Monday, June 20, 2011

scones and shoes. what a natural pairing.

hey there, long time no talk!  so i have been so happy basking in the summer sun and filling my days with as much gardening, playing with the little monster girl and farmer's market-ing as I can!  But here I have a few things I wanted to share on here...

1st off: i have a fever and the only perscription  is more scones.  Specifically these scones.



I made these cranberry scones yesterday with this simple recipe from Allrecipes.com and they came out all rustic looking and yummy!  Maybe a little too yummy because the hubs ate them all while he was sleep-eating.  Don't get me started on his ambient night grazing.  There is something really satisfying about making scones... maybe it's the fact that they aren't your everyday chocolate chip cookie (no offense cookies, i will always have a place for you in my heart).  With fewer steps than making cookie dough, you have a serious looking baked good on your hands.  I just added craisins instead of raisins and blam, rad scones.  I plan on using strawberries next time to use up the slightly squishy looking berries that we can't seem to get to fast enough. 
 

Secondly, I have been a bit of a shopping fanatic lately... sometimes I get really into a cycle of doing way too much "looking" on Amazon, Etsy, and the like.  And it gets me into trouble esecially when i find gems like these guys...
 
Amazon.com 

I just want to wrap them in a soft blanket, pet them and bring them home to live in my closet forever.  Could these Steve Madden wedges be any more perfect?  They seem so Michael Kors!  But in the way more budget friendly brand I adore, Steve Madden.  They feel very Jennifer Aniston to me, the queen of effortless, simple chic.  They are the perfect mix of strappy/sassy and simple/elegant.  Anyone else getting a little tired of these overly studded/grommeted/bedazzled sandles right now?  These lovelies seem so clean and refreshing and fun.  I have always been a huge fan of the wedge.  I find that they are easier to walk in and seem better on your feet by distributing your weight more evenly. I'm probably making that up... Either way, there is no denying that these are totes adorable and perfect for summer weddings.  The hubs is getting tired of my "it's really an investment opportunity" angle.  I need to get brainstorming on a new one ;)