Monday, June 27, 2011

your occasional DIY

summer projects on the mind...

                                                DIY finger print art:

                                                DIY accessory organizer

                                               DIY canister magnets:

                                      DIY frame shaped book shelves:
                                        DIY old ladder made useful:

                                         DIY photo banner:

How fun would it be to attend one of Bri's blogshop's?!!
Has anyone?

(it would be tempting to investigate for an open spot...she'll be in the bay area next month)

master it in the bedroom

            Ever day dream on pinterest?  
Let your eyes gaze upon these relaxing retreats:


Happy Pinning!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Reaching Out

     My first snap with the new lens.
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   Added on a few more...Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hands Up Not Handouts is an organization that partners and mentors with women around the world.  Besides marketing their artistic talent, each design symbolizes a meaning and has a story behind it.  Their first collection features one-of-a-kind accessories that are handmade by the women of Palestine and Rwanda.  Their art gives a whole new meaning behind the power of purchase.

Earrings from Rwanda:
Rwanda Women weaving with sweet grass

yellow brick road

"Our bracelets represent hope" -The Women of Palestine

Check out more here
All photos by Tess Sager-"they make cool stuff we help sell it."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fair Nights

Me and the guy went to the County Fair Saturday night, didn't go on any rides but ate our way through, and finished with a strawberry crepe!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Introducing my new obsession:
I was gifted an early bday present last night:) 
 Imagine the possibilities.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

my weekend

$4 bouquet of fresh cut flowers from LI's Farmer's Market
Brunch homemade apple pancakes
Sunday stroll through Balboa Park's Botanical Garden:

First attempt (and semi-cheating) at making homemade lasagna for dinner.  Easy Recipe and so good!
Preheat the oven to 375°F
9-12 lasagna noodles (about 1/2 of a 1 lb. box)
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage or ground beef, cooked and drained
2 jars marinara sauce
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
4 cups (16 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Combine the ricotta, 3 1/2 cups of the mozzarella and parmesan. Add 2 lightly beaten eggs. Combine until well-mixed. Lightly grease a 13" by 9" baking pan or dish and add a small amount of the remaining marinara sauce to the bottom.
Arrange the noodles to cover the surface of the dish, slightly overlapping. Spread half of the cheese mixture evenly over the noodles, and then cover with half of the meat sauce. Repeat for another layer of noodles, cheese, and meat.
 Finish a last layer of noodles and then cover with the remaining mozzarella, adding leftover marinara sauce to the sides and corners if necessary to avoid drying out. Cover with foil and bake for thirty minutes. Uncover and bake for another ten minutes.

How was your weekend?