Monday, July 18, 2011





Kyle had this dress for me as a surprise a few nights ago! It perfectly matches the dessert I had made.
To make that delicious treat, it's very simple...

mix half a tub of ricotta with half a cup powdered sugar,
one tablespoon vanilla, one tablespoonish cinnamon,
and the juice from two large strawberries.
Mix it all together until smooth, add extra of whatever you find necessary to make it tastier.
Spoon into sponge cups, and add sliced strawberries and blackberries!
Let me know if you try it.

Things have been pretty busy since getting home from Portland. Lots of collaborations and commissions are underway, including something sweet with the always wonderful nadinoo (I'm still waiting for the perfect day to wear my lula's untie me top!), Audrey Grace Boutique, and my amazing friend emily of Tender Cuts.

I also had the pleasure of meeting the adorable Vanessa of The Velvet Bird! She's so sweet and perfectly southern sounding, and it turns out we know some of the same people! Check out her blog if you haven't.

It's very humid, the weather man said it's worse humidity than the amazon. Hard to believe for a place that's frozen 9 months of the year.


Roxanne Rosensteel said...

What a sweet surprise! You look so gorgeous, as does that dessert. You have such an eye for pairing photos and items of interest. Hope you can escape the humidity somehow : )

Mani said...

Aw, both the dress and the dessert are so pretty! :) I love the berry colour scheme

Lyndall said...

I love love love that dress. The colours are just perfect!

I hope you have some cooler weather soon, humidity is the worst.

lavender and honey. said...

I bought Lula today! It's always a wonderful day when I walk into Borders and see Lula on the shelf, I don't even open it, I go straight to the register and buy it! Your dessert looks yummy. And you look beautiful-- as always.

herecomesthesun said...

Such a beautiful dress, how sweet of him!

Lilly of the Valley said...

everything about this post is so lovely, and i adore the velvet bird too. xoxo

sara said...

this is such a beautiful post! that treat looks delicious and your dress is lovely.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful pictures!

badekizi said...

i love everything but everything in your blog! you and your art are incredibly beautiful!


Anonymous said...

the dress and the dessert are both very beautiful. x

cara said...

very cute!

The Ponycats said...

I love your dress! I looks perfect on you, and I would love to try out your recipe but I'm afraid I don't know what a sponge cup is :S
-Sandra Ponycat