Monday, June 24, 2013

Paper Fashion - Where Fashion Meets Paper

Travelling Umbrella

"Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

                I recently discovered this website (thanks to Instagram!), and have been pleasantly entertained by the beauty of its content. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you guys! Katie Rogers, a free lance illustrator and the creator of the site, has been commissioned by the likes of ClĂ© de Peau, Kate Spade, Coach, Alicia Keys, Calypso St. Barths, Stuart Weitzman, Paul Mitchell, Target, Nabisco, and so many others. I find her style very dreamy, elegant and whimsical. It reminds me of a fairytale. :)
I have so many ideas for my perfect bedroom/apartment, and I definitely envision some of her paintings on my wall. I'm yet to get started on decorating, as I am constantly moving, but I definitely cannot wait to begin. :D

                                                                  April Showers



Summer Stripes

For more information on what she does, check out this link.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lemon & Blueberry Pancakes

Hey guys! I am sorry I have been away for so long. I am in Seattle for the summer, woot woot! It has been great so far, and has kept me quite busy. The weather has been a little bi-polar. On some days it's beautiful outside, and on others, rainy. The best thing about the weather here is that it's never extreme, especially over the summer. I'll post some pictures soon! Now, on to the recipe!

I made this for breakfast the other day, and I must say a lot of people loved it! I give my older sister all the credit for this recipe (she always has the bests up her sleeve! ), because she told me about it. It's super easy to make, and tastes great with honey (or maple syrup), whipped cream and strawberries!

Total Time: 35 mins
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy


1 1/2 cups of flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons of butter, melted or canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup blueberries


  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  • In another bowl, mix the evaporated milk, lemon zest and juice. Let it sit for five minutes, and then add the egg and vanilla. Combine by mixing.

  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir gently to combine. Stir in the melted butter and stir in the blueberries. (If at this point the mixture is overly thick, feel free to add more evaporated milk).

  • Melt a little of the softened butter or canola oil, in a heated skillet (over medium-low heat). 

  • Drop the batter by 1/4 cup measures and fry the pancakes on both sides for a couple of minutes until golden.

  • Serve with warm honey (or syrup, I prefer honey! :D ).

Smile :)

   Bon Appetit,