Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Local Spots-Fresh from D'Vine

Fresh from D'vine is a great little produce market located inside of McShane's Nursery in Salinas, Ca.  It not only has fresh reasonably priced produce but a lot more.  Fresh juice, banana bread, and local honey are some of my favorites finds.  And how about those cute vintage displays! And Ryden loves playing in the kids area while I shop.  Go check it out if you are ever in the area!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

S'mores party of one

The first (and maybe last) s'more of the Summer!  Ryden has been after me to make s'mores since the last heat wave we had.  So, tonight, we made them.  Growing up we were not the camping family.  We never went, not once.  So, not a lot of s'mores making under my belt.  I made the mistake? of getting the really big marshmallows.  For a 6.5 year old they may have been too much!  He took one look at the finished product and said, "no"!  He had exactly one bite (after I cut down the marshmallow and flattened it to nothing).  So, then I tried to give one to the Mister.  He looked at me like I was crazy, "I do not like s'mores"!  Really, who are you people?!?  Oh well, Mama enjoyed them!

These were indoor s'mores btw.  I put my oven on broil, lined a baking dish with foil.  I then put half of the grahamn cracker down with the big marshmallow on top. It browned really quickly, like 5 secs!  Then put the chocolate on top, then back in the oven for a few secs (just until chocolate melted).  Top with grahamn cracker and voila!  Indoor s'mores!

Monday, May 19, 2014

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

We had brunch at our normal spot, Gino's.  There is a picture of us every year in the garden.  But this year, there was a party in our spot.  Boo!  Happy Mother's Day everyone!  I'm going to go sleep off brunch+bellini's!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Picnic

Today was my Son's Mother's Day Picnic at school.  All the Kindergarteners and their Moms gathered in the school garden. They sang us songs and we finished with a big picnic.  Ryden and I made everything the night before from scratch.  He loves to cook and help in the kitchen!  We made pressed sandwiches, pasta salad, and s'mores cookies.  Everything was delicious.  We were really excited about the cookies, having never made s'mores cookies.  They were seriously delicious!   However, I substituted mini marshmallows for the recommended marshmallow bits.  Only half the cookies came out presentable as the marshmallows made them very messy. 

Monday, May 5, 2014


I am in love with Disneybound!  I have been obsessed with Disneyland since I was a child.  Every Summer vacation, from age 4-15 years old we took our big Disneyland vacation.  We always stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and it was always magical.  Even as a teen, I never got sick of it!  We planned a trip this Spring Break(it was to be our Ryden's 1st), but things didn't quite work out.  But, in the excitement, I bought Ryden a few Disneybound outfits.  Even though we won't be going to Disneyland anytime soon, I figured why not still Disneybound??  So here is his first outfit, "Mad Hatter".  Alice in Wonderland is my all time favorite Disney movie.

Zip up hoodie in Orange Juice

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ryden's Room Re-do

This was Ryden's nursery.  To tell you the truth, it's always been more of a playroom, as we co-slept until recently.  He has a brand new room, which I will be unveiling soon!  We've kept a lot of things, the vintage orange stool, vintage fisher price globe, and urban outfitter cubes.  I'm always mindful of what I purchase and if it can be repurposed.  It's also really important to me to incorporate items that have meaning, as you will see in the new room. I love decorating, but have always really loved decorating his room. 

May the 4th be with you!

These were a special request cupcakes I made for a customer awhile ago...Thought it would be perfect for today!  The light sabers were hand rolled from fondant and the darth vaders were cut with a small knife.  I piped the details of vaders face with royal icing.