Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Rockarooz Special Order - {Loafers & Headband Set}

today i was super excited to finish up this special order from another fabulous rockarooz customer.  i think the colors are just perfect, and i've totally fallen in love with this matching set!  whenever i receive special orders i'm always so excited to play around with the colors and see how each item turns out.  i have to say that rockarooz has some seriously hip customers!! you guys never cease to amaze, and i absolutely love bringing your ideas to fruition.

thanks for being so awesome!!

you make my days so much fun :)

p.s.  these adorable little sets will be available on the rockarooz site very soon!

loafer booties pattern by polka dot posh
flower headband pattern by rockarooz

today i'm linking up with tea rose home for link party #48.  check it out and share your awesome creations!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Central Avenue Boutique - {April 9th}

i'm officially back to work getting ready for my next craft show!

the Central Avenue Boutique sounds like a great event, and the best part is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Painted Turtle.  this is an amazing organization that provides an innovative camp and family care center for children with life-threatening illnesses.

if you're looking for something to do on april 9th, come swing by to check out all the great festivities. and stop by the rockarooz booth to say hi to ME!!

to top it all off there will also be dog adoptions by Dogs Without Borders.  that's a whole lotta awesome in one single place!  i don't know about you, but i seriously can't wait!!

hope to see you there!!!

central avenue church
725 n. central avenue
glendale, ca 91203

Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend Cooking - {Artisan Bread}

this weekend i discovered something totally awesome!  well, my boyfriend discovered it a while back when a coworker of his brought in some amazing homemade bread, and this weekend we decided to give it a try.  i'm no baker, but apparently this recipe breaks all kinds of baking rules.

but rules or no rules, this recipe works!  all you need is 4 ingredients:

1 1/2 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp yeast
3 cups water
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

this is the basic recipe, but you can adjust these ingredients to make all kinds of delicious breads.  next i'd love to try olive bread and rosemary bread.  i just might have to buy the book to check out all the different variations.  my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  check out this video to see how easy it is to make your very own homemade bread.

obviously the bread itself isn't done in 5 minutes, but your active working time is no more than 5 minutes tops. i didn't have any corn meal so i baked it on some flour instead.  i baked it at 500F for 35 minutes. it came out great but it's a little doughy.  next time i think i'll keep it in for 40 minutes and see how that works out.

if i can do this, anyone can do this.  enjoy!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

okay, so i know i've been a total slacker lately.  i got a little caught up in the preparation for the spring boutique i worked last weekend and i totally let everything else go.

well, it's time for me to get back in the groove!  i have another craft show coming up on april 9th, but i am going to do my very best to keep up with my blog too :)  and the best part?  now i have an iphone so it makes things 1000 x's easier.

happy st. paddy's day everyone!!!

i'll be back with more posts soon :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Workout Wednesday - {Slow Start} w.2

so apparently my plan hasn't fully kicked in yet.  i did make it to the gym this week, but only once.  i suck.  i seriously thought about it every day though, ha.  at least my one workout this week wasn't half bad.  i ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill in 31 minutes.  not great, but not terrible either.  now i just have to add another 0.6 miles and then i'll set a goal for my time.  i've always wanted to finish this 5K in under 30 minutes, but that might be a tad over ambitious for this year.  i'm definitely hitting the gym tonight, so wish me luck!

sorry i don't have a more exciting update, but i promise i'll do better next week!

see, working out IS fun!  ;)

SALE! SALE! SALE! - {20% Off Rockarooz Purchase}


use coupon code MIDWEEK20 to receive 20% off your entire Rockarooz purchase!!

remember, 10% of all purchases, now through march 31st, will also be donated toward cancer research through the Revlon 5K that I will be running on may 7th!

what a perfect way to overcome that mid-week funk. tell your friends to stop by for a great deal and a great cause!!