So excited about tonight! We're going to my favorite German pub, Red Lion Tavern, to celebrate my birthday! And how perfect is it that we'll get to celebrate during Oktoberfest? Looking forward to putting on Lederhosen and getting my very own stein to mark the occassion! Here's to turning 25!
It's not often I have a vocal reaction toward something I see on the internet. This recipe, however, not only made me shriek "whhhhaaa?!," it managed to place a huge grin across my face. Baked Avocado Fries. Almost sounds too good to be true, right? It's everything I could ever ask for in a recipe (not to mention this is something I can ACTUALLY make with the primitive baking skills I have...) If you can't already tell, I'm pretty flippin' excited to try this out... VIA
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp kosher salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges
• Slice Avacodo.
• Mix the flour, egg, and panko.
• Place the fries on a drying rack and then on a cookie sheet.
• Spray with olive oil or non-stick spray.
• Bake 20 minutes at 450 degrees.
• Sprinkle with parmesan.
It's a watery day out their in Los Angeles. Just perfect for staying inside and painting up a storm!
A little inspiration for you all...
You may already recognize some of his work... perhaps from an Urban Outfitters catalog or Neon Magazine cover. So let me introduce you to the creative mind behind it all. His name is Lukasz Wierzbowski and he's a young and very accomplished Polish photographer who I've just recently found myself becoming totally enamored with. His portfolio is mesmerizing- especially his studies of girls, lighting, and nature. I've already got his Flickr bookmarked!
Here's a little taste of his work:
Holy cool! I just discovered this website called Deny Designs and I'm kind of in love with their artist-inspired product lines- ranging from duvet covers to wall clocks. It's just a really great concept. They take the art we all love and put it on practical household items... including shower curtains. These are some of my favorites (so far!!)
Have a lovely weekend everyone! Hope you're able to find some time to take the advice from collage artsist Hollie Chastain to "Unplug and Go Outside!"
Don't you just love seeing the streets lined with golden trees - announcing the arrival of Autumn? I'm already noticing leaves fall off the branches outside my office window. Although I'll miss all the pretty green, it reminds me of all I have to look forward to with the changing season. Sweaters and scarves, hot chocolate and holidays... so much to get excited over! Today's post is inspired by those Autumn trees and, of course, the the holidays. Since it's about time to start hanging up the wreathes, I thought this tutorial (found on the wonderful blog Painted Hive) would be a great way to start of the season. It's very easy to do, costs almost no money, and can probably last you until winter because it's such a simple looking piece. And it's easy to change up with the holidays too. Throw some webbing and spiders on it for Halloween, or a few pieces of holly in between the branches for Christmas. Gotta love that!