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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of my heart! 

I am thankful for the family and friends in my life. Thank you for being the people that you are and being a part of my life. My favorite part of thanksgiving? The FOOD of course! Here's what I've got planned on my Thanksgiving menu for tonight. What are you all making?


If you still need some ideas for tonight or any friendsgivings this weekend-- here's some recipes that I've bookmarked for Thanksgiving. 

Mac & cheese: here
Potatoes: here and here
Veggie dishes: here and here

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Eating!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Snickerdoodles - Throwback Thursday

A special Throwback Thursday edition of Threads n Breads - this was an old post from my old blog -- oldie but goodie :)

Snickerdoodle cookies





Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Washi... what?

My latest obsession... Washi tape!



What is washi tape? It's been around for a little bit now, but i'm finally building up my collection of this tape and finding things to do with it. It's a Japanese type of masking tape with  lot of different colors and patterns. You can easily tear it, write on it, stick it on stuff and also re-position it pretty easily! There's a ton available on Etsy and even Scotch makes their own. I got some fun Christmas ones that I plan on using for cards and gift wrapping.


Here's some other ideas for use:


 
Wall Decor like this and this

Home decor like this and this

And who doesn't love mini buntings like this!

See more washi tape ideas: herehere,and here



Friday, November 15, 2013

Weekend recipes to try

Happy Friday! I always love browsing for new recipe ideas, and what better time to try them than the weekend. Here's some of the ones that I may have to try this weekend:

Croque-Madame

Who doesn't love ham, cheese and egg all together?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wanderlust

Even though summer is over, that doesn't mean that the adventures have to end. Today's idea on my mind is wanderlust: exploration and inspiration. I'm hungry for life and love to explore new places, foods and things to do. Here's some inspiring destinations I've been longing to experience:

To put a lock on the Lock Love bridge in Paris,  to explore the light caves in the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, to walk through the Wisteria tunnels in Japan, to explore the world's largest cave Son Doong Cave in Vietnam,to eat croissants in Paris while basking in the view of the Eiffel Towerand to witness the natural wonder of the amazing marble caves in Patagonia, Chile.

 

















To see more day-dream worthy photos, take a look at my Wanderlust board on my Pinterest. What destinations are you dreaming about visiting?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sharing plates

Tapas, small plates, family style, whatever you want to call it, I love to share food. Sharing food means that I don't have to pick just one thing, and I get to try a variety of things. Sharing food is also a way for people to connect on another level.

Here's some of my latest foodie adventures in LA sharing plates.

Dinner @ Lukshon by Top Chef Master Sang Yoon

Chef Sang does Asian fusion ins a sophisticated way. He brings unique flavors from schezshuan spices into all of his dishes in a subtle way. I can't wait to come back and try other items from his amazing menu. Here's what we had:


kurobuta pork ribs spicy chicory coffee bbq sauce
hawaiian butterfish pickled watermelon radish, daikon, nahm jim, rau ram
dandan noodles kurobuta pork, sesame, preserved mustard greens, sichuan peppercorns, peanuts
heirloom black rice lap cheong, onion, roasted garlic, lilly’s farm fried egg
chocolate cake sesame brittle, chili caramel, sesame ice cream


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Last minute DIY Halloween: lace rabbit ears


I know Halloween is over now, but i thought I would share this last-minute DIY bunny ears project. I drew some inspiration from Maison Michel's version and the Louis Vuitton runway for this look. Here's how i did my own version of this for my dead bunny Halloween look. (Top: Urban outfitters, skirt: F21)


Here's what you'll need:
- a black plastic headband (I got mine from a drug store)
- some thick black jewelry wire (mine is 16 gauge)
- wire cutters
- some black non-stretch lace
- black thread and a sewing needle
- fabric scissors



Bend the wire into the desired shape for both ears and twist to secure.
Secure the wire with pins to the lace. Beginning sewing the lace to the wire with some black thread and continue all the way around. 
With fabric scissors, cut the lace half an inch around the wire.
Once the ears are cut out, secure the ears to the headband by wrapping the wire around. Trim the ends with a wire cutter. Remember to leave the ends on the outside of the headband so that they don't end up poking your head when you wear them. And remember, you can do this with any animal ear shape! Can't wait until next Halloween!






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