Friday, January 29, 2010
For anyone that knows me, rather sees me day to day, knows that I'm a girl that needs a uniform. Maybe it was the years (or decades) of catholic school, but I feel like once I've found something that I love and feel comfortable and confident in, I really don't stray too far away from it. And I've been meaning to document this said uniform and post it, and I will I promise, but this collection reminds me that neutrals can be bold and interesting and never tired. At least not for me.
Posted by Nicole at 6:26 PM
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
My favorite cookie is definitely the oatmeal cookie. I've tried enough of them around Dallas to know what I like and dislike. Well, I made a superfantastic batch this weekend and I feel pretty confident that I've landed on the best recipe. And I shall share it with you!
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (always heaping!)
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (heaping)
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamon (heaping)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and stir until well blended. Add dried cherries. Eat lots of dough. Drop by teaspoonful (more like fistful) onto parchment covered baking sheet or stone (I always bake on stone and the results are much softer). Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden (I make my cookies huge, so they take between 15-17 minutes). Devour, share and enjoy the compliments!
Posted by Nicole at 1:50 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
That's Leo under that tree (just to give you some perspective!)
I just got home from our trip to Brazil to see the in-laws. We had the most incredible time! Every day we had new and wonderful experiences. Going to see incredible art, eating fresh food, and playing with my most precious niece/goddaughter. I even went fishing for the first time in my life, and caught three tilapias!
I wanted to share our visit to this contemporary art museum, called Inhotim, in Belo Horizonte. It was a beautiful drive through the mountains, about an hour and a half outside of the city. The most amazing part of this experience is the acres and acres of rolling hills with gorgeous, lush gardens and park that houses the galleries.
The art is incredible. All contemporary and from all around the world. The most moving piece, nearly moved me to tears (I felt mist coming on) was this one:
Posted by Nicole at 12:36 AM