Showing posts from March, 2011

The Sunday Six: Edition: You Ain't Got To Worry 'Bout Me!

And why is it exactly that you ain't got to worry about me?  Because I got my head on right, see?  You'll notice that today's list is a backwards list.  Instead of the usual list of things I love, this is a list of things that I hate... things that will never make it on the love list for if they did, you would have cause to worry indeed.  (But bennis they never will, well then worry, you never shall.)
-1- beets I'd rather eat a dirty sock. -2- camo puffy jacket 
I mean, come on.  -3- vests of any kind Especially vests that boast "plumage" or look like orange plastic, or any other vest. -4- potted meat Even frills couldn't entice me. -5- I promise to never leave home looking: 1. this hungry (the poor dear) 2. like I robbed a tablecloth store and got away from their security cougar with only a slight tear in my blazer.    -6- pleated pants ...even though they are a Spring 2011 Fashion Trend.  I'm not even believin' that.  I mean, they were a bad idea the first ti…

Have Faith?

I recently bought a new journal. I love doing that. The "chosen one" wasn't the one I found to be the most visually appealing (which is usually all I need), but the inscription -- Have Faith -- made me pause. I normally would pass on something like that, but this time I found myself drawn to it. In that moment, I realized that most often what I have is not faith, but doubt. Unbelief. I want to have faith! I identify with that guy in Scripture who prayed, "I believe. Help my unbelief!" I picked up the journal and flipped through the pages. They felt good, I liked the smoothness of the book itself; it all just felt right. (Plus the pages are gilded, so you know, score!)

They're just words on a book, but I hear Him whispering to my heart when I read them. Have Faith. There is so much in life that requires it. Things we walk through and believe... I like to think of myself as a realist, but maybe I'm not. Maybe what I really am is a cynic. A pes…

The Sunday Six: Edition: Ruche Crush

-1- cute coats ...not that the weather is even remotely right enough for these, but they are still awesome sauce. (I got that term from my mentors over at Parks & Rec. Be forewarned, you'll be hearing that alot from me henceforth and from now on(ward and upward)).  I don't have many coats but someday I shall, and when I do, some of them will look like these.  They can't all look like these, that just wouldn't be practical. -2- cute shoes
Shoes don't even need an introduction, do they?
(As for the last pair, maybe I like them because I'm a Louisiana girl?  The name is rather fetching.)  -3- cute dresses
A few of these are solid confirmation that I am such a Meir Meir, but Maw Maw don't mind. Not one crumb.

The Sunday Six: Edition 21

My heart is beating hard this week.
Hanson wants to know Where's the Love? It's right here, baby.

-1- striped tube socks I'm just telling you right now, my love can be bought, and my loves goes all the way up to my knees.  These would make me faster and stronger,  I just know it. They would even make shin splints more tolerable. -2- library card catalogs
I get a little dizzy at the sight of them. Every now and again, I check Craigslist in the hope of finding one for free since that one time there was one for free but I missed out on it on account of being too late!  Zut alors! My heart broke that day. Somebody pass the Duck Tape... and a card catalog.
-3- thrifting
My favorite word sandwich:
-4- fashion inspo
I don't always intuitively know how to put clothes together.  Bright colors both entrance and terrify me.  There are many times I see an item that I love, but then talk myself out of buying because WHAT am I gonna wear that with?? It helps so much to see what other people a…

You like pie? I like pie.

I made this velvety dream of a pie last Memorial Day weekend.  They call it Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie. I call it Who's-yer-Daddy Pie.

It tastes like a pie made of creme bruleĆ©.   Really, do you need any more enticement than that?  Ingredients 2cups heavy cream 1/2cup all-purpose flour 1/2cup brown sugar 1/2cup granulated sugar3tablespoon(s) granulated sugar, for sprinkling 1/2cup whole milk1tsp vanilla extract1 (9-inch) store-bought piecrust1Tbsp unsalted butter1tsp ground cinnamon Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For filling: In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream, flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, milk, and vanilla.Fit crust into a 9-inch pie pan and dot bottom with butter. Pour filling into crust. Combine cinnamon and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake pie until set and center is firm to touch, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.