Monday, July 28, 2014

video: mendocino!

last night after our marathon (and naps..and massages..and FOOD)
i finally had time to throw together some of the footage i took on our
mendocino getaway. it's short but sweet, so here it is! see links to the
rest of our trip below, in case you want to plan a similar weekend!

recap of our mendocino weekend:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

blended oatmeal cookies

i saw this recipe listed in my grandma's recipe
book as "best cookies you will EVER have"
and had to write it down. i never tried it 
until a rainy thursday night a few
weeks ago when we had a movie
night with our roomies and we
needed these "best cookies"
of course! i tried them out and...
(we really like our chocolate chip
cookies around here, and have some
favorites...) but these are amazing
because they are different. the blended
oatmeal gives them a great texture and
the flavor is so good, especially with
the combo of semi-sweet chocolate
chips with hershey's milk chocolates.
also, big tip: they are amazing warm, but
seriously even better the next day.

we are running the san francisco marathon
today, so i thought these were perfect to 
post because i have a feeling i'll be
whipping these up later tonight
after those 26.2 miles...

1 c butter
1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2.5 c blended oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz chocolate chips
1 4 oz grated hershey bar
first, measure oatmeal and blend oatmeal to fine powder. set aside and cream butter and both sugars. add in the eggs and vanilla, then mix with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powders and baking soda. after it's well combined, add chocolate chips and the grated hershey bar.  if you can stand it, chill the dough in the fridge for a few hours {i NEVER have patience for this!!} spoon dough out into LARGE balls on pan, and bake at 375 until they're light brown on top ...around 10 minutes. enjoy!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

decorating our apartment with caitlin wilson textiles

a few weeks ago i had the treat of going to the
darling trunk show for caitlin wilson textiles when 
she came through SF! i've loved her designs since 
coming across them in las vegas earlier this year 
at the interior design market. since then i've only 
become more obsessed, so i was excited to drop in...
especially since we've just moved to a new apartment! 
talk about perfect timing. here is a taste of the trunk 
show, which shows her impeccable, distinctive taste. 
i came home with the big gold dot pillow for our bed, 
and i am in love with it. you can't go wrong here!

^ the gorgeous anyon hosted the trunk show,
so it was a bonus to get to know this pretty shop!

^ the talent herself. i have no idea how she
comes up with these pretty designs...i also
have no idea how she looks so cute pregnant!!

after swooning over everything and chatting,
i walked back through the prettiest neighborhood
to our apartment and swooned over that too...

then, gave our pillow a brand new home!

thanks caitlin and her cute team for
coming to SF and partnering during
the trunk show! our apartment and
bedroom is much cuter now :)
go check out her site and fall in love!