Saturday, August 30, 2014

Iced Pour Over Coffee

I love iced coffee in the morning, I use a Toddy to make a cold brew.  However, I was out this morning, so I borrowed my husbands pour over and improvised.

I really liked it.  I will be trying again tomorrow.

First, I put the finely ground coffee in the pour over, I admit to making it stronger than you would use in a regular cup of coffee.  Boiled my water, and used the hubs special pour over pot (not shown).

Started pouring over, and let it drip on the ice.  That looks like about enough.
Yes, really scientific.  Done dripping.  Then added my Unsweetened Almond Milk, some sugar free vanilla syrup, and I was ready to go.

Yum.  Yes, I will be doing it this way again tomorrow.  I may have found my new favorite Iced Coffee.  Oh, the blend was a Bolivian blend.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Naan Bread Pizza

I love a quick, fast meal.  This fits the bill, and you can choose your ingredients and the amount of cheese.  I like more sauce than cheese, as you can tell.

Naan bread from Costco, Olives from Trader Joe's, simple Marinara Sauce from Trader Joe's (I didn't have any pizza sauce).  Quick turn in the oven and it was ready to go.

DIY Pizza night just got faster and easier.

You could also do it as an open face "Indian Taco".  Here in New Mexico, they use a Indian "Fry Bread" (no nota a typo) and put all the taco makings on it.  

I think I will try it with a Naan.




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Easy Croque Madame -- Croque (Ma-deb)

       

       

My version of a Croque Madame is called the Ma-deb --- because I improvise.

Turkey instead of Ham. 
Colby Jack Cheese instead of Swiss. 
Whatever bread or roll I have on hand. 
The bechamel sauce is from here:  Rachel Ray Croque Madame.  Easy, fast and great.
And.....I like my egg well done, the hubs likes his over easy. 
This is a great meal for any time of day, breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Give it a try.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Covet-- Sawhorse Desk....No other words needed.

I am currently coveting a sawhorse desk.  Nothing original, nothing fancy, just a sawhorse desk.

The one below is part of a style series by The Everygirl, if you haven't checked out their blog, or their personal blogs, you should.

My take below is from Woot.  If you don't Woot, you are missing out.  They have a daily deal as well as other great deals like this metal sawhorse for $35ish.  Seriously great deal.  Yes, I would spray paint it.

Not feeling the metal.  Head to your local home improvement store for some sawhorse brackets and wood, paint and you are good to go.  Or......what if you went industrial and left the sawhorse brackets the metal color, and stained your wood. Hmmmmm.

Either way.  Do a project, imagine something you covet.
Or in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, "Make it work.".  Well said.



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Jennifer Fisher's House -- Great Inspiration

I totally apologize, as I have no idea where these photos came from.  But, I can tell you whose house they are.  They are Jewelry Designer Jennifer Fisher's house.

The hubs and I have been tackling a few projects lately, just sprucing stuff up, and these came to me for inspiration.

First can I just say, glass closet doors are genius.  

I have a side by side, accordion style closet.  I can just imagine laying in bed and planning my wardrobe.  Maybe some spotlights, or can lights.  

Art and leopard/cheetah.  Need I say more?  Oh, leather chairs...more said.
Seriously, I love everything about this room.

The chairs, the art.  Ok, the art.  Yes, it deserves two mentions.  The gallery wall.
The rug.

And her jewelry and story is amazing as well.

Happy Saturday.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis--- Style Icon

I love this pic.  
Classic.  Could be worn in any era, any year.  
Beautiful. 
I love the photographer in the background too.

  

So, what are you thinking?

Henley and Khakis?

Henley and White Jeans?

Classic.
Great look for all year long.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Klaus the Morkie....Looking for his Friends...

Klaus likes to look thru the fence for his dog friends......the next door neighbor dogs. 
The bamboo fence on the chain link adds a  bit of separation for safety. 
Sorry for the blurry iphone pic.  But tooooooo cute to pass up.
Love this dog. 

     
Oh, and when he sees them, he barks, wags his tail, and jumps sideways.
Happy happy joy joy.  (Do you know where that is from).  Hehe.

Sadly it is the last day of July.  When I was taking this pic, it was quickly getting darker.
Does summer have to come to an end?