Friday, September 26, 2008

Tasty Pizza for an Herbivore

*This picture is a wildly inappropriate match for the rest of this post*

White Spinach Pizza

1 pre-made crust from the grocery store (or make your own, if you're talented like that)
Alfredo sauce
Fresh spinach
Red Pepper
Italian Cheese blend

toasted pine nuts or walnuts

Wine suggestions:
A good South African Sauvingon Blanc
An easy red, like Menage a Trois

Combine all of the ingredients in a pizza like fashion. Bake until is smells good, the cheese is melted and the crust browned.

Ingredient ratios can be adjusted to taste - for example, more spinach for a healthier pie or more garlic, to ward off potential good night kisses from unwanted suitors. Or, if you've had a crap day, forgo all the pizza ingredients except for the alfredo, cheese and bread. Increase the amount of wine to make up the difference.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Window Frame

It's amazing what a little brown paper and an afternoon can do to a window. I love this technique...I made a headboard like this years ago. I don't think it would be good design to have a paper head board and a paper window frame in the same room, but maybe you could do a bunch of paper things and make it look like an art installation. It could also be cool to use wrapping or wallpaper if you want colors or prints.

I made this in three parts - the top, and each side strip individually. I folded the top strip gently in half and free handed some curves. I used a rotary cutter and I would recommend one for this kind of project.

I thought about making the sides match the top, but I share this office with Mr. W and I wanted to keep it somewhat simple to cater to his tastes too.

All in all, it makes me happy. : )

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Pebble Collection

I just discovered The Pebble Collection on etsy. I bought a pair of simple sterling silver hoops. They arrived today and I'm really impressed with the quality and workmanship, so I thought I'd give a little endorsement.

I love her simple and elegant designs and she also makes more whimsical pieces like tree pendents and berry rings. She's having an early Christmas sale - if you join the mailing list, you'll get 30% off and free shipping.

I'm unsuccessfully resisting the urge to buy a pea necklace and about a dozen pairs of earrings...oh, and maybe a Christmas gift or two!