Monday, July 29, 2013

Coney Island, Brooklyn NY

We've always wanted to check out Coney Island and we finally got the chance this past weekend!

Coney Island is easy to get to and offers a break from the hectic and steamy city!

Monday, July 22, 2013

That's a wrap!

Rope is #trending.
This tin can vase came out so cute and we made it out of materials we had laying around the apartment! 

We wrapped some cotton rope around a tin can and cut the rope to fit the can perfectly. 

To add some color we marked the section of rope with a pencil that we wanted to dye. 
To make the "dye" we mixed a little bit of wall paint with triple parts water. 
It should be a very watery consistency.

Squeezing the rope in the dye will soak up the color quickly.  
We also squeezed out the dye to give it a faded look which also helped it dry a lot faster. And Lord knows, we are impatient when we're working on our crafts! 

Once the rope was dry, we rewrapped and glued on the rope with some tacky glue.

Not too shabby.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Overnight Oats!

We are loving these!  

They are a gift you get in the morning you made yourself the night before...and look so cute in the jars!

Twas the night before Overnight Oats and all through the house...

It's basically cold oatmeal you make the night before, but it's all about the toppings!  Strawberries, peanut/almond butter, bananas, jelly, berries...

The base of your oats is a 1/2 cup equal parts of oatmeal, yogurt and milk.
If you like your oatmeal thicker, use less milk or more's pretty foolproof. 

Old fashioned oats work best. 
Steel cut oats don't work best. 

Almond butter and jelly is our favorite.  Sometimes we go crazy and add a banana! 
We like to put the almond butter in first and scrape around the inside of the jar with the back of the spoon...that way it's spread out evenly...soooy good!

Banana, pecans, cinnamon tastes like banana bread...just saying. 

Close your jar tightly and shake your oats before putting it in your fridge over night.  
Shake again before devouring.

And start all over again!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sugar high as a flag on the Fourth of July.

Enjoy this simple summery delicious pie!

What you need:
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup of butter, melted (half a stick)
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsps lemon zest (two lemons)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
1 cup cold, heavy whipping cream
Fresh berries!

Preheat oven to 325.  In a bowl, beat the eggs, add in sugar and lemon zest.  
Once combined, beat in flour and melted butter.  
Beat in the vanilla and buttermilk.

Pour the filling into your uncooked pie shell.
Bake for about 50 min, or until the center of the custard has can still be wiggly.

Let cool and expect the custard to deflate a bit.

whip the chilled cream until it holds a stiff peak.
There's no need to add sugar to the whipped cream, trust us the pie is sweet enough!

Add the whipped cream to the cooled pie and pile on the berries!

Have a safe and delicious Fourth!