{coffee corner}

February 8, 2012 § 4 Comments

in the mornings we like to listen to jazz albums on our record player and pretend we are just as cool as starbucks.

there is something about the mere smell of coffee that makes us feel caffeinated and ready to start the day. so we looked for some inspiration, and then went to work creating a little counter space we like to call coffee corner.

we used our dymo label maker to identify all of the different tins of tea on the top shelf. we picked up a vintage soda crate at granny’s attic, and thought it added a much needed corral for all of our coffee accouterments. and of course, a mason jar for the coffee grounds.

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sugar rush

August 11, 2011 § 2 Comments

cupcakes are pretty much a staple around our house. we love discovering new bakeries and trying creative flavors. but our very favorite cupcakes are those we make in our very own kitchen. homemade treats are made infinitely better solely because the bakers (us) hold ultimate control over the frosting to cake ratio, which we agree should be at least two to one.

this weekend we spotted a yummy recipe over on bakerella‘s blog and just had to give it a try. while our pictures may not be quite as pretty as her professional ones, we can guarantee the finished product was 100% just as delicious.

without further ado, oreo cupcakes in all their frosted glory… (and some pretty plates and stands to put them on).

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caffeine fix

July 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

another thing learned while hosting guests for a week was that we are in need of an actual defined coffee bar/ nook area. easy access to coffee grounds, sugars  and syrups, creamers, stirring sticks, and mugs in close vicinity are necessary to creating just such a place. we have noted several inspirational ideas and are in the process of creating our very own coffee-house corner.

we are particularly fond of the little black board menu and the dymo labeled flavoring syrups.

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