Friday, July 29, 2011

~ Inspiration ~

When Life Gives you Lemons by theaeyes
This photo by theaeyes on etsy sums up my busy Friday perfectly.  I will take my 8 year old birthday boy to breakfast, and whatever else his sweet little soul desires, then make time to package and mail orders.  What an amazing gift time is!!
Make lemonade and raise a toast to the awesomeness of life!
xo,
Dawanna  

Monday, July 25, 2011

~ Words ~

Cherry Blossom by donnahwhittaker on etsy
I have come to drag you out of your self and take you in my heart.  I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky.  If no one can recognize you, I do because you are my life and soul.

Rumi

Friday, July 15, 2011

~Inspiration~

big olive green cardigan by loveandknit
Intriguing texture, lovely color and excellent craftsmanship.  These talented etsy artists followed these three keys to perfection and achieved absolute bliss.
hand embroidered wall art by bobetsy
spring forth ring bearer pillow by sophiemomo

Happy Friday, sweet friends! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

~ Moleskine Notebooks With Quotes ~


I love quotes. That's why they are such a common feature in my jewelry designs.  I wanted a way to share my collection of quotes with someone who maybe doesn't wear jewelry.  This is what resulted....
Whitman Quote Moleskine Notebook by Peaces of Indigo

 Moleskine notebooks have been around forever. Literally.  Moleskine recreates the legendary notebooks used by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.  If that doesn't inspire you to be creative, I don't know what will.  Here are a few of my pocket notebook designs, perfect for keeping in your purse or pocket so that you'll be ready when that next stream of inspiration hits.
Moliere Quote Moleskine Notebook by Peaces of Indigo
Dickinson Quote Moleskine Notebook by Peaces of Indigo
Happy Wednesday, sweet friends! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

~ Almond Milk Recipe ~



I cannot stand non-dairy milk. I've tried them all, I've WANTED to like them. I just don't.  The taste is either watery, odd, gritty or just plain gross.  I started a quest to find a recipe that I could make at home, of minimal ingredients so that I could tweak the taste until drinkable.  We took a trip to the local bookstore, grabbed about 50 pounds of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, and found a comfy place to sit. In The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, I found exactly what I was looking for.  A two ingredient almond milk: water and almonds.  Hooray!  Here's the recipe that I created~

1/2 cup RAW almonds
*cover these with water, in a bowl, and soak for 8 hours. Discard the water.

1/4 cup raw sugar
soaked almonds
4 cups clean water
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of sea salt

Once the almonds have soaked, I used my VitaMix to blend the ingredients until creamy.  Pour into a pitcher with a lid and refrigerate.  Drink within a few days, since there aren't any preservatives.  Trust me, since it smells like vanilla ice cream, that won't be a problem.

Want to read more nutrition facts about raw almonds?  Try here.