Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wild West

I have been M.I.A lately enjoying some much needed downtime and vacation. My last week was spent on a lake in Montana embracing all the west has to offer, including the fashion. I love being out west as it brings a much different kind of relaxation spending time in the open air. I also am a big fan of western  inspired style and was happy to finally don my chunky turqoise jewelry, layers, plaid, native inspired knits and last but not least, my cowboy boots.

 Images via Pintrest

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bohemian Summer

I love the feel of Valeria Boster's (Vogue's Bookings Editor) casual summer style. Boster's bohemian looks were captured in Vogue's "Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl".

Photos via Vogue.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Just Peachy

It seems that summer is slipping through my finger tips and I can’t believe it is already the first week of August. I am franticly trying to hold on to every last bit of summer that I can which includes all of summer’s juicy fruits and vegetables. Although I have yet to whip up a blueberry pie (a summer staple in my family) I have been able to make some delicious blueberry peach muffins. Biting into a juicy berry or succulent peach with each bite makes these muffins a favorite!
Blueberry-Peach Muffins

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar (I used half white and half light brown)
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 cup skim milk
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup blueberries
1 cup peaches, peeled and chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk. Stir until blended. Gently stir in the fruit.

Fill prepared muffin tins with batter. If desired, sprinkle muffin tops with a little bit of sugar. Bake for about 16-18 minutes.

Cool completely on a wire rack.
Yield: Approximately 2 dozen muffins

Wednesday, August 1, 2012