September 29, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

Fall is not when the leaves start to change colour or the weather gets chillier.  It’s not the autumnal equinox or Sept. 21.  For me, fall is when Starbucks starts serving their pumpkin spice latte or PSL as it’s fondly known.  There is a similar rule for winter and the Peppermint Mocha, but that’s another story for another time.  

September 26, 2014

Cookie Crumbs /3

Photo credits: Shoeless Joe from Smart Cookie.  Flat white from M Square personal photo.  Rustic wedding invitation from FlairNecessities.

We’ve been having such wonderful weather lately that this doesn’t seem that relevant, but scarf weather is coming and I need to know how to do something other than wrap it around twice.
Saw the Book of Mormon this week and it was awesome!
Last weekend we checked out a newly opened coffee shop near our place.  It was so new they were still doing construction on it!  But the flat white they served was delicious. 

We also braved the mall crowds and were rewarded by onesies at The Drake General Store.  Everything they have is so cool!  We also purchased these amazing fox and pineapple glasses there.
Recently started watching True Detective after a friend mentioned it could compete with Breaking Bad for best series of all time.  It does not disappoint. 

We have an ongoing list of restaurants we want to go to.  Planning on crossing a couple off today.  Rasa, Thoroughbred, and Barhop are on the list.
My recent obsession: lined envelopes.  Looking to make some for my dinner party invitations.  

And that's the way the cookie crumbled this week.  Have a delicious weekend!

September 22, 2014

Nectarine Butter

Can I admit something?  I totally forgot about this nectarine butter.  The pictures in this post feature my brown butter bourbon banana bread from June… 

Yeah, June.

September 19, 2014

Cookie Crumbs /2

Photo credits: Cinder cones at Haleakala by Rob DeCamp via FineArtAmerica. Late Summer Wedding Flowers via Snippet and Ink.  Romantic Jungle via Smart Cookie

Going to Hawaii for a cousin’s wedding in April.  Having a really hard time deciding where to go after!  Mount Haleakala is on the list for sure.

Who knew the world of fonts was so huge?!  I’m learning that a good font can make all the difference.  This website lets you search for fonts similar to other fonts which is key when you have no idea what to search for.

Had a great time at An Italian Affair hosted by Dillon’s gin at Campagnolo.  Most memorable though was the peach shrub and bourbon taster we got at the end of the night.  Will be playing around with some shrubs of my own this weekend.
Making this blackberry mascarpone cake from Sweetapolita for my friend’s birthday tomorrow.   I made it once before, but going for a simple autumn vibe on the decorations this time.  Been pinning some ideas.
They just opened a Denny’s next door.  Why can’t it be like this one in New York?

Working overtime on little sleep makes me wear my glasses more often.  The proper makeup is key.
Planning my next dinner party.  Gives me something to look forward to after this overload of work stress.  Loving this colour palette for it.
Dinner tonight: squash, mushroom, and smoked turkey pot pie with mashed potatoes. 

And that’s the way the cookie crumbled this week.  Have a fantabulous weekend!

September 15, 2014

Watermelon Julep

Is it a little late to be posting watermelon cocktails?  No way.  I am not bound by calendar rules!  It’s summer somewhere right?  This is for my friends in Australia and New Zealand!  

September 12, 2014

Cookie Crumbs /1

Whenever September comes I always want new notebooks and planners, even though there is no “back to school” for grad students.  Love this gold polka dot number from Kate Spade. 

September 03, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Almond Galette

When I was little, I liked to hang out in my older sister’s room and look at all her things. They always seemed so grown up and cooler than what I had.  She had a bookshelf with books (of course), but also knickknacks, little figurines, and photographs.