Let’s Make Croissants!

Posted December 20, 2008 by LK
Categories: boob tube, feed me, frenchified, home

I apologize for taking so long to post this. I meant to post it a lot sooner, but life (namely winter and the grey sky that comes with it and makes me lose my motivation for doign anything) got in the way. But better late than never, right?

A word of warning: this recipe does require some advance planning. It takes a few days to make the dough. Don’t let that stave you off though! They are SUPER easy to make, and each step only takes a few minutes. It just means that if you want to eat croissants on Sunday, you need to start on Friday night (I’m experimenting with freezing the dough though, so if that works out I’ll let you know!). Also, if you have a stand mixer or food processor with a bread hook, I highly recommend that you use it. And if you want to flavor these at all, you can add a flavoring in with the original flour. I added orange zest to the batch I’m making this weekend.

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Yes, Please

Posted December 3, 2008 by LK
Categories: home, things I like

I love this rug. I wonder what the color is like in person? It’s called clementine orange, but the picture makes it look pretty neutral. I’m scared it will be way brighter in person though. If it looks like the picture though, I think it would work in my green and chocolate living room living room…

{Pottery Barn}

Quiet Mornings

Posted November 30, 2008 by LK
Categories: feed me, frenchified, life

Is there anything better than a quiet morning spent with your husband and dog, a cup of coffee, and a fresh out of the oven croissant (made by moi)? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Do you ever feel like

Posted November 17, 2008 by LK
Categories: career, life

Do you ever feel like just packing everything up, going to a random new place, and starting your life over? I do. Kind of hard to do when you have a husband and a dog though.  *sigh*

(And yes, I realize I just got back from a 2 month trip, but its not exactly the same when you’re working 12+ hours a day and know you’ll be back home soon.)

{photo from spooky momma}

Mad Mats!

Posted November 14, 2008 by LK
Categories: brilliance, frenchified, style, things I like

So I found this store that sells the most random things. Awesome things, but totally random. Its like an old fashioned general store on speed, and fancy. I could spend an enitre day there and not get bored.

Anyway, they sell these rugs there that are awesome. At first, I was attracted to the patterns and bright colors. Then I realized the were outdoor rugs. THEN I found out that they’re made out of recycled soda bottles. I mean, how freaking awesome is that?? Recycled, and totally plastic so you can just hose them off and its good as new. And they’re reversable! To top it all off, the brand is called “Mad Mats” which I think it hysterical. Love it!

I want to get a huge one that will cover my entire back deck (ok maybe II’ll just have to buy a few). And then have a fabulous Gatsbyesque party on it. And since the price is right (the largest sizes are barely over $100) I just may be able to do that.

Spring will come again

Posted November 12, 2008 by LK
Categories: life, things I like

And there will be pretty flowers and sunshine.

Pen3ya via Flickr

so much time, so little to do

Posted November 11, 2008 by LK
Categories: life

Yeah, you read that right. I have some time off work to make up for the insanity that was the last 3 months. I don’t know what to do with myself. I apparently need some sort of schedule in order to function properly. Otherwise I just veg on the couch all day and watch trashy tv (I have much to say about today’s Tyra, but I will save that for another post). Seriously the first day or two I actually planned to just chill and do nothing. But today I was actually bored. You know what I did? Baked bread. Yes, a noble task; however pretty pathetic since that’s ALL I did today. Oh, OK, not all. I also drove to Target. More as an excuse to leave the house than anything else. I didn’t even buy anything. Did you know its possible to go there and not buy anything? I didn’t. I must come up with some sort of schedule for myself. And I guess it should probabaly include the gym. or at the very least, the wii fit.