Friday, August 3, 2012

Scenes from Life

My latest library book matches the bookmark my mom sent me from a recent trip to China...fortuitous color harmony makes me happy.

I made Kate's confetti salad the other day, and it was really good! I just scaled back the recipe for two. I also put the carrots and onions in simmering water on the stove for a few minutes to soften them up because they were a bit too hard (and I don't have rabbit teeth). This step probably isn't necessary if you grate the carrots like the recipe says to do (I couldn't find a grater)...likewise, I guess, if you use a food processor.

The most delicious chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting from Best Buns.

Packing up an order to go to someone awesome. This journal was one of my favorites.

Peter and I were watching the Nats play Milwaukee, and something happened to the network and everyone turned blue. It was like watching a baseball game in the twilight zone. This is what passes for entertainment when it's too hot to go outside.

So, what are you guys up to this weekend? I have a lot I'd like to do--there's always fun stuff going on here--but I've been feeling a bit crap lately, so I guess it all depends on how I feel when I wake up tomorrow. I was so tired yesterday I started falling asleep at my desk. Anyway, I'm definitely going to make some stuff this weekend whether I feel up to going out or not, and hopefully, I'll have some new stuff to show you next week. I'm way overdue for a shop update. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend. xo, Mary


  1. I love the little bunting card you packed with your order. So cute! This weekend I'm finishing lots of new crochet items... I need to update the shop too. Have a good weekend!

  2. That confetti salad looks yummy!!
    HA! Love the blue people!

  3. woow that cupcake looks lovely!
    please feel free to look around! xx