monday: 5 things i <3


1. girls brunch :)

352389_116this weekend i was able to have alex, jess, and whitney (the girls in our little highlands family/community) over for sunday morning brunch. we were too excited to eat so no photos of the food but here’s links to the recipes! the dutch baby and watermelon salad went over especially well ;) our menu: mocktail, watermelon salad, chicken apple sausage & hash browns, dutch baby, and mini sour cream coffee cakes (recipe from william sonoma entertaining cookbook).

2. http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/accessories/belts/PRDOVR~16961/16961.jsp
belthis flower sash. heck, i even liked it so much-i copied it and made my own version! ;) check it out here. the perfect feminine accessory to add to any outfit. this is particularly a sash-but follow my DIY and make a piece that’s versatile!


3. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=482&f=2397

CastIron12InchSkilletcast iron skillets. the best pan in the quiver. although they have to be seasoned occassionally—cast iron is by far my favorite thing to cook on. inexpensive and last a lifetime (or longer!) the flavor that cast iron gives your food is uncomparable. we use ours, literally daily, and have the 12″ skillet and a smaller 8″ skillet. i used this bad boy to cook up the dutch baby this weekend! ;)

4. http://www.seattlepi.com/food/28676_rainier23.shtml

226cherryrainer cherries! obviously paying a little homage to my homeland–the 206, i love me some rainer cherries! available at almost all grocery stores and especially good from farmers markets – rainer cherries are so sweet and irresitable! normally only available in june and july–go pick some up soon! (before you have to wait a year!)

5. http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1042252&cid=TPV-Googlebase

1042252li’m not a huge white wine drinker—-or wine drinker—-or drinker in general, but when it’s summer…nothing tastes better than a crisp glass of white wine with your dinner (well besides a glass of chilled moscato, but that’s too sweet for most ppl’s tastes ;) ha) when it comes to whites, pinot blanc is BY FAR my favorite! we tried this one from trimbach (purchased from argonaut) last week and were very pleased :)


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