Friday, December 26, 2008

Last Minute Holiday Gift

Happy Holidays everyone! Even though Christmas has now come and gone, I'm sure some of you will still be visiting friends and family in the next few days and need something to bring as a gift. This was my favorite treat to give my co-workers and neighbors this year and it takes less than 10 minutes to make.

ToastnCandy's Easy Holiday Bark

1. Get a bag of 60% cocoa dark chocolate & a prepackaged bag of fruit & nuts from Trader Joe's. I used a mix of almonds, pistachios and dried cherries but you can use whatever you like.

2. Boil a pot of water.

3. Place the chocolate chips inside a mug and set inside the pot of boiling water.

4. Stir the chocolate until it is melted.

5. Pour the chocolate onto a tin foil-lined baking sheet and spread it out so it's even.

6. Sprinkle your nut mixture on top.

7. Let sit overnight to harden.

8. Package in pretty bags, tie it with a bow and voila! Easy (and yummy!) holiday gift.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pretty Stationery

I'm so pleased with my new personalized stationery (a gift from my hubby for our 5 year wedding anniversary!) that I had to share. It's from the lovely ladies at HelloLucky! here in San Francisco. If you live in the city, definitely stop by their offices on Howard St. & 6th to say "hello", you won't be disappointed.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Tree Jewelry

What a happy thing to find on a Friday! I'm not sure why, but I just love this TREE JEWELRY. Can't you picture it gleaming in your backyard on a hot sunny day?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

On the road

Greetings from Philadelphia! We're heading to Ottawa to see my family
for a few days and we're enjoying a relaxing layover in Philly. Here's
my hubby chillin' in a rocker - the airport is full of them.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The 80s in Canada at it's best

Springtime munchies

My kitty doesn't like anything except chicken. Max Cat Roasted Chicken
to be exact. So when I brought home a little pot of kitty grass the
other day, I thought it was the next to find itself snubbed by Miss
Misa. To my surprise, this kitty grass has had magical effects on my
cat. She lazily lounges beside it, gazing at the fresh green pot as if
she were madly in love. Now that's one happy cat!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Ode to Yellow Shoes

This fall when I went to Barcelona I had visions of finding some beautiful yellow heels. I searched high and low and even dragged my hubby clear to the other side of town to a little shop rumored to have designer shoes at bargain prices. Alas, they did have designer shoes and the prices were just north of bargain but they were a little too er... European for me. Zippers. Odd colors and high heeled boots made of plastic and mesh. Sigh...

I just received a mailer from the clever people at Piperlime for 20% off my next purchase. Egad! These are the shoes from my visions! Maybe my hubby will find them a suitable Valentines gift?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I'm a little tardy in posting this photo but it's one of my favorites from the holiday season. My hubby and I decided to take a walk one night up Fillmore and we came across this...
Oh snowy Marc Jacobs goodness! Not only did the window have the largest swan boat I had ever seen but a snow prince and princess were on hand for photo ops. They seemed less than enthused by the time we got there (it was almost closing) so I didn't get a shot but thought this photo was beautiful nonetheless.