Monthly Archives: March 2011

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ring of love for japan

ring of love

Ring of Love for Japan is a charity jewelry sale for Japan earthquake relief efforts being held on April 9 & 10 at ABC Carpet & Home in New York.  organized by Satomi Kawakita, Toyo Kurokawa and Yayoi Forest, the event will include more than 70 jewelry designers who have donated their pieces to support children who have been displaced from their homes because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  the donated pieces will be sold 25% to 50% off from retail prices and all profits will be donated to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief.  if you’re in New York, be sure to stop by!!  go to the Ring of Love website for more info.

 

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giveaway :: parchment post

parchment-post

what better way to start off Wednesday than with a fun giveaway?  Parchment Post is a perfectly cute subscription based greeting card service.   it was founded out of love for paper goods and pen pals, sending handwritten notes and delivering mailbox joy.  cards are produced by a variety of small, passionate designers and curated by owner, Jamie Ambabo.  don’t you just love these cards from the spring collection?

today’s giveaway is for 1 full year subscription to Parchment Post! with a year’s subscription, you’ll receive 6 cards from independent designers every 3 months, seasonally inspired.  to enter the giveaway, leave your comment here by Friday 5pm PST telling us who you’d have fun sending cards to!  fun right?  plus, in addition to today’s giveaway, Jamie is also offering a special 10% discount for Unruly Things readers with the code unruly10.  discount expires April 10.  have a look at the Parchment Post site for more subscription details and good luck!

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all over again

petiole-dress

this time last year I was deep into the planning for our summer wedding.  loosely based on a vintage woodland theme, I was constantly bookmarking pretty nature inspired pieces for ideas.  when I spotted this dress today I thought how perfect it would be for a nature inspired summer wedding!  it’s even titled the Petiole Dress.

petiole dress // airplants for your hair // aesa necklace // satomi kawakita ring // nars lipstick // butter london polish // clare vivier clutch // no. 6 clogs // vintage floral prints

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my favorite biscuits

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good morning!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  ours was relaxing and productive complete with nursery organization, drinking tea and eating biscuits.  not just any biscuits – the best biscuits ever.  they’re flaky and buttery and oh so good.  I wrote down this recipe 3 or 4 years ago and it’s been my go-to biscuit recipe ever since.  it’s definitely well loved.

do you have any recipes like that?  one’s that you make over and over because they’re just THAT good?  I’d love to know.  here’s mine:

favorite biscuits
makes 15 biscuits

2 cups flour {the original recipe I wrote down was for wheat biscuits, so you can use 1 cup white flour and 1 cup wheat if you’d like.  I just prefer these with all white flour}
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup milk or buttermilk

mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
cut in butter until mixture is course and crumbly.
stir in milk just until combined.
knead about 10 times on a lightly floured surface.
roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a round biscuit cutter.
place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until just lightly browned.

I serve these warm with honey, as sandwiches with egg & cheese in the middle or even with sliced up strawberries & whipped cream.  enjoy!

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{photos by me}

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right this second…

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I’m excited for:
Renee’s new shop – opening in a few weeks.

I’m craving:
chocolate editions strawberry bar.  {I told you strawberries are my #1 pregnancy craving!}

I’m thinking about:
a vacation.
a fancy dinner with dlb.
a fancy new dress.

here’s a few posts from Unruly Little Things you might enjoy!
chipmunk cheeks.
safari animals.
babies in wigs!
me at 32 weeks pregnant – and feeling really pregnant!!

speaking of baby related things… I’ve got some really fun blogging news to share with you next Friday.  I hope you have a lovely weekend friends.  we’re going to make the best of ours, even though there’s lots of rain in the forecast!  see ya!

{photo from montmarte}

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summer sandals

sandals

it’s the time of year where I start obsessing over a pair of new sandals for summer.  my favorite pair broke at the end of last season, so I’m on the hunt for new neutral colored ones.  of course I found some black and grey pairs I liked too.

{all from sunset}