Monday, January 17, 2011

The Trusty List



So, lacking the skills to organize my thoughts in a coherent fashion this morning, I'm going to rely on the trusty List function! My Monday morning thoughts:

1. I went on a Me Date yesterday and saw The King's Speech--absolutely marvelous film. The humor, the dialog, the history, the cinematography were all beyond excellent.
2. I totally destroyed two old pillows from my bedroom and used the filling for two new tapestry cushions for my couch. Not sure if you're supposed to do that, but I did. They turned out... lumpy, but nice.
3. New Years resolution #37: try to take a photograph a day. Then use them in blog posts! See above.
4. Icebox Shortbread is delicious and versatile: 2 Cups flour, 1 Cup sugar, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of vanilla, 2 sticks of butter. Combine with anything that sounds yummy (like orange zest and cranberries or cocoa powder and almonds--see above). Bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes. Delicious!
5. Baby Otter has: two teeth, the ability to sit on his own, knack for giggling at his mama for absolutely no reason other than she looks funny.

7 comments:

Emily said...

Love that you had a Me date! Those are the best! Also, I went shopping with my mom to pick out fabric for a new pillow! We drove up the coast to this charming store called OnBoard Fabrics - the loveliest materials on discount! You would love it! Happy Monday! xo

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

hmmm those shortbreads look delish! love your pic! happy monday Julia! xo

{this is glamorous} said...

have been dying to see the king's speech & baby otter sounds positively delightful!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

You take fabulous photos! Look forward to seeing more!
I am going to add that movie to my list to watch!

Victoria Strauser said...

Nom! Great photo! I think I need a "me date" too!

Kellie Collis said...

It's looks delicious! And heavenly! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

cindy said...

want to see that movie, love no. 37 and little teeth! xo, c