Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Card Download!

As I was creating my Valentine's Day card this year I thought it might be nice to share this one.  Check out the page here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

explore & discover

I've been obsessed with all things camping since my parents got a pop-up trailer in the 80's and my brother was a Boy Scout.  I was amazed at how a metal box quickly became a fully functional space for four people, and that little red key chain in my brother's room contained a bottle opener, knife, and tweezers!

So here is a little collection of all things I wouldn't mind having at my next camp site.  Who says you can't camp in style?

Picnic blanket and leather carrier by Pendelton.  Knife with cutting board by SnowPeak.  Tepee by Dave Ellis.  Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox.  White duffle bag by Eena.  Long back camp chair by Snow Peak.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

summer love and shortcakes

I know many of us are looking forward to this July 4th weekend with bbq's and fireworks!  So I thought I would share one of my recent tasty recipes.  I whipped this one up in a jiffy and served them on a festive american platter.

Grab a cute mini-bundt pan like this one from Barking Birds and a lovely plate from Cloth and Patina and make some adorable old fashioned strawberry shortcakes!

Ingredients for shortcake: 
3 pints fresh strawberries 
1/2 cup white sugar 
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup milk

Ingredients for whipped cream:
1/2 pint of whipping cream
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1.  Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside and place in refrigerator.
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour cake pan.
3.  In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.
4.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan, filling only two-thirds full for each bundt. Bake at 350 degrees F  for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack. I had to adjust the baking time for these mini's, so keep a close watch even for 10 min! I suggest the least amount of time and KEEP checking!!
5.  Combine ingredients for whipped cream.  Cream with mixer. Be careful not to overbeat or else it will get thick like butter. When it begins to thicken, add sugar and vanilla; stir.  Refrigerate, this will help thicken it too.
6.  Remove cakes and slice a little bit from the bottom so that they are rest a little more flat.  Place whipped cream on top, then strawberries.  Dribble with left over strawberry juice!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photoshoot with Lisa Warninger

Last Saturday the Ace was having Summer School classes about blogging, floral arranging, packing, and photography taught by some amazingly talented designers/bloggers.  You can imagine how excited I was, as this is all right up my alley.  I attended the photography session taught by the wonderful Lisa Warninger, check out her blog Urban Weeds:  Portland Street Style.  One of my favorites!
Overall, a really inspiring day with new photography tips and wonderful new people!

Special thanks to the lovely Lauren Hartmann for her Prop Styling, she also has a wonderful blog All Little Things We Do, which I am now a fan of.  Super cool gal.  :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Modern Country

I created my first treasure on Etsy today.  You think I would have learned to do this by now.  Better late than never I guess.  Enjoy!  :)

Image via Etsy

Friday, May 27, 2011

Andy Vogt

Beautiful use of line.  Sculpture made of reclaimed wood.

image via Andy Vogt.  

Sunday, May 22, 2011

chair obsession revisited

I got some new vintage items that I will be adding to Etsy later this week so stay tuned!  Get updates via Reinhabit on Facebook.

In the meantime I wanted to share with you one special find that I am super excited about, though not for sale.  It's an original bentwood chair by J&J Kohn.  Closest thing you can get to a Thonet!  Lovely isn't it?

Image via Reinhabit all rights reserved