time for a new tattoo…

i’m thinking of starting work on my arm…my fat, flabby arm.

my grandfather was a gypsy and i’ve always been intrigued  and used to beg for stories. as cheesy as it sounds i can actually feel the gypsy blood. my great grandmother read palms for money and they traveled in a vardo.

this is a random collage and hard to explain, but its what i sent to a friend to try and help me design it.

all these images were found in google images under gypsy, vardo and palm reading

February 27, 2011. Uncategorized. 6 comments.

thrifting thursdays

after my “dumpster diving” last week i only got around to one day of thrifting. my shop of choice was the habitat reStore in mt. pleasant. i had actually stopped in the day before and found nothing. glad i went back…

both items have sold already. now it’s time to re-stock 😉

one of my last trips i got these books to add to my collection. i don’t read much, but i like pretty books

the lamp was a find several months ago. my mom weasled it out of me for her work office, but a few days ago when i saw it sitting on another piece of furniture she stole from me and not at her work, i took that bitch back!

February 24, 2011. Uncategorized. 3 comments.

i want your answers

if i were to do a giveaway, what would you “fight for”? vintage goodies? please help with any suggestions. thanks!

February 22, 2011. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

brewer’s fashion

we went to a high school musical tonight. “little shop of horrors”. brewer LOVED it!!

this is what he wore…

 

February 17, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

thrifting thursdays: dumpster diving addition

ok, so it wasn’t QUITE as much dumpster diving as it was trash pickin’. but first, i DID actually buy 2 somethings from 2 thrift stores.

3 retro linen cloth napkins 75¢

i also bought a table that is for sale here

pretty great, eh?

ok, now here is where my day got interesting. my friend tiff and i were on our way to drop me off when we drove by a junk pile. right away i spotted these next items which caused me to demand she step on her break!

it’s either 2 headboards or an entire mid century bed. i may keep it if it doesn’t sell, but it IS listed here

oh, it get’s better. a few more grabs before the finale…

i ♥ the last supper because of the controversy. i have a nice print in my home already. this one is god awful, pardon the pun. but the frame is amazing and if you’ll look at the top left of this collage you will see how the top corner of this painting is chipping. i believe i am going to try to do that to the entire painting. ballsy, i know.

ok, and now for the most amazing thing EVER put on the side of the road. well, besides the 7ft tall antique frame i found last summer…

tada! all i can say is thank “god” for stupid people!!!

February 17, 2011. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

dinner for two… sausage bolognese

most nights my 5 year old son and i eat by ourselves. he likes pasta and icecream. so on nights i don’t feel like force feeding him something else, i try to change up the pasta a bit while adding something halfway decent in it for us. peas, spinach, carrots… tonight it was carrots.

i didn’t really follow a recipe, just kinda skimmed several online and came up with something. i use this sausage for EVERYTHING and after seeing the link i just gave you, i probably won’t use it anymore…but i suggest you use it just this once. 😉

my pork sausage bolognese: (approx. measurements)

  • chopped onions, handful
  • large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • garlic, grated
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 1T. tomato paste
  • 1/2 c. broth (i used chicken)
  • 14oz of diced tomato
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • s&p

-drizzle some olive oil in a pan and turn to medium low heat. once hot add a handful of chopped onion, a large chopped carrot and a grated garlic clove.

-when the onions are soft add a half pound of the ground sausage and cook fully. drain any access grease.

-add your paste and stir. salt and pepper. not much is needed.

-add your broth, stir and let thicken a bit. then add your diced tomatoes.

-i always sprinkle a little sugar in anything with tomatoes.

-once its cooked for about 10 minutes, add your milk.

-put a lid on it and let cook on low while you boil your pasta. (i used linguine and the boy used rigatoni)

grate a little parmesan on top 😉

 

 

February 16, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

kindergarten valentines

this is probably the first valentines that i’ve actually done anything for. it’s not something i care much about, but when you have a 5 year old in school, it gets kinda fun! i offered to do a sweet and homemade pink lemonade…and of course i couldn’t just buy some spiderman cards and have him sign his name…

i’m not gonna go into how we made these because you can find it all over the place here

and you can buy them here

i ran out of paper bags, so i had to scrounge around my drawers to find something else to make the packaging “even”. girl’s got bags with a pink stamp and boys got a plastic candy bag with red ribbon

my crayons were a lot scrawnier than the others i’ve seen online because i used a candy mold, so i settled on 3 each. it woulda looked fuller and better with 10 each, but MY GAWD I’VE BEEN WORKING AT THIS ALL WEEKEND! JESUS!

i made my new browned butter brownies without nuts and cut them into hearts. i cheaped out and bought a canned strawberry frosting to pipe a rose onto each one. one rose each turned into this…

i was trying to practice roses that i studied the other day from this amazing baker. LOOOONG way to go, but it was fun.

i bought 2 of these vintage plates the other day for 45¢ each and have decided to put the teacher’s brownies on these and give them the plates as gifts. i hope they like them as much as i did for the few days i had them.

brewer helped me out a lot with the crayons and the baking. he loves all of it. he’s my partner in crime.

i hope brewer has a wonderful valentines day!

February 13, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

thrifting thursdays…

simple week…

wire basket, cute vintage pepper shaker with yellow top and a tiny vintage coffee percolator. that’s for the hubby.

i also got a vintage beveled mirror and a peacoat for my son, but those are waiting for a finder’s keepers and fashion post this week!

February 10, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

brewer’s room featured…

i would like to thank Evita from the happy heathen for doing a guest post on Brewer’s room over at offbeatmama

it’s an honor to have his room showcased on such awesome blogs!

definitely check out these great sites!

February 9, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

late night binge: browned butter pecan brownies

someone posted this recipe on a food photography community and i was intrigued by the “browned butter” part. it was in the latest bon appetit magazine. i made them tonight…

browned butter cocoa brownies with pecans (adapted from bon appetit)

  • 10 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 dark chocolate cocoa
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 t. brewed coffee
  • 2 chilled eggs
  • 1/3 c. plus 1T. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

melt butter on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the foaming subsides and bits of dark butter begin to form on the bottom of the pan. take off heat and whisk in sugar, cocoa, salt and coffee until batter is incorporated. let sit for 5 minutes. whisk in eggs one at a time until combined. add flour and whisk until no clumps remain. add your pecans. i forgot so i just mushed them on top before i baked it. i lined a cake pan with a large piece of parchment paper and sprayed it with veggie spray. cook on 325 for 25 minutes. let cool

fucking delicious….

February 7, 2011. Uncategorized. 3 comments.

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