Monday, February 22, 2010

dinner time.

Cookies
alex quit his shitty office job! now we get to sleep in and make spicy hot cocoa cookies whenever we feel like it! i got this vegan recipe from my friend gabi's gorgeous food blog. these sugar coated cookies seriously sparkle!
Tacos
Tacos
mmm taco night with simple garlic cumin black beans, homemade salsa, crumbled and seasoned tempeh, and topped with lightly sauteed kale. we wished we could have had some diaya vegan cheese to try with these!
Succotash
pretty damn awesome succotash. we mostly followed this recipe except left out black eyed peas, added some tomato paste, and accidentally used creole seasoning instead of cajun. oh! asparagus seems to have dropped in price which is spectacular because i can pretty much eat my body weight in asparagus on any given day. i love the stuff!
bbq seitan pizza with teese cheese
bbq seitan pizza with teese cheese
this bbq seitan pizza kicked ass and my boy is really proud that he made the crust from scratch based on a vegan with a vengeance recipe! we used a really tasty seitan by upton's naturals whose super cool packaging of a mustache bearing gentleman caught my eye instantly. plus, red onions, capers and teese cheese, too.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

good grace

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these photos of Lena Hoschek's collection make me swoon...that hair, those red lips, oh my! now every element of her garments are at the forefront of my mind while thrifting and i'm daydreaming of looking like these gals! also, the music in this video sends me over the top. anybody have an idea what song this is? 



(photos and post inspiration from q's daydream vintage)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

DIY Photobooth

over the weekend we had a party to celebrate alex's birthday and i was dead set on having a photobooth. i couldn't be happier with the results! (diy photobooth steps at the bottom of this post)
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth
2-6-10 PhotoBooth

Steps for the easiest DIY photobooth ever:
1. Tape a sheet or old curtain to the wall with heavy packing tape.
2. Set up tripod and camera. You may have to secure the tripod to a table (we taped it to our coffee table so we could fit the tall people in each shot).
3. Gather some props and place them nearby so your friends will put roosters on their heads.
4. Make filters out of cereal boxes or anything you can find around the house. Hold over flash while taking a photo and have fun with it.
5. Set the camera to self timer and pose away!

ps. my proud dad is holding the red lips sign that a friend made me!
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