Archive for January, 2011

January 31, 2011

Hippie chic – postcard #9

1. Vintage Bedouin dress – $395
2. Vintage letterpress wood blocks – $25
3. Birdie wool vest – $30
4. Tribal moons tank – $36
5. Vintage Indian blouse – $32
6. Shadow of Inga earrings – $55
7. Platform booties – $45
8. Vintage hippie tunic – $9
9. Make eggs not ware print – $15
10. Linen skirt – $26
11. At ease pants – $38
12. Tribal bag – $275
13. Groovy mushroom patch – $8
14. Lace up boots – $33
15. Willow flower crown – $24
16. Boho mini dress – $64
17. Woodstock hippie buttons – $4
18. Crystal bullet pendant – $35
19. Chambray smock – $28

January 28, 2011

The Villager!

I couldn’t be more excited to have my jewelry in a super fabulous gallery The Villager in Auburn, Alabama. Thank you, Chloe for reaching out to me and for making my jewelry look so pretty in your store.

January 26, 2011

Get your paint on!

I just signed up for this 5-week art course. SO EXCITED!

Read more info about this amazing course and the artists behind it Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough.

January 23, 2011

Lucie’s lentils

This is a super easy, slightly spicy, one-pot wonder that I came up with once I realized that lentils can taste good if you cook them well. Beware that even people who claim to hate lentils will eat and enjoy this dish.

RECIPE
3 tbs olive oil
1/2 white or yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
1 pack of vacuum sealed ready-made lentils from Trader Joe’s, or you can make your own lentils. If you make your own, use the small black lentils and cook them al dente, so they don’t get mushy once you add them to your dish.
1 POMI or any other marinara sauce
1 small or 1/2 large cauliflower cut up into 1″ – 1.5″ even-sized pieces
1/2 – 1 pack of spicy chicken sausage sliced into 2/8″ rounds. I use Aidells chicken habanero green chile sausages, but you can use even tofu sausage or substitute ground turkey for a healthier option.
salt – you might like to add some salt at the very end to suit your taste. When I make this dish, I generally don’t feel that it needs any more salt or spices as it gets all the amazing flavors form the sausages. If you use ground turkey, you will want to salt the mean once you add it into the pot, and add some pepper or chili flakes too to give it some kick.

1) Heat olive oil in a large saute pan on medium heat.
2) Add onion and sausages and saute for about 10-15 mins stirring as needed
3) Add your marinara sauce, lentils, cauliflower and about 1/2 cup of water.
4) Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 – 45 mins. If your dish seems to be too watery at the end, turn up the heat to high, remove lid and let water evaporate while stirring.

I love eating this dish as is, or with toasted flat-bread or even naan.

Serves about 4-8 people based on how hungry they are. :-)

January 22, 2011

Best friends – pinky swear

“What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ~Aristotle

SUPER FUN necklace to share with your best friend. You can wear yours everyday, or you can co-ordinate with your BFF so you both wear your necklaces on the same day. Check them out at my Etsy store.

 

January 22, 2011

Vintage belt-buckles necklaces #3 & #4

The third belt buckle is gorgeous forest green, my favorite color. I really felt like mixing different materials and going a little bit eclectic. Check out my Etsy shop for more information.

The fourth one is hitting it really close to home. The belt buckle here is from 1920’s, it’s black glass and has an insignia on the back that reads Czechoslovakia. It’s so special so I made a necklace that is more feminine and would be fun to wear when you dress up, especially if you wear your hair up to showcase the beautiful buckle closure.