A Week in Words and Photos and a Video Too!

Valentine's sugar cookies made by my mother. Definitely gorged on these two nights in a row.

Maggie, the canine love of my life.

Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream. Full recipe coming soon!

The books I get to read for my awesome new grad class which I started this past week!

Enjoyed a delicious at-home Indian dinner! Naan with chicken & cauliflower tikka masala, courtesy of Williams Sonoma's Simmer Sauces.

I had a great week full of lots of delicious food (as you can tell from the photos), my first night of my new class, and great film!

Mike wrote and directed a film in 2009 and put the project on hold for a bit. This past week he got back into the final editing and distribution stages, so on Friday night we had some friends over to screen the final version of Pavement Tune. We also worked on the packaging which is going to be a simple DIY, punk-rock style paper and staple DVD case to go along with the aesthetic of the movie.

We also watched Spooner (a simple indie boy meets girl film, review coming soon) and Lovely, Still, a film about two elderly people who fall in love with a bit of a twist (I was actually really disappointed by this one and wouldn't recommend it). Mike and I finally found a nearby theater showing Barney's Version (so many good things to say about this one - review coming soon) and were pleased to find that the movie met our high expectations. All in all, a pretty good weekend.

I'd been feeling pretty uninspired in the music realm for a bit - nothing seemed to strike my fancy for very long. But I was looking at Paste Magazine's Ten January Albums Worth Checking Out and fell in love with the band Ponderosa. They've been likened to The Black Crowes which I think is a pretty apt comparison. Ponderosa is a good find for any Crowes fans as the latter band is currently on an indefinite hiatus and I thought I'd share a little taste of this as well.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! And if you've got any musical recommendations to share, please do!


  1. Your pup is so sweet!..I am glad there is someone who gets their books early!. My son drags his butt for the longest before he gets his!. I love Wm. Sonoma! they have the best kitchen gadgets.. have u tried their hot chocolate in a can? Its to die for.

  2. I tried that hot chocolate when you posted it! It's awesome! :) Aw.. I miss my mums homemade cookies. Happy Valentines! <3

  3. Oh my gosh, could your dog be any cuter?!!

  4. Peanut butter whipped cream. You can't just leave a girl hanging like that.

    And your dog is adorable!

  5. That hot chocolate looks delicious!!! Those cookies ooh my goodness they look yummy! :)

  6. Animal Collective's album Feels, so fff'n good!! Modest
    Mouse except skip the new stuff, Beach House (I've only heard some but liked it), Brian Eno, and on another note Tipsy . . . I could keep going but I will stop. I added your blog so now I "follow" hee hee, : )

  7. Okay, the hot chocolate is simply brilliant!

  8. Thanks for all the comments everyone! The hot chocolate post will be up next week for those of you interested! And I'll try to post more Maggie photos in the future - I find her absolutely adorable and was worried people would get tired of dog pictures, but apparently that hasn't happened yet!

    Wasabi Honey Bee - thanks for all the musical recommendations! I'm a fan of Animal Collective and Modest Mouse, though I don't listen to either of them as much as I probably should. I hear good things about Beach House - I'll have to check them out. Thanks for following too!


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