Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lunch for old times

When I was a kid, my mother used to make me "sandwich au four" or oven sandwiches. They were open faced american cheese, bacon and tomato sandwiches that cooked in the oven for 45 minutes. The bread was super crispy, and the cheese was all melty. The bacon would be chewy and the tomatoes juicy. But I am not a big fan of overly crispy bread or chewy bacon. So I'm going to try updating this with pan fried bacon, then I'll use a higher temp, maybe 350 or 375 and cook the sandwiches for less time - something like 10-15 minutes. Hm, I'm excited to try. I'll update with a recipe and perhaps a picture.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wedding Dress

There's this show on TLC called "Say Yes to the Dress" in which women go to an uber expensive boutique to buy $5000 and $10,000 dresses. It's fun to watch all their friends and family cheer and jeer at each dress. I didn't really get that opportunity because I bought my dress online, so now I'm hoping I'll have some gal pals come over and let me try the dress on for them. I lured them in with promises of chick flicks and girl bonding, which I plan to uphold. I hope they won't mind me throwing in that extra dress part.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Etsy Plans

I've decided to start an etsy shop, and I'm pretty excited. I love to craft, and . I really try not to accumulate stuff since I have so much of it already, but I love making things, so now I can basically consider this an excuse for crafting. The name of my shop (cleverly enough) is Closet Beauty, and the idea is that I will make pretty things for the closet/armoire/dresser/vanity.
So I'm writing down ideas for myself of things I'd like to make, just for my own personal record.

Hand painted clothes hangers
Origami trinket boxes
Tiny bejeweled picture frames
Lip-glosses in pretty tins
Fabric clothing covers (because plastic ones are bad for clothes)
Hand-painted vanity trays
Pretty smelling sachets
Candles in sugar-bowls or other ceramic trinkets

Hm, now I'm quite excited!!