Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday Morning Recipe Writing & Homemade Bread

This past Saturday I decided to have a full day of lounging, taking care of myself and quiet time. Okay, not completely quiet but I kept the music happy. However, no tv. Which was a tough challenge, for some reason. My second challenge for the day was limiting my cell phone activity. Last challenge, was making fresh warm homemade bread. From Scratch.

In my past blog, which has since been taken down, I made this recipe quite a bit. I haven't made it in over 2 years so I thought it would not only make me feel at home but also give me something to do than watch Netflix.

It's a long recipe. Not true - it's got a long time laps in it though. Best trick is to start if before or after dinner. This way you can get it ready in the morning when you first wake up! After a few hours, volila! warm Sunday morning bread.

This recipe box has come with me all the way from my first apartment in Seattle. I bought it at a Michaels and different recipe cards through out the years. On of my favorite gifts to give others is a backed good along with a recipe card for it. I always say it's from my kitchen but then write who I actually got it from on the back. Unless it's my card, then the recipe maker goes on the front.

This No Knead Crusty Artisan Bread is coming from a food blogger I've followed for years. The Baker-Chick. She has some pretty incredible recipes that I've used in the past too but this one is by far my favorite. She revamped the recipe from another food blogger, Simply So Good. Worth the read. This blogger teaches you to add different flavors to the mix. One year I made Rosemary bread. My placed smelled like heaven until the next day.

Here's some fun pics from my IG story on my personal account. I LOVE the Autumn emojis.

I got my dutch oven for Christmas a few years back from my parents. Its a simple Rachael Ray orange pot but it does the job, and well! Definitely something I would recommend investing in. They can be a little pricey. Mine is on the lower price level but I found a few nice ones on ebay and that's a great place to check if you're looking for a deal and don't mind nicely used items.

I love mornings where you wake up to warm crusty bread with Earth Balance butter and blackberry jam!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Outfits of the Week

4 outfits from my week

Hello friends! This line up was posted on IG on Oct 3nd... that's how far behind I am in posting but, alas, there is only so much time we all have. These out fits were from the week before when it was still a tiny bit sunny. Since then, it's been chilly and grey in the mornings.

I'm in denial and don't want to wear tights and I plan to postpone as long as humanly possible. Both dresses were bought on Zulily and I can't stop wearing them. They're so easy to throw on and leave. It's great.

I love long necklaces. I should do a post on my collection but you can see a lot of them in my tutorial on how to make a Jewelry Hanger out of a Tree Branch. I use it every day. I love necklaces.

You can definitely tell my moods in the morning based on these outfits. My far right outfit is literally saying "I have to go to work and I woke up late. I already want a nap". Life.

Monday - Stone Cold White Thrift Blazer
Tuesday - Hunter Green & Cowboy Booties
Wednesday - Boyfriend Jeans & Booties
Thursday -Throw-on-and-Go Dress & Superstars

My favorite outfit is with my new hunter green dress. It was super comfortable all day and I'm a little bummed out that I'll have to wear tights under it soon. Again, I'm determined to stick it out for another 2 weeks. Mark my words!

This is a fun post! Note to self - will try to do more montages of the week.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Throw-on-and-Go Dress & Superstars

Beige Dress Zulily, Adidas Superstars, Mariners Hat

You know those days - don't play, you know those days - when you're tired because you worked late from home, then couldn't fall asleep then roll out of bed late, put on mascara and run out the door? 

Well, in this case, my "throw-on-and-go" dress came in handy. Along with my Adidas and Mariners cap. Practically saved the day. Naturally (insert eye roll) I grabbed my phone for a few quick pics before catching the bus. 

Literally worn this dress 5 times since I bought it 2 weeks ago. It's the best Saturday dress I own. Throw it on, run your errands. It's insanely warm too! 

Another Zulily purchase, of course. I still need to do a post on my haul. Not to worry, it'll come sooner than later. In the mean time, here are the dets on this outfit of the day!

Oatmeal Dress Zulily, Adidas Superstars, Mariners Hat

Oatmeal Beige Dress Zulily, Superstar Adidas mirror
Beige Dress - Zulily // Shoes - Adidas Superstars // 
Mariners Hat // Necklace - Homemade

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Boyfriend Jeans & Booties

Caslon Boyfriend Jeans, Green Cardigan, Black Booties

Learning to wear my boyfriend jeans all year round is the most comfortable challenge I've ever attempted. This outfit was paired with booties for the first time and I didn't hate it. Seemed strange but tucking my tank in really put the focus on the jeans. Definitely interested in trying these out with a few of my other boots this year. 

As always, I'm wearing my everyday cardigan. So it seems. I've officially worn this in three separate posts (post 1, post 2 and post 3).  I wear it so much more than this. I honestly can't believe I haven't posted it more! 

The back is crocheted and beautiful. It's my favorite part. I'll try and get a better photo next time. 

Green Cardigan, Caslon Boyfriend Jeans and Black Booties
Green Cardigan - Nordstrom Rack (similar, similar) // Black Tank (similar) // 
Caslon Boyfriend Jeans (similar) // Black Booties - The Office (similar) // Necklace - Homemade

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hunter Green & Cowboy Booties

Peplums & Pie Hunter Green Dress Zulily

Tuesdays are for new plans, new dreams and new dresses. You guessed it ... another Zulily find and another keeper. Haven't found an item I don't like yet. A good sign!

This dress is easy to pair with anything. I could wear any shoes. From flats to brown knee-high boots. this day I chose to pair them with my short cowboy boots from Corso Como. I bought them from Gilt a few years ago. I can only find them in black now but they're still super comfortable. They have full cushion on the bedding! My feet never hurt when I wear them for long periods of time.

Peplums & Pie Hunter Green Dress Zulily, Booties Corso Como

My sweater is a quality thrift find. Shocker - I know. Necklace is Stella & Dot. Remaining dets are below:

Peplums & Pie Hunter Green Dress Zulily, Sweater, Cowboy Booties Corso Como
Hunter Green Dress - Zulily // Sweater - Thrift Find (similar) // 
Short Cowboy Booties - Corso Como // Gold Necklace - Stella & Dot, Rebel //
 Gold Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs