Thursday, March 31, 2011

Life isn't...

The guys from The Buried Life posted this recently on Twitter and I thought it was worth sharing.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kate Bosworth

Here's another lady whose style I LOVE to stalk. She's been on the cover of Lucky and Nylon already this year.
LOVE her.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cookie Recipe

This recipe is my version of Tosca Reno’s Whole-Wheat Flax Cookies from her Eat Clean Diet Cookbook. They are super delicious!

Kaitlin’s Whole-Wheat Flax Cookies

1/2 cup flax seeds
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or skim milk soured with 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
1 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup ground flax seeds (flax meal)
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup canola oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp coarsely chopped nuts: pecans/almonds/walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In large bowl, measure all dry ingredients including flour, flax seeds, flax meal, oats, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and cinnamon. Combine with whisk until blended. Don’t add nuts or chocolate chips yet!

In another medium sized bowl beat oil and sugar until fluffy. Add one egg at a time and beat well. Add vanilla and mix well again. Add buttermilk.

Combine liquid and dry ingredients and fold until all ingredients are evenly blended. Add chocolate chips and nuts and mix lightly until blended. The batter will feel extremely wet. I let it sit for approximately half an hour so that the oatmeal and flax could soak up some of the buttermilk.

Once the batter has thickened, prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with cooking spray. Using a large soup spoon (or ice cream scoop), take dough and make balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nail Art

I want to try these!

Airbrushing (like Whitney Port's at the bottom) can be rather expensive, so this product by Sally Hansen is such a great idea...I'm excited to try them out!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Loving the aztec prints I'm seeing for spring!




Mara Hoffman


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Love lazy afternoons...

Today is another lazy Sunday afternoon. They usually involve naps, reading/TV, random meals, and LOTS of tea. Today in particular has included church, chatting with friends afterward, lunch, quick trip to Elmira for groceries (where a cute old man admired our car and asked about the fuel efficiency....he was so adorable) and enjoying the latest Style Watch magazine. Tonight, some friends are coming over to watch a movie. I like relaxing :)

Here's some recent highlights from Urban Outfitters' blog. I find everything SO inspiring.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"#26 - Give Blood"

Since watching The Buried Life, I've become inspired to make a "bucket list" of my own. So, one weekend I was hanging out with my friends, Stuart and Ben, and they wanted me to give blood right then and there, and to be honest it freaked me out. I need time to prepare myself!! Well, it didn't happen that night because the clinic is closed Saturday nights, but me and Ben went later the next week and brought Kaylee and Julia along.

They ask you lots of questions and take your blood pressure and heart rate, (mine took a little while to settle down 'cause I was a tad nervous) but other than that, it's a pretty smooth and easy process. You call in first to make an appointment, 1-888-2-DONATE, and then just show up!

The needle didn't really hurt, and to be honest I didn't feel nauseous at any point. You give half a liter of blood at a time.
You'll notice that we happened to be watching a news story about a shark attack survivor while all this was going on...

Excited to find out my blood type!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Recently saw these clever little cards on Etsy and thought they were worth sharing.

They are based around an idea that a couple guys started called Check it out!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Never Say Never!

I'll admit that I was never really a fan of Justin Bieber 'til I saw his movie. So cute and super inspirational. Here's some shots of our trip to the movies...Julia posing like JB and me and Kaylee giving him a lil smooch. The bottom right photo is from a teeny-bopper magazine.
Ps: I'm not obsessed with him, however, I do think he is incredibly adorable.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Best shirt.

This shirt from Forever 21 is currently on its way to me and I am beyond excited!
Thanks Jenny for telling me about it :)

I Love Tea!

Here's a couple iPhone shots I snapped a couple weeks ago at my Grandma's house. Love going over for lunch, sometimes a nap, and always the post-meal sunflower seeds and tea. She usually prepares Rooibos, which is one of my favourites. Notice that she uses 5 tea bags for one pot of tea! Aaaaand has the most random mugs! As you can see, mine was the "Father" horse mug. I believe Julia's also said something strange.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Discovered the cutest online shop recently! Check out their site and read more about Hallelu here.