Thursday, June 16, 2011

miscellany monday

I know it's not Monday, but I just discovered this gem

5 things I want to accomplish this summer:

1. Make a delightful cake ball.

2. Be a more loving wife.

3. Get a better tan.

4. Learn to swim better.

5. Move back to Portland.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


So the other day I thought I would try and do the impossible (for me, anyway) - bake cinnamon rolls. Since I am loving on PW these days, I thought I would give hers a try. Now, this was my first attempt EVER so I think I did alright. I may have only gotten a D or C on appearance, but they definitely deserved a B or A- for taste! The recipe ended up making two batches, and after the sloppy (literally) first one, I decided to add more flour, making the second batch much more appealing - and 'roll' like. But even if the rolls weren't edible (which they were!), we could have died happy with the icing.

O h . M y . G o o d n e s s .

It is a tasty fatty party in your mouth.

I ended up having way more icing than rolls so I decided I should bake a cake. It was just a Devil's Food in a box one I had in the cupboard, but I added some chocolate chips to the batter as well as a pinch of Nutmeg just for fun. Man oh man was/is is rich yummy. Sometimes, when I'm good,   I      a m     g o o d.

the one in the back is the second, prettier batch...


mary mary quite contrary...

So grandma wanted to plant tomatoes. Apparently Tracy has terrible dirt, aka clay, for planting so Spencer decided to just build her a planter box so she wouldn't have to break up the yucky ground year after year. It was pretty easy to do, yet I somehow gave myself a little slice via the drill bit....yeah, don't ask how. The end result was a little smaller than the plot we dug up, but the grass will grow back, right? I don't do this gardening stuff. Mostly because I know nothing about it.

We ended up with three different tomato plants, wax peppers, jalapenos and green bell peppers. Here's hoping for a successful summer!









Thursday, June 9, 2011

dear portlandia,

There is a great chance we could be reunited this fall.

For reals. Forgive me for leaving you for so long.

I cannot even contain my excitement. 
We are going to have so much fun!

Your biggest fan, Heather

Thursday, June 2, 2011

free shipping!

To celebrate my Etsy shop's grand opening, enter the code "GRAND" for free shipping! I really want this to be successful, I'm just selling what I the more sales means the more prints and things I can make to sell. Please spread the word it would mean so much!

Here are some prints for sale: