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  • Pumpkins Uncarved

     

    This is Katie.

    This post is an ode to a thought that appears now to be more of a theme. The same rule of simplicity applies because HOLY COW PUMPKINS ARE EXPENSIVE and I am just not a fan of guts. In general.

    The idea is to simply and tastefully accent the small and odd shaped pumpkins used in your holiday decor. I love this because you can mark or paint any size or colored pumpkin to achieve a fun and minimal look. Give it a shot!

    To start I gathered all the mini pumpkins scattered throughout my home. Really the only supplies needed are sharpies, metalic pens, and paint if you want to get REAL cray.

    Tip: Wipe the surface of your pumpkins with a wet cloth before you get going! Sharpies do not compete well with the dusty film left behind from whatever patch these lil guys came from.

    So in love with how these came out...and the best part? They are not bound to one holiday! These pumpkins will carry right into November. Nice.

    Enjoy!

  • Secret Halloween Costumes

    TRICK OR TREAT!

    Just kidding, we're all adults here.

    This is Elise.

    This post is for people who:

    Hate costumes but don't want to be left out on Halloween.

    Love costumes but can't wear a real one to work on Halloween.

    Enter the "secret costumes". These are normal outfits with an underlying message. Dress up as your favorite character, but in totally normal clothes. 

    Let me give you an example. White shirt, leather vest, black pants and boots. Normal outfit, right? NOPE I'M HAN SOLO!!!!!! Subtly festive. Here's a few more for your consideration.

    Audrey Hepburn from Roman Holiday. 

    Tobias Funke from Arrested Development. 

     A bat.

    Jean Seberg from Breathless. 

    (Because one Harrison Ford character wasn't enough) Indiana Jones. 

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

  • The Drama Unfolds

    This is Katie and Elise.

    This is our attempt at "vintage". We went a little overboard. It's common knowledge that a little vintage goes a long way in your wardrobe, but what about a lot of vintage? *drama drama drama* I mean, why not?

    This cool, little vintage-wonderland exists in a cool, little antique store in an undisclosed location. Top secret.

    But here we can be vintage. We can embrace it and live it and be inspired by it. Go immerse yourself in some vintage for a while and take home the history and stories you feel from those pieces. And maybe a few pieces to add some drama to your life.

  • Vegetarian Forest Creatures

    This is Elise.

    Biscuits. Flakey, delicious and nutritious (one of those adjectives does not belong). Seriously, we're dealing with white flour and butter, it's not nutritious, but they taste like, well white flour and butter, i.e. really good.

    OK ladies and gents preheat that oven to 450 degrees.

    You'll need:

    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
    • 3/4 cup milk

    Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure the butter is at least room temp if not just straight out of the fridge. I think it's better cold because it stays in little chunks longer which makes the biscuits flakey and crumbly. Take a fork and chunk up that stick into the dry mix like SO:

    Break up the rest of the butter into little bits with your hands.

    Add the milk bit by bit mixing it in between pours with a large fork. You want the dough to look pretty crumbly like so:

    Next roll out the dough onto a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out lil' friends or use the top of a glass to make circles.

    Throw them onto a cookie sheet and then stick 'em in the ....oven? NO! Don't jump to conclusions. Stick them in the fridge for like.... 5 minutes. Again, this is to keep them flakey and not too dense. You don't want all that butter to melt into the dough too much before you bake them. THEN put them in the oven.

    Bake for no more than 10 minutes. Check and see if they are browning around the edges then pull them out!

    Enjoy with MORE BUTTER!!!!!!

  • Albert Einstein once said...

    "The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library" - Albert Einstein.

    This is Katie.

    And this is The Last Bookstore (located in downtown LA. It's a crazy cool place, go check it out). Ok, not a library, but close enough. In a world that is increasingly bookless, I still just love books. It's sounds funny, but it's probably more nostalgic than anything else. There's something so honest about reading a book and not the screen of your iPhone. Everyone knows your business. You can't hide behind your cool lil' phone case.

    There's also no multitasking with reading. Just you and those pretty white pages. We're going to take a page out of the book of books and enjoy what's right before us. Happy Friday!