You might still need some layers over and under this dress, but isn’t it pretty?
Sources: Clutch, Kitty Photo & Dress
I’ve been working on sourcing fabric for my next project and I think they reflect the grey, rainy days we’ve been having. If you want rain, plan a festival I always say. It sounds like things will be more pleasant for the start of the music portion of SXSW.
Cozy layers of wools and wool/cotton blends sounds nice. I did a bit of sample knitting, too.
A sleepy pup, Texas mountain laurels are beginning to bloom & The Guest Cat
I’ve posted about split pea soup lots of times, but as I’ve been making it for the last three or so years I’ve been slowly making some changes. I’ve stopped putting in an onion and I’m careful to use a small carrot.
I love getting this soup on the stove in the morning. It can simmer away while I work and then it’s ready by lunchtime.
Simply put the ingredients into a large stock pot:
8 cups of water
2 cups of split peas
1 carrot, washed and chopped
1 stock of celery, washed and chopped
1 bay leaf
Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and put the lid on the stock pot.
Allow to simmer for a few hours, until the peas are quite soft.
Strain through a fine sieve. Be sure to remove the bay leaf.
Return to the stock pot and season with salt and red pepper.
You may need to add a bit of water if the soup is too thick.
One of my favorite vintage shops on Etsy is Oh, Albatross. I stop by occasionally to see what new amazing goods are in store.
These three have caught my eye this week:
Links: Flag, Bells & Planter
Carrying on the Hollywood spirit that last night’s Oscars might have inspired, here are just a very few of my favorite and stylish leading ladies.
Today, I’m continuing the documenting of my faux resolution to read more and record my thoughts on what I’ve been reading.
I didn’t accomplish much in terms of books completed during February. I finished up the wonderful biography on Jane Austen I was reading. I was sad when I had finished it. Always the sign of a good book, I think. I’ve nearly finished Katherine Hepburn’s autobiography. It’s endearing, rambling, and very much written in the way she spoke. It’s darling. It’s long. I’m kind of ready to be finished with it. I should polish it off today.
-Reading and Writing, Pt. 1