in keeping with my super-crunchy ways this week, i made my own almond milk. it was sooooo easy and way cheaper than buying it. take that, store-bought almond milk! here are the deets: take a cup of raw almonds. soak them for 24 hours (the water just covering the almonds). they plump up and the next day dump the water, put the almonds in your blender with five cups of filtered water. blend! then pour through a coffee filter to get all the almond meal leaving you with... almond milk! add vanilla or a sweetener if you'd like?
question: what do you guys do with your leftover almond meal? i don't see myself doing the dehydrating-to-get-flour thing.
my sweet friend candis started an etsy shop with her husband drew jones. his name is drew, but we all call him by his full name, drew jones. anyway, the two of them have skillz in the art-department and are making prints of some special quotes from friends' blog posts... mine included. i think it's really special and here's mine. that quote means a heckuva lot to me so seeing it in print like that melts my little heart. also, i already own one of those cool necklaces they're making--stay tuned cause it'll be showing up around these parts! also, they're good people. so, shop small business and shop good people, duh!
i have wanted the LBD (little black dress, ya'll!) from emerson made for like ever. it's perhaps the most perfect black dress of all time (oh, and the jeans, and the bag 'o leggings...). the price tag is a little less perfect but still, it's on my list. i spotted this one on modcloth and thought it looked quite a bit like my fave one. that sexy neckline! a little cleav! the skinny belt! it gets me every time.
with a bit of prompting, lindsey started this project with that book whose praises i keep singing. she wanted to make herself a farm (on poster board) using details she found in the book. it was a cute project and kept her busy for many hours. that's the ticket! here she is doing her thang, and here's a page of the book--those details! every page, people! every page is full of them!
i'm ready for summer. but not for parker to be approaching his first birthday. any way we could get the summer weather minus the him-growing-up-thing?
i'm open to another vlog. what?! did i just say that out loud? and now that i broke the vlog-ice, it won't take me three months to do it (you're skeptical. you have every right to be.). what should i do this one on?
in keeping with my 'i'm going to read the classics in 2012' i'm working my way through pride and prejudice happily. and loving it, people! the key is bringing the book with me to nurse and not the iphone. anyway, i imagine jane austen giggling to herself as she writes some of the dialogue in it--particularly mrs. bennet's. such moxie, that jane austen! i love it! and mr. bennet might be my favorite. the way he gets mrs. bennet all hot and bothered just for the fun of it. he's a clever one, that mr. bennet.
boston's had some killer weather lately. a few weeks ago it was 60! 60, folks! in january! in boston! we walked around the city (mostly beacon hill) all day and ate at the paramount. it was the best day. and today we had our first (maybe second, but the first was only 1 inch and melted in a few hours) snow. our first! towards the end of january! i do love the snow, but once it's dirty and gross, i'm over it. right now, it's looking quite beautiful out. anyway, all that to say, boston's winter has been good to us this year.
this is something i wonder from time to time, but haven't yet really asked. readers: where do you live? how old are you? can i come visit? the third was sort of a joke but not really. if you tell me paris or spain, i'll be looking you up. anyway, i often wonder where you guys are as you read my blog, but haven't asked. so here it is. where are you?
how about some songs we like up in heeeah lately? music makes the day better, say i. parker agrees!
i never tire of paul simon. like never. throw any one of his cds at me and i will declare it listen worthy! the other day i had his new cd on and steve was all, "CAN WE LISTEN TO ANYTHING BESIDES JAMES TAYLOR AND PAUL SIMON IN THIS HOUSE?" i yelled back, "kiss my a**!" that being said, i loooove his newest cd.
and for you to have a taste of the greatness, click play!
bam! ten things! and i'm linking with my friend elizabeth today. she needs no more introduction than that, i'm pretty sure you all know her! and if you don't, you need to fool!