''I enjoy being indoors. I enjoy laying on couches, snacking, and reading (watching TV). Summer sucks because it is the only season when, if I want to do this in the middle of a gorgeous day, people (my children) look at me like I'm a disgusting person. Well, guess what? It's 90 degrees out there, it's 68 degrees in here, and this episode of The Bachelorette isn't going to watch itself.''Adam Scott
Parks and Recreation
''The heat makes me lethargic, so goodbye gym, goodbye waking up before noon, goodbye enthusiasm for anything. But I'd have to say the worst part of summer is swampy Spanx.''Whitney Cummings
''The reason I think summer is terrible: I'm British. As a people, we cannot handle even the most moderate heat, either physically or emotionally. We were brought up believing that summer is for French people, with their outdoor lunches, sunglasses, and crunchy vegetables.'' John Oliver
The Daily Show
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
InkTreePress allows you to select custom colors and descriptive details of the birth day or night- it takes this print a step beyond simple personalization. The result is a beautiful instant captured on paper!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Some summertime Peach Cobbler courtesy of Country Living....
1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon(s) light brown sugar
1 cup(s) granulated sugar
2 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
1 3/4 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/3 teaspoon(s) salt
6 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
3/4 cup(s) (plus 1 tablespoon per recipe) heavy cream
2 1/4 pound(s) peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 tablespoon(s) vanilla extract
1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
1.Combine the flour, brown sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, ginger, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in 3/4 cup cream to form a dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour, up to overnight.
2.Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and the vanilla in a large bowl. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain half of the liquid; toss in the cornstarch. Transfer to a 10-inch round cast-iron skillet.
3.Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out 1 1/2-inch rounds. Top the fruit mixture with the rounds without overlapping. Brush the top of the dough with the remaining 1 tablespoon cream and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon sugar. Bake until golden brown and the fruit is bubbling in the center -- about 25 minutes. Serve warm. Make 8 servings.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The etsy shop PinksandNeedles specializes in these handcrafted pins and pincushions. They are art in miniature.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I know that Lorelei just posted about her love of the classic Winnie the Pooh and the new movie, but I could not resist sharing my own Pooh find. Over on the blog Dilly Dallas I discovered the adorable shop Atsuyo et Akiko and I love what they are doing with the classic honey-loving bear and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Seriously, aren't those pillows just the cutest?
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Image courtesy logoi.com
The following illustration is my favorite:
– bump, bump, bump – going up the stairs behind him."