Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Understanding interfacing at The Purl Bee

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Messy Buns

Try this Messy Bun technique from Parisienne.
First and most important step: Make your hair dirty. “I wash my hair only once a week,” admits C. “When your hair is too clean, it won’t stay put.” After showering, she massages in either Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion or a homemade spray, made with one part sea salt, three parts water and a few spritzes of leave-in conditioner. “It makes my hair piece-y enough to work with,” she says.
Also of note: she recommends Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo with absorbant argilla to make it through the week between those shampoos.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Traveling With Baby

Stamp Pens
Drawing Pad
Geomag Toys
Reuseable Stickers by Eye Like
Sippy Cups
Clothing for him and for you
Play Doh

Wrap the toys

UPDATE: The sticker book was a hit!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mava Cakes

The name alone had me interested.
"What is Mava?"
Tartelette's reminiscences about Mava, and Mumbai make them sound so enchanting. And her gorgeous photography sealed the deal.
Add these to the To Do list!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

DIY Ice Cream

UPDATE: What I really "need," apparently, is the Pacojet (Model 16000). You will too once you read the linked article.

Image by Sur la Table.

I love the "ready-to-go" feature of Delonghi's machine, it looks like it could be a bit of a countertop hog and I am very protective of my cupboard and countertop space. Not to mention that I don't plan on making ice cream very often.
Cuisinart's is cheaper but you have to pre-chill the bowl for 24 hours. And there is that issue of kitchen real estate again.
And I already have the Kitchenaid mixer which makes their attachment the practical choice. It also involves a length pre-chilling of the bowl and the reviews for this one are mixed.

Don't lose Shelterrific's wonderful sounding Frozen Greek Yogurt recipe for ice cream!

Greek Yogurt Ice Cream
(Adapted from Restaurant As by Bon Appetit, originally posted by Shelterrific)

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup whole milk Greek-style yogurt
1 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 tbs lemon juice

For sorbet inspiration, click here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Apocalypse Now

WILLARD (v.o.)
"Never get out of the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you
were going all the way. Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole
fucking program. How did that happen? What did he see here
that first tour? 38 fucking years old. If he joined the Green Berets,
there was no way you'd ever get above Colonel. Kurtz knew
what he was giving up. The more I read and began to
understand, the more I admired him. His family and
friends couldn't understand it, and they couldn't talk him
out of it. He had to apply three times and he had to put
up with a ton of shit, but when he threatened to resign,
they gave it to him. The next youngest guy in his class was
half his age. They must have thought he was some
far-out old man humping it over that course. I did it when
I was 19 and it damn near wasted me. A tough
motherfucker. He finished. He could have gone for General,
but he went for himself instead."