounts of time will be spent with
friends and family. What more could anyone ask for?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Latest Obsessions

Parks and Rec
*love Ron Swanson and Aziz

Tyler Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard-Q Block
*Best California Pinot Noir ever. shut it down. go home.

My birthday is 1 week away.
*Kicking off the festivities on Sunday!!

Summer Fruit Desserts
Cobblers and galettes. with some bourbon whipped cream

The #7 Sub Club Sandwich
*@ the Food Hall underneath the Plaza. So much good food.
Can't wait to go back and explore further. 

99 Days til the Wedding!!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Bridal Tidal Wave: Part 3

I've got wind in my wedding sails again, which feels good.
I had been feeling overwhelmed for the last few months, not really wanting
to discuss the wedding at length or even really start to think about all the final
details.  I'm going to call this phase "deposit depression", the down time
that you have where you are paying deposits and not really doing much else.

Thankfully that time has passed and the excitement is back.
We're down to 116 days, and this is the time that I've been looking forward to,
where the parties begin, final details are created, and when I get to start spending
large amounts of time with my family and bridal party.

These are the last 3 weeks before everything really gets rolling.
We should have the invites on or around August 1st and from then on
time is just going to fly, but I'm ready for it.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Greenmarket Finds

We're getting into the summer harvest now,
which is my favorite time of year.
Sugar plums, peaches, zucchini, and apricots. yum!

*1 loaf sourdough bread
*dinosaur kale
*yellow cherry tomatoes
*6 apricots
*3 peaches
*1 persian cucumber
*3 zucchini
*a pint of purple sugar plums

All of this cost about $28