Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cat Tipi

I'm not exactly a 'cat person', ( not because I don't think they're cuddly cute, but because I'm highly allergic to them), but I just fell in love with this Cat Tipi.
Can I get one for our Lulu?....but then again, she'll probably shred it to pieces....darn!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunglasses ---> Eyeglasses

Do your kids like to pretend play? Mine certainly do!
We got out their old sunglasses they no longer wear, and simply popped out the lenses
so that they can where 'eye glasses' around the house.
Jaxon and Maya wear these when they pretend to be a teacher, or a doctor, or an intellectual adult, or simply to wear when they are doing homework!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Classic French Toast

Growing up, my mama hardly ever made pancakes. She was an amazing cook and on Sundays she'd often make us crepes or French toast! I learned how to make french toast from a very young age because its so easy! Its such a great way to use up day old bread too! You can find our recipe below...

Recipe: Classic French Toast (serves 4)

8 slices bread ( a dense bread like ciabatta, french, or sourdough bread works great)
1 1/2 cup Milk (you can use heavy cream if you want a richer french toast)
3 eggs ( I like to use cage free eggs, but any will do)
2 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
Butter (for pan)
Maple syrup
Confectioner's sugar (powder sugar)

Combine milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Soak slices of bread in the mixture.
Melt some butter in a pan on low heat so that the butter doesn't burn. Coat entire pan. Put the soaked slices of bread in pan and increase the flame to a low medium. Wait a few minutes until the bread is a golden brown. Flip over and repeat. Serve with drizzle of maple syrup and sprinkle powder sugar over it.
Add some sliced strawberries or other berries on top if you desire.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Crystal Cove Charm

J and I had the pleasure of visiting the historic Crystal Cove over the weekend with neighbors and friends.
It's an amazing little place rich with history and charm!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mood : Wood

I wanted to share with you some vintage wooden objects I've collected over the past few years.
1. Hand carved in Kenya 
2. A vintage Danish vase

3. Hand painted keepsake box from France 
1. & 2. Goodwill
3. Blanc Blanc Paris, France

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Zoo

We took the kids to the Los Angeles Zoo this weekend. I highly recommend visiting the zoo when it first opens. Its cooler, the animals are well rested and active, and you'll have the rest of your afternoon to do other things!
Mr. Meerkat was really photogenic!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bunny Lamp

I know Easter is over, but how cute is this?

Sure its great for kids, but I wouldn't mind having one on my nightstand to make me smile...
Available at: Suck UK

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Blooms

The flowers that bloom around our house are so beautiful this time of year! 
These purple lovelies actually grow over the entrance to our home, and 'technically' belong to our neighbors. 
They kindly offered to trim the flowers for us, but I insisted that it was perfectly fine to have them cascade over to our side... 

This potted flower above, was a gift from another neighbor who lives up the street from us. Look at the beautiful colors of the cluster of flowers! Rosemary is an 80 something years young beautiful lady who brings me cute potted flowers and fresh eggs laid by her pet hen from time to time. How sweet is this women!