Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Perfect Sunday.

This truck is permanently parked at Waikele Shopping Center. We got a dozen malasadas (fried dough with sugar on top) to take with us.  Less than half made it to the beach. 

There was almost no one at the beach in Kapolei,and we felt that the ocean was just ours to enjoy...


Saturday, October 23, 2010

What I Love: Our House (Part 1)

From top left:  canvas from Target,  silver tray from Mexico filled with found shells, grandmother's silver tray, pillow from Pier 1; 
Middle row: natural coral that was part of my husband's bedroom decor growing up, vases and tray from Crate and Barrel, baskets from Ikea and our honeymoon in Jamaica;
Bottom:  rug from Williams-Sonoma Home

Real Simple Magazine has a fun quiz to determine what your color personality is.  My result: water.  What are you?


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What We Eat: Peanut Butter Cookies

I've wanted to try some recipes from this amazing blog for some time now, and I had most of the ingredients (there are only 4) on hand when I came across a recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies.

I used organic prunes instead of dates because that's what I had on hand.   And mine came out a little darker than the original ones,  but they are delicious!  The prunes look and taste like chocolate! Except it's all natural, and no baking required.  

Ingredients:  1 cup dry roasted almonds, 1 cup all-natural peanut butter, 1 cup (organic) prunes or medjool dates, and 1 1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract.

What to do:  1) In a food processor, pulse the almonds until they're really fine, resembling coarse meal  2) Add the prunes/dates, the vanilla extract, and the peanut butter.  Process.  3)  Make into little balls and then squish them down with a fork.  4) Serve at a party and fool all your friends!

To get the original recipe, click on this link


P.S. - I was just featured on Deviantly Domesticated!  Click here to see the post!,
and I also linked up to this one at the Shabby Nest. 

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I'm a wife and mama. I used to have a corporate job. I appreciate good food, a good read, and a nice bath. I currently call Hawaii "home," but I've lived in lots of other places. This blog is about things I like and notice. Kinda random, like me!